After her inspiring and epic acceptance speech at the 2015 Emmys, all eyes were naturally on Viola Davis at this year’s show, especially since she was nominated yet again for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. Viola has also become a red carpet icon for the past several years, due to her elegant and unique red carpet choices. She pretty much always manages to hit the mark when it comes to her awards show style, and last night was no exception.
Viola rocked a stunning hot pink Marchesa gown to celebrate her nomination, and while she looked truly beautiful in a color that’s not terribly easy for most of us to pull off, we couldn’t help noticing that she resembled a real-life version of Princess Peach.
If you’re not a Super Mario fan, you may not recognize the name at first… but you’ll definitely recognize her signature pink frock, and the fact that she’s kick-butt the lead female in the Nintendo franchise. Peach has remained faithfully by Mario’s side since she debuted in Super Mario Bros. all the way back in 1985 (!!), and she packs a punch in hot pink, just like Viola. The video game darling and the acclaimed actress are one in the same when it comes to looking gorgeous wherever they are, from Mushroom Kingdom to Middleton University, and we’re obsessed.
Viola paired her Marchesa gown with Harry Winston jewels, a Tyler Ellis bag, and Stuart Weitzman shoes and her bright berry lip color finished the look off. All she’s missing is a crown, but truthfully… she doesn’t even need it. Flawless.