Between promoting her upcoming role in The Politician, managing Goop, and keeping track of what Marvel movies she's been in, the actress made room in her busy schedule to grace L.A.'s Microsoft Theater to present the award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She channeled peak black tie elegance in a color-blocked Valentino dress, but there was just one issue: the walk to the mic was not easy.
When the actress stepped onto the stage to present the award for Lead Actress in a Drama, she shuffled and shimmied her way to the microphone with quick, tiny steps, which made her entrance walk feel somewhat uncomfortably long. It appears the skirt of her slim-fitted gown was difficult to walk in. Some viewers were confounded by Paltrow's strut, but others found it to be the perfect meme content.
Congratulations to all the performances that won Emmy’s tonight but the best performance of the night is Gwyneth Paltrow’s walk to the stage pic.twitter.com/b2LLcmpU9c— Jon (@prasejeebus) September 23, 2019
Internalizing Gwyneth’s slow walk for the next time some idiot tries to hold the door open for me even though I am clearly too far away: pic.twitter.com/Z4JsMYQBY7— Hemal Jhaveri (@hemjhaveri) September 23, 2019
Goop references were used.
More dedicated fans related to Paltrow's husband, TV producer and writer Brad Falchuk, who enthusiastically applauded her from the audience.
Jokes aside, Paltrow pulled out all the stops for her Emmys appearance. She wore a vintage gown from Valentino—and we mean real vintage, from 1963—featuring sheer detailing at the neckline, leaf-detailed organza sleeves that dropped to the floor, and a white cream sheath skirt. With Falchuk suited up on her arm, we would've assumed she was on her way to collect a trophy herself.
Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Brad Falchuk arrive to the 2019 Emmys.
Perhaps the actress will have a shot at returning to the Emmys stage, this time as a nominee, for her performance in The Politician, which premieres this Friday on Netflix.
From Harper's Bazaar U.S.