Mid-September in Los Angeles can be brutal temperature-wise, spelling exhaustion to anyone dressed in a layered satin gown or three-piece tuxedo.
But unlike two and three years ago when Primetime Emmy nominees and attendees braved 90-degree-plus scorching temperatures, today it’s a bit calmer: Sunny at 81 degrees.
Though much warmer than last year’s overcast at 73 degrees, depending where you are, will dictate how hot it is; i.e. stuck in traffic, boxed off Venice Blvd, as you’re trying to get to the Microsoft Theatre.
Even though the red carpet is tented and reportedly air-conditioned, “it’s like a swamp underneath my blazer,” said one reporter. “We’re trying to keep cool,” said Emmy nominated The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creators Amy Sherman and Daniel Palladino. Meanwhile, Bruce Miller, the creator/EP of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which took the best drama Emmy win last year, was drenched.
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Unlike 2015 and 2016, Extra host Mario Lopez didn’t bring extra dress shirts this year, but he’s gotten wise to the heat: This afternoon he says, “Screw it. It’s hot & I’ve got a medical boot. I’m rockin shorts…”.
Still, it’s so dry in Los Angeles, it’s hot enough to start a fire: An acre’s worth of brush near the I-5 in Burbank, was ablaze.
Amanda N’Duka and Dino Ramos contributed to this report
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