Primetime Emmy Awards: Stars arrive for television’s biggest night

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:05 GMT, Sep 19, 2016 |

Striking hues and subtle cutouts grabbed the spotlight on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards on Sunday (Sep 18), as television’s stars managed to stay cool in the Los Angeles heat.

Model-actress Emily Ratajkowski wore a navy structured Zac Posen gown.

Yellow and red gowns confirmed the stars’ penchant for primary colors at television’s top honors.

“American Horror Story” star Angela Bassett wore a mustard yellow Christian Siriano gown, “Empire” Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson opted for a canary yellow custom Vera Wang column dress while “Quantico” actress Priyanka Chopra spun and smiled for photographers in her red Jason Wu dress, with cutouts on the shoulder and waist.

There were also a lot of people doing cutouts, including Tracee Ellis Ross’ Ralph Lauren look.

And then there were those who turned to the black dress, despite the unseasonably hot day.

“Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner opted for a black lace Valentino dress.

“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland bucked the trend for dresses, wearing black pants and a strapless trained top by Monique Lhuillier. “Fargo” nominee Kirsten Dunst opted for a plunging beaded black Givenchy number, while pregnant “Scandal” star Kerry Washington wore a black Brandon Maxwell gown with cutouts.

Also in evidence was a metallic and hyper-textured look, demonstrated by Heidi Klum in a silver Michael Kors dress and Claire Danes, nominated for best actress for drama “Homeland,” in a gold Schiaparelli gown.