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EMMY NIGHT Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum on FIRE

Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum ramped up the sizzle Sunday night on the Emmy Awards red carpet that already had TV’s biggest stars talking about just how hot they were because of the extreme temperatures in Los Angeles.

Vergara wore a teal gown by Zuhair Murad with beads all over and a cutout reverse halter neckline, and Klum chose a seafoam-colored gown by Alexandre Vauthier with plunging Vs from every angle on the top and super-high slits that left very little in the middle.

They helped fuel the trend toward bright, bold color that was also worn by pregnant Claire Danes in strapless daffodil-yellow Lanvin, Julianne Moore in a long-sleeve, stretchy gown by Raf Simons for Christian Dior and Nicole Kidman in a blue-on-white-beaded gown by Antonio Berardi. All brought bona fide fashion credibility to the Nokia Theatre, even if they weren’t necessarily the favorites.

Hayden Panettiere plucked her sari-style Marchesa straight from the runway, and Ginnifer Goodwin’s flame-red-on-sheer-champagne strapless gown by Monique Lhuillier announced there’s a new generation of style stars to reckon with.

Goodwin “went out on a limb — and it could have gone wrong — but it was great,” said Stacy London, co-host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” and co-founder of Style for Hire, a personal fashion service. “It had the biggest impact on me.”

Lhuillier had a banner night with Julie Bowen’s strapless, trumpet-hem gown and Padma Lakshmi’s orange strapless dress.

Goodwin and Klum also were early favorites of Louise Roe, Glamour editor-at-large and “Fashion Star” host. She wasn’t crazy about Elisabeth Moss’ printed, peplumed Dolce & Gabbana gown, which she said had a little too much “fussy detail.”

And, Roe said, Emily VanCamp could have gone edgier than her still-lovely J. Mendel gown with pleats and hints of sexy sheer fabric. “She’s young and has a killer body — she could have played around a bit more.”

Hal Rubenstein of InStyle magazine, however, saw the beauty of VanCamp’s gown up close and — like Moore’s gown, which was Simons’ red-carpet debut for Dior — needed to be appreciated for the details. “Julianne’s will be the one to remember,” he said. “It’s a lot — and it’s a blazing, flaming color — but if you saw the dress, the construction was extraordinary.”

Moore said before the show: “I love the color. It’s so fresh.”

It didn’t hurt that she also got to wear European-cut diamond earrings, weighing in at 5 carats each, and an 8.5-carat Art Deco bracelet — both by Fred Leighton.

Vergara’s gown was over the top and not as sophisticated as some of her earlier red-carpet looks, but she has mastered a va-va-voom character and she consistently gives the audience what they want, the experts said. “If Sofia Vergara showed up in a tuxedo or a boatneck gown in sable brown, you’d be furious,” Rubenstein said.

When stars go for gowns that they seem more comfortable in, which is itself a trend, they look better, Rubenstein explained. Julianna Margulies is someone who always owns her dress and the Giambattista Valli strapless brocade floral fell into her pattern of making fashionable choices.

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EMMYs 2012 Best Quotes AND OOPS of the night

When Claire Danes won the Emmy Award for best actress in a drama on Sunday night for her work on “Homeland,” she thanked numerous individuals connected with the show. But when she got to co-star Mandy Patinkin, she was so overcome with respect that the only thing she could get out initially was, “Mandy Patinkin: holla.”

This is now, officially, one of the greatest sentences in the history of the

English language. Gawker went so far as to proclaim it the “newAngelina Jolie’s leg.”


When the Nats win a crucial game? “Mandy Patinkin: holla.” When you realize that the second season of “Homeland” begins in just one week? Oh, total “Mandy Patinkin: holla.”

All of this is a long way of saying that “Mandy Patinkin: holla” was by far the best quote of the 2012 Emmy Awards. But it was not the only repeatable line. Here’s a list of the top seven.

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7. “This is what happens when you don’t come to rehearsal.” — Seth MacFarlane

OOPS…The fact that MacFarlane said this in his Stewie voice after missing his microphone mark on the Emmy stage made this quote a bit more memorable than it might initially look.

6. “I think I just sort of bang on and hope something will dribble out.” — Julian Fellowes

The “Downton Abbey” co-creator said this during a segment on writers’ block. But taken out of context, it, um, does not sound like he’s talking about writing.

5. “I just have to say that, just looking at this thing it reminds me a little bit of the Olympics. You know, the Olympic sports in London. It doesn’t seem like much of a sport, you know, this trophy here.” — Kevin Costner

Costner said this after winning the Emmy for his work in “Hatfield & McCoys.” No one on Twitter seemed to understand what he meant by it. I am not sure Costner even knew what he meant by it.

4. “The normalese for outside lead actress in a deal are…” — Tina Fey

So this was the part where Tina Fey pretended she couldn’t read the teleprompter while presenting lead actress in a drama, and co-presenter Jon Hamm pretended to be exasperated, and viewers at home genuinely wished Fey and Hamm could read the names of all of the nominees while doing this same George-and-Gracie-style routine.

3. “I’m an atheist, and that worried me.” — Ricky Gervais

Gervais improvised this sharp quip when a voice could suddenly be heard during his presentation of the Emmy for best direction in a variety special. The voice probably came from the control room. Or, perhaps, God. Or, to dovetail on the previous entry, George Burns in “Oh, God.”

2. “Years from now, when the Earth is just a burning husk and aliens visit, they will find a box of these and they will know just how predictable these [bleeping] things can be.” — Jon Stewart

What Stewart said upon accepting the Emmy for best variety, music or comedy series for the tenth year in a row, thereby making us less fatigued of seeing “The Daily Show” win this every single year.

1. “Mandy Patinkin: holla.”

Claire Danes said it all and she said it best.

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