These 33 Hair Looks From Emmy Nominees Are Definitely Award Worthy

This year's Emmy nominees are an incredibly talented group of actors, and their presence on the red carpet is always pretty fabulous, too! They include some of Hollywood's biggest names and red carpet favorites alongside some actresses you might not be as familiar with. Their best hair looks span from glamorous and elaborate red carpet styles to more casual, but they all have one thing in common: they're inspiring some serious hair envy in us! While we wait to see what everyone wears to the 2019 ceremony, we've rounded up some of the updos, braids, blowouts, and more from this year's nominees so you can get excited about what's to come — keep reading to get inspired by their style!

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Robin Wright at the Emmy Awards in 2016
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Robin Wright at the Emmy Awards in 2016

This piecey, asymmetrical short look was perfect for Wright. It was equal parts glam and edgy, just like her!

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Jodie Comer at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards in 2017
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Jodie Comer at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards in 2017

Comer took a little inspiration from her royal role in The White Princess with this elaborate braided crown.

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Mandy Moore at the This Is Us Season 2 Premiere in 2017
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Mandy Moore at the This Is Us Season 2 Premiere in 2017

Moore has been in the spotlight for the past couple of decades. One of the biggest parts of her style staying power is her timeless look, as seen here with a simple but elegant wavy hairstyle.

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Viola Davis at the Celebration of Female Oscar Nominees in 2018
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Viola Davis at the Celebration of Female Oscar Nominees in 2018

Her How to Get Away With Murder character is endlessly sleek, but Davis herself embraces her stunning natural curls, like at this event, where her glossy hair was set off even more by statement earrings.

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Sandra Oh at the Golden Globes in 2019
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Sandra Oh at the Golden Globes in 2019

As both a nominee (and eventual winner!) and a host at the Golden Globes, Oh brought her own twist on Hollywood glam during the 2019 Golden Globes. This sculpted, off-center, wavy look took some Old Hollywood elegance and put a modern spin on it.

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Emilia Clarke at the Time 100 Gala in 2019
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Emilia Clarke at the Time 100 Gala in 2019

After years of seeing her with Daenerys's blond hair on Game of Thrones, it was a welcome and fabulous change to see Clarke trying out a sleek, vintage-esque bob in her natural chestnut brunette.

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Laura Linney at the Tony Awards in 2019
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Laura Linney at the Tony Awards in 2019

Sometimes, simplicity is best! Linney's style at the Tony Awards was straightforward, sideswept, and wavy, just right for letting her statement gown take the spotlight.

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Christina Applegate at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards in 2014
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Christina Applegate at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards in 2014

Applegate was the picture of elegance with this low bun and face-framing, sideswept pieces.

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Catherine O'Hara at AOL Build Series in 2017
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Catherine O'Hara at AOL Build Series in 2017

It may not be as crazy or elaborate as one of Moira Rose's wigs, but O'Hara's loose, casual style here is proof that legends don't need fancy hairstyles to look amazing!

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the HBO Post Emmy Awards Reception in 2017
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the HBO Post Emmy Awards Reception in 2017

We have some serious hair envy when it comes to Louis-Dreyfus, and this style is the perfect example: nothing fancy, just some glossy tousled curls that looked effortlessly gorgeous.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2018
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2018

Waller-Bridge took a stand for curly girls everywhere with this stylish, short curly look.

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Rachel Brosnahan at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2019
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Rachel Brosnahan at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2019

It's surprisingly tricky to pull off sleek, pin-straight hair, but we shouldn't be surprised that the always-stylish Brosnahan made this simple style look incredibly glamorous.

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Natasha Lyonne at the Met Gala in 2019
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Natasha Lyonne at the Met Gala in 2019

Lyonne's sculpted, quasi-futuristic look might have been a far cry from her usual curls, but the bold, avant-garde look proved she can shake things up in a fun way.

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Aunjanue Ellis at a Vanity Fair and Tiffany & Co. Event in 2016
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Aunjanue Ellis at a Vanity Fair and Tiffany & Co. Event in 2016

With a curly half-up, half-down style, Ellis looked uniquely stylish at this high-fashion event.

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Michelle Williams at the BAFTAs in 2017
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Michelle Williams at the BAFTAs in 2017

Williams has been the queen of short hair for years now, but this sleek, simple look was one of her best, proving elegant simplicity is often the way to go.

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Patricia Arquette at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in 2017
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Patricia Arquette at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in 2017

Who says braid crowns are just for Instagram influencers? Arquette rocked a thin, glossy crown braid at this 2017 event.

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Niecy Nash at the Essence Festival in 2018
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Niecy Nash at the Essence Festival in 2018

Nash's faux-fascinator look at the Essence Festival made her stand out with her unique, bold sense of style and glamour.

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Amy Adams at the Oscars in 2019
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Amy Adams at the Oscars in 2019

Adams is always a red carpet fave, but she's often the most stunning with long, flowing hair that reminds us all of her Disney princess roots.

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Joey King at The Act's Press Conference in 2019
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Joey King at The Act's Press Conference in 2019

Who says the best hair looks are always long or complicated? King's pixie cut only needed a tiny clip to be perfectly polished.

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Lena Headey at the Emmys in 2015
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Lena Headey at the Emmys in 2015

With a choppy, brunette bob, Headey looked every bit a queen of the red carpet.

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Maisie Williams at the European Premiere of Mary Poppins Returns in 2018
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Maisie Williams at the European Premiere of Mary Poppins Returns in 2018

With Game of Thrones wrapped, Williams took the chance to go as far from Arya Stark as possible with this bold, cotton-candy hair and blunt bangs.

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Fiona Shaw at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in 2019
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Fiona Shaw at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in 2019

The bold, burgundy hue to Shaw's hair was a brilliant choice that let her truly stand out.

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Gwendoline Christie at the Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere in 2019
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Gwendoline Christie at the Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere in 2019

We're so used to seeing Christie as short-haired, practical Brienne, but this tousled, runway-ready hairstyle was full-on glam.

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Sophie Turner at an X-Men: Dark Phoenix Photocall in 2019
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Sophie Turner at an X-Men: Dark Phoenix Photocall in 2019

Turner brought a sleek, mod look with this deluxe high pony, perfectly complemented by her high collar and large hoop earrings.

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Sarah Goldberg at the Olivier Awards in 2011
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Sarah Goldberg at the Olivier Awards in 2011

For the UK's biggest night of theater, Goldberg took a classic low pony and transformed it with an attention-grabbing swoop.

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Anna Chlumsky at the Emmys in 2015
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Anna Chlumsky at the Emmys in 2015

Chlumsky put her own twist on the classic updo with an intricate, woven style for the 2015 Emmys.

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Olivia Colman at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2019
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Olivia Colman at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2019

Colman has been rocking the short hair for a while now, and honestly, she's never looked more fantastic!

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Marin Hinkle at the SAG Awards in 2019
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Marin Hinkle at the SAG Awards in 2019

Hinkle's loose, asymmetrical waves and perfect highlights were absolutely classic.

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Sian Clifford at the TCA Press Tour in 2019
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Sian Clifford at the TCA Press Tour in 2019

Clifford is proof positive that the best looks can be the simplest: her smooth, straightforward hairstyle let her makeup and fabulous crushed velvet suit shine.

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Kate McKinnon at the UK Premiere of Yesterday in 2019
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Kate McKinnon at the UK Premiere of Yesterday in 2019

Short hair really suits SNL's McKinnon, who rocked this loose, short look on the red carpet.

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Betty Gilpin at Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Bash in 2019
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Betty Gilpin at Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Bash in 2019

We wish our high, messy buns were as pristine as Gilpin's!