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By Rebekah Lowin

When it comes to outfits that make us swoon with delight, awards season never disappoints.

But the Tony Awards are really special. After all, how can a group of theatrical people who play dress up for a living (and eight times a week, at that) fail to inspire?

Still, pretty dresses weren't the main focus of this year's show. The hosts, actors and nominees involved all paid tributeto the victims of the recent shooting in Orlando. From James Corden's opening message ("You are not on your own") to Lin-Manuel Miranda's best score acceptance speech ("Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside").

Their point — and perhaps the point of the entire evening — was to demonstrate that Americans cannot be scared into losing what brings us joy, whether that's fashion, art, dance or song.

RELATED: Stars turn Tony Awards into moving Orlando tribute

With that in mind, TODAY Style rounded up our favorite red carpet outfits below for your viewing pleasure and to honor these stars who delight us with their talent and charm.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams arrives at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York.Charles Sykes / AP

Stark and classic white with a swooping V-neck made Williams' dress choice a stellar one.

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan speaks onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.Theo Wargo / Getty Images

Ryan's long, nude, sparkling dress had people buzzing — along with her seemingly new look.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Nyong'o went for a blooming, floral dress and sported the season's hottest trend: off-the-shoulder sleeves.

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Liu opted for a summery yellow stunner with a deep-V neckline and embroidered details.

Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba arrives at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York.Charles Sykes / AP

The "Orange is the New Black" star stunned in a vibrant blue hue.

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

A sleek, feminine ensemble kept Ronan looking youthful and fresh Sunday night.

Rose Byrne

Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne
Bobby Cannavale (L) and Rose Byrne attend 70th Annual Tony Awards - Arrivals at Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

The actress went for a daringly unique, open-shouldered dress in the bold color combo of red and black.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.Larry Busacca / Getty Images

The man behind the greatest moment of the night looked dapper in a classic black tux.

Keri Russell

Keri Russell
Keri Russell arrives at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York.Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Russell, the original "Waitress," looked anything but blue-collar in this dazzling red sheath.

Judith Light

Judith Light
Judith Lightarrives at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York.Charles Sykes / AP

Leave it to Light to bring the drama in a sweeping black head-turner with a sheer overlay, high neckline and side train.

Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Best dressed of the evening? We'd say so. Krakowski may be a funny girl, but she looked seriously stunning Sunday night.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal arrives at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York.Charles Sykes / AP

Gyllenhall may have just brought back the double-breasted suit ... and it turns out he can sing, too. What more could we ask for?

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Glenn Close

Glenn Close
Glenn Close attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Close looked fabulous and regal in her floor-length scarlet number (creating quite the crimson trend).

Diane Lane

Diane Lane
Diane Lane arrives at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York.Charles Sykes / AP

Lane had fun with her outfit, the funky pattern of which was rivaled only by the elaborate costumes up on stage.

Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks
Danielle Brooks attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Representing "The Color Purple," Brooks stayed in the purple-blue spectrum with this gorgeous, off-the-shoulder stunner.

Clare Danes

Claire Danes
Claire Danes arrives at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York.Charles Sykes / AP

In a navy dress just shy of midnight black, Danes — as always — turned heads.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett arrives for the American Theatre Wing's 70th annual Tony Awards in New York, U.S., June 12, 2016.ANDREW KELLY / Reuters

We're not sure we'd be daring enough to pull of this multi-tiered look, but Blanchett, on the other hand, can wear just about anything.

Allison Williams

Allison Williams
Allison Williams attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Everyone's favorite "Girl" went for a menswear-inspired look last night and looked futuristic and flawless.