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It’s that time of the year where red carpets, fancy dresses and heavy accolades of accomplishments dominate…it is also better known as awards season. With the Golden Globe Awards sneaking around the bend, the magazine coverage is exactly what we would imagine it to be: pages filled with the standout stars from the best movies, and shows of the season. With award talk buzzing around key names, ELLE Magazine tapped some of their favorite women on the scene for their annual Women in TV issue.

The magazine gave TV’s leading ladies, Allison Williams, Zoe Deschanel, Amy Pohler, and Mindy Kaling, mixed them up with brands like Tom Ford, Theory by Olivier Theyskens, Valentino and the outcome was 4 covers, all equally aesthetically pleasing, highlighting the individuality and stories of each actress.

Take a closer look at the covers below.

Zoe Deschanel On the idea that girliness connotes weakness and how it comes up less and less:

“There has been a shift. I really have stood up for myself on multiple platforms. It’s sort of the grown-up version of middle-school nastiness, and I’m just like, come on. If there’s one thing I’d like to graduate from, it’s girl-on-girl hate. I don’t believe in it.”

Mindy on how the The Mindy Project getting green-lit served as a desperately needed distraction from her mother’s death:

“Any person that’s been in the business knows they’re so lucky to have their show picked up–it happens to such a small fraction of shows. But I was lucky personally, because I needed a distraction so badly from my grief. Still my thoughts flutter toward her in scenes that I’m doing, every night before I go to bed, and every morning when I wake up.”

 Amy Poehler on why she’s heading into directing, production and writing:

“I like to do things that challenge me and make me nervous. You learn early as an actor that creating your own material is the only way to have any control. Hollywood is like a bad boyfriend. You can’t stand around and wait to be asked to dance.”

Allison on why she tends to wear high-end, American designers on the red carpet:

“I wanted to establish a baseline: Here’s what I look like, I have long brown hair, I wear this kind of dress, this is the deal. You can count on it! Look at Jennifer Aniston: she’s America’s sweetheart for a reason. You know what she’s going to look like when she shows up to something, and there’s something so comfortable in that.”

Be sure to head over to ELLE.com for more from the ladies.

SOURCE: ELLE