12 Shoe Picks for Best Actress Nominees at the Emmy Awards

Twelve leading ladies. Twelve pairs of standout shoes. In anticipation of the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, taking place Sept. 18 and airing on ABC, Footwear News is rounding up shoe styles perfectly suited for the nominees to make a statement.

There are six women nominated in the Drama Series category and six women for Comedy Series. The shoe choices are both elegant and bold, playing up black, silver and gold hues — to match any gown. We took into account the actresses’ red-carpet style: Are they creative or classic with their footwear choices? Many styles feature current red-carpet trends and play up glamorous touches, such as glitter, metallics and embellishments.

Here is the full list and their shoe pick to match:

• Best Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis — “How to Get Away With Murder”
Shoe Pick: Christian Louboutin galupump in gold

Emmys Best Actress Nominees 2016
Christian Louboutin Galupump
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Taraji P. Henson — “Empire”
Shoe Pick: Aquazzura crystal-embellished sandals

Aquazzura Crystal Sandals
Aquazzura crystal-embellished sandals.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

Claire Danes — “Homeland”
Shoe Pick: Paul Andrew x Lane Crawford, The Gold Collection

Paul Andrew The Gold Collection
Paul Andrew x Lane Crawford. The Gold Collection style.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Tatiana Mislay — “Orphan Black”
Shoe Pick: Sophia Webster Rosalind sandals

Sophia Webster silver metallic Rosalind sandals.
Sophia Webster silver metallic Rosalind sandals.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Keri Russell — “The Americans”
Shoe Pick: Stuart Weitzman Myex Sandals

Nicki Minaj Stuart Weitzman Sandals Met Gala 2016
Stuart Weitzman Myex sandals.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Robin Wright — “House of Cards”
Shoe Pick: Jimmy Choo mesh pumps with gold toe

Jimmy Choo Resort 2017 Shoe Collection
Jimmy Choo
CREDIT: Xavier Granet.

• Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Ellie Kemper — “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Shoe Pick: Nicholas Kirkwood strappy sandals with white touches

Nicholas Kirkwood spring 2016 shoes
Nicholas Kirkwood spring ’16 collection.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus — “Veep”
Shoe Pick: Manolo Blahnik sandals with floral details

Manolo Blahnik Xafiore sandal
Manolo Blahnik’s Xafiore sandal with floral detail.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Laurie Metcalfe — “Getting On”
Shoe Pick: Chelsea Paris pumps with ankle strap

Chelsea Paris Fall 2016 Shoes Collection
Chelsea Paris fall ’16 shoe collection.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Tracee Ellis Ross — “Black-ish”
Shoe Pick: Bionda Castana pumps with cut-out details

Bionda Castana Lana shoe
The Lana shoe
CREDIT: Courtesy photo

Amy Schumer — “Inside Amy Schumer”
Shoe Pick: Jerome Rousseau gold and black whimsical style

Jerome Rousseau Spring 2016
Jerome Rousseau spring ’16 style.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand

Lily Tomlin — “Grace and Frankie”
Shoe Pick: SJP Mary Janes

Sarah Jessica Parker Shoes SJP Collection Fall 2016
SJP Collection Dazzle mary jane.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

For more on the shoe styles we’re suggesting, click through the gallery below.

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