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Kerry Washington & Reese Witherspoon Bring the Festivities to 2020 Emmys Hosting New Year Party

Olowokandi Fiyin
Sep 22, 2020
04:00 A.M.
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"Little Fires Everywhere" co-stars Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon are ready for 2020 to be over with their New Year's Eve themed party at the Emmys.


Actresses Kerry Marisa Washington and Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon are known for their quirky and fun personalities. They took it to the next level by hosting an exotic New Year's Eve themed party at the virtual Emmy awards, which took place on September 20.

Washington and Witherspoon looked dazzling in their sparkly combo, which was completed with colorful hats, large sunglasses shaped in "2021" and chic dresses.

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington spoke onstage during the Hulu Panel at Winter TCA 2020 on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California | Photo: Getty Images


Their backyard party was decorated with tables covered in white linen and shiny ribbons plus champagne flutes and flower vases. The stars were joined by crew members dressed similarly in the background.

[Witherspoon] was snubbed during the Emmy awards as she was not recognized in any of the three shows she acted, which were nominated for awards.


When the host of the 2020 virtual Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel, asked the ladies why they were having a New Year's Eve party, Witherspoon replied that they were ready for 2020 to be over.

Their series "Little Fires Everywhere" earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding limited series, while Washington was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie category for her role as Mia Warren.


Witherspoon was similarly proud as the shows, The Morning Show" on Apple TV and HBO's "Big Little Lies" produced by her production company, "Hello Sunshine," received nominations.

Washington shared her glamorous look for the 72nd Emmy show with fans on her Instagram. The "Scandal" star looked amazing in a sleeveless black and gold sequin-covered dress with fringe details and her hair was styled in a bob with side bangs.


After being seen on-screen in the beautiful sequin dress, Washington uploaded another picture of herself. The photo showed her in a feminine yet simple strapless floral gown paired with dropping emerald earrings and gold rings on her fingers. Both posts were highly received by fans who complimented her beauty.

However, Witherspoon did not receive as much love. The 44-year-old was snubbed during the Emmy awards as she was not recognized in any of the three shows she acted, which were nominated for awards.


"The Morning Show" on Apple TV got eight nominations, HBO's "Big Little Lies" received five, and Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere" also received five nominations. Her fans took to social media with memes and jokes about Witherspoon's Emmy triple snub.

Still, while the "Legally Blonde" star did not receive any nomination for her roles, the actress found comfort in the fact that she was an executive producer for all three shows.