2018 Critics’ Choice Awards, Part 2

Sorry for the delay while the Diva was on vacay. Luckily, it’s never too late to be a judgmental bitch! 

Best Dressed: GAL GADOT
gown by Prada

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Stunning, and not just because I finally watched Wonder Woman on the plane this weekend and am now more in love with Gal than ever before. Obsessed with the modern Grecian realness she’s serving up here.

Runner-Up: MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD
gown by Delpozo, jewelry by Irene Neuwirth, purse by Anya Hindmarch

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

An inch or two shorter, and it would be fully perfect. I adore the color combos, the unique draping, the perfect match of skin tone to dress color. It’s very contemporary and a little bit weird, which is pretty much my ideal brand.

Honorable Mention: DIANE KRUGER
gown by Vera Wang, jewelry by Messika, purse by Tyler Ellis, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

There’s off-shoulder, and then there’s so-far-off-shoulder-that-these-are-actually-bracelets. This is veering towards the latter, but the chainmail bra is so cool that I don’t care. It’s unique, it’s fresh, it’s Joan of Arc meets beach bride. I therefore approve.

RACHEL BROSNAHAN
dress by Zuhair Murad, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

My girlfriend Mrs. Maisel is stunning in this beaded wonder. The styling could use a little more cohesion, but this pale pink and silver art deco design is absolutely gorgeous on her.

MARY J. BLIGE
gown by Vivienne Westwood

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

LOVE this dress on her, though I think the wig needs to be pulled forward an inch. Also, today Miss Mary J was nominated for two Oscars – best original song AND best supporting actress. God bless us, everyone. Can’t WAIT to see what kind of lewks she serves for the Oscars.

SARAH HYLAND
dress by Naeem Khan, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

She’s absolutely darling in this. I’m here for the fit, the cut, the glittering bodice, the pop of sparkle on her ears and feet – it’s all working for me.

ZOE KAZAN
gown by Valentino

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Lose the clashing purse – it’s too much with the yellow sleeves and the beading and the lace and everything else – and maybe rethink the Swedish milkmaid hair. They’re only distractions from the gown, which is unique and gorgeous, but the complexity of it demands clean, neutral styling.

OCTAVIA SPENCER
gown by Tadashi Shoji, purse by Tyler Ellis

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

The sleeve length is a little wonky – I would have gone an inch or two longer, or done cap-sleeves or sleeveless – but she’s divine in this color. Love the pleated draping of the skirt, too.

RACHEL BLOOM
dress by Christian Siriano

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

I think she’s too short a gal for a midi-length dress to work on her, but cut a couple inches off that hemline and I’d be in heaven. It’s a terrific dress, but she needs a little more jewelry to make it awards-show worthy.

NATALIA DYER
gown by Erdem, shoes by Sophia Webster

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

I was ready to give this a top-three spot until I got to the shoes. Honey… no.

CHRISSY METZ
gown by Eloquii

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

That weird little saloon-waitress-looking choker-collar is very dumb, but she is working the SHIT out of this print and I absolutely adore it.

TATIANA MASLANY
dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Sophia Webster

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty

Why does she look like this is her first time on the red carpet? Somebody get this girl a new stylist, ASAP. Tatiana deserves better.

ALISON BRIE
gown by Roberto Cavalli

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

All I can see when I look at this is Melisandre after she takes off her magical youth-preserving necklace. Just a perfect-looking head on top of 400-year-old sagging nakedness. May this be a lesson to us all: never do a wrinkled-looking skintight drape in a color that matches your skin tone. (I honestly liked this dress until the Melisandre thing occurred to me, and now I can’t unsee it. Sorry for ruining this for you.)

LAURA DERN
jumpsuit by Balmain, purse by Roger Vivier

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Come on, Laura! 2018 is the year of the Dern! You can do better than a risk-free jumpsuit and that same Roger Vivier purse that has appeared on the red carpet at least once a week for the last 6 years. This is cute enough for a movie premiere, but make a bigger statement at an awards show – even an awards show that nobody actually cares about.

JESSICA CHASTAIN
gown by Vionnet, jewelry by Piaget, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

It offends me, truly, that someone would put a woman so beautiful in a color so perfect for her, and then destroy it with that hideously unflattering cut-out, that nobody could ever possibly look nice in. It’s honestly amazing how good Jessica looks in spite of the fact that her stylist clearly wants her dead.

ALLISON WILLIAMS
gown by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

No, thank you.

KALEY CUOCO
gown by J. Mendel, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Basic.

HONG CHAU
gown and purse by Christian Dior, jewelry by Repossi, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

I legit thought she was fully nude for a second there.

HEIDI KLUM
gown by Georges Hobeika

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Honestly, by Heidi standards – meaning, extremely low standards – this isn’t terrible. But can the cold-shoulder trend please die now?

LESLIE MANN
gown by J. Mendel

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

I’m highly supportive of women going for unique colors and prints and silhouettes on the red carpet, but this is straight-up fugly.

Worst Dressed: ELISABETH MOSS
dress by Erdem, jewelry by Irene Neuwirth, purse by Tyler Ellis, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Elisabeth, do yourself a favor. Fire everyone who saw you in this dress before you stepped onto the red carpet. Anyone in your life who didn’t stop you from wearing this, or at least point out how truly terrible that lining is, needs to be gone. Immediately.


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One response to 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards, Part 2

  1. I like the dress from Alison Brie…few could pull this off, but due to the colours so similar to each other, she looks like a Greek statue.

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