Why Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson and More Stars Missed the 2018 Emmy Awards

Gwyneth Paltrow and Sophie Turner were also M.I.A.
By Elyse Dupre Sep 18, 2018 11:54 AMTags
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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

As one of SNL's cast members, Davidson was expected to attend the award show with his fiancée. However, it's been a difficult time for the couple. Grande's ex, Mac Miller, passed away earlier this month. Her rep told People the singer would be staying home in New York and that Davidson would be right by her side.

"Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend," her team told the magazine. "She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding."

Gwyneth Paltrow

The event was certainly a big night for Paltrow's fiancé, Brad Falchuk. The producer's show, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: America Crime Story, took home the prize for Outstanding Limited Series. While Paltrow has been busy this week working with Robert Downey Jr. for the next Avengers film, she made sure to celebrate her main man's win when he returned. She posted a picture of Falchuk with his trophy on Instagram.

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Sophie Turner

Even though Game of Thrones won Outstanding Drama Series, Turner wasn't there to celebrate with her fellow cast members. Last week, the Sansa Stark star was spotted shooting in Montreal with Jessica Chastain for their new movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix. However, her fiancé, Joe Jonas, still congratulated her on the show's win via Instagram. 

"Congratulations to all the Game of Thrones cast and this cutie," he wrote.

Still, she wasn't the only Game of Thrones star missing. Lena Headey, who was up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Cersei Lannister, was not spotted on the red carpet. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, also happened to be in Berlin.

 

Dave Franco

While Alison Brie attended the Emmys to celebrate her show GLOW, her husband, Dave Franco, was nowhere to be found. When a fan asked about his whereabouts, the actress reportedly replied, "Out of town."