Here comes the… black and blue? I was interested to see how much of it there was on the red carpet. As always, dark dresses just don’t photograph that well. You simply cannot see the detail in these amazing dresses! That doesn’t mean that some of my favorite dresses weren’t dark this time – they most certainly were. Please excuse the out-of-orderness of the letter grades, I got distracted doing this post. On a side note, does anyone else wish that Emma Stone was on all the red carpets this season? I miss her…
Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford – A+. Yum. I like to call this nerdy hot.
Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen – A+. I’ll excuse that truly awkward necklace. I love this gown. The hemline is amazing and unique, the color looks gorgeous with her skin tone, and her hair is stunning.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture – B+. I love this dress, but not quite as much as Amanda’s. I wish it wasn’t quite so wrinkled, but she looks amazing and I really appreciate her minimalist styling.
Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture – A+. I LOVE this gown. I WANT this gown. It’s so preppy and unique and fun. Her hair looks so good too. This girl can rock an asymmetrical hemline and pick damn good shoes.
Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab – A+. This color and silhouette is just all right on her. She looks stunning. Elie Saab is really good at bold colors on tiny women. See Kate Middleton, Halle Berry, Mila Kunis, Mischa Barton, etc etc.
Giuliana Rancic in Max Azria – A+. I have too many A+, I know. But I love this gown SO much. The silhouette and color look so good on her and I really love her hair. Well done, G!
Julie Bowen in Johanna Johnson – A-. How FUN! You wouldn’t think leather + gown would work, but it really did. Sadly, photos don’t do it justice and I wish her hair hadn’t just been in a ponytail. But this look is so funky I just had to praise it.
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen – B+. I was going to rank this among the top honors, but on second glance I really think this is much too tight on her and a little too wrinkled. She definitely wins most improved since the Golden Globes though.
Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta – B+. You go Tina! This looks so good on her. I love the cut, tiered hemline, and belt. I just WISH it wasn’t black.
Jane Krakowski in Kaufmanfranco – B+. Another great, great color. She looks so stellar in this amazing coral shade and her hair looks great. I don’t love the bangle and the distracting red clutch.
Vanessa Lengies in Marchesa – A-. AHHH. Love this! I would usually not like this color but it looks so good on her! This dress is amaze. Accessories? Dull.
Sally Field in J Mendel – B-. Damn, Sally! SEE, she understands color. It looks amazing in photos! Her hair looks so so good and this color looks great on her. My only complaint is that the neckline kind of looks ‘tattered’.
Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta – B-. This is a great gown, I really wish I could see a close-up of the detail on the bodice. Such a wonderful, age-appropriate shape for her. Her hair/eyebrows are a little intense and I think she could have been more brave with her choice of shoe.
Rose Byrne in Valentino – D+. Gosh, I miss Rose Byrne’s jumpsuit from SAG last year. Sweety, that dress is way too fluttery and fabricy. I love her hair and makeup though!
Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture – D+. Sweety, save the boobies for the bedroom. You are BEAUTIFUL. That dress could be beautiful, but the neckline is so wrong. And you wore black and white MUCH more successfully at the Golden Globes (thanks, Tom Ford). So sad.
January Jones in Prabal Gurung – F. This is just like a bad look all around. Bad hair, bad dress, BAD dress. Geez. So bad.
So what are your thoughts readers? My favorites are Marion and Amanda for sure. Comment below!