This year’s Emmy red carpet was like a shinny new bruise – blue, black and lots of bling.

Despite some pops of pink and white washes, dark colors danced across the carpet and Nokia Theater stage. Eva Longoria stunned in a black strapless Robert Rodriguez gown decorated with rosettes. Jane Krakowski and Lea Michele opted for navy numbers – Jane glowing in a black and navy textured, belted one-shoulder Escada and Lea in a sweat-heart neck, strapless Oscar de la Renta with cascading ruffles.

Eva Longoria in Robert Rodriguez

Jane Krakowski in Escada

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta

Shimmer and sparkle seductively glowed on the Emmy red carpet. From Claire Danes’ nude curve-hugging Armani Prive to Anna Paquin’s black and gold gladiator-inspired Alexander McQueen to Maria Menounos’ revealing Swarski crystal adorned Ralph & Russo.

Claire Danes in Armani Prive

Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen

Maria Menounos in Ralph and Russo

Overall, the Emmy’s had the good, the bad and the bruised.