Emmys 2012: Downton Abbey"s Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt top best dressed list

Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt miss out on Emmy awards but top best dressed list in stunning gowns

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09:42 GMT, 24 September 2012

She might have lost out on an Emmy award at Sunday night's ceremony.

But Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery was still a winner in the style stakes as she posed on the red carpet at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old actress wowed in a midnight blue Louis Vuitton gown, which featured a sheer top and full skirt as she walked the red carpet before heading into the awards.

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Not a loser in the style stakes: Despite missing out on an award at Sunday night's Emmys, Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery wowed in her midnight blue gown

Not a loser in the style stakes: Despite missing out on an award at Sunday night's Emmys, Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery wowed in her midnight blue gown

Strong competition: While Michelle wowed in her blue dress, her Downton co-star Joanne Froggatt wore a stunning corseted gown

Strong competition: While Michelle wowed in her blue dress, her Downton co-star Joanne Froggatt wore a stunning corseted gown

Strong competition: While Michelle wowed in her blue dress, her Downton co-star Joanne Froggatt wore a stunning corseted gown

Michelle teamed her outfit with deep red lipstick, and wore her auburn hair swept back in a chic up do.

She finished off her outfit with a Jimmy Choo gold box clutch bag and Fred Leighton jewellery.

Michelle, who plays Lady Mary Crawley
in the ITV period drama, was joined on the red carpet at the awards by
her Downton co-star Joanne Froggatt, who stars as Anna Bates in the
show.

Dressed to impress: Michelle looked amazing in the gown, which featured a large bow on the back

Dressed to impress: Michelle looked amazing in the gown, which featured a large bow on the back

Dressed to impress: Michelle looked amazing in the gown, which featured a large bow on the back

Flawless: Michelle kept her make-up simple for the occasion, and wore her auburn hair swept up in a chic up do, complete with a delicate clip to hold things in place

Flawless: Michelle kept her make-up simple for the occasion, and wore her auburn hair swept up in a chic up do, complete with a delicate clip to hold things in place

In action: Michelle as Lady Mary Crawley alongside Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley

In action: Michelle as Lady Mary Crawley alongside Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley

Her fellow nominee Joanne, who was up
against Dame Maggie Smith in the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
award, opted for a chic strapless gown for the occasion, highlighting
her slim figure with a cinched in corset waist.

She accessorised her outfit by
leaving her blonde hair in loose waves around her shoulders, and carried
a sparkling clutch bag to match her heels.

But the actress' best accessory of all was her much taller fianc James Cannon, who looked dapper in a black tuxedo.

Glamour queen: Joanne, who was nominated for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, highlighted her slim figure in her simple dress

Strong competition: Joanne Froggatt, who was nominated for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, highlighted her slim figure in a corseted gown

Glamour queen: Joanne, who was nominated for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, highlighted her slim figure in her simple dress

Screen star: Joanne as Anna and Brendan Coyle as Bates in Downton

Screen star: Joanne as Anna and Brendan Coyle as Bates in Downton

The best accessory of all: Joanne was joined on the red carpet by her much taller fianc James Cannon, who looked dapper in a black tuxedo

The best accessory of all: Joanne was joined on the red carpet by her much taller fianc James Cannon, who looked dapper in a black tuxedo

All star cast: Joanne and Michelle were joined by co-stars Brendan Coyle and Hugh Bonneville as well as the show's writer Julian Fellowes

All star cast: Joanne and Michelle were joined by co-stars Brendan Coyle and Hugh Bonneville as well as the show's writer Julian Fellowes

Michelle had been up for a the Best
Actress in a Drama Series award, but missed out to Claire Danes, who
took home the gong for her role in Homeland.

However, Downton, who was up for 16 awards at the ceremony, didn't go home empty-handed.

Dame Maggie, who plays the grand Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton, beat Joanne to take home the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the show.

Here come the boys: (Left to right) Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle and Hugh Bonneville looked smart in their suits on the red carpet

Here come the boys: (Left to right) Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle and Hugh Bonneville looked smart in their suits on the red carpet

Date night: Downton creator Julian attended the awards with his wife Emma

Date night: Downton creator Julian attended the awards with his wife Emma

Winner: Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton, took home the Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series award

Winner: Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton, took home the Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series award

And while Dame Maggie did not attend
the star-studded ceremony, the show was still well-represented by the
Downton cast, which included Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle and writer Julian Fellowes.

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on 5USA at 10pm on Monday 24th September.

EMMY AWARDS 2012… AND THE WINNERS ARE

Drama Series: Homeland, Showtime

HOMELAND

Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC

MAGGIE SMITH

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS

Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland, Showtime

Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire, HBO

Comedy Series: Modern Family, ABC

MODERN FAMILY

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family, ABC

Julia Louise-Dreyfus

Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men, CBS

Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, Louie, FX Networks

Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Modern Family, ABC

Miniseries or Movie: Game Change, HBO

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change, HBO

GAME CHANGE

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX Networks

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys, History

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys, History

Kevin Costner

Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, Game Change, HBO

Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, Game Change, HBO

Tom Bergeron

Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars, ABC

Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race, CBS

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, FX Networks

Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS