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Emmys Offer Something For Everyone In White Plains

Bunny Bernard works at Creative Fingers Hair Salon in White Plains.
Bunny Bernard works at Creative Fingers Hair Salon in White Plains. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Some watch the annual Primetime Emmy Awards to see who wins, while others watch for the monologue and presenters. But, White Plains hairstylist Bunny Bernard said she watches for the red carpet.

“I watch it for the fashion,” she said, while on break from work at Creative Fingers on 4 Martine Ave. “There were a lot of red dresses this year. It’s a wonderful thing.”

Bernard, a Bronxville resident, said she couldn’t pick a favorite dress, giving kudos to all who donned the regal look. They included "Mad Men" stars January Jones and Christina Hendricks, Claire Danes and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won best lead actress in a comedy series for her role in HBO’s “Veep.”

Julia Emrick, who also works in White Plains, said she though the presenters were the most entertaining part of the awards show, especially Billy Crystal’s tribute to the late Robin Williams.

“I thought it was really personal and genuine. But, the actual video of him was pretty lame,” she said. “It doesn’t feel like he’s not here. It really makes you think, every single thing that he did I enjoyed.”

Emrick wanted to see “Big Bang Theory” take best comedy series, which went to “Modern Family” for a fifth consecutive year.

Like many, White Plains resident Jessica Myrthil thought “Orange is the New Black” would be a big winner. Like its fellow Netflix original series “House of Cards,” the uber-popular show did not win a single Emmy. The New York Times called the awards a win for traditional television.

“I spent the whole summer watching it on Netflix. That’s surprising,” she said of the show not winning an Emmy.

Harrison’s Sarah Freimuth was similarly surprised “House of Cards” didn’t win anything, but said she sees success for these Netflix originals at future award shows.

Diane Sposito, who was doing errands in White Plains Tuesday, said she would like to have seen more parity in the selection of winners.

“They’re all wonderful shows," she said. "But, I thought there’s just a lot of really great new stuff that has come out. I was a little surprised at some things.”

The play write agreed with host Seth Meyers’ remark that television is in a new golden age. She said “True Detective” and “Fargo” are two examples of new shows that are “inventive” and innovative.”

Then there's Harrison residents Mary and Frank Kizis, who turned the show off, calling it boring.

What did you like, or dislike most about the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys?

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