Ali Wong dons 5-inch platforms to Emmy Awards

Ali Wong at the Emmy Awards credit:Bang Showbiz
Ali Wong at the Emmy Awards credit:Bang Showbiz

Ali Wong wore five-inch platform shoes to the Emmy Awards because of a knee injury.

The 'Beef' actress - who won the Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series or Movie accolade - walked the red carpet on Monday (15.01.24) in a custom Louis Vuitton dress which featured silver beading on the bodice and colourful beaded flowers on the skirt, and she lifted up her gown to show off her black high-heeled shoes.

She told E! News host Heather McMahan: "I'm nursing a knee injury.

"I had to wear, like, heel platforms. These add about five inches. They're insane."

Ali teamed her dress with Chopard jewellery, including a 10.76 carat diamond ring and earrings featuring 36.44 carats of diamonds.

The 41-year-old actress admitted she is "thrilled" 'Beef' has done so well during awards season this year, particularly because the show is so "weird".

She told 'Extra': “It’s such a joy, that show we made, it’s a weird show. The finale, we didn’t how people were going to respond to it … I’m still just thrilled about how many people connected with the show.

“I think people, obviously in L.A., they really identify with the road rage, but also there’s a lot of people who feel like they have repressed rage in general. They don’t have space to be angry … it was really cool to explore all that.”

But Ali herself feels "uncomfortable" accepting awards.

Speaking a day after she scooped a Critics Choice award for her work on the show, she said: "Honestly, I don’t even remember what happened … As soon as I get in the car home, I watch the playback right away … I’m genuinely really surprised because I started out in stand-up comedy … I was really uncomfortable, I think, calling myself and identifying as an actress until very recently.”