Red Carpet: The Rest of the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards

Let’s finish out the Critics’ Choice Awards!

Lady Gaga in Calvin Klein by Appointment

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This is one of my least favorite styles – the structure-less sack. I’ll usually give it a pass if it’s at least in an interesting color (see: Thompson, Tessa), but this is…not. As is, it feels unfinished and lazy.

Kristen Bell in Cushnie

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Great color, uninspired design. She’s giving it her all though.

Emily Blunt in Prada

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Completely forgettable.

Julia Roberts in custom Louis Vuitton

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I’m getting major déjà vu from her Globes look. They are incredibly similar and I really hope she shakes things up for the next red carpet.

Jameela Jamil in Oscar de la Renta

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Jameela’s Instagram presence is fantastic. She promotes radical acceptance and positive body image while taking other celebrities, companies, and influencers to task for promoting diet teas, weight loss supplements, and an array of other socially toxic products. She’s great AND she looks great, although my one wish would be for a skirt that looked slightly less shredded.

Glen Close in Gabriela Hearst 

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I would have loved to see this periwinkle jacket paired with a slick pair of black leather pants. As is, this is dowdier than she deserves.

Allison Janney in Alberta Ferretti 

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Fabulous bracelets.

KiKi Layne in Atelier Versace

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KiKi really likes this putty-like non-color that does absolutely nothing for me.

Debra Messing in Lucia Rodriguez

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Is this slightly sheer? Is it just weird lighting? Am I so beaten down by the constant sheerness of everything that I just don’t care anymore?

Amy Adams in Zac Posen

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I wanted to start with the earrings because they are absolutely tremendous. They’re by David Webb and I literally gasped when I saw them. The rest of her looks leaves something to be desired – the puffy sleeves and buttoned down front almost give it a “Little House on the Prairie” vibe.

Claire Foy in Celine

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I like this less than her Balmain pantsuit from last weeks’ after parties, but it’s still miles better than her limp Miu Miu from the red carpet.

Mandy Moore in Michael Kors

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Dear Celebrities,

We all know you all have side abs. You don’t need to keep showing them to us.


Your Non-Side-Ab-Having Public

Sandra Oh in Prabal Gurung

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I’m giving Sandra a pass on this lackluster ensemble because of how fucking hard she hit it out of the park in FOUR different looks last weekend. She, and her stylist, deserved a week off.

Laura Dern in Saint Laurent

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Is it just me or is that slit less of a slit and more of a GIANT GAPING CHASM?

Elizabeth Olson in Alexandre Vauthier

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Simple, but effective.

Angela Bassett in Jenny Packham

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Elaborate, but less effective.

Chrissy Teigan in Maison Yeya

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Chrissy was apparently SUPER hungover for this event, which, girl – I feel ya. But also, I have never, ever, EVER looked this good while nursing a hangover.

Charlize Theron in Givenchy

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A lot of people love Charlize’s style, with good reason – she tends to go for classic looks – a lot of black, white, nude, and metallic – and never pushes the envelope too far. This is unobjectionable, but certainly not setting anyone’s world on fire.

Olivia Munn in Andrew Gn

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Olivia wore a tremendous Andrew Gn gown to the Oscars after parties last year. This one is significantly less successful.

Kaley Cuoco in J. Mendel

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There’s a really cool dress in here – I like the windowpane pattern and the sparkles, but it’s slouchy to the point it’s almost falling off of her.

Constance Wu in Rodarte

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This is really lovely and her best awards season look so far.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Prada

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Old school Hollywood glamour is a good look on Maggie, who often can veer into hippy nutball territory.

Lucy Boynton in Gucci

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Gucci strikes again! This is approximately ten things too much.

Judy Greer in Reem Acra

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I love anything that can be compared to a well upholstered sofa, but my problem here is the stiff silhouette – it’s terribly unflattering on her.

Julia Garner in Brock Collection

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Brock Collection is one of those brands that consistently disappoint me. I really want to like their whole ultra-feminine and ladylike thing, but for me it often comes off as stuffy and fussy. To that end, I don’t like this at all and the lipstick is meant for a totally different look.

Sarah Silverman in Jovani

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I don’t think Sarah has ever worn something that wrangled her chest well. This had a lot of potential but veers into tacky territory by smooshing her boobs into oblivion.

Dina Shihabi in Sandra Mansour

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Dina is an up-and-coming Saudi Arabian actress who starred opposite John Krasinski in “Jack Ryan”. She very sweetly thanked her team on Instagram for making her dream of wearing an Arab female designer, Sandra Mansour, come true. I love the color combinations and this would be damn near a “best dressed” for me if it weren’t for the weird errant ruffle at her waist.

Viola Davis in Michael Kors

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Viola can do no wrong.

Rachel Bloom in J. Mendel

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Saucy! This is very flattering on her.

Issa Rae in Aliétte

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Ack, no! This whole dress is built to create the illusion that she’s bursting out of it – which I just don’t think is as flattering an image as designers seem to think it is.

Linda Cardellini in Zuhair Murad

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This is like the evil twin of Kate Beckinsale’s dress from last week.

Holly Taylor in Galvan

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The fanciest toga at the toga party!

Amandla Stenberg in Khaite

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I love this on her – it really meshes with her slouchy, cool girl vibe. However, I have some beef with Amandla. She recently starred in “Where the Hands Touch”, a film about a black girl in WWII Germany who falls in love with a young Nazi boy which sounds like it was…truly reprehensible.

Michelle Yeoh in Marchesa

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Elegant as always but what the fuck is up with her sports watch? Did she just come from the gym?

Thomasin McKenzie in Valentino

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This is very romantic, but I would kill for a deep red lip and some maroon accessories to math the bow in her hair.

Judith Light in Christian Siriano

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Oh Judith, never, ever change – even when you look like the most glamorous circus clown at the Big Top.

America Ferrera in A.L.C

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This is one of the more unflattering jumpsuits I’ve seen, which is quite the distinction.

Elsie Fisher in Thom Browne

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I love that Elsie is sticking to her menswear aesthetic and that she’s experimenting with hard-to-pull-off designers like Thom Browne, but I would have toned down her eye makeup and taken a few inches off those sleeves.

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