This is pretty much the only award show that celebrities can dress more casually because they don't really have to impress an academy. This is their "down time," which is good because they need to get ready for the Oscars. Unlike at the Golden Globes, pretty much everybody took risks. Some turned out really bad, but I liked that there was a lot of color, instead of that boring neutral trend at the Golden Globes. These are the stars who looked awesome on the Red Carpet:
Kate Winslet in Narciso Rodriguez
I like that this shape of this dress is so simple; she dressed for the occasion. It's still formal but effortless. I love the color on her (MLP rocks this color), even though it's becoming a little cliche on the Red Carpet.
Evan Rachel Wood in Monique Lhuillier
I think Laura's one of those people who makes safe look great and not boring. There's something about her character that draws you in. The shape is pretty much the same as her Golden Globes dress. Last time it was saffron yellow and this time it's a bright coral; I think she makes very good color choices.
Laura Linney in Michael Kors
I like this look more than the one at the Golden Globes. She looks very relaxed in her gorgeous dark teal one-shoulder dress with her hair down. I'm really glad she chose that color because it's hardly ever seen on the Red Carpet. I also love that she complimented the dress with fuschia accessories, including the nails.
Laura Linney in Michael Kors
Amy Adams in Giambattista ValliIn case you guys didn't notice, there is a growing trend for Redheads to wear purple. The color trend used to be green, but it has changed this past season. Amy looks a bit like her character in "Enchanted," but she looks a more puled together here. I'd say she was definitely one of the best dressed of the night.
Anne Hathaway in AzzaroMy favorite leading lady did it again! Normally, for someone as pale as her, I'd say "stay away from the white," but she doesn't look washed out here. She looks like a modern day Cleopatra with the jeweled neck and waist lines. She should keep her hair at this length; it makes her a lot more interesting that way.
Viola Davis in David MeisterShe's practically radiating in this yellow dress. Okay, so the shape is nothing new, but that bright yellow is very flattering against her skin. While her Golden Globes dress was very interesting to look at, it did not do her justice as this one.
Christina Applegate in Emanuel UngaroBest dressed of the night goes to Amy Adams, but my favorite is Christina Applegate. Sure, the shape is little antiquated, but the sudden burst of color from the green brings it to modern time. She also made it very modern by wearing that long chain. The look is a little "street," but I think it's very appropriate for this event.
Here are some of the looks I thought were headed somewhere, but certain parts could've been done better:
Marisa Tomei in Elie SaabThis is much of an improvement from her pirate look at the Golden Globes. I do love the sandy yellow, but not so much the mixture of the satin and the chiffon. This dress could've done without the belt because it's fighting with the flower. I would much rather keep the flower and not the belt.
Tina Fey in Brian Reyes
Although I love her for making the effort to get out of her comfort zone, let's not forget that she's a little too old to pull this look off. Knee-length would've worked. I'm also not so sure about the color. Brown?Freida Pinto in Marchesa
I do love the color of this dress, but not the silhouette. I don't really like that tent effect because it makes you look pregnant (maybe she is). This would've looked a lot better it the waist was nipped in.Teri Hatcher in Monique Lhuillier
I like this dress, but it's a bit of an overkill for the SAGs. It's just more of a Golden Globes dress. Perhaps she could've pulled the look off if she had more weight on her. She looks emaciated.
America Ferrera in Vera WangThe shape and color are both very nice, but that streak of black bothers me. I think she could've looked fantastic if the hem was uneven and the length shorter. Just because you're in Hollywood doesn't mean you have to look so "sophisticated" all the time.
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