Danes, who won best actress in a miniseries or movie for Temple Grandin, sparkled in Armani Privé and a ring she said was valued at $2 million. (For an interview with the real Temple Grandin, who attended the Emmys with her mother, click here.)
Her win for Nurse Jackie makes her the first actress to take home Emmys for lead roles in both a drama (_The Sopranos_) and a comedy. She seemed stunned by her win, protesting "I’m not funny!" at the podium. Her one-shouldered gown is by Bottega Veneta.
Sedgwick, who won her first Emmy (after five nominations) for her stellar work in The Closer, rocked the red carpet in a rich burgundy Monique L’huillier gown. She said it was the tenth dress she tried on and she appreciated how comfortable it was.
Mad Men star Jones played it anything but safe in this highly structured Versace Atelier gown that she said made her "feel like a peacock" and Cartier earrings valued at more than $1 million. "I think I have two seats just for me," she joked on the red carpet
The Glee scene-stealer shined in Ali Rahimi purple taffeta and a brooch provided by her sister-in-law, of Doyle & Doyle jewelry. When she won for best supporting actress in a comedy, Lynch thanked her young, "fresh-faced" cast: "When I’m not seething with jealousy I’m so proud of you."
The 30 Rock star (who presented best actress in a drama with Matthew Morrison of Glee) looked sleek in Oscar de la Renta’s gray satin dress with black beaded overlay and Lorraine Schwartz’s onyx and diamond deco earrings.
Nominated for the last season of The New Adventures of Old Christine, Louis-Dreyfus wore a black Narciso Rodriguez column dress with sheer midsection and square neckline. Her green Irene Neuwirth jewelry provided a pop of color.
Poehler, nominated for Parks and Recreation, gave birth to her and hubby Will Arnett’s second child just three weeks ago. She was gorgeous in a Max Azria gown and $500,000 worth of Stephen Russell jewels.