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Amy Poehler creates hashtag to promote intelligent red carpet questions


The 2015 Emmy Awards are taking place this Sunday and the world press is churning out endless predictions for which shows and actors will come out with a tiny little winged golden woman at the end of it. 

The discussion surrounding the awards has also turned to what celebrities will be asked on the red carpet.

Earlier this year, during the Oscars, the hashtag #AskHerMore went viral, as actors became increasingly fed up with the absurd questions asked of them on the red carpet.

This week, Amy Poehler is giving fans a chance to ask celebrities their own questions, if they use the hashtag  #SmartGirlsAsk.

It can be fun to watch an award show live, and see everything as the action happens (which is what we will be doing here at Stylist.co.uk, so tune in) but it’s always frustrating not to be able to get involved.

Well, now we can!

The idea came about after the Television Academy decided to team up with the actor and her organisation, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, in order to encourage better questions from red carpet reporters, especially those aimed at women.

During this year’s Oscars, women became tired of batting-off questions about their dresses, when the men were asked about the roles they had played (although, arguably, the actors are wearing couture dresses that they have been generously paid to promote – so it feels only fair…)

Poehler’s hashtag will encourage viewers to send-in their own thought-provoking questions to actors, in order to stimulate interesting discussions.

So, if you’ve got a burning question inside of you, tweet it using the hashtag #SmartGirlsAsk and maybe your favourite actor will answer it at the Emmys on Sunday.

Here are some of our favourites: 

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