Niecy Nash stunned on the Emmys 2016 Red Carpet in a gorgeous white strapless dress with a carpet-skimming train. Nash, who is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Didi Ortley on "Getting On," revealed that she also has a secret talent on top of acting: designing.
The 49-year-old teamed up with designer Christian Siriano to create the gorgeous white mermaid dress, which she envisioned wearing to an awards show quite some time ago.
"Many years ago before I was a working actor, I chicken scratched a picture of a dress on my kid's notebook paper and I said, I'm gonna win an award in this dress," she told Rose Curiel and a group of small reporters at Friday's Variety and Women in Film's Emmy Nominee Celebration sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. "This year, I found a designer to interpret my chicken scratch and I'm wearing that dress. It's custom. I'm wearing me by somebody else."
And Nash, who was up for the same Emmy last year, is hoping she'll get some sort of recognition this time around.
"Because I said I was going to win my award in it, somebody better give me something!" she said. "Even if it's just a prize for the girl who showed up on the carpet first."
True to her word, Nash was one of the first celebs to walk the Emmys carpet today. Judging from her hilarious description of her pre-Emmys beauty routine, we're not surprised she made it to the Nokia Theatre pretty quickly.
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"My timeline? I want to lay out with my husband, drink some champagne, slap some cream on my face, see if it'll make me look any better, put on a Spanx and get on the red carpet," she said. She also took to Instagram to share a pic of herself rocking some Guerlain undereye patches before walking the carpet.
All kidding aside, Nash did take a moment to dwell on what what it means to her to receive a second nomination for her portrayal of Didi.
"It's special the second time around because I thought the first time was a fluke," she said. "I was like, are they gonna find out I slipped into this category… but the second time, I thought, oh shoot, it was intentional? Thank you!"