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The Daily Dish Top Chef

Top Chef Judges Have a Star-Studded and Snack-Filled Emmys Night

Padma, Tom, Gail, and Richard had a tasty time at this year's awards show.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Top Chef may not have taken home the trophy for Outstanding Reality-Competition at the 2016 Primetime Emmys Sunday night, but its illustrious panel of judges still looked like winners at the ceremony. 

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Padma Lakshmi looked positively statuesque in her Naeem Khan gown.

Like prom but with more cameras and less Boone's farm....#emmys

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Earlier today!! #emmys2016

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Gail Simmons went for the glam in a blue Antonio Berardi gown.

Tom Colicchio and Richard Blais also looked dapper in their tuxes.


It looked like Gail and Richard had tons of fun together on the red carpet.

In case no one believes we were here. @richardblais #Emmys @bravotopchef #topchef

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Padma caught up with some of her famous friends at the ceremony, including Heidi Klum (nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program), Kate McKinnon (winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series), Aziz Ansari (winner of Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series), and Constance Zimmer (nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series).

A couple of losers.....#emmys

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Congratulations Kate McKinnon on your big win tonight!!! #emmys2016 #saturdaynightlive

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He won, I didn't. But we are representing hard! #downwithbrown @azizansari #emmys2016 #masterofnone #topchef

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With the very real @constancezimmer #alwayskeepyourlipspink #Emmys2016

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Inside, Tom, Gail, and Richard enjoyed the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and snacks that were made and packed by Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel's mom and handed out to all of the awards show's attendees. 

When you don't win your #Emmys category but @jimmykimmel 's mom makes you PB&J :/

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This has definitely whet our appetite for the upcoming Season 14 of Top Chef. Until then, get another taste of the Emmy-nominated Season 13 of Top Chef, below.

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