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And the best-dressed celebrity of the Emmys red carpet was...

Aug. 27, 2014 at 1:28 PM ET

Which celebrity won Monday night’s top honors — best-dressed? 

It was a close race, but Julia Roberts, clad in a short Elie Saab dress, took in the most votes for TODAY’s Emmys red carpet vote. “The Normal Heart” star’s beaded mini, which showcased her famous legs, was heralded as an unconventional, playful choice at an event that generally commands long evening-wear. 

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25:  Actress Julia Roberts attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 i...
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Only slightly behind was the adorable Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who came in second with a bold red custom Carolina Herrera gown. The raspberry-colored, belted style was perfectly fitted and showed off her great shoulders. No wonder Bryan Cranston couldn't keep his paws off her.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25:  Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, ...
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Third place went to the ever impeccably-dressed Kerry Washington, who opted for a strapless, citrus-hued Prada dress. The "Scandal" star kept the look modern and sexy with a high slit, showing just a bit of a dark-crystal beaded skirt, and pairing it with an effortless hairstyle and smokey eye look. (Olivia Pope can do no wrong.)

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An honorary mention goes to, of course, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Brownie points for trying, boys.

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