Ava DuVernay dazzles in sequin plum gown at the 50th International Emmy Awards in New York

Ava DuVernay dazzles in sequin plum gown as she leads the stars at the 50th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton

Ava DuVernay dazzled as she hit the red carpet at the 50th International Emmy Awards held at the New York Hilton on Monday.

The When They See Us director, 50, was the epitome of glitz and glamour in a spectacular plum sequin gown that was cinched in at the waist.

The awards will honor excellence in television programs that were originally produced and aired outside the United States.

Shimmering: Ava DuVernay dazzled as she hit the red carpet at the 50th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton on Monday

Shimmering: Ava DuVernay dazzled as she hit the red carpet at the 50th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton on Monday

DuVernay accessorized her sophisticated look with a silver clutch and gold dangling earrings. 

The filmmaker wore her dark tresses in a high bun and drew attention to her magnetic eyes with dark eyeliner and dramatic lashes.

Ava is set to receive the International Emmy Founders Award from Blair Underwood during the ceremony. 

Glitz and glamour: The When They See Us director, 50, was the epitome of glitz and glamour in a spectacular plum sequin gown that was cinched in at the waist

Glitz and glamour: The When They See Us director, 50, was the epitome of glitz and glamour in a spectacular plum sequin gown that was cinched in at the waist

Sophisticated: DuVernay accessorized her sophisticated look with a silver clutch and gold dangling earrings

Sophisticated: DuVernay accessorized her sophisticated look with a silver clutch and gold dangling earrings

Meet Joe Black star Claire Forlani, 50, was a head-turned in a transparent black lace gown, which she paired with a wide belt around her waist. 

The English actress wore her brunette tresses down and spruce up her look with delicate gold hoops.

She was joined by her Scottish actor husband Dougray Scott, 56, who looked classically handsome in a navy suit. Scott is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category for Irvine Welsh’s Crime. 

Meanwhile French-American actress Julie Delpy, 52, opted for business chic in a black pantsuit and a tan silk top with a frilly collar.

Black lace: Meet Joe Black star Claire Forlani, 50, was a head-turned in a transparent black lace gown, which she paired with a wide belt around her waist

Effortless: She looked effortlessly chic, wearing her brunette tresses down in a straight style

Black lace: Meet Joe Black star Claire Forlani, 50, was a head-turned in a transparent black lace gown, which she paired with a wide belt around her waist

Delicate: The English actress wore her brunette tresses down and spruce up her look with delicate gold hoops

Delicate: The English actress wore her brunette tresses down and spruce up her look with delicate gold hoops

Classy pair: She was joined by her Scottish actor husband Dougray Scott, 56, who looked classically handsome in a navy suit. He is nominated in the best actor category

Classy pair: She was joined by her Scottish actor husband Dougray Scott, 56, who looked classically handsome in a navy suit. He is nominated in the best actor category

The Crime and Punishment star wore her blonde tresses in light curls and opted for a pair of smart-looking black-rim reading glasses.

Kevin Bacon’s daughter Sosie Bacon, 30, looked stylish in an oversized white pantsuit, and was joined by boyfriend Scoot McNairy, 45. 

McNairy is nominated in the best actor category for his performance in Narcos: Mexico. 

Italian actress and White Lotus star Sabrina Impacciatore, 54, was chic as ever in a metallic hooded silver gown. 

Bella: Italian actress and White Lotus star Sabrina Impacciatore, 54, was chic as ever in a metallic hooded silver gown

Bella: Italian actress and White Lotus star Sabrina Impacciatore, 54, was chic as ever in a metallic hooded silver gown

Sensational: Bolivian star Ximena Herrera, 43, had all eyes on her in a transparent black gown with edgy shoulder pads

Sparkle: Australian film and television actress Melanie Zanetti, 37, stunned in a plunging silver gown, which she accessorized with a Gucci clutch

Sensational: Bolivian star Ximena Herrera, 43, wore a transparent black gown with edgy shoulder pads, while Australian actress Melanie Zanetti, 37, stunned in a plunging silver gown

Kevin's girl! Kevin Bacon's daughter Sosie Bacon, 30, looked stylish in an oversized white pantsuit, and was joined by boyfriend Scoot McNairy, 45, who's nominated for best actor

Kevin’s girl! Kevin Bacon’s daughter Sosie Bacon, 30, looked stylish in an oversized white pantsuit, and was joined by boyfriend Scoot McNairy, 45, who’s nominated for best actor 

Bolivian star Ximena Herrera, 43, had all eyes on her in a transparent black gown with edgy shoulder pads.

The actress wore her black tresses curled and pinned into a chic updo.

Australian film and television actress Melanie Zanetti, 37, stunned in a plunging silver gown, which she accessorized with a Gucci clutch. 

Cool gal: The Americans star Annet Mahendru, 33, wore an original floral-themed zip-up mini dress with black boots

Cool gal: The Americans star Annet Mahendru, 33, wore an original floral-themed zip-up mini dress with black boots

Tres chic! Meanwhile French-American actress Julie Delpy, 52, opted for business chic in a black pantsuit and a tan silk top with a frilly collar

Tres chic! Meanwhile French-American actress Julie Delpy, 52, opted for business chic in a black pantsuit and a tan silk top with a frilly collar

Busty: Canadian-American actress Melissa Roxburgh, 29, put on a busty display in a sparkling v-cut silver gown

Wow! Brazilian star Leticia Colin, 31, sent temperatures soaring in a delicate transparent cream dress, which she teamed with bright red lipstick

Beautiful gals: Melissa Roxburgh, 29, put on a busty display in a sparkling silver gown, while Leticia Colin, 31, sent temperatures soaring in a delicate transparent cream dress

Va va voom! Cuban bombshell Isabella Castillo, 27, wore a sultry transparent black dress with a feather trim

Va va voom! Cuban bombshell Isabella Castillo, 27, wore a sultry transparent black dress with a feather trim

Cuban singer and actress Isabella Castillo, 27, wore a sultry transparent black dress with a feather trim.

The blonde bombshell wore her voluminous golden tresses curled and accessorized the outfit with an emerald green necklace. 

Canadian-American actress Melissa Roxburgh, 29, put on a busty display in a sparkling v-cut silver gown. 

Brazilian star Leticia Colin, 31, sent temperatures soaring in a delicate transparent cream dress, which she teamed with bright red lipstick. 

Lady in red: War Horse star Celine Buckens, 26, was effortlessly chic in sheer white and red gown, which she accessorized with a red purse and matching heels

Lady in red: War Horse star Celine Buckens, 26, was effortlessly chic in sheer white and red gown, which she accessorized with a red purse and matching heels

Ruby: Also opting for a red theme was director Alba Sotorra, 42, who wore a striking ruby-colored gown

Ruby: Also opting for a red theme was director Alba Sotorra, 42, who wore a striking ruby-colored gown

Vivid: Brazilian star Tais Araujo, 43, looked spectacular in a form-fitting violet gown with a long train

Vivid: Brazilian star Tais Araujo, 43, looked spectacular in a form-fitting violet gown with a long train

War Horse star Celine Buckens, 26, was effortlessly chic in sheer white and red gown, which she accessorized with a red purse and matching heels. 

Also opting for a red theme was director Alba Sotorra, 42, who wore a striking ruby-colored gown. 

Brazilian star Tais Araujo, 43, looked spectacular in a form-fitting violet gown with a long train. 

French actress Lou de Laage, 32, wore a black button up tucked into a frilly black skirt, which she paired with fishnet stocking and heels. 

All black: French actress Lou de Laage, 32, wore a black button up tucked into a frilly black skirt, which she paired with fishnet stocking and heels

All black: French actress Lou de Laage, 32, wore a black button up tucked into a frilly black skirt, which she paired with fishnet stocking and heels

Classy: South African star Kim Engelbrecht, 42, kept it classy in a black bedazzled blazer, a silk top, black slacks and heels for the occasion

Classy: South African star Kim Engelbrecht, 42, kept it classy in a black bedazzled blazer, a silk top, black slacks and heels for the occasion

South African star Kim Engelbrecht, 42, kept it classy in a black bedazzled blazer, a silk top, black slacks and heels for the occasion. 

The evening’s host, American magician Penn Jillette, 67, looked handsome as ever in a black tuxedo and lilac bowtie. 

23 countries and 60 nominees are represented in 15 different categories during this year’s ceremony.  The Drama category features shows including Lupin, Narcos: Mexico, Reyka and Vigil.

Meanwhile Sverrir Gudnason, Scoot McNairy, Dougray Scott, and Lee Sun-Kyun are nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category, and Celine Buckens, Leticia Colin and Kim Engelbrecht are nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress category.

The host: The evening's host, American magician Penn Jillette, 67, looked handsome as ever in a black tuxedo and lilac bowtie

The host: The evening’s host, American magician Penn Jillette, 67, looked handsome as ever in a black tuxedo and lilac bowtie

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