Tonight marks the 72nd annual Emmy Awards, the first award show of its kind since the pandemic took hold. Sure, there were the MTV Video Music Awards, which were broadcast live from multiple rooftops around New York City last month and were a success, but it’s the Emmys that are television’s most anticipated event. That said, tonight’s semi-virtual event — which will include Jimmy Kimmel hosting in an empty theatre and videographers dispatched to the winners for acceptance speeches — will be marked “TBD” until the credits roll around 11pm EST. One thing we were worried about was the lack of an Emmys red carpet, which for many viewers, is more important than the show itself. But, as proven by the looks we’ve already seen, just because the night’s fashion won’t look as what we’ve grown accustomed to at the last 72 Emmys, doesn’t mean that it won’t prevail. 

Instead, tonight’s nominees — including Zendaya for Euphoria; Issa Rae for Insecure; Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sandra Oh, and Jodie Comer for Killing Eve; Tracee Ellis Ross for black-ish; and more — will be (fingers crossed) greeted at home by camera crews upon their names being called. And if we’ve learned anything from their past trips down the Emmys red carpet, none of the above will settle for just okay looks for the occasion. Whether that means silky pajamas or couture gowns, only time will tell. 

Ahead, find out what the stars of your favorite TV shows chose for the (very different) 2020 Emmys.

Zendaya in Christopher John Rogers

Red carpet or no, Zendaya wasn’t going to miss a chance to show up on Emmys night in a standout look. While we wait for more looks — according to the Euphoria star’s Instagram, this is just the first one — we’ll be basking in the glory of this Christopher John Rogers masterpiece.

Regina King in Schiaparelli

Though we didn’t get the chance to see Watchmen star and Oscar winner Regina King walk the red carpet in a royal blue Schiaparelli gown as she hinted to on E!, what we did get was even better: A fuchsia suit from the same designer, which King wore over top of a black T-shirt that says, “Say Her Name” on it and features an image of Breonna Taylor.  Photographed by Refinery29/Courtesy of E!

H.E.R. in Custom Vera Wang

Last year, designer Vera Wang dressed Taraji P. Henson, Christina Applegate, and, of course, Zendaya for the Emmys. This year? Wang designed a custom fuchsia qipao-inspired dress and matching pant set, both of which include neon orange piping, for musician H.E.R., who is giving a “very emotional” performance tonight, according to her E! interview.

Yvonne Orji in Azzi & Osta

In addition to dressing Laverne Cox and Erin Lim for the 2020 Emmys, Azzi & Osta also put together Insecure star Yvonne Orji’s one-shoulder burgundy gown, which she’s wearing to celebrate her first Emmy nomination at a small, yet very “extra” party on location in Atlanta.

Jameela Jamil in Markarian

The Good Place star Jameela Jamil stuck to the dress code — “come as you are, but make an effort!” — pairing a casual pajama set with a rainbow sequin dressing gown courtesy of Markarian.

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