2018 Tony Awards

Welcome to the Tony Awards, theater kweens! 

Best Dressed: MATT BOMERJIM PARSONSANDREW RANNELLS, and ZACHARY QUINTO
tuxedos by Paul Smith

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

The titular Boys in the Band, all wearing Paul Smith, offered up everything I desire in red carpet menswear – bold colors, perfect fits, snazzy bow ties, and hot gays. What else are the Tony Awards even about? “Best of the best” goes to Andrew Rannells, looking delectable in emerald, and bonus points to Jim Parsons, who looks so chic, I didn’t even notice the boot on his leg until the tenth time I saw this photo.

Runner-Up: RACHEL BROSNAHAN
gown by Dolce & Gabbana, jewelry by Fred Leighton

Photo: Jenny Anderson/Getty

Mrs. Maisel has never looked so marvelous. I adore this entire look, but the earrings and the poofy shoulders are my favorite details.

Honorable Mention: SARA BAREILLES
gown by J. Mendel

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty

Sara did a lovely job co-hosting with Josh Groban – I’m sad we didn’t get a showstopping opening number, but they were warm and sweet and funny in their own low-key way. Plus, Sara looked incredible in every outfit she wore on stage, and slayed even harder on the red carpet in this stunning princess gown.

CONDOLA RASHAD
gown by Carolina Herrera

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

She looks dynamite in this color, which I will categorize as halfway between fire-engine red and neon strawberry. It’s hard to look this effortless and still be formal enough for a giant ball gown, but Condola did it. Add a simple necklace and a slightly bolder lip color, and it would be total perfection.

CAREY MULLIGAN
gown by Giambattista Valli

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Carey’s still doing that thing where she styles herself like she’s in her mid-fifties staging a comeback, but this time, it actually worked for me. The print is gorgeous, and I adore the drapey sleeves.

CYNTHIA ERIVO
jewelry by Fred Leighton

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Cynthia’s become one of my favorite stars to watch on the red carpet, because her attention to detail is truly unmatched. You think you’re just getting a gorgeous Morticia Addams gown, but then you take in the makeup and the jewelry and that fucking iconic manicure, and the look reaches a whole new level.

CHRISTINE BARANSKI
suit by Alexandre Vauthier, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz

Photo: Jamal Countess/Getty

Christine Baranski in a crisp white tux is peak Tony Awards. I live for this shit.

UZO ADUBA
gown by Cristina Ottaviano

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

I fully gasped when Uzo hit the stage in this. She now owns this shade of marigold. It’s trademarked. It’s over. Everybody go home.

 

LAURIE METCALF

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

A classic gown with a slightly sporty vibe – Laurie could not have chosen better. This is an absolute dream on her.

TAYLOR LOUDERMAN

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Mean Girls‘ own Regina George definitely did her character proud, serving rich-girl-glam, and a half-cape just for fun. Love the purse; not sold on the shoes.

ANDREW GARFIELD

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

I wish he’d worn a plaid.

TINA FEY
gown by Thom Browne

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The dress looks like it weighs forty pounds, but I’m always excited to see Tina in something that isn’t black and basic. This glittering fabric is much more head-turning than she usually opts for, and I hope she dips a toe in these waters more often.

CLAIRE DANES
gown by Valentino

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

It’s a nice enough dress, but someone’s gotta tell her makeup artist to ease up on the lower-lid eyeliner.

KERRY WASHINGTON
jumpsuit by Atelier Versace, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Kerry Washington is one of maybe seven people on earth who can pull this off. It’s admittedly weird as hell, but I don’t hate seeing this aesthetic, which I will call David Bowie’s hologram performing on Mars in the year 2318, on the Tonys red carpet.

SCHUYLER HELFORD and JOSH GROBAN

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Love that Josh opted for a color; wish he had gone for a better fit. And neatened up that beard just a little bit.

TIFFANY HADDISH
jumpsuit by Michael Kors

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Rex/Shutterstock

I adore Tiffany, but this look is only okay.

TATIANA MASLANY

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty

This is just the wrong dress for her. It’s sheer and girly and very fashion-conscious, none of which particularly suits her practical cool-girl vibe. Tatiana doesn’t look at home in it.

ZOEY DEUTCH
gown by Brock Collection

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Depressing.

LINDSAY MENDEZ

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Would have loved it in a color, with a slightly better fit in the bodice. But God, that smile. She’s an absolute joy.

NIKKI M. JAMES

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

An important lesson for us all: it’s hard to wear this many gold pailettes without looking like a Christmas ornament.

PABLO SALINAS and TITUSS BURGESS

Photo: Jamal Countess/Getty

Tituss Burgess needs to host this shit already. That opening number would be LEGENDARY.

KATHARINE MCPHEE
gown by Zac Posen

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Get out of here with those clip-on bangs. Where do you think you are, the MTV Movie Awards?

RACHEL BLOOM

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Rex/Shutterstock

Rachel Bloom tweeted a few weeks ago asking for mediocre drawings of Stephen Sondheim smoking a joint… and then wore that drawing on a tee shirt to the Tony Awards. Do I find that fucking hilarious? Absolutely. Do I still hate this outfit? You’re damn right I do. Do I still want Rachel Bloom to host everything and also do a duet with me? Of course.

KATRINA LENK
gown by Georges Chakra

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Meh.

AMY SCHUMER and CHRIS FISCHER
gown by Brandon Maxwell

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Ugh, whatever.


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