5 Emmy Nominees We're Excited to See on the Red Carpet

Kerry Washington - Kirsten Dunst - Taraji P. Henson - split - H - 2016
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From wild card Taraji P. Henson to the always chic Kerry Washington, this Sunday's carpet is sure to impress.

Thanks to the "Golden Age of TV," this year's Emmys red-carpet will be longer than any other in history. And you know what that means — more red-carpet gowns to admire. 

Ahead of this year's show at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Sept. 18, we've rounded up five nominees with standout style who we can't wait to see on the step-and-repeat.

Kerry Washington 

At the 'Vanity Fair' Oscar afterparty in Versace (left); at the Oscars in Versace; at the NAACP Image Awards in Victoria Beckham. (Photos: Getty Images)

Kerry Washington truly outdid herself at the 2015 Emmy Awards, hitting the red carpet in a glittering Marc Jacobs gown — a shining moment. Since then, the Scandal star, nominated this year for her work in HBO's Confirmation, has stepped up her red-carpet game in riskier ensembles with leather details and plunging necklines. With the help of stylist Erin Walsh, the actress is sure to shine on Sunday.

Kirsten Dunst

LADYLIKE: At the Cannes closing ceremony in Valentino Couture (left); at the Golden Globes in Valentino; at the Cannes premiere of 'Cafe Society' in Gucci. (Photos: Getty Images)

Hot off her run as a juror at Cannes this year, we have no doubts that Kirsten Dunst, styled by sisters Nina and Clare Hallworth, will bring her style A-game to the Emmys this year. The actress, nominated for her work on Fargo, stunned in the hottest designer labels at the festival — from Gucci to Valentino. 

Given her tight relationship with Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Dunst stars in their directorial debut, Woodshock, due out in 2017), perhaps we might see her in some of the label's newest digs? 

Viola Davis

CLASSIC: At the 2015 Emmys in Carmen Marc Valvo (left); at the 2015 SAG Awards in Zac Posen; at the 2015 Golden Globes in Marchesa. (Photos: Getty Images)

When it comes to the red carpet, Viola Davis is the definition of timeless style. Nominated for her role on Shonda Rhimes' How to Get Away With Murder, the actress truly embodies a classic, ageless fashion, often opting for Old Hollywood-inspired fit-and-flare silhouettes or off-the-shoulder looks with incredible detail. She may not be a risk-taker, but she always looks good. 

Robin Wright

At the 2014 amfAR New York Gala in Kate Sylvester (left); at the 'House of Cards' season three premiere; at the 2015 Golden Globes. (Photos: Getty Images)

The sharp elegance that Robin Wright exudes as House of Cards' Claire Underwood, her Emmy-nominated role, easily translates to the red carpet. The 50-year-old is known for her monochromatic, tailored looks — no one in Hollywood rocks a pantsuit quite like she does. 

We look forward to seeing what sophisticated ensemble Wright comes up with for this year's show with the assistance of stylist Kemal Harris.

Taraji P. Henson

At the 2015 Emmys in Alexander Wang (left); at the Golden Globes afterparty in Stella McCartney; at the Golden Globes in custom Stella McCartney. (Photos: Getty Images)

Taraji P. Henson is our red-carpet wild card. When it comes to fashion, it's impossible to pin Henson down to just one style. At last year's Emmys she wore a chain-embellished Alexander Wang gown, following it up with a chic white column gown by Stella McCartney at the Golden Globes, as well as a floor-length forest green dress this past week at TIFF. 

One thing we can be sure of? Henson never disappoints.