The 8 Emmy Nominees We Can't Wait to See on the Red Carpet

6:08 PM 7/13/2017

by Sam Reed

Donald Glover, Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton included.

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The announcement of the 2017 Emmy nominations caused quite a stir in the entertainment world when they were announced on Thursday morning, but the one thing that was on our mind was the red carpet. 

Here, the eight most stylish nominees whose looks we can't wait to see come September 17. 


  • Donald Glover

    Donald Glover has always been dashing, but he truly stole our hearts when he arrived at the 2017 Golden Globes in a brown velvet Gucci tuxedo with an oversize bow tie. 

    Working with stylist Ilaria Urbinati, who is also responsible for the sharp red carpet styles of Tom Hiddleston and Rami Malek, Glover has managed to continuously surprise and delight wherever he goes, and we're certainly stoked to see what he'll bring to the Emmys this September. 

    The musician/actor is nominated for best actor in a comedy series for his role as Earn on Atlanta (the show he created that is also nominated for best comedy series and best writing for a comedy series). He is up against Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Zach Galifianakis (Baskets), William H. Macy (Shameless) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) for the award. 

  • Nicole Kidman

    After a brief hiatus from the red carpet scene, Nicole Kidman has returned guns ablazin', rocking everything from a sequined parrot Gucci gown at the SAG Awards, to an ethereal Carolina Herrera dress (above left) at the Los Angeles premiere of The Beguiled

    Thanks to her stylist, Julia von Boehm, she floats easily between long-sleeve lace gowns (from the likes of Alexander McQueen and Erdem) and edgier ensembles, like the all-black feather-embellished Chanel ensemble (above right) she wore with a slick top knot at the amfAR Gala at Cannes. 

    Kidman is nominated for best actress in a limited series or television movie her role as Celeste in Big Little Lies. She is up against Jessica Lange (Feud), Susan Sarandon (Feud), Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies), Carrie Coon (Fargo) and Felicity Huffman (American Crime) for the award.

  • Tracee Ellis Ross

    When it comes to taking red carpet risks, there's no ensemble too flashy, too embellished or too avant-garde for Tracee Ellis Ross. With the help of power stylist Karla Welch, Ross always manages to make a statement when she hits the step-and-repeat. 

    Thanks to her wide range of past looks — including a bright red belted Jenny Packham gown with feathered sleeves (above center) and a safari-ready khaki Michael Kors pantsuit (above right) — we never know quite what we'll get when the Black-ish actress steps on the carpet, but we know it'll be something to talk about. 

    Ross is nominated for best actress in a comedy series for her role as Rainbow on Black-ish. She is up against Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Allison Janney (Mom), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) for the award.

  • Riz Ahmed

    Riz Ahmed is one of Hollywood's breakout stars of the past year, and has unofficially earned the title of the "internet's boyfriend" — with good reason. 

    The star of The Night Of knows the power of a well-fitted suit, and has consistently wowed on the red carpet in tailored-to-a-tee tuxes by Dior Homme (above left), Prada (above center) and Ermenegildo Zegna Couture (above right). Stylist Ilaria Urbinati has an amazing eye for choosing the perfect shade — from midnight blue to camel — to complement his warm complexion. 

    Ahmed is nominated for best actor in a limited series or television movie for his role as Nasir Khan in The Night Of. He is up against Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: The Lying Detective), Robert de Niro (The Wizard of Lies), Ewan McGregor (Fargo), Geoffrey Rush (Genius) and John Turturro (The Night Of) for the award.

  • Evan Rachel Wood

    It's probably safe to bet that Evan Rachel Wood will arrive at the Emmys red carpet in a suit. But the predictability of the actress' ensemble ends there. 

    Wood has worn nearly every pantsuit style under the sun, from bright red and blue hues, to options with flared pants with sexy low-cut blazers, to a traditional tuxedo with tied up to her neck (above center). 

    "I wanted women and girls to know that it isn't a requirement [to wear a dress]," Wood told E! on the Golden Globes red carpet of her decision to wear suits almost exclusively.

    Wood is nominated for best actress in a drama series for her role as Dolores on Westworld. She is up against Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale), Claire Foy (The Crown), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) and Keri Russell (The Americans) for the award. 

  • Thandie Newton

    Thandie Newton does subtle drama like no other. 

    For Newton and her stylist, Erin Walsh, it's all about the details, which is likely a reason the pair returned to Schiaparelli couture for both the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (above center) and the SAG Awards (above right). The dark horse embellishments on the skirt of her SAG Awards ensemble added a playful touch to a dress with a crisp silhouette, making for a double take-worthy look. 

    Newton is nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series for her role as Maeve in Westworld. She is up against Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale), Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale) and Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) for the award. 

  • Elisabeth Moss

    She may only be wearing her red robes for her role as Offred on The Handmaid's Tale, but in real life, Elisabeth Moss loves to mix it up. 

    With the help of Karla Welch, Moss always looks chic, preferring simpler ensembles with just a touch of whimsy — think a white tulle Oscar de la Renta gown paired with black moto jacket (above left) or an LBD with a bold lip and funky shoe (above right). 

    Moss is nominated for best actress in a drama series for her role on The Handmaid's Tale. She is up against Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), Claire Foy (The Crown), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) and Keri Russell (The Americans) for the award.

  • Millie Bobby Brown

    Millie Bobby Brown seems to have the whole country wrapped around her little finger — the fashion world included. 

    The beloved 13-year-old actress has already landed an endorsement deal as one of the faces of Raf Simons' Calvin Klein, and has master stylist Karla Welch in her corner, too.

    After bursting onto the scene with last summer's hit, Stranger Things, Brown has already worn ensembles by Valentino, Armani (above center) and Jenny Packham (above right). It was the styling of her Calvin Klein By Appointment white dress with matching white cowboy boots (above left) at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, however, that showed she's got a serious fashion edge. 

    Brown is nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series for her role as Eleven on Stranger Things. She is up against Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale), Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale) and Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) for the award.