It’s been another year of ground-breaking television. And tonight (Sept 18) the 68th annual Emmy Awards are underway in Hollywood to honor the best of the small screen. From streaming service newbies to network mainstays and everything in between, ABC hosted the stars we watch weekly.
Even though it was about 89 degrees in Los Angeles, TV’s leading ladies made their couture ensembles and updos look glowingly effortless. There were a myriad of trends executed on the carpet. Check out which stars served up the most jaw-dropping looks below.
The “Quantico” star matched the red carpet in an effortless chiffon one shoulder gown by Jason Wu. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
“Game of Thrones” queen definitely slayed like Khaleesi in this Verasace nude strapless number. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
The blonde bombshell made an edgy choice for the carpet in a sheer black Valentino gown — but the risk paid off, big time.
The “Homeland” heroine was as good as gold in a glittering Schiaparelli gown this year. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
Teegarden is an ABC newcomer, starring in the upcoming fall show “Notorious,” but she worked the Emmys carpet like an old pro in this white gown with diamond earrings. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AXN)
“American Crime‘s” leading lady brought her A game to the carpet in a deep rose Elizabeth Kennedy number with ruched bodice. Check out that train!
The “American Horror Story” chose to go with an emerald gown for tonight’s ceremony, an unexpected choice that brought out her blonde hair and almond eyes. Paulson’s embellished number reminds us of 1920’s flapper couture. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Even though summer is winding down, Bell was a breath of fresh air in this patterned frock from Zuhair Murad. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
The “Speechless” star was like a ray of sunshine in this a-symmetric short number. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
The former Miss USA showed up to the Emmys looking cool as a cucumber in an effortless updo in this Zac Posen strapless gown with tea length skirt. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
The “Blacklish” actress was the epitome of glam in a flowy Ralph Lauren ensemble. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Glowing mommy-to-be Kerry Washington stunned in a black cut-out strapless gown from Zac Posen. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)