Laverne Cox stuns in fluffy and frilly Monsoori dress on Emmy Awards red carpet... as she vies for Guest Actress In a Drama Series

Laverne Cox was the picture of elegance and grace as she stepped onto the Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday afternoon.

The 47-year-old actress is up for Guest Actress In a Drama Series for her performance as Sophia Burset in the seventh and final season of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.

She is going up against Cherry Jones from The Handmaid's Tale, Jessica Lange from American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Phylicia Rashad from This Is Us from Cicely Tyson from How To Get Away With Murder and Carice van Houten from Game of Thrones.

Simply stunning: Laverne Cox was the picture of elegance and grace as she stepped onto the Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday afternoon

 Simply stunning: Laverne Cox was the picture of elegance and grace as she stepped onto the Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday afternoon

Cox looked stunning in a Monsoori off-shoulder dress with a sleek black top and a fluffy white dress that fell to the ground.

She also carried a rainbow-colored Edie Parker clutch that had special significance and wore dazzling Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

She also revealed on her red carpet interview with E! that she was attending the awards ceremony with Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), her date for the night.

Dynamic duo: She also revealed on her red carpet interview with E! that she was attending the awards ceremony with Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), her date for the night

Dynamic duo: She also revealed on her red carpet interview with E! that she was attending the awards ceremony with Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), her date for the night

Laverne: The actress revealed why she brought Chase as her date, to spread awareness about an upcoming significant date, October 8, Title VII, Supreme Court, which was on her clutch

Laverne: The actress revealed why she brought Chase as her date, to spread awareness about an upcoming significant date, October 8, Title VII, Supreme Court, which was on her clutch

Laverne's dress: Cox looked stunning in a Monsoori off-shoulder dress with a sleek black top and a fluffy white dress that fell to the ground

Laverne's dress: Cox looked stunning in a Monsoori off-shoulder dress with a sleek black top and a fluffy white dress that fell to the ground

The actress revealed why she brought Chase as her date, to spread awareness about an upcoming significant date, October 8, Title VII, Supreme Court, which was on her clutch.

'October 8, everyone should be aware that the administration is asking the Supreme Court to make it legal to fire workers just because they are LGBTQ,' Strangio said.

'This is actually gonna transform the lives of LGBTQ people and people who are not LGBTQ,' Strangio added. 'We really need to show up on October 8 and pay attention because our lives are really on the line.

Cox added that she wants 'everyone to tell their friends and family about this case, #RiseUpOctober8.'

When red carpet interviewer Giuliana Rancic added that the best part of her job and Laverne's job is to use the platform they have to spread awareness, Cox said she thought that was a reason why she earned her third Emmy nomination.

'When I got my Emmy nomination this year, my third one, I was like this is weird. I thought there has to be a bigger reason, and I thought maybe it's about this case,' Cox said.

Platform: When red carpet interviewer Giuliana Rancic added that the best part of her job and Laverne's job is to use the platform they have to spread awareness, Cox said she thought that was a reason why she earned her third Emmy nomination

Platform: When red carpet interviewer Giuliana Rancic added that the best part of her job and Laverne's job is to use the platform they have to spread awareness, Cox said she thought that was a reason why she earned her third Emmy nomination

Case: 'When I got my Emmy nomination this year, my third one, I was like this is weird. I thought there has to be a bigger reason, and I thought maybe it's about this case,' Cox said

Case: 'When I got my Emmy nomination this year, my third one, I was like this is weird. I thought there has to be a bigger reason, and I thought maybe it's about this case,' Cox said

'Maybe it's about raising awareness so that everyone knows our lives are in danger,' Cox added. 

'A lot of people aren't talking about this case and it has implications for the LGBTQ community but it has implications for women and anyone who doesn't conform to someone else's idea of how you should be a man or a woman or both or neither.'

Cox is coming off the seven-season run of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, and she also starred in the recent movie Can You Keep a Secret?

She has three movies in post-production, Bad Hair from Dear White People creator Justin Simien, Promising Young Woman with Carey Mulligan and Jolt with Kate Beckinsale.

Raising awareness: 'Maybe it's about raising awareness so that everyone knows our lives are in danger,' Cox added

Raising awareness: 'Maybe it's about raising awareness so that everyone knows our lives are in danger,' Cox added

Implications: 'A lot of people aren't talking about this case and it has implications for the LGBTQ community but it has implications for women and anyone who doesn't conform to someone else's idea of how you should be a man or a woman or both or neither'

Implications: 'A lot of people aren't talking about this case and it has implications for the LGBTQ community but it has implications for women and anyone who doesn't conform to someone else's idea of how you should be a man or a woman or both or neither'

PRIMETIME EMMY WINNERS 2019 - KEY CATEGORIES

DRAMA SERIES: 

Better Call Saul

Bodyguard

Game of Thrones - WINNER

Killing Eve

Ozark

Pose

Succession 

This is Us

COMEDY SERIES:

Barry

Fleabag - WINNER

The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Russian Doll 

Schitt's Creek

Veep

ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:

Jason Bateman - Ozark

Sterling K. Brown - This is Us

Kit Harington - Game of Thrones

Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul

Billy Porter - Pose - WINNER

Milo Ventimiglia - This is Us

Billy Porter became the first openly gay black man to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for Pose

Billy Porter became the first openly gay black man to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for Pose

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES: 

Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul

Giancarlo Esposito - Better Call Saul

Alfie Allen - Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones - WINNER

Michael Kelly - House of Cards

Chris Sullivan - This is Us

ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:

Emilia Clarke - Game of Thrones

Robin Wright - House of Cards

Jodie Comer - Killing Eve - WINNER

Sandra Oh - Killing Eve

Laura Linney - Ozark

Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder

Mandy Moore - This Is Us

Jodie Comer won Best Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve

Jodie Comer won Best Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES: 

Gwendoline Christie - Game of Thrones

Julia Garner - Ozark - WINNER

Lena Headey - Game of Thrones

Fiona Shaw - Killing Eve

Sophie Turner - Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams - Game of Thrones

ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES: 

Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

Natasha Lyonne - Russian Doll

Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag - WINNER

Christina Applegate - Dead to Me

Catherine O'Hara - Schitt's Creek

Bill Hader won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row

Bill Hader won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row

ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES: 

Anthony Anderson - Black-ish

Don Cheadle - Black Monday

Ted Danson - The Good Place

Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader - Barry - WINNER

Eugene Levy - Schitt's Creek

Alex Borstein (right) won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Alex Borstein (right) won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:

Anthony Carrigan - Barry

Stephen Root - Barry

Henry Winkler - Barry

Alan Arkin - The Kominsky Method

Tony Shalhoub - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Tony Hale - Veep

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:

Sarah Goldberg - Barry

Sian Clifford - Fleabag

Olivia Colman - Fleabag

Betty Gilpin - GLOW

Alex Borstein - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Marin Hinkle - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky - Veep 

ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: 

Mahershala Ali - True Detective

Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal 

Benicio Del Toro - Escape at Dannemora

Jared Harris - Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome - When They See Us - WINNER

Sam Rockwell - Fosse/Verdon

SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:

Stellan Skarsgard -  Chernobyl

Paul Dano - Escape at Dannemora

Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal

Asante Blackk - When They See Us

John Leguizamo - When They See Us

Michael K. Williams - When They See Us 

LIMITED SERIES:

Chernobyl  - WINNER

Escape at Dannemora

Fosse/Verdon

When They See Us

Sharp Objects

Chernobyl won the coveted Best Limited Series for HBO

Chernobyl won the coveted Best Limited Series for HBO

TELEVISION MOVIE:

Black Mirror

Bandersnatch - WINNER

Brexit

Deadwood 

King Lear

My Dinner with Herve

VARIETY TALK SERIES:

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - WINNER

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES: 

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman

Saturday Night Live - WINNER

Who Is America?

RuPaul's Drag Race won Best Reality-Competition Program

RuPaul's Drag Race won Best Reality-Competition Program

STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM: 

Antiques Roadshow 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Queer Eye - WINNER

Shark Tank

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Who Do You Think You Are?

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM:

Born This Way

Deadliest Catch

Life Below Zero

RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked

Somebody Feed Phil

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell - WINNER

REALITY- COMPETITION PROGRAM: 

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

RuPaul's Drag Race - WINNER

Top Chef

The Voice

Nailed It 

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: 

Luke Kirby - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Rufus Sewell - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Adam Sandler - Saturday Night Live

John Mulaney - Saturday Night Live

Matt Damon - Saturday Night Live

Robert De Niro - Saturday Night Live

Peter MacNicol - Veep

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Fiona Shaw - Fleabag

Kristin Scott Thomas - Fleabag

Maya Rudolph - The Good Place

Jane Lynch - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - WINNER

Emma Thompson - Saturday Night Live

Sandra Oh - Saturday Night Live

GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:

Michael Angarano - This Is Us

Ron Cephas Jones - This Is Us

Michael McKean - Better Call Saul

Kumail Nanjiani - The Twilight Zone

Glynn Turman - How To Get Away With Murder

Bradley Whitford - The Handmaid's Tale - WINNER

GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:

Laverne Cox - Orange Is the New Black 

Cherry Jones - The Handmaid's Tale - WINNER

Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Phylicia Rashad - This Is Us

Cicely Tyson - How To Get Away With Murder

Carice van Houten - Game of Thrones

Michelle Williams won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Michelle Williams won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:

Amy Adams - Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora

Aunjanue Ellis - When They See Us

Joey King - The Act 

Niecy Nash - When They See Us

Michelle Williams - Fosse/Verdon - WINNER

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: 

Patricia Arquette - The Act - WINNER

Marsha Stephanie Blake - When They See Us

Patricia Clarkson - Sharp Objects

Vera Farmiga - When They See Us

Margaret Qualley - Fosse/Verdon

Emily Watson - Chernobyl    

Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for The Act

Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for The Act

 

Laverne Cox stuns in fluffy and frilly Monsoori dress on Emmy Awards red carpet

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