The 2020 Emmys’ best part was the celebrity dogs who got to celebrate.
The 2020 Emmys saw canine-adjacent shows do well, even if there wasn’t any directly canine-related content up for awards.
However, a silver lining to the (very weird) Zoom-based event on Sunday night were the celebrity doggos who were able to shine for audiences to see, which iHeartDogs wrapped up after the show ended.
Alex Borstein, who plays manager Susie Myerson on the Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, got into a full 1940s glam getup with her Yorkshire Terrier Arturo getting all spiffed up as well.
Yorkies always look female anyway, so Arturo’s fancy look fit in perfectly.
Mrs Maisel did very well, taking four wins at the 2020 Emmys and earning an additional 16 other nominations. Star Rachel Brosnahan, who plays Midge Maisel, star her Shiba Inu Winston on the Zoom call with her as well.
Dylan McDermott had his terrier-ish looking pupper Otis in a bowtie, while the Steel Magnolias and The Practice actor himself opted for a more casual look.
William Jackson Harper (Chidi from The Good Place) and his girlfriend wore matching T-shirts, and they had to get their dog Chico in on the fun, too. (Chico was very unthrilled by the idea.)
Harper was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and the show itself totaled six nominations in total at the 2020 Emmys.
Harper’s castmate D’Arcy Carden, who played Janet and was a nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, took a puppy-inspired photo with her rather large grown pit bull mix Penny, who wasn’t sure about this whole photoshoot idea.
The Good Place is part of Michael Schur’s Officeverse, and basically existed in Parks and Rec‘s Leslie Knope’s idea of heaven, if April Ludgate messed with the blueprints at the last second. It was a wild blend of off-the-wall zany humor and deep philosophical questions, and doesn’t take up an enormous amount of space with four seasons in total.
The Netflix documentary series Cheer, which follows the Navarro College Bulldogs competitive cheer squad, did really well, piling up several wins and many nominations.
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