Yes – somehow this legend is 90 years old (Picture: Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)
However, one of the absolute, undisputed, iconic stars of the night was Dame Joan Collins who stunned fans with her ageless appearance at the age of 90 years old.
Yes, you read that right. Dame Joan is 90. Nine zero. And soon to be turning 91 in May this year.
The pair joined forces to announce the winner for outstanding limited or anthology series, which went to Ali Wong and Steven Yeun’s Netflix hit Beef.
People watching were staggered to discover or be reminded of Dame Joan’s age, as she oozed elegance wearing a bedazzled, caped Jenny Packham gown, with chandelier-esque drop earrings and her hair in her signature bouffant style.
Two legends graced the stage together (Picture: Frank Micelotta/Shutterstock)
‘Dame Joan Collins is 90 years old and still poppin’!’ X user @corpus1 tweeted.
‘I would like everyone to know that Joan Collins is literally 90 years old. That’s a diva,’ added @finalgirlbianca.
Several people expressed confusion over how the Dynasty star could possibly be in her nineties, with a fan called Tyler adding: ‘I don’t understand how Joan Collins is 90 years old. Queen.’
Taraji, 53, honoured her role in The Color Purple with a stunning royal purple number by Versace, writing on Instagram how ‘excited’ she was to be presenting an award.
She expressed her gratitude on her Story to the fashion label and to Donatella Versace for creating the mesmerising custom dress, which featured a thigh split and a cut-out design on the bust.
A number of people watching the Emmys expressed how perfect the team-up was of Taraji with Dame Joan, given they both exude regal diva energy.
The actress delivered a show-stopping look (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Emmy Awards 2024 – winners in full
Here is the full list of winners from the 2024 Emmys, from The Bear to Succession
Drama series – Succession
Comedy series – The Bear
Lead actress in a drama series – Sarah Snook, Succession
Lead actor in a drama series – Kieran Culkin, Succession
Limited or anthology series – Beef
Lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie – Ali Wong, Beef
Lead actor in a limited or anthology series or movie – Steven Yeun, Beef
Variety special (live) – Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium
Directing for a drama series – Mark Mylod, Succession
Writing for a limited or anthology series or movie – Lee Sung Jin, Beef
Writing for a drama series – Jesse Armstrong, Succession
Supporting actor in a limited or anthology series or movie – Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
Directing for a limited or anthology series or movie – Lee Sung Jin, Beef
Talk series – The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Writing for a variety series – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding competition program – RuPaul’s Drag Race
Writing for a comedy series – Christopher Storer, The Bear
Directing for a comedy series – Christopher Storer, The Bear
Supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie – Niecy Nash-Betts, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Scripted variety series – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Lead actor in a comedy series – Jeremy Allen White, The Bear
Supporting actor in a comedy series – Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear
Supporting actor in a drama series – Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Supporting actress in a drama series – Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Lead actress in a comedy series – Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Supporting actress in a comedy series – Ayo Edebiri, The Bear
‘Okay pairing Joan Collins and Taraji is an inspired move lol,’ said the X user @HunseckerProxy, while another viewer called the duo ‘iconic’.
Ira also pointed out that had the actors staged a fight between their characters Alexis from Dynasty and Cookie from Empire, it would have been a ‘gag’.
Charles added: ‘The pairing of Joan Collins and Taraji P Henson is an eat.’ We couldn’t agree more.
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