Best actress in a comedy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus looked a bit pinched in a tight Carolina Herrera
Christina Hendricks donned a gaudy, one-shoulder Marchesa with yards and yards of draping fabric, loud floral embroidery at the waist and a plunging neckline.
Julia Roberts, at 46, had fashion observers near speechless as she showed off her legs in a bubbly beaded mini in deep blue.
Keke Palmer, of The Trip To Bountiful, wowed in a blue cobalt trumpet-shaped gown from Rubin Singer. Layers of fabric skimmed the gown, and a structured strapless bodice was cut in a deep V.
Hayden Panettiere (who announced she’s expecting a girl) lovingly stroked her belly in a metallic fitted gown.
Amanda Peet, pregnant with her third child, was in an empire-waisted floral.
Kerry Washington bucked the colour trend in a fitted bright orange Prada with a high split, beaded front pleats and dark sparkle peeking out from underneath.
Lena Dunham also went against trend in an awkward pink confection.
Sofia Vergara, always a red carpet stunner, went for a more classic look in a fitted white Roberto Cavalli gown with a space age-y bodice that showed less of her cleavage than usual.
Allison Janney, who won best supporting actress in a comedy for her Mum role, looked anything but – her velvet magenta gown seriously hugged her in all the right places.
Taylor Schilling and her Orange Is The New Black crew walked early – Schilling dressed in a lighter-than-air, pale halter gown with subtle sparkle.
Fellow cast member Uzo Aduba went for strapless red.
Laverne Cox, another of the show’s co-stars, chatted on the carpet in a caped, white gown by one her favorite designers, Marc Bouwer. Fred Leighton diamonds were sewn into the dress that sported a chest-baring neckline.
Robin Wright decided against a dress altogether. She wore a Ralph Lauren Collection custom silk jumpsuit in cream with a tuxedo-style front and wide open back to her waist.
Kit Harington of Game Of Thrones represented early for the men, wearing a serious scowl like his character and sporting a top-knot.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, of Modern Family, showed up in a black double-breasted suit.