Emmy's Best Dressed

See the red-carpet style winners (including The O.C.'s Mischa Barton) of television's big night. By Serena Kappes and Beth Lipton

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MISCHA BARTON

MISCHA BARTON
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O.C. star Mischa Barton wasn't nominated for an Emmy, but she deserves a style award for her sophisticated 1920s-inspired, hand-beaded dress by designer Maggie Norris.

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER

SARAH JESSICA PARKER
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It's no surprise that Sex and the City star and fashion maven Sarah Jessica Parker (lead actress in a comedy series winner) doesn't disappoint – she sparkles on the Emmys red carpet in an elegant Chanel couture gown.

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AMBER TAMBLYN

AMBER TAMBLYN
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Joan of Arcadia star Amber Tamblyn, a nominee for lead actress in a drama series, looks every bit the stunning young ingenue in a magenta cap-sleeved gown complete with a dramatic train.

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LAURA LINNEY

LAURA LINNEY
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Laura Linney, the winner for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series (Frasier) shimmers in a beaded, chiffon Prada dress.

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JENNIFER ANISTON

JENNIFER ANISTON
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Friends star Jennifer Aniston, a nominee for lead actress in a comedy series, is simple yet chic in a strapless, embroidered Chanel gown.

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JANEL MOLONEY

JANEL MOLONEY
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The West Wing's Janel Moloney, a nominee for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series is luminous in an eye-catching, canary-yellow Vera Wang gown and Cynthia Bach jewelry.

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KRISTIN DAVIS

KRISTIN DAVIS
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A nominee for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, Sex and the City star Kristin Davis is sexy in a multi-layered, black Prada gown, featuring a bold beaded bustier.

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JOELY RICHARDSON

JOELY RICHARDSON
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Nip/Tuck's Joely Richardson goes for the goddess effect – and succeeds – in an asymmetrical Catherine Walker gown that accentuates her long legs.

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CHERYL HINES

CHERYL HINES
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Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines (whose show was nominated for outstanding comedy series) looks angelic in a décolletage-baring gown festooned with fabric flowers and graceful ruffles.

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JAMIE-LYNN DISCALA

JAMIE-LYNN DISCALA
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The Sopranos' favorite daughter, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, is all grown up in an elegant sage-green column gown featuring an ornamental halter strap.

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TERI HATCHER

TERI HATCHER
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Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher makes a red-carpet splash in a strapless Elie Saab gown with waist-cinching ruching to emphasize her curves.

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SHARON STONE

SHARON STONE
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Sharon Stone, winner for guest actress in a drama series (The Practice), is all aglow in a sexy, spaghetti-strapped lavender gown with a peekaboo cutout, accentuated by a sparkling clasp.

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FAMKE JANSSEN

FAMKE JANSSEN
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Nip/Tuck's Famke Janssen is regal in an alluring burgundy gown with a crystal-encrusted halter strap and low-dipping neckline.

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