The Emmy Awards Red Carpet was a colourful affair this year, with many choosing colour in favour of style stalwart black.
A red carpet ode to the current preoccupation with maximalism; fabrications with glittery, gleaming and even glomesh-y.
Here are our picks for the Emmy Awards’ best dressed list for 2016, including the full winners list:
The ultimate belle of the ball, Miss R. took out our Best Dressed gong here at The Carousel HQ. That Zac Posen gown. That body. That make-up. Sigh.
One for the lads, the ever-suave John Snow looked sharp and brooding in his Givenchy tux; complete with sateen black bow tie and neatly-tucked long locks.
The beautiful brunette was a celestial delight in sheer Zac Posen; the strapless frock was exaggerated at the waist and dotted with diamonds that sparkled under the flashing lights.
Priyanka Chopra was the real-life personification of the “lady in red” emoji; a knockout in a one-shoulder Jason Wu gown which swirled and twirled on the red carpet much to the glee of eager paps.
One which divided the masses, we loved Sarah Hyland’s stylish take on Emmy’s attire. An intricate brocade bustier by Monique Lhuillier fell to the floor with drama, whilst black cigarette pants offset the theatrics and added some fashionable flair.
The toned mama was an ethereal (and sexy) vision in fitted white lace gown by Tony Ward with swathes of nude tulle that fanned out around her waist.
The Games of Thrones actress combined old Hollywood with a touch of disco; wearing a strapless Atelier Versace gown in nude glomesh, which was tightly cinched at the waist, making for a modern hourglass shape.
Taking heed of the current obsession with florid embroidery and autumnal appliqué; this Zuhair Murad gown was spectacular in both its artful construction and theatrical execution.
Embracing the maximalist trend with red carpet polish, the award winning actress paired her bedazzled, heavily embellished, green Prada gown perfectly with slick Pixie crop and jewelled earrings.
Emmy Awards 2016 Winners List:
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Louie Anderson, “Baskets.”
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live.”
Writing for a Comedy Series: Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari, “Master of None.”
Directing, Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, “Transparent.”
Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep.”
Actor, Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent.”
Reality-Competition Program: “The Voice.”
Writing in a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: D.V. BeVincentis, “The People v. O.J. Simpson American Crime Story.”
Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, “American Crime.”
Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager.”
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
Television Movie: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.”
Limited Series: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt, “Talking for Clapping.”
Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”
Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinskifor “Grease Live.”
Variety Sketch Series: “Key & Peele.”
Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss “Game of Thrones.”
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey.”
Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones.”
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline.”
Actor, Drama Series: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot.”
Actress, Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black.”
Comedy Series: “Veep.”
Drama Series: “Game of Thrones.”