mariska hargitay lea michele anna kendrick diane kruger jewel tone bright dresses 2010 SAG Awards

Red carpet gems Mariska Hargitay, Lea Michele, Anna Kendrick and Diane Kruger rock the jewel tone trend. Photos: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images | Steve Granitz, | AP | Steve Granitz,

Numerous actresses at the 2010 SAG Awards shook up the red carpet with surprising, saturated jewel tones.

Diane Kruger, part of the winning cast of the film "Inglorious Basterds," stretched the standard color spectrum with a deep-citrine dress. Young American designer Jason Wu (of Michelle Obama's Inaugural ballgown fame) designed the sensuous, one-shouldered gown. Come to think of it, her dress pairs perfectly with this year's citrine-encrusted Award Show Season compact by L'Oreal.

Lea Michele, breakout "Glee" star, chose a bright emerald, draped column dress by Malandrino. The songbird also incorporated both the ruffle and décolletage trends from last Sunday's Golden Globes with her plunging neckline and heavily ruffled cap sleeves. Her choice of jewelry was more unique; instead of loading up on sparklers, she stacked a couple of blue and green enameled bangles by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

Anna Kendrick
, who sparred with George Clooney in "Up In the Air," landed in a vivid amethyst silk chiffon bustier dress by Alberta Ferretti. Proving again that purple is a huge color for this award show season.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star Mariska Hargitay broke out a tourmaline-pink Vera Wang halter dress. And despite Chloë Sevigny's Golden Globes mishap, Hargitay braved a ruffled train.

Even "Golden Girl" Betty White -- this year's recipient of the Life Achievement Award -- bolstered the trend with her flowing turquoise chiffon -- despite joking to USA Today that since she's hardly a fashionista, she should send just the dress to the ceremony!

For more SAG Awards dresses, check out our gallery.