American actress and producer Margulies, 45, got Emmy Award 2911 for best dramatic actress. In "The Good Wife" she plays the conflicted spouse of a disgraced district attorney. For this CBS legal series (2009-present) the actress already has a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild trophy for her performance as the sometimes dutiful, sometimes resentful wife who goes back to work as a lawyer while her husband rebuilds his political career.
She says, "It's exciting, but there's a little anxiety that goes along with it, until you get inside." For this show she also won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (2010–11) and Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2010). It was a second Emmy for Margulies, who won in 1995 for her role as nurse Carol Hathaway in the long-running TV hospital series "ER," and was seen as a clear favorite this time around.
In the award ceremony the exception with Julianna Margulies was her dress. Online critics were quick to compare "The Good Wife" star's white Armani Prive gown to a multitude of inanimate objects ranging from a space robot to a lamp shade to NYC's Guggenheim museum. As Julianna Margulies' acceptance speech during Sunday night's Emmy Awards brought on cheers from the audience, her dress drew in jeers from onlookers.
"I did find the dress last night at 9 p.m. [It was] not good," she revealed. "It was a big day yesterday but we made it and now we're having a good time," she added.