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This time last year at the 2020 Emmy Awards, Zendaya made history from home as the youngest recipient of a best actress in a drama award, Schitt’s Creek positively dominated, and Jimmy Kimmel made pandemic-related jokes from an almost-empty Staples Center in Downtown L.A. The 2021 Emmys mark the return of an IRL red carpet for television’s biggest night. The shows that made an impact last year took on new meaning during the global pandemic—in many ways, TV became a comfort and a coping mechanism for everyone who felt lost amid Covid-19. (We at W felt so indebted to television shows for holding us over during the most stressful of times, we decided to pay homage to our favorite shows in last year’s TV Portfolio—then did it again for 2021.) Red carpets are back—and that means some seriously flashy red carpet fashion. From Michaela Coel in a dazzling lime-green Christopher John Rogers gown to Emma Corrin bringing avant-garde haute couture to Los Angeles, here are our favorite looks from the Emmys.