Can you tell we’re in the heart of awards season? On Wednesday, the People’s Choice Awards took place. On Thursday, the Oscar nominations were announced and this Sunday it’s the Golden Globes turn to take front and center. Sandwiched in between all that action were the 18th Critics’ Choice Awards.
Ben Affleck experienced heartbreak earlier in the day when the Academy snubbed him for Best Director, despite Argo earning seven Oscar nominations. What a difference a few hours make, the 40-year-old walked away with Best Directing honors from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and Best Picture for Argo. This was Affleck’s Oscars. Clearly, the Academy is still punishing him for Gigli 😉
The big winner of the night was Silver Linings Playbook scoring Best Comedy Movie, Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy and Best Ensemble. The film’s female lead Jennifer Lawrence also nabbed a win for her role in The Hunger Games to match her Silver Linings Playbook Best Actress statue. Not only was Lawrence the critics’ darling, but she also wowed fashinistas everywhere. After a ho-hum fashion showing at the People’s Choice, girl revved it up for the Critics’ Choice. Hands down the best dressed. Check out other noteworthy fashion statements below.
Best Dressed @ 2013 Critics Choice Awards
At the People’s Choice Awards, I was on the fence with The Hunger Games actress’ look. This time around, I’m 100% on board with this bangin’ Prabal Gurung gown. It’s tough, feminine, sexy, and glamorous all at the same time. The combination of leather, cutouts, hardware-looking belt and sheer train all compliment each other. To quote Alicia Keys, this “Girl Is On Fire.” Hopefully, she’ll keep the style momentum going at this weekend’s Golden Globes.
Earlier in the day, the 37-year-old was snubbed by the Academy. That omission didn’t keep her down. The Rust & Bone actress wowed in a floral appliqué black Zuhair Murad dress. It was the three Fs– fun, flirty and very French. Also very suitable for a fancy tea party.
Helen Hunt came roaring back to the red carpet scene with this Philip Armstrong gown. The 49-year-old actress picked an age-appropriate dress that was sexy, sophisticated and glamorous. Can’t wait to see what she wears to the other awards show.
Worst Dressed @ 2013 Critics Choice Awards
Oh girl, you need to fire your stylist. This teal John Galliano dress is too much. Too much sheer, too much ruffles, just too much. The saddest part is that this gown looks stunning on the runway, but didn’t translate to the red carpet. Not even a former model like Janssen could pull it off. If this was on Project Runway, it would be the end for whoever designed it.
Here’s another dress that looked better on the catwalk. The floral Chanel ensemble looked like a picnic table cover from yesteryear. The tacky silver Mary Janes didn’t do the outfit any favors either.
Firstly, the color isn’t flattering to Chastain’s complexion. Secondly, the bejeweled embellishment around the neck looks ad hoc. Something that was added on last minute with her stylist’s bedazzler back at the hotel. I expect more from Prada and from Chastain.
On The Fence @ 2013 Critics Choice Awards
Anne Hathaway & Amanda Seyfried
If the Les Miserables actresses ever want to work on a film together again, they can star in a remake of A Tale of Two Cities. That title couldn’t be more appropriate to describe their fashion choices last night. Hathaway was too understated, while Seyfried had way too much going on. The top lace part of Amanda’s Marios Schwab dress was gorgeous, but the pleated asymmetrical bottom belonged on another dress. It was a little bipolar. For Anne, I wish she had worn a bit of jewelry or something to make her floor-length Oscar de la Renta gown pop.
Doesn’t this shimmery Monique Lhuillier dress look like something Lady Gaga would’ve worn a couple of years back during her “Bad Romance” days. I can’t place it, but there’s just something a bit off that keeps me on the fence with this ensemble.
I actually really like this dress a lot (from the front), but the side isn’t as flattering. To boot, it’s a little too junior for 40-year-old Mann. I also find the Tiffanys clutch too matchy matchy with the Honor dress.