Awards Season

Gail Simmons Reveals the "Most Surreal" Part of Being on Top Chef

The #TopChef judge's time at the Emmys will give you instant joy.

Top Chef was nominated for its 11th consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program during Sunday night's ceremony, and the judges' table came out in full force to celebrate the series' honor. 

Padma Lakshmi turned heads in a vibrant pink Christian Siriano gown and a dramatic, new hairstyle.

Cut my hair! ✂️ Tune in to the @enews Red Carpet here shortly to see my full red carpet look. 💋

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Gail Simmons also looked incredibly elegant in her metallic teal Prada gown. The Top Chef judge was beaming with elation and excitement for the big day. "Smile! It's #Emmy Day. Most surreal, celebratory part of my job," Gail gushed on Instagram. "Eleven years later @bravotopchef still in the running and damn proud of it."

Hi mom! I'm at the #emmys2017! 👋 #topchef @bravotopchef

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Tom Colicchio and Graham Elliot looked like "handsome devils" on the red carpet, according to Gail.

Handsome devils 💙 @tomcolicchio @grahamelliot @bravotopchef #topchef

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A little crowded here on the carpet #emmys2017

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Graham also brought his beautiful wife Allie Bowles to help celebrate the big night.

Ok #EmmyAwards here we come! @tomcolicchio @gailsimmonseats @padmalakshmi @bravotopchef let's do this! #TopChef

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Watch Padma and Tom dish on last season of Top Chef, below.

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