10:02 PM PST 11/21/2011 by Sophie Schillaci, Kimberly Nordyke
On the red carpet and inside the press room at the 39th annual awards ceremony, Lady Gaga, Nigel Lythgoe, Jessica Szohr, Jason Priestley and more turned out at the Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan to celebrate the best in TV and entertainment across the globe. For more on the Nov. 21 event, read THR's full story.
Lady Gaga served as the evening's surprise presenter, honoring Nigel Lythgoe with the Founders Award. "I am honored to be here tonight, and I have shared many laughs with him on the side of the stage in my crazy outfits," she said.
Lady Gaga offers a congratulatory kiss to her "favorite producer," Nigel Lythgoe, as press screamed her name backstage.
Nigel Lythgoe shows off his latest accessory -- Lady Gaga's lipstick -- as he smiles for the cameras backstage. "To be presented with this award by Lady Gaga is just astounding," he gushed during his acceptance speech. "She certainly, for my money, is the most creatively talented woman in show business right now."
Michael Kenneth Williams
Boardwalk Empire's Michael Kenneth Williams is all smiles on the red carpet.
The actor starred opposite Noomi Rapace in Sweden's Millennium series -- the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo films -- which took home Emmy for TV movie/miniseries. Nyqvist and Rapace also were nominated for acting awards for their role in the trilogy, which is based on Steig Larsson's novels. The American version, directed by David Fincher and starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, hits theaters Dec. 21.
The British actress has earned rave reviews for her role in CBS' The Good Wife, which stars Julianna Margulies. Panjabi won an Emmy for her role in 2010 and was nominated again this year.
The Canadian actor, best known for his breakout role on the 1993-97 series Beverly Hills, 90210, next appears onscreen in A&E's adaptation of the Stephen King novel Bag of Bones. He also has found a successful career behind the cameras, directing episodes of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager and other TV shows.
The actress, who broke out in the 1980s in movies like The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire and Short Circuit, recently appeared in episodes of USA's Psych and in John Leguizamo's movie Fugly!
Former Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr served as one of the evening's presenters. The actress recently appeared in Brett Ratner's Tower Heist and is currently filming Love Bite and Light Years.
The talk show host got good news last month when it was announced that her syndicated talker had been renewed for another two seasons -- through 2014 -- on the Fox-owned seasons. Williams also competed on Dancing With the Stars earlier this year.