Sports' elite gathered together on Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater for the 2012 Excellence in Sports Performance (ESPY) Awards, where Jeremy Lin, LeBron James and Tim TeBow along with ladies Brittney Griner and Maria Sharapova scored big.

Athletes ranging from Drew Brees to Maria Sharapova to Jeremy Lin, who sparked a worldwide tidal wave known as Linsanity, hit the red carpet for the occasion, posing for photos at the 20th annual ESPY awards.

Held just weeks before Olympic mania begins, the evening's celebrations hosted by Rob Riggle to honor athletes from all sports began with

One best dressed of the night was Maria Sharapova who wore an opaque periwinkle Grecian gown paired with a thick metallic cuff bracelet.

Other best dressed stars included Lindsay Vonn wearing a chocolate jacket, black pants and white shirt, Danica Patrick donning a pale pink Grecian floral dress and Brittney Griner embracing the menswear trend with a simple crisp white shirt and matching grey trousers and vest, paired with sneakers, of course.

Sports' men were not short of fashion for the ESPY awards either. Jeremy Lin stole the show wearing a grey suit with an ostentatious purple bow tie that still has everyone talking. Shaun White kept it simple with a clean black tailored suit. Posing with father-ion-law Bruce Jenner wearing a summery grey suit, Lamar Odom donned expertly tailored paints with a peach shirt under a jacket. Time Tebow, always the sharp dresser, wore a light gray suit and lavender tie. Rapper Swizz Beatz kept it cool wearing an untucked white tuxedo shirt, black slacks and bright white kicks. Donald Driver looked dapper as ever in head-to-toe white.

The red carpet was also packed with Hollywood's elite from Jessica Biel, who wore a sleeveless white A-line scoopneck frock, Olivia Munn wearing a gray sleeveless gown, Hayden Panettiere wearing a strapless baby blue gown and Zooey Deschanel in a glittery gold dress with a red belt.

Sports wives and girlfriends also showed up for the occasion, like Willa Ford wearing a bright mauve gown to accompany her husband and former NHL player Mike Modana.

Check out the rest of the photos of the best-dressed stars from the 2012 ESPY Awards and check out the complete list of winners at the 2012 ESPY Awards below.

Best Breakthrough Athlete:  Jeremy Lin
Best Female Athlete: Brittney Griner
Best Record Breaking Performance: Drew Brees
Best Game: The 49ers vs. The Saints
Arthur Ashe Award: Pat Summitt
Best Comeback Athlete: Matthew Stafford
Best Upset:  Los Angeles Kings
Best Play:  Christian Watford
Best Moment: Tim Tebow
Best Male Athlete: LeBron James
Best Championship Performance: LeBron James
Best Coach/Manager: Tim Coughlin, New York Giants
Best International Athlete: Lionel Messi
Best NFL Player: Aaron Rogers
Best MLB Player: Josh Hamilton
Best NHL Player: Jonathan Quick
Best Driver: Tony Stewart
Best NBA Player: LeBron James
Best WNBA Player: Diana Taurasi
Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Best Male Golfer: Bubba Watson
Best Female Golfer: Cristie Kerr
Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic
Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova
Best Male College Athlete: Robert Griffin III
Best Female College Athlete: Brittney Griner
Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Shaun White
Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Jamie Anderson
Best Jockey: Mario Gutierrez
Best Male Athlete With a Disability: Kyle Maynard
Best Female Athlete With a Disability: Jessica Long
Best Bowler: Sean Rash
Best MLS Player: David Beckham
Best Track & Field Athlete: Walter Dix
Best Team: Miami Heat