Taraji P. Henson dazzles as she arrives to host the 2020 American Music Awards

Taraji P. Henson dazzles in a beaded mini dress as she arrives to host the 2020 AMAs… and kicks off the show with an impressive dance routine

Taraji P. Henson made a spectacular entrance at Sunday’s American Music Awards.

The actress, who is hosting the ceremony from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, shimmered as she stepped out on to the red carpet.

Taraji, 50, looked like a screen siren in her sequined Armani Privé mini dress with embellished collar and sleeves.  

Hostess with the mostess: Taraji P. Henson shimmered as she arrived at the 2020 American Music Awards in LA on Sunday

Hostess with the mostess: Taraji P. Henson shimmered as she arrived at the 2020 American Music Awards in LA on Sunday

The Empire star showed some leg with a split and towering silver Tom Ford stilettos.  

Completing her ultra glamorous look was a beaded turban and sultry feline eye makeup along with Tiffany & Co jewelry. 

Taraji even made a handheld face shield look stylish as she gave a nod to the ongoing pandemic, transforming the safety visor into an accessory.  

The Hidden Figures star got the show started with a bang as she danced to Prince, Jay Z and Megan Thee Stallion and showed of numerous wardrobe changes. 

Nailed it: The 50-year-old actress stunned in a sequin mini dress and silver stilettos

Nailed it: The 50-year-old actress stunned in a sequin mini dress and silver stilettos

Wow factor: The Empire star posed up a storm in an Armani Privé dress, Tom Ford shoes, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Wow factor: The Empire star posed up a storm in an Armani Privé dress, Tom Ford shoes, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Chic: Taraji even made a handheld face shield look stylish as she gave a nod to the ongoing pandemic, transforming the safety visor into an accessory

Chic: Taraji even made a handheld face shield look stylish as she gave a nod to the ongoing pandemic, transforming the safety visor into an accessory

Despite rising COVID-19 numbers rising across the country, organizers for the award show have taken several precautions to make it as safe an event as possible.

A Dick Clark Productions spokesperson told Rolling Stone on Saturday: ‘We have rigorous Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocols in place – approved by the unions and with guidance from L.A. County Department of Public Health – that are beyond what is required.’

Anyone who is entering the venue was tested in advanced and will continue to be tested throughout the production until wrap.

Performer: The Hidden Figures star got the show started with a bang as she danced to Prince, Jay Z and Megan Thee Stallion and showed of numerous wardrobe changes

Performer: The Hidden Figures star got the show started with a bang as she danced to Prince, Jay Z and Megan Thee Stallion and showed of numerous wardrobe changes

Work it: Taraji showed off her impressive dance moves in a glittery catsuit

Work it: Taraji showed off her impressive dance moves in a glittery catsuit

Work it: Taraji showed off her impressive dance moves in a glittery catsuit

Facial coverings were also required for anyone not on stage inside of the venue with the one exception being background dancers who will also be required to wear masks.

The production spokesperson told the music publication: ‘Everyone inside our footprint, with the exception of artists on stage who are singing or speaking, will be wearing facial coverings and maintain social distancing at all times.

‘When artists are not on stage singing, presenting, or accepting an award, they will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Additionally, we disinfect our set every evening and in between performances during pre-production, rehearsals and in the live show.’

Let's commence: The host covered up in a sheer trench she got on with the show

Let’s commence: The host covered up in a sheer trench she got on with the show

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