emmys 2021

And the Award for Best Accessory Goes To …

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Red carpets can be pretty predictable. An actor in a black suit. Oh my! An actress in the same ol’ gown. Wow! But every once in a while, the celebs come through and actually deliver memorable moments like Anya Taylor-Joy in a sweeping Christian Dior gown or basically anything that Billy Porter wears. Still, it just might be something that could easily fly under the radar unless you keep your eyes peeled … like Issa Rae’s icy grillz.

Like a little kid proudly showing her classmates that she lost her first tooth, Rae showed off her accessory. The grillz are made of 22-karat white gold and diamonds from Grillz by Scotty, who has made sets for Slick Woods, Jesse Williams, and … uh, Torey Lanez. Anyway!

Rae is nominated in two categories at the 2021 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and for her work as executive producer of A Black Lady Sketch Show, which is nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

For the occasion, the Insecure actress channeled Studio 54 in a custom Aliétte gown — designed and styled by Jason Rembert — made of crystal mesh and paired with Fernando Jorge earrings. And although she was dripping in diamonds, her shimmery purple eyeshadow look was only $3.

See: All the Emmys Red Carpet Looks.

And the Award for Best Accessory Goes To …