Aspiring Actress from Red Deer Walks Red Carpet at Primetime Emmys

September 26, 2016 - 2:29pm Updated: September 26, 2016 - 7:05pm

Since moving to Los Angeles 5 years ago, I have had several amazing opportunities and have been a part of so many great Hollywood celebrations.

From film premieres to talk-shows, I have been very fortunate, and now have been blessed once again.

On Sunday, September 18th, I had the pleasure of attending the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. Here is a recap of my night:

When I received my complimentary ticket, it also included free parking. In Los Angeles, if you receive free parking, not only do you jump for joy, but that means in the eyes of the upper-class, they think you’re somewhat significant. I drove my car with my Alberta plate still on it, and parked for free at The Emmys. But to make it even better, as I walked toward the Microsoft Theater, I realized who was in front of me. Mr. John Travolta. Not only was I attending The Emmys, but I was entering the building and walking through security with John Travolta. I couldn’t believe it.

Then we watched as Kristen Bell zoomed by on a golf cart. As great as it is to see celebrities, after living in Los Angeles, that has kind of lost its “coolness."

So although I saw many celebrities, that wasn’t the highlight of the evening. Instead it was where my seats were. I was in the 3rd row behind Niecy Nash. Kevin Spacey and the House of Cards cast was kitty corner, and Heidi Klum was at the end of my row. I too received a paper bag lunch from Jimmy Kimmel’s mom, just like shown on television. I am going to keep the personalized napkin forever. Jimmy Kimmel is my favorite comedian so I was very happy he was the emcee for the night, and I cracked up when he brought out his #1 best friend, Matt Damon.

Another highlight was seeing Kyle Chandler speak as he is one of my favorite actors. Cast members I saw are anywhere from the entire cast of Modern Family to Orange is the New Black. I was able to see and meet many industry people. William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman were very nice.

Overall it was such a cool night that still feels like a dream. I’ll never be able to watch The Emmys the same. (It just won’t be the same on TV.) I mean, I walked the Emmy red carpet!! How many people can say that? I can’t wait until I can walk that carpet knowing I’m a nominated actress.

I’d like to thank rdnewsNOW for asking me to submit. Red Deer continues to be so supportive of me as my career slowly rises in the United States. I can’t wait to one day be able to give a shout-out to Alberta from the Emmy stage…and the Oscar stage too!

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Gina Omilon of Red Deer attended the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (Photo: Gina Omilon)
The note Gina received from Jimmy Kimmel's mom

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