Emmy nominations were announced today and you know what that means…red carpet time! Awards season unofficially kicks off with Emmy night and (although we can wait until Sunday, September 22), with the variety of ladies up for acting and directing awards, we’re already anticipating who will kill it on the red carpet. Here are five nominees we can’t wait to see:
Christina Hendricks: Supporting Actress in a Drama, Mad Men
Our May cover star is known for flocking to favourites like Zac Posen for red carpet gowns that evoke Old Hollywood allure. The story line for secretary-turned-single-mom-and-partner Joan Harris seemed a bit less complex and there were more loose ends (Remember the mysterious cyst that was never mentioned again? Or the Avon client whom Matt Weiner had to confirm was actually landed post-finale?), but we’re so pleased to see her work recognized for the fourth year in a row.
Emilia Clarke: Supporting Actress in a Drama, Game of Thrones
As Daenerys Targaryan, the Khalessi Queen of the Dothraki, Emilia Clarke brings power, grace and (of course) kick-ass dragons to HBO’s mega-fantasy hit. A recent addition to the style scene, she nonetheless captured our attention and was singled out as a Style Setter in our June issue for her off-duty edge. We’re looking forward to seeing what statement she’ll make at her first Emmys as a nominee.
Lena Dunham: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Girls and Directing For a Comedy Series, Girls “On All Fours”
Lena Dunham (read our January Deep Style Skype chat interview) may have surprised viewers of her HBO hit, on which she often appears in various states of deshabille, by pulling off a cap-sleeved lace Prada gown at last year’s Emmys (where she was a nominee, but not a winner). Often the topic of much discussion, Dunham always brings something new to the carpet, from ladylike lace to sunny yellow Peter Jensen at the Grammys to sexy black Erdem at the 2013 Met Ball.
Kerry Washington: Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Scandal
Kerry Washington’s style exploits have fashion followers agog for good reason. Her red carpet run for Django Unchained last year was a tour de force as she posed in parade of interesting colours, cuts and patterns. Her Schiaparelli pink Miu Miu at last year’s Oscars was a beacon in a sea of nudes, black and white, and we’re hoping for a colour repeat come September.
Claire Danes: Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Homeland
Our November cover star was all aglow draped in yellow at last year’s awards where she took home the Lead Actress trophy. Will we see a repeat? It’s a tight race, but if she brings colour to the carpet, we’d gladly support the win. Known for long and lean column shapes and no-fuss hair and makeup, Danes has what works for her down to a style science.