Ahead of tonight’s Emmy’s broadcast, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess celebrated his first Emmy nomination in the best way possible: with a pinot noir bow tie.
Attending a pre-Emmys nominee celebration on Saturday, Burgess wore a bow tie made out of cork, labels, and shards of glass — apparently given to him by a fan. (While he was there, he also danced it out with Orange Is The New Black star Uzo Aduba.) As the scene-stealing Titus Andromedon, Burgess is nominated for Outstanding Support Actor in a Comedy Series. So can we expect a “Peeno Noir” performance at tonight’s Emmys?
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“Here’s what I’m going to say about that: my personal thought about the brilliance of ‘Peeno Noir’ as proven by the fans’ appreciation is that, when watched back, what makes it so exciting is the random locations and the random costume changes and the multiple shots that we’ve done all over the city,” he told EW in July. “If performed in a singular outfit with an orchestra, spouting these random words, I guarantee you it will not be funny, and, as is apropos, I won’t do it! It will not serve what we initially created… unless we can come up with a clever way to not replicate but to enhance the absolute ridiculousness of what we created, then I don’t want to take a step backwards.”
The Emmy Awards kick off Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.