And we do mean literally! This was a red carpet blinding in its sparkle!
The sparkle wave was in full force at this event — and to dazzling effect. Exhibit A? Angell Conwell .
An Old Hollywood-glam Niecy Nash .
Anika Noni Rose .
Holly Robinson Peete.
Roslyn M. Brock , chair of NAACP, in liquid pewter.
A kicky, sexy turn from Regina King .
Variations on flame hues also figured prominently: see Demetria McKinney.
A gorgeous take on the peach trend from Julia Pace Mitchell .
Keshia Knight Pulliam .
Pure burgundy elegance for the ever-impeccable Viola Davis . (This is David Meister.)
And yes, white is still making a string showing — although luckily things were rather less creepily bridal than they've been in recent months. Kerry Washington , for instance, went simple, elegant and flawless in Zac Posen.
Sara Ramirez .
Miss Black USA Osas Ighodaro goes a little space-age, a lot fab.
Tatyana Ali .
On the uber-structured front, we have Amber Riley . This Jennifer Salzman isn't my favorite, but her commitment to pure glamour is unquestionable.
Kat Graham 's frock, whatever your opinion, is one of the evening's greatest risks.
Sofia Vergara , a true modern bombshell, shows the potential of an LBD.
Tia Mowry , in full-on maternity fab.
Sis Tamara in teal — which, given the runways, isn't going anywhere soon.
Kimberly Elise channels a starry night.
Teala Dunn is clearly a style star to watch!
Sandra Oh contributes a rare print, and man do we love an evening print.
And Halle Berry 's Pucci? Whether it's with awe or shock, there's only one word for it: stunning.