The Emmy Awards, we're led to believe, are like the Oscars but for TV – and like the Oscars, when they're handed out, beautiful women tend to congregate nearby. You might even have heard of some of them but we thought, hey, there's far more of them that we barely know anything about.

Wouldn't it be more useful to tell you all about them? We figured the answer was yes. So here are our nominations for the Unofficial FHM Emmy for Best-looking Woman We Don't Know Much About:

Adrianne Palicki

Adrienne Palicki at the Emmys
FUN FACT: Adrianne's surname is an insult in Greece

You might have seen Adrianne in her Wonder Woman costume earlier this year, as she played the titular role in the failed NBC pilot. Like many of the other women at the event, she's wearing a floor-length red dress. We're not sure why this is. Maybe red's in fashion, or they just like making our articles look monotonous.

Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza at the Emmys
Aubrey's dress is made from highly-trained jellyfish

Aubrey Plaza's name sounds like the sort of place you might drink coffee outside on a wicker table. She's a comedienne, we're assured, who's been in all sorts of US- and web-based stuff in addition to the film Funny People

Lea Michelle

Lea Michelle at the Emmys
Another red dress? Cheers, Lea, real original

Lea plays Rachel Berry in the irritatingly popular Glee, where she not only sings and dances but has a good bash at acting too. She's an advocate for gay rights, against animal cruelty, and has done a benefit gig for The Painted Turtle, a camp for ill children. We don't think she should be encouraging children to paint turtles, even if they are ill. The turtles don't like it.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev at the Emmys
Nina's metal pencil case was maybe a little out of place

If your girlfriend watches The Vampire Diaries, you might well have heard of Nina Dobrev as she's in it. Nina's full (awesome) name is Nina Constantinova Dobreva, her first acting job was in Repo! The Genetic Opera (as a 'Teenage Zydrate Addict') and she's won the coveted Choice Vampire title at the 2011 Teen Choice awards. Nice.

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks at the Emmys

Christina Hendricks is an American actress who's primarily famous for two massive reasons – Firefly and Mad Men, of course. Hailing from Knoxville Tennessee, Christina is HANG ON WAIT A SECOND. We know all about you, Hendricks. You shouldn't be in this list. Go on, get out of here, and take those with you.

And the winner is...

We're gonna have to go for Nina Dobrev, all things considered. She's gorgeous. Who wins it for you?