Hollywood’s A-list sparkled in the California sunlight on the red carpet Sunday for the Emmy Awards, television’s top honors.
The following are briefs from the red carpet: top trends seen on the top actors and actresses in showbiz, a few pithy quotes and other Tinseltown tidbits.
Ladies in red
On the red carpet, red is always a standout — and a statement.
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, a former Miss World now starring on ABC’s conspiracy thriller “Quantico,” bared some skin in a pleated one-shoulder Jason Wu goddess gown with a full skirt and train, her black hair perfectly slicked back.
Tatiana Maslany, a nominee for best actress in a drama for her demanding turn as multiple clones on sci-fi cult favorite “Orphan Black,” sizzled in a sleek Alexander Wang column, a hint of midriff visible through the cut-outs.
All that glitters is gold (or yellow)
Beyonce may be 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 Twitterverse 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,” smoldered in a body-hugging canary 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 cutouts and a deep slit up the side.
“#sunday #chilling not doing anything special, just laying around really. You?” she tweeted, with a picture of herself ahead of the glamourous ceremony.
Back in black
When in doubt, black is a winner.
“Game of Thrones” is the show with the most Emmy nominations this year, 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 from Siriano, who recently wowed New York Fashion week by putting several plus-size models on his catwalk.
Felicity Huffman, a nominee for best actress in a limited series for ABC’s searing anthology, “American Crime,” is clearly a huge fan of show creator John Ridley.
“I’d follow John Ridley anywhere. If he said he was doing ‘The Ten Commandments,’ I’d say, ‘Can I play a camel?'” Huffman said, her husband — and fellow nominee — William H. Macy by her side.
Huffman was embracing another red carpet trend: white and pale dresses. Huffman was in a Tony Ward creation.
This past season, “American Crime” tackled the thorny issues of race, sports and sexual assault. Huffman played the headmistress of an elite high school rocked by the scandal.