September 08, 2014 12:00 PM

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS

Her custom Carolina Herrera isn’t quite Veep-candidate crimson, but rather “a raspberry with a darker burgundy leather, which I love,” the winner said.

CLAIRE DANES

“I’m glad to be part of the red posse,” the nominee said of her “very French, very chic” Givenchy Haute Couture gown, accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

JANUARY JONES

The Mad Men star’s patterned, high-low Prabal Gurung number got even more visual appeal via strappy Christian Louboutin booties and subtle Jack Vartanian earrings.

UZO ADUBA

Forget orange: Scarlet is the new black for the Netflix actress (and presenter), who looked crazy-good in a Christian Siriano mermaid-style strapless design.

HEIDI KLUM

The supermodel hit the carpet in Zac Posen and with Zac Posen, who described his surprisingly unstructured caped design as “clean, effortless and vibrant.”

KALEY CUOCO

The star’s stylist Tara Swennen revealed that Cuoco “saw the dress, tried it on and walked out in love” with the hand-embroidered Monique Lhuillier confection.

MINDY KALING

“The gown I’m wearing to present at the Emmys is so exciting,” tweeted Mindy of her custom Kenzo halter with silver embellishments, worn with a Kotur clutch.

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS

Over a year and a half after this Marchesa went down the runway, Hendricks snapped it up and made it her own by adding major Neil Lane jewelry.

The Glitziest Gowns

TAYLOR SCHILLING

The Orange Is the New Black star, in a beaded platinum Zuhair Murad halter and Forevermark jewelry, said her dress “just felt sort of timeless.”

GWEN STEFANI

“It’s crazy and it weighs like 100 lbs.,” exclaimed Stefani of her Atelier Versace look, made entirely of Swarovski crystals.

HAYDEN PANETTIERE

The pregnant star adorned her bump in a sequined Lorena Sarbu gown with Fred Leighton jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch.

AMY POEHLER

Matte silver sequins and crystals on her Theia gown helped the presenter steal the spotlight. (Lorraine Schwartz bling doesn’t hurt either.)

JULIANNA MARGULIES

What’s more dazzling than her statue for Best Actress in a Drama? This Narciso Rodriguez dress, plus 20 carats of FD Gallery diamonds.

Fashion Hit or Miss?

The red carpet risk-takers of the night—and People.com readers’ reactions to their looks

LENA DUNHAM

According to Dunham, this Giambattista Valli Couture design “looks like cake and feels like sweatpants.” (And note how the new platinum hair adds to the head-to-toe ombré effect.)

JULIE BOWEN

The Modern Family star guessed, “someone will rip me up for” the Peter Som halter, one of the few printed looks of the night, boasting both a turtleneck and cutout.

KERRY WASHINGTON

Sequined seams, a high slit and a sparkly contrasting inset. PEOPLE’s reigning Best Dressed Woman wows in a more-is-more Prada column.

JULIA ROBERTS

Amid a sea of floor-length confections, Roberts’s Elie Saab Haute Couture mini stands out thanks to the hemline, plus that intricate stone embroidery.

SARAH PAULSON

We have just one question: How did the American Horror Story: Coven actress get in and out of the limo in this voluminous, tulle-heavy Armani Privé dress?

All in the Family

The cast of Modern Family (in PEOPLE’s backstage photo booth) celebrated three wins—Outstanding Comedy Series, Directing for a Comedy Series and Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Ty Burrell. Even after five seasons of accolades, “we were genuinely surprised,” said star Julie Bowen. “It means more than anything. I mean, not more than the life of my children, but career-wise, it’s awfully lovely!”

EMMYS 2014

THE SMALL SCREEN’S Big Night!

TV’s best and brightest savored their wins, mugged for the cameras and danced the night away (wait till you see Sofia and Derek Hough!) at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Bang Up Job, Jim!

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons hung out with costar Mayim Bialik before collecting his fourth statue for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series—a feat that adds him to the ranks of Kelsey Grammer, Michael J. Fox and Carroll O’Connor.

Sweet Girls

Allison Williams got a peck from costar Lena Dunham. “We’re both wearing Giambattista Valli Couture, which makes my heart butterflies flutter,” Williams told PEOPLE.

Picture Perfect

Veep winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus snapped a cute shot of Jon Hamm and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt. Of her own husband’s reaction to her hotand-heavy smooch with onetime Seinfeld boyfriend Bryan Cranston, “I asked him if he was okay with it,” Louis-Dreyfus told People. “He said sure!”

Lucky No. 6

Allison Janney got her groove on at PEOPLE’s photo booth, where she confessed that she wasn’t entirely surprised to have won for her role on the CBS sitcom Mom. “I already made more room for this above my TV,” said the now six-time victor, who also nabbed a trophy this year for her role on Masters of Sex.

A Prison Break

The ladies of jailhouse dramedy Orange Is the New Black (including Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series winner Uzo Aduba, far right) partied at Netflix’s celebration at Chateau Marmont. “All these women are so fabulous,” star Laura Prepon (second from left) told PEOPLE. “What’s not to be happy about?”

True Pals

“We’re great friends,” nominee Matthew McConaughey said of his True Detective costar (and competitor) Woody Harrelson. “We really support each other.”

Good for her!

“I thought we’d been shut out. So when I heard my name, I was shocked,” said The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies, who topped off her win with a dirty martini at the Governors Ball.

Million-Dollar Smiles

Julia Roberts cuddled up to host Seth Meyers backstage. Not pictured? The star’s legs, which were on display in her short Elie Saab dress (see page 58). “It’s hot out!” she said. “Who wants to wear a big gown?”

White-Hot Dance Party

Sofia Vergara offended some viewers by posing on a revolving pedestal during the show, but that didn’t stop her from tearing it up on the dance floor afterward with nominee Derek Hough. (Go to People.com for the video!) “I absolutely think it’s ridiculous,” she said of the controversy.

Lady in Red

Homeland nominee Claire Danes gives an over-the-shoulder smolder while enjoying the party with husband Hugh Dancy (not pictured). Between her show and baby Cyrus, 20 months, “my life is rich in every way,” she said.

INSIDE THE GOVERNORS BALL

Breaking Bad Feels Good

The night’s big champs, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston (with a new mustache), celebrate their show’s last hurrah. “We’re going out with such a bang!” Gunn told PEOPLE.

A Heart-felt win

The Normal Heart star Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney sealed his HBO film’s victory with a kiss—and spent the night fielding wellwishers. “He had to be one of the most popular people at the party,” says a source.

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