September 20th, 2009
07:45 PM ET
The most under-dressed actor on the red carpet may be Chevy Chase, who sported a white T-shirt and Armani tux. He called it "a new statement."
When CNN's Kara Finnstrom remarked that he "could pull it off," Chase - ever the comedian - replied "I can probably pull anything off, but it would be embarrassing." See some of the stars on the red carpet
Chase has a new sitcom on TV - "Community" - in which he plays an aging student at a community college.
Most elegant on the carpet could be actress Cicely Tyson. She is nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie, for her role in "Relative Stranger." Tyson, 75, has two Emmy trophies on her mantle already. She won in 1974 for "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" and in 1994 for "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All."
Shohreh Aghdashloo, whom many viewers may recognize from her turn on Day Four of "24," is competing against Tyson in the outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie category. She played Saddam Hussein's wife in "House of Saddam."
When she spoke to CNN on the red carpet, she revealed that her best research for the role was watching YouTube clips.
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