It was a night of highs and lows for the genre TV nominees at the Emmys as Game of Thrones won Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor (for Peter Dinklage) but The Handmaid’s Tale was shut out — Hulu’s dystopian hit did win some Emmys up at last weekend’s ceremony. Stranger Things also went home empty-handed, but Westworld did pick up Best Supporting Actress. Unlike the comedy categories, which were dominated by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry, the drama accolades were spread across a variety of shows. On the limited series and TV movie side, Black Mirror won in the Best Writing category for the “USS Callister” episode.
While the actual telecast was sluggish, the red carpet did not disappoint, with designer Christian Siriano dominating the best-dressed list. The teens from Stranger Things continued to show the adults how it's done in the sartorial stakes — plus Thandie Newton and Regina King were winners in more ways than one.
Below are some of the best looks of the night!
Straight from New York Fashion Week, this pink Brandon Maxwell gown served up some serious train drama. A sickly sweet color, and yet this Thandie Newton look was anything but saccharine. Newton was the sole Westworld winner, giving a speech that was both hilarious and touching.
On Westworld, Angela Sarafyan has gone through a number of costume changes as Clementine, but nothing quite as jaw-dropping as this out-of-this-world Christian Siriano gown.
A twist on the menswear-inspired red carpet theme as Evan Rachel Wood opted for a long cloak-turned-train in Altuzarra. The floral hair accessories added a touch of sweetness; the dark red lip was the perfect finishing touch.
The Westworld star used this moment of visibility by bringing activist Amanda Nguyen as her plus one. Nguyen is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee who was recognized for her role in creating the Sexual Assault Survivor's Bill of Rights. Wood also added, “I think we’re at a crucial time in history right now, especially for women and civil rights. I’m here to also support ACLU and families separated at the border. It’s what I’m compelled to do.”
Also in sneakers was Caleb McLaughlin doing an all-white look in Louis Vuitton with aplomb. Meanwhile, Noah Schnapp was dripping in Fendi, adding a bold pattern to the proceedings.
On and off-screen couple Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton also kept up with the Stranger Things style highs. Heaton took a cue from his younger co-stars in a textured brown Isaia tux. Meanwhile, Dyer’s delicate Dolce & Gabbana gown was several levels of stunning craftsmanship. We are definitely not in the Upside Down.
Velvet isn’t just for tuxedos, as Zazie Beetz in Ralph Lauren can attest. The Deadpool 2 star sadly didn’t win for her turn in Atlanta, but with the jeweled detail, she looked like red carpet royalty.
There weren’t any red carpet arrival photos of Donald Glover — which only added to the speculation that he had come as the character Teddy Perkins from Atlanta — but this pinstripe Gucci tux was too good to not include. Sadly, Glover left his space cape at home, and we all know Lando would have the perfect one in his collection for an award show.
The Emmys do this thing where they split the categories over two different weekends, with the Guest Actor awards getting handed out during those ceremonies. Samira Wiley won for The Handmaid’s Tale and celebrated in this super sparkly Jenny Packham frock.
Alexis Bledel didn’t make it two in a row for The Handmaid's Tale — she won last year for Guest Actress and was nominated as Supporting this year — but she did look like a sweet treat in pastel Delpozo.
Another person who went home empty-handed was Jesse Plemons, for his role in Black Mirror. But he did accidentally photobomb another winner alongside Fargo co-star and fiancée Kirsten Dunst, as she hilariously pointed out on Instagram. Plus the new parents looked fabulous, with Dunst in a navy Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown.