The Best and Worst of the 2016 Emmys
TV’s brightest stars hit Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater Sunday for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. While the main event included wins by Kate McKinnon, Louie Anderson, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the pre-show red carpet was a mixed bag of style hits and misses. From awards show glam to daring risks, see the best and worst dressed stars at the 2016 Emmys, ahead.
BEST: Viola Davis
Never one to shy away from color, the How To Get Away With Murder star makes quite a bold statement in stunning fuchsia.
BEST: Kristen Bell
The Good Place lead is giving us garden princess vibes with this gown, complete with a down-to-there neckline and full poofy skirt.
BEST: Niecy Nash
Niecy Nash has hit her stride with shows like Scream Queens, and it looks like the same can be said with her sense of style given this curve-skimming, sweetheart-necked ivory gown that she co-designed with top designer Christian Siriano.
BEST: Randall Park
What L.A. heat? Fresh Off the Boat lead Randall Park looks fresh in a classic grey tux detailed with black lapels and a crisp white pocket square, making him look every inch the standout small screen star.
BEST: Felicity Huffman
If you had any doubts that Felicity Huffman is a goddess, put them to rest: In this heavenly, floor-skimming design complete with a layered tulle skirt, the American Crime star looks positively celestial.
BEST: Kerry Washington
Strapless cutouts while pregnant? This design might not be the obvious choice for most women about to pop, but Scandal lead Kerry Washington definitely has the whole maternity glam thing handled.
BEST: Caleb McLaughlin
Just when you thought the Stranger Things star couldn’t get any cuter, McLaughlin rolled up on the red carpet in a funky navy blazer embroidered with white floral applique. Adorable, original, and oh-so-cool? Yes on all counts.
BEST: Angela Bassett
For the record, canary yellow is one of the hardest colors to pull off. But then again, so is a stellar Hollywood career – and it just so happens Ms. Angela Bassett has both in the bag.
BEST: Jeremy Maguire
Fresh red carpet look, funky Halloween costume … or both? Pint-sized Jeremy Maguire elevated the standard red carpet tux with the addition of a cute, if slightly unconventional cape, making his one of the more creative menswear styles on Emmys night.
BEST: Judith Light
Who’s the boss? That’d be Judith Light, who looked picture perfect in this ‘70s inspired beaded silhouette.
BEST: Tracee Ellis Ross
Does it look like Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is feeling herself? Well, in this one shoulder Grecian-inspired design by Ralph Lauren – complete with a pair of drool-worthy crystal earrings – she has every right to.
BEST: Padma Lakshmi
Here’s a pro-tip by way of Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. Dying to get noticed? Wear a mirror-like silver gown so bright that the Emmy statuette – you know, the one dipped in actual gold – looks dim in comparison.
BEST: America Ferrera
The actress may play a big box employee on her sitcom Superstore but looks every inch the boss in this sleek navy blue Jenny Packham number.
WORST: Rami Malek
Malek’s old-school tux screams Italian red sauce joint rather than svelte red carpet cool.
WORST: Stacy London
We’d say the Love, Lust or Run host needs a stylist – considering this polka dot number that looks like a home design project gone terribly, horribly wrong – but she is one. (Oops.)
WORST: Alia Shawkat
Major props for wearing something that looks easy, comfortable and like something that actually in your closet. But maybe a little more structure next time?
WORST: Amy Poehler
The Parks and Recreation alum knows how to crack a joke or two – it’s just too bad that her pea-green number is likely to be the butt of them.
WORST: Nancy O'Dell
We love host Nancy O’Dell, but her dress – a black mesh design with cutouts that ride a bit too high on her hips – doesn’t do her fabulous figure justice.