Ashley Judd's EMMY Night with Dario Franchitti
The 44-year-old actress was accompanied by her race car driver mate, Dario Franchitti, as the good looking couple livened up the Nokia Theatre LA Live venue prior to showtime.
Among the hardware hopefuls, Ashley is in the running for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie honors for her show "Mising," with other top nominees including "American Horror Story" and "Mad Men" with 17 bids apiece.
As for the show, the 2012 Emmys are set to broadcast live on ABC beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Taking care of hosting duties is late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel while the lineup of star presenters boasts names such as Claire Danes, Kerry Washington, Zooey Deschanel, Julianna Margulies, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin and the gorgeous Sofia Vergara.