Emmys red carpet: red, black, yellow and gorgeous

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.


Priyanka Chopra in Jason Wu - AFP


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.

Hollywood camels?

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

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.

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