Melanie Lynskey Dressed to Win in a Mint Ball Gown at the 2022 Emmys

This is the actress's first Emmy nomination .

Melanie Lynskey Mint Green Gown Christian Siriano 2022 Emmys
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In case you needed further proof that Melanie Lynskey is fully embracing her main character moment right now, the Yellowjackets star just arrived on the 2022 Emmy Awards gold carpet wearing a voluminous mint green ballg own from Christian Siriano with off-the-shoulder tulle details and a layered, ruffled skirt.

The actress accessorized with diamond earrings, bracelets, and a choker, as well as a sparkly clutch bag. Her dark hair was affixed into a deeply-parted updo that left one curled strand out to frame her face.

The first-time Emmy nominee is currently in the running for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Shauna Sheridan in the new Showtime series. While many believe the New Zealander to be the front-runner in the category, one of Lynskey's more unexpected supporters has long considered her Emmy win to be inevitable.

When talking to InStyle earlier this year, Lynskey got candid about a psychic who predicted her big break before the show was even released.

"This sounds so crazy, but I talked to a psychic, who I love, and she told me this was gonna happen," she said. "It had been months and months since we shot the [Yellowjackets] pilot, and she said, 'That show's gonna get picked up and it's gonna be really big, and you're gonna enter into a time in your career that you thought, if this didn't happen when you were 25, it was never going to happen. It's about to happen.'"