Hollywood’s A-list sparkled on the red carpet for the Emmy Awards

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Hollywood’s A-list sparkled in the California sunlight on the red carpet for the Emmy Awards, television’s top honours on Sunday.

Bright colours – red, yellow and emerald green – dominated the annual fashion parade, but basic black was still a winner. Unusual dress cut-outs provided visual allure, and plunging necklines were plentiful. Ladies in red – on the red carpet, red is always a standout – and a statement.

Tatiana Maslany, a surprise winner for best actress in a drama for her demanding turn as multiple clones on sci-fi cult favourite ‘Orphan Black’, sizzled in a sleek red Alexander Wang column dress, a hint of midriff visible through the cut-outs.

And Kate McKinnon, who took home the statuette for best supporting actress in a comedy for her many roles on sketch show ‘Saturday Night Live’, was striking in a simple crimson gown with a V-neckline.

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, a former Miss World who stars on ABC’s conspiracy thriller ‘Quantico’, wowed the crowd in a pleated one-shoulder red Jason Wu goddess gown with a full skirt that she twirled for the cameras.

All that glitters is gold – Beyonce may have been nominated for her album-film ‘Lemonade’, but the stars embraced the drink’s bright yellow hue – not always easy to wear – for Emmys night. Angela Bassett, who has starred in multiple seasons of the fright-show anthology “American Horror Story” on FX, earned instant praise in the Twitter verse for her Christian Siriano yellow kimono dress with a plunging neckline. Best drama actress nominee Taraji P Henson, who plays the fierce Cookie Lyon on Fox’s hip-hop drama ‘Empire’, smouldered in a body-hugging canary Vera Wang gown with spaghetti straps.

Ellie Kemper, the nominated star of ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, rocked a belted yellow Jenny Packham column dress, her red hair cut into a simple bob.

And British actress Minnie Driver, who will star in new ABC show ‘Speechless’ this season, stunned in a yellow Versace gown with daring shoulder and waist cut-outs – and a deep slit up the side. Back in black – when in doubt, black is a winner.

‘Game of Thrones’ is now the show with the most Emmy wins ever for a narrative series with its best drama victory, and star Sophie Turner sizzled on the carpet in a lacy black Valentino slip dress.

Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, teased that the upcoming season 7 would be “unbelievable” and would leave fans “really satisfied”. Maura Tierney, a nominee for best supporting actress in a drama for her heart-wrenching turn as a woman wronged on Showtime’s ‘The Affair’, wore a strapless gown with a leaf pattern along the neckline and skirt from Siriano.

And ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington, who is heavily pregnant, glowed in a strapless black gown from Brandon Maxwell that accentuated her baby bump

Plunging necklines – deep necklines were all the rage on a day when temperatures reached the mid-80s Fahrenheit.

Sarah Paulson, a winner of the Emmy for best actress in a limited series for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark in ‘The People vs OJ Simpson – American Crime Story’ dazzled in a beaded emerald green Prada gown.

Source: AFP

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