Emmy Awards: Stars heat up a sweaty red carpet

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives at Audi at The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)
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Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives at The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles.

(CBS/AP) TV stars may have dazzled on the red carpet Sunday night, but many of them were also trying hard to stay cool.

They arrived under warm skies for an Emmy Awards ceremony in which records could be set.

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With temperatures topping 90 degrees on the Emmy red carpet, the stars were doing everything they could not to let you see them sweat.

"Dancing with the Stars" host Tom Bergeron sucked down a bottle of water as he walked the carpet. Others clutched hand fans and discreetly dabbed their brows as they made their way into the Nokia Theater.

Ashley Judd of "Missing" went a different route, toting an umbrella as she sashayed between interviews.

"It's so warm I thought a nice flannel tux would be appropriate," Jesse Tyler Ferguson of "Modern Family" joked.

Of the heat, Amy Poehler said: "It's all the star power."

"Two and Half Men" star Jon Cryer was also trying to stay cool and said he was thankful his suit was light.