Viola Davis sealed her status as a relatable queen when she changed from heels into sneakers in the middle of the Emmys. I mean, comfort is key, right? The >How to Get Away With Murder star, who was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, walked the Emmys red carpet Sunday afternoon in a black-and-white Alberta Ferretti gown and peep-toe platform pumps that made our feet ache just looking at them.
Later in the evening, she ditched her stilettos for a pair of shiny silver sneakers before stepping onstage to present the trophy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series to Peter Dinklage. Viola’s metallic kicks featured a cushy platform sole with black-and-white stripes that perfectly matched her elegant dress. Ahead, see photos of Viola’s applause-worthy outfit change, then keep reading to see what Emmys viewers had to say about it. We stan a sneaker-wearing fashion icon!