Emmys viewers can't stop laughing at Gwyneth Paltrow's awkward shuffle across the stage

Katie Archer
Contributor

When Gwyneth Paltrow chose her red carpet look for the Emmys this year, she overlooked one crucial factor - whether she could actually walk in her tight-fitting gown.

The Hollywood star was given the prestigious job of announcing the Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, but the moment was somewhat overshadowed by her awkward shuffle across the stage as she struggled to move her legs in her dress.

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Paltrow was wearing a vintage 1963 Valentino gown with a sheer black neckline and floor-sweeping sleeves, but it appeared to be the snug column skirt that was causing her problems by restricting her stride.

Gwyneth Paltrow appears onstage at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Emmys viewers were quick to pick up on her laboured progress across the stage, mocking her on Twitter.

Some thought that the real problem could have been how cautious she was on her very high heels as she made her way to the microphone.

Gwyneth’s shuffle aside, it was a triumphant moment for Liverpudlian star Jodie Comer, who picked up the gong for her feature role in Killing Eve.

Jodie Comer accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for "Killing Eve" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Comer was shocked at her win, which saw her chosen over co-star Sandra Oh, and admitted she’d been so sure it wasn’t her year that she hadn’t even invited her parents to the ceremony in Los Angeles.

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She said: "My mum and dad, who are in Liverpool, who I didn't invite because I didn't think this was going to be my time.

"One, I'm sorry, two, I love you and I'm going to bring it home. Thank you very much."

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