The biggest stars in Hollywood descended upon the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday night for the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
And kicking off the red carpet in style was actress Zendaya, who looked like an classic Hollywood movie star in an elegant black ball gown by Valentino with a diamond choker necklace from Bulgari.
Elle Fanning, Amanda Seyfried and Lily James joined the Euphoria actress on the best dressed list while rocking their statement dresses for Hollywood’s big night.
The awards show took place after a two-year absence during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that saw the ceremony moved to the Crypto.com Arena in 2020 and the Event Deck at L.A. Live in 2021.
Zendaya looked mesmerizing in a strapless black gown that featured a corset-style top half with a voluminous skirt for the bottom half.
The 26-year-old actress paired the elegant number with a statement diamond necklace and her hair half up, half down.
Zendaya, who added diamond studded earrings, wore peach glossy lipstick with shimmery white eye shadow.
Breathtaking: Zendaya looked mesmerizing in a strapless black gown that featured a corset-style top half with a voluminous skirt for the bottom half
Gorgeous: The 26-year-old actress paired the elegant number with a statement diamond necklace and her hair half up, half down
What a beauty! Zendaya, who added diamond studded earrings, wore peach glossy lipstick with white eye shadow
Also rocking a strapless number was actress Elle Fanning, who wowed in a black and blush colored strapless gown.
During her red carpet interview, Elle revealed that costumer designer Sharon Long, who works with her on the show The Great, designed and made the dress for her.
The 24-year-old stunning star sported a faux short hairstyle, channeling old Hollywood style.
Amanda Seyfried chose a pink mesh gown featuring a sheer lace accent along the neckline; the Mean Girls star pulled her hair back into a chic low bun with pink lipstick on her pout.
British beauty Lily James stunned in a skintight gold gown that highlighted her slim figure; the actress rocked copper hued tresses.
Stunning: Elle wowed in a black and blush colored strapless gown
The 24-year-old stunning star sported a faux short hairstyle, channeling old Hollywood style
Stunning: Elle’s dress was a strapless dress with a ball skirt that started on the sides
Glittering: Amanda Seyfried chose a pink mesh gown featuring a unique neckline
Chrissy Teigen showcased her growing baby bump in a colorful sheer dress featuring pink, black and fuchsia tones with see-through accents.
The brunette paired the long-sleeved floor-length number with wavy loose tresses, pink nails and and hot pink clutch.
Chrissy and husband John Legend, who announced her pregnancy in early August,sweetly posed together on the red carpet as he cradled her midsection.
Glowing: Chrissy Teigen showcased her growing baby bump in a colorful sheer dress
Baby love: Chrissy and husband John Legend announced her pregnancy in early August
Kerry Washington sported a one-shoulder gown with flower embellishments along one shoulder and one hip; the dress had a thigh-grazing skirt with a train behind her.
The actress paired the chic frock with black tights and heels, adding a delicate diamond necklace and coordinating earrings.
Alexandra Daddario, 36, posed with her husband Andrew Form, 53; the couple made their red carpet debut as husband and wife at the Emmys on Monday.
They tied the knot in June 2022, almost one year after they got engaged. The lovebirds wed in New Orleans at Preservation Hall.
The actress looked lovely in a cream colored one-shoulder gown that had a sheer skirt, revealing shorts beneath; she wore her short hair sleek and loose around her with red lipstick on her pout.
Sarah Niles, Britt Lower and Christina Ricci opted for gold or bronzed frocks for the awards ceremony.
Star: Kerry Washington sported a one-shoulder gown with flower embellishments, adding stockings and black heels
Newly weds: Alexandra Daddario posed with her husband Andrew Form; the couple made their red carpet debut as husband and wife at the Emmys
Julia Garner, 28, donned a black velvet cut-out dress featuring silver and white floral embellishments along the neck and hemline.
The long-sleeved frock had a large cut-out in the center of her dress, revealing her flat midriff; the actress wore her blonde hair in waves with smokey eye makeup.
Laverne Cox wore a futuristic mini black and silver dress with sheer tights and black pumps while Laura Linney chose a turtleneck black and white dress featuring ruffled layers.
Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney wowed in a black and white floral embellished gown that showcased her cleavage; she wore her short blonde hair loose and in waves.
Chic: Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney wowed in a black and white floral embellished gown
Pretty: Jung Ho-yeon stunned in a patterned gown with strappy heels
Reese Witherspoon slipped on a glittering strapless midnight blue Giorgio Armani dress; the frock also had patches of light blue throughout.
The Legally Blonde star paired the shimmering number with a Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace and Aquazzura strappy heels, opting for sleek center parted hair.
Amy Poehler also wore dark blue, choosing a halter gown with a large keyhole in the center.
Rachel Brosnahan donned a plunging dark blue gown with metal and lace accents throughout while Sarah Paulson wore a deep purple crop top and skirt with a statement belt.
Close: Sarah posed with longtime partner Holland Taylor
Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson took over hosting duties for the first time, and he promised that controversies such as Will Smith’s shocking slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards ‘won’t happen again’ under his watch.
‘Even if I am roasting [someone], it shouldn’t come across as any sort of malice,’ he told the Associated Press.
The 74th annual award show, which celebrates the best in television, has already awarded a number of honors at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony.
The earlier ceremony, spread out over two nights on September 3 and 4, was dominated by scripted shows including The White Lotus, Euphoria and Stranger Things, along with unscripted fare like Adele’s One Night Only special.
HBO’s acclaimed series Succession leads the nominees this year with 25 nominations.
The premium network is also poised for gold thanks to its limited series The White Lotus, which scored 20 nominations and already won five technical awards at the earlier ceremony.
Netflix’s hit South Korean series Squid Game, which made history as the first non-English language nominee in the Best Drama Series category, is once again nominated.
Shades of pink: Hannah Waddingham and Natalie Zea chose blush toned frocks
Pastel: Ariana DeBose chose a lavender hued gown that featured a cut-out detail in the center of her torso while Melanie Lynskey opted for a green number
Beaming: Loni Love chose a deep blue hued dress and diamond jewels
Apple TV+’s feel-good comedy Ted Lasso, which stars Jason Sudeikis, is also competing for an impressive 20 awards at the Emmys.
Among the presenters who have already been announced are Selena Gomez, who is up for the Best Comedy Series award as a producer of Only Murders In The Building, Kerry Washington and Squid Game’s stars Jung Ho-yeon, competing for Best Supporting Actress, and Lee Jung-jae, who is up for Best Actor.
Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers will likely bring some of the comedy from their late-night shows to the Microsoft Theater, and Jean Smart, who plays an aging comedian on HBO Max’s Hacks, will be presenting along with her costar Hannah Einbinder.
Academy Award winning West Side Story star Ariana DeBose will also be joining the presenters, as well Angela Bassett, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Kelly Clarkson, Law & Order: SVU veterans Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni, Taye Diggs and Diego Luna, among others.
After adopting a Golden Globes–like atmosphere at the 2021 ceremony, the Emmys will continue to seat nominees at tables close to the stage, though the larger venue will now allow more guests to sit in the rows of seats behind them.
Many of the Covid-related restrictions from last year’s event appear to have been dropped for the 2022 edition.
Viewers can catch the Emmy Awards at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on both NBC and its streaming platform Peacock.
Emmy Award nominations 2022: key categories
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Severance (Apple TV+)
Squid Game (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
The Dropout (Hulu)
Inventing Anna (Netflix)
Pam and Tommy (Hulu)
The White Lotus (HBO)
Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Brian Cox (Succession)
Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Adam Scott (Severance)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show)
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Nicholas Hoult (The Great)
Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)
Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building)
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)
Elle Fanning (The Great)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Jean Smart (Hacks)
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Colin Firth (The Staircase)
Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of Heaven)
Oscar Isaac (Scenes From a Marriage)
Michael Keaton (Dopesick)
Himesh Patel (Station Eleven)
Sebastian Stan (Pam and Tommy)
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Toni Collette (The Staircase)
Julia Garner (Inventing Anna)
Lily James (Pam and Tommy)
Sarah Paulson (Impeachment: American Crime Story)
Margaret Qualley (Maid)
Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout)
Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Amazon Prime Video)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race”(VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)
Chip ‘n’Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney+)
Ray Donovan: The Movie (Showtime)
Reno 911!: The Hunt For QAnon (Paramount+)
The Survivor (HBO/HBO Max)
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas (The Roku Channel)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Patricia Arquette (Severance)
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Jung Ho-yeon (Squid Game)
Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets)
Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul)
J. Smith-Cameron (Succession)
Sarah Snook (Succession)
Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nicholas Braun (Succession)
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Park Hae-soo (Squid Game)
Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)
John Turturro (Severance)
Christopher Walken (Severance)
Oh Yeong-su (Squid Game)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
Janelle James (Abbott Elementary)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)
Juno Temple (Ted Lasso)
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Carrigan (Barry)
Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso)
Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary)
Henry Winkler (Barry)
Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Connie Britton (The White Lotus)
Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus)
Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick)
Natasha Rothwell (The White Lotus)
Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus)
Mare Winningham (Dopesick)
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus)
Jake Lacy (The White Lotus)
Will Poulter (Dopesick)
Seth Rogen (Pam & Tommy)
Peter Sarsgaard (Dopesick)
Michael Stuhlbarg (Dopesick)
Steve Zahn (The White Lotus)