2009 Emmy Awards

2009 Emmy Awards
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 20, 2009

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The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards were held last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and some of Black Hollywood’s finest were on hand to mark television’s big night. Vanessa Williams, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Ugly Betty,” looked regal on the red carpet.

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“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan was in the building. The actor and comedian was among the nominees for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. “30 Rock” took home the honors for Best Comedy Series.

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Omar Epps, who stars in Fox’s critically acclaimed medical drama “House,” arrives on the red carpet in style.

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LL Cool J, who was on hand to present an award at the ceremony, stars in CBS’ new “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

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Legendary actress Cicely Tyson represented on the red carpet.

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Actress and author Victoria Rowell, who is rumored to reprise her role on the daytime soap “The Young & the Restless,” brought a touch of patriotism to the red carpet.

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Chandra Wilson is all smiles on the red carpet. The TV star was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series for her role on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

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Actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, who stars in Fox’s new “Brothers” opposite Michael Strahan and CCH Pounder, arrives at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

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“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes works the star-studded red carpet.

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Expecting power couple Seal and Heidi Klum are a staple on the Emmys red carpet. Klum hosts Lifetime’s “Project Runway.”