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Emmy Nods Are In: Do These Actresses Have Better Style In Character, or on the Red Carpet?

All red carpet photos via Getty
All red carpet photos via Getty

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Emmy nominations rolled out today, and we're excited to see that some of our favorite shows and our favorite-est leading ladies (yeah we did) made the cut in the comedy category.

In honor of the occasion, we've pulled together the seven noms' red carpet looks vis-a-vis their on-screen style. Sometimes the transformation is total (who is that Liz Lemon imposter?) and sometimes a show's character is just an equally adorable version of the actress's personality (Sup, Zooey Deschanel?). Enjoy, after the jump.

Lena Dunham, above, was nominated for her role at Hannah on HBO's breakout series Girls. Sadly, whoever picked out Hannah's shoes definitely didn't do as great a job as Hamish Bowles did.

Tina Fey was nominated for her role as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock. As it turns out, both ladies like long, drape-y things.

Amy Poehler was nominated for her role on Parks & Recreation. Is is just us, or did her hair at last year's Met Gala take some inspiration from Leslie Knope's hard hat?

Julia Louis Dreyfus, who is looking rather sultry at right, was nominated for her role on Veep. Selina Meyer, however, could never do the sexy thing. Politics, nah' mean?

Zooey Deschanel was nominated for her role as Jess Day on The New Girl. Zooey and Jess: Yup, the same adorable person.

And speaking of adorable, here's Molly—er—Melissa McCarthy, who was nominated for Mike & Molly.

Edie Falco was nominated for her role as Jackie Peyton, RN, on Nurse Jackie. Falco also proves that anything is an upgrade from scrubs.

· Here's What the Funniest Girls in America Wore to the Golden Globes Last Night [Racked]
· Hamish Bowles Made Lena Dunham Change into the Pink Pumps She Wore to the Met Gala [Racked]
· All Emmy Coverage [Racked]