Let’s finish this shit up.
Best Dressed: DONALD GLOVER
tuxedo by Gucci
Nothing but respect for MY president. Amidst a sea of basic bros in black tuxedos, Donald Glover was a beacon of hope. If even a handful of other men dared to introduce color into their wardrobes, the red carpet would be a vastly more interesting place.
Runner-Up: NICOLE KIDMAN
gown by Calvin Klein, jewelry by Harry Winston
This funky-formal aesthetic SCREAMS “Oscar winner at one of those less-important awards shows, I can’t be bothered to remember which one,” and I am here for it. The pink shoes were a bizarre but interesting choice.
Honorable Mention: VIOLA DAVIS
gown by Zac Posen, jewelry by Harry Winston
This tangerine color was MADE for her. She looks so goddamn flawless.
gown and shoes by Miu Miu
Pretty and understated, but just cool enough to keep me from getting bored. Would have made the top 3 if it were in a bolder color.
tuxedo by Alba
Jacket is stunning; styling is strong. Lena is an absolute delight.
gown by Vera Wang
The skirt’s a bit heavy for such a little slip of a lady, but I love the color and the neckline. And her Bambi eyes are a truly excellent accessory.
gown by Zac Posen
The cut-out should be smaller, to avoid proportion issues, but I like the print and texture.
gown by Lela Rose
Another magnificent color. I wish it were slightly shorter and the ombre effect started a little higher, but otherwise, I approve.
gown by Zac Posen, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz
The jewelry was a desperately-needed pop of color. Though she looks virtually perfect, I can’t bring myself to get excited over a plain black sparkly gown.
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
gown by Chanel
Oh, Tracee. Never change. Except your shoes.
gown by Carolina Herrera
She’s a superhero. Love the floral embellishment, but I wish this dress had a little more going on.
dress by Oscar de la Renta
Okay, I have to know: did Michelle Pfeiffer save a warlock’s life? Does she have a diet solely comprised of kale and unicorn blood? Are her Horcruxes still hidden on the lot where she filmed Grease 2? WHAT IS THIS WOMAN’S SECRET TO ETERNAL YOUTH?!
gown by Narciso Rodriguez
The fit isn’t right, but her joy during the entire event was so infectious.
gown by Boss, shoes by Jimmy Choo
A gorgeous gown, but the styling doesn’t do it justice. The gold peep-toe platforms don’t work here at all.
dress by Stella McCartney, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Like Nicole, this look also says “I’m too famous to be here,” but this just doesn’t feel formal enough for me. And the hair feels very dated.
gown by Christian Siriano, purse by Jimmy Choo
It’s fine, but I can’t get excited about it.
gown by Brandon Maxwell, jewelry by Gismondi, purse by Tyler Ellis, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Those clip-on bangs and ponytail are a crime against humanity.
gown by Sachin & Babi, jewelry by Forevermark
The placement of the different sparkly fabrics doesn’t work for me at all, but Anna Chlumsky gave GREAT gif during the Emmys, so she gets a pass.
gown by Reem Acra
gown by Jenny Packham, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, purse by Judith Leiber, shoes by Stuart Weitzman
Everything about this is an adorable mess.
Worst Dressed: JULIE BOWEN
gown by Alberta Ferretti
I’m sure it’s hot out there, but half a dozen fans attached to her leg make her seem just a bit overprepared.