I am a bit of a movie and television junkie, so needless to say, award show season is always exciting for me. This year was particularly exciting because I loved so many of the movies that were up for big awards. Award shows like the SAGs (Screen Actors Guild Awards), the Golden Globes, and the Oscars (Academy Awards) are all about the movies, shows, and the actors, but all movie preferences aside, one thing that all avid movie-goers and not-so-avid movie-goers alike can enjoy is the brilliant display of gowns worn by the nominees.
Two of my favorite looks from the Golden Globes were worn by Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba. While these two lovely actresses were not nominated for awards this year, they certainly won Best Dressed of the night in my book.
Jessica Alba looked radiant in this form-fitting, mermaid-esque Christian Dior gown with a flowing train that added just enough drama to the look. The soft-pink salmon of her gown was paired well with her coral lipstick and dazzling statement necklace.
Jennifer Garner looked flashy but elegant as ever, supporting her main man Ben Affleck at the Globes. The intricate patterning on this classically-cut custom Vivienne Westwood gown caught the light just right and gave Jennifer’s look an effortless glow all night long.
For the SAGs, my favorite looks were from two lovely ladies from one of my favorite movies of the year -- Les Misérables. Amanda Seyfried killed it in her Zac Posen fitted sweetheart cut gown. The dress had a simple elegance about it, with a perfectly cascading train. Other actresses at the SAGs wore similar strapless, mermaid-cut gowns, but what I loved about this one was that the material did not look heavy or uncomfortable. Amanda Seyfried wore the dress -- she didn’t let it wear her.
Anne Hathaway pulled off an edgy, but pretty look in her Giambattista Valli Couture dress complete with stud-like sequins and sheer black tulle. The look was sexy yet at the same time, conservative, showing just enough leg while keeping it award-show acceptable, and her pixie cut and red lipstick complemented the gown perfectly. She definitely rocked the look while graciously accepting her award for Best Supporting Actress (you go, Anne!).
Last but certainly not least, I’d like to highlight a couple of my favorite looks from the Oscars, and it certainly seems that all the Hollywood starlets saved their best outfits for last.
The ever-amazing Jessica Chastain looked stunning in her form-fitting champagne-colored Alexander McQueen gown. The Best Actress nominee truly shined in such a muted colored but brilliantly adorned gown that required minimal jewelry. The gown paired with a bright red lip brought out the vivid tones in Jessica’s rich red locks.
For me, Naomi Watts’ Armani gown stole the show. The asymmetrical, unconventional neckline definitely caught my attention because it was a daring wardrobe choice that paid off. Also a Best Actress nominee, Naomi definitely came dressed for the occasion. While the gown wasn’t necessarily a classic piece, it was both classy and undeniably interesting. I can definitely appreciate a bold move, which is why this dress was so intriguing to me.
While this last look was not necessarily my favorite, a blog about the award show season outfits would be incomplete without mentioning Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence’s dreamy Dior Couture princess-esque gown. J-Law graced the red carpet with her lovely look, and even during her minor trip up the stairs while on her way to collect her well-earned Academy Award, the dress, and the actress, looked beautiful.
Who wore your favorites this award show season?