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Top 10 Best Dressed Celebrities at the 2018 Emmys

VO: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Savannah Sher
These are the best dressed celebrities at the 2018 Emmys! For this list, we’re looking at the best looks worn to the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. We’ve included celebrities like Rachel Brosnahan, Regina King, Sandra Oh, Thandie Newton, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae and Angela Sarafyan!
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Top 10 Best Dressed Celebrities at the 2018 Emmys

These celebs positively brought it to an evening celebrating the best in TV. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Best Dressed Celebrities at the 2018 Emmys.
For this list, we’re looking at the best looks worn to the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.



#10: Rachel Brosnahan

Taking home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Rachel Brosnahan wowed in a scarlet gown. This year, the Emmys decided to use not an actual red carpet, but rather a “golden” carpet, which gave actresses an opportunity to wear red without worrying about clashing with the material underfoot. Brosnahan’s Oscar de la Renta dress featured interesting draping as well as an asymmetrical neckline with one side falling off the shoulder. She took the opportunity to pair a red lip with her red dress for an all-over cohesive look.




#9: Regina King

Making a bold shade choice always pays off! Regina King was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in “Seven Seconds”, and took home the statue, seemingly to her surprise. We know that neons are going to be hot, and King showed the trend off with style, in a bold color that stood out against the gold shade of the “red” carpet. Though the silhouette was theoretically simple, the unique neckline made the entire look brand new.



#8: Sandra Oh

It may seem hard to believe, but in 2018 this actress became the first Asian woman to ever be be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Even though she didn’t take home the award, she still made television history. Sandra Oh opted for a dress with a ‘90s vibe for the night, with a shimmery fabric and a low neckline. She paired the look with a gorgeous velvet platform heel that went perfectly with her gown. Keeping her hair and makeup natural was the perfect choice.



#7: Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on HBO’s “Westworld”. She picked a bold hue for her awards night gown, opting for a Brandon Maxwell dress in a bright pink. The dress was actually straight off the runway and Newton’s stylist Erin Walsh said, "It's got a very '60s, Diana Ross vibe to it. Reference wise, it's something we've been wanting to do for a while with Thandie.” The one shoulder construction and cape-like train made for a unique silhouette.




#6: Sarah Paulson

This actress is known for taking on serious and dramatic roles, and she certainly embraced the darkness with this dress. Sarah Paulson opted for a dramatic all-black number with a plunging sweetheart neckline and a strapless silhouette. The skirt was where things really got interesting though. It was adorned with feathers which added a textural element. As was the trend on the red carpet, Paulson wore her hair pulled back in an elegant fashion. She went with a crimson lip though, which only added to the drama!



#5: Issa Rae

This actress is definitely a powerhouse, creating, executive producing and starring in her hit HBO show “Insecure.” It was her acting for which she was nominated at the 2018 Emmys, in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, and she chose an unconventional outfit to mark the occasion. At first glance, the garment she’s wearing looks like a traditional gown, but while it had a train it was actually pants! The color of the fabric complemented Rae’s skin tone perfectly and the deep neckline created a flattering silhouette.



#4: Kristen Bell

The show that Kristen Bell is currently starring in takes place in the afterlife (don’t worry, we’re not giving any spoilers), and she wore a bright white gown that certainly looked heavenly. The dress featured a square neckline that both recalled decades past and felt fresh and current. Though it was full length and featured long sleeves, it was anything but matronly, and the ultra fitted silhouette was ultra flattering. Bell wore her hair pulled back into a simple bun and kept her neckline free of jewelry to keep the focus on the gown itself.



#3: Mandy Moore

In terms of high profile nominees at this year’s Emmys, you don’t get much higher than than this actress. “This Is Us” is not just a massive cultural phenomenon that we all cry over week to week, but it was also nominated for 3 awards this year at the Primetime ceremony. Mandy Moore, one of the show’s stars, arrived looked sleek in a shimmering gown with a plunging neckline custom made for her by Rodarte. The fitted number showed off the actress’ curves and the material used was surely a unique one.


#2: Jessica Biel

This actress may have been nominated for her first Emmy for her role in a pretty dark series, but she chose a dress that was as light and airy as they come. Jessica Biel brought hubby Justin Timberlake as her date, and the pair both looked sharp for the big night out. Biel wore a gorgeous strapless gown that features a layered skirt with a modern yet traditional look. The fabric featured an interesting semi-circle pattern that added an extra element of visual interest.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.


Honorable Mentions

Padma Lakshmi

Natalia Dyer

Claire Foy


#1: Angela Sarafyan

This actress may not exactly be a household name, but she definitely made an impact at the 2018 Emmys. Angela Sarafyan is one of the stars of HBO’s “Westworld” which had a whopping 5 nominations at this year’s Primetime Awards. Sarafyan arrived at the awards show wearing a gorgeous ball gown that was a showstopper by any definition. The dress sparkled like the night sky and while the silhouette was a classic one, it was modernized with a more sculptural neckline. She opted for slicked back hair and simple makeup to keep the focus on her epic gown.


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