Emmys 2021: Anya Taylor-Joy Dominated the Red Carpet Despite Not Winning Outstanding Lead Actress

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards showcased some gorgeous looks on the red carpet. No one turned more heads than Anya Taylor-Joy. The 25-year-old actor was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Although Taylor-Joy did not win in this category, people cannot stop talking about her look from last night’s award show.

Anya Taylor-Joy wears a form-fitting, backless gown with a long yellow cape on the red carpet. Her hair is in an intricate up-do.
Anya Taylor-Joy at the 73rd Primetime Emmys Awards | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Taylor-Joy played Beth Harmon in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

Taylor-Joy’s Emmy nomination for her role as Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit came as no surprise. Her performance in the Netflix miniseries captivated audiences.

Beth is a young orphan with an unbelievable knack for chess. She begins entering chess competitions in the 1960s, shattering stereotypes by beating her male opponents. Along the way, she deals with an addiction to alcohol and the mysterious green pills she began taking at the orphanage. She also reconciles with her troubled childhood.

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At the Emmy Awards, Scott Frank won Outstanding Directing in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for The Queen’s Gambit. In his notably long acceptance speech, Frank mentioned Taylor-Joy’s hard work on the series.

He described Taylor-Joy changing costumes and wigs several times a day and memorizing chess moves on top of her lines, all while maintaining a positive attitude.

Taylor-Joy stunned on the red carpet

Taylor-Joy’s look on the red carpet is something fans won’t forget for a long time. The actor wore a Dior backless dress with a high neckline, Insider reports. Taylor-Joy also wrapped a long, bright yellow cape around her arms that served as a train for her dress. The look was completed with Tiffany & Co. jewelry and an intricate up-do to highlight the backless dress.

This is not the first time Taylor-Joy’s outfits have wowed people. The Queen’s Gambit star wore a green Dior dress at the virtual Golden Globe Awards, Insider says. Taylor-Joy’s outfits in The Queen’s Gambit were also noteworthy. In fact, the series won an Emmy for Outstanding Period Costumes at the Creative Arts Emmys last week.

Anya Taylor-Joy didn’t win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress

Despite her stunning look, Taylor-Joy did not win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. That honor went to Kate Winslet for her role in Mare of Easttown. Still, The Queen’s Gambit took home a significant win. The series was given the final award of the night – Outstanding Limited Series or Anthology.

Without a doubt, Taylor-Joy’s performance contributed to the series winning such a prestigious award. Her character Beth drew in both chess fans and those who knew nothing about the game. Taylor-Joy is a young actor. Being nominated for an Emmy at 25 years old is a pretty impressive achievement. It won’t be surprising if Taylor-Joy returns to win an Emmy at some point in the future.

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