Television stars occupy a cluttered constellation, and it’s just hard for any of them to stand out. On this clearest, brightest night, clothing helps their look-at-me ambitions. Instead of just the usual question — who are you wearing? — we posed a few others and searched the Emmy universe for answers.
Who gave the lenses more of an eyeful: Christina Hendricks or Sofia Vergara?
The sparkly, bouncy Sofia. The “Modern Family” mama shook her stuff in green sparkles.
Who will earn the Angelina Jolie award for the most daring baring of a leg?
Will Melissa McCarthy step away from the goofy and toward the glam?
Which Jimmy — Fallon or Kimmel — will sartorially position himself as the next Johnny?
How will Lena Dunham arrive: as a full-grown woman or just another of the “Girls”?
Given his photogenic superiority, will “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm hard-sell it or soft-pedal it?
Which TV politician left the campaign duds and drudgery behind?
“Parks and Recreation’s” Amy Poehler ditched the sensible suits of Leslie Knope for a gown that befitted a comedy queen. And after her “Game Change” turn as Sarah Palin, Julianne Moore got to let her hair down.
Will Claire Danes assume the Gwyneth Paltrow status, as the fashion-forward front-runner?
Maybe next year. Well into her first pregnancy and second season of “Homeland,” Danes chose a yellow Lanvin gown that did what it could.
Which woman of a certain age showed the ingenues how to command attention?
Will Louis CK wear a tux or will a tux wear Louis CK?
How will "Mad Men's" Elisabeth Moss do a Peggy Olson and attempt a personal transformation?
Were any of the up-do's a letdown?
Which newcomer parted the crowd?
Is "Top Chef's" Padma Lakshmi the prettiest human being ever conceived?