Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
I feel like JLaw's red carpet looks are either completely flawless or they completely fall flat. This was without a doubt one of her flawless moments.
It's stupidly perfect. The shade of red with her skin tone is perfect. The cutouts on the side and in the back are perfect. The addition of the Chopard necklace is perfect. Her hair and makeup is perfect. The fact that she isn't carrying a bag that would take away from the dress is perfect.
I think we'll be looking at this 20 years from now and still be obsessed with it.
Emmy Rossum in Armani Prive
I always love when Emmy wears red. She wore it at her debut Oscars, and this feels like a modern, updated version of that look.
Obviously the necklace is the standout piece here, and I loved that she paired it with a sleek, simple, fitted dress so all the attention was from the neck up.
This should be in the dictionary under STYLING.
Zendaya in Marchesa
I don't often care for Zendaya's red carpet looks, but this was definitely a winner for me.
She is so petite and the volume in the skirt could have easily swallowed her, but being fitted in the top kept the proportions right, and breaking up the skirt into layers gave it poof without being overwhelming.
The color and texture was perfect for her skin tone, and it was one of my favorites of the night.
Gina Rodriguez in Zac Posen
The second Gina walked up for interviews, I thought "that's a Zac Posen dress." Sure enough, I was right! What a way to feed my ego.
I initially had mixed feelings about this dress on Gina because I thought the volume in the skirt was a little too much for her frame, but as I've had more of a chance to look at it, it photographs beautifully and is a true showstopper. Zac sure knows how to tailor a dress, and the added touch of the pockets was really special.
Viola Davis in Marchesa
I have torn down Viola Davis' red carpet choices many times before, and she didn't give me the satisfaction of doing it again. Why? She chose a Marchesa gown. You can NEVER go wrong in Marchesa.
Photographs really don't even do this dress justice. It moved beautifully on the carpet, the neckline and the capelet flattered Viola beautifully, and it was simply a winner.
Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy
This is, hands down, the best that I've ever seen Laverne Cox look on the red carpet. SUCH a far cry from her disastrous shiny nightmare at last year's SAG Awards.
I'm obsessed with the fact that she chose bold emerald jewels. Such a simple gown is a perfect showcase for extravagant jewelry, and combined with her hair and makeup, Laverne just looked like a stunning tall glass of water.
Lady Gaga in Versace
I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of this look from the neck up. Her hair is a little yellow and her makeup is a little aging.
THAT SAID, the dress is completely fabulous. I have loved the new direction Gaga has been going on the carpet this past year, and she looks like a modern Marilyn Monroe.
Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli
Can we just take a moment to marvel over the fact that JLo is appearing on the carpet with the totties COVERED?!? It's a modern miracle.
I was getting really tired of the overtly sexy look from JLo, and I'm thrilled that she pulled out a cool, modern (but STILL SEXY) alternative. She's the only person who could wear this color, and she styled the look beautifully.
More of this, please!
Amy Adams in Atelier Versace
I have said many times that I believe that Amy Adams can do no wrong on the carpet, and she just keeps on proving me right.
Orange is a tricky color for red-heads, but when you go super bright it manages to work. The cut of the dress is perfectly suited to her figure, and it's overall a great look.
Queen Latifah in Badgley Mischka
I feel like we haven't seen Queen Latifah on the carpet in forever, and after seeing this look I'm realizing what a shame that is.
The color is SPECTACULAR. The detail at the neck draws all the attention up to her face. It's just sleek and beautiful. What's not to like?
David Oyelowo in Dolce Gabbana
I know that you're thinking I've gone completely nuts by putting this on my best dressed list, and maybe I have. But when a suit is flawlessly tailored, you can get away with a pattern! And when the pattern is subtle and in a darker, calming color, it works even better.
What can I say? I think he pulled it off.
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy
Cate has always been a fashion risk taker, willing to wear just about anything to make a statement. I myself have never been sure whether to love her looks or hate them. Is it bad? Is it art? Did she make it work? Is it a total miss?
I'm still walking that line today. The color of this gown is beautiful, and I'm sure walking on a runway the fringe looked fabulous. As fashion, it's a stunning piece. As a red carpet look? I'm not so sure.
It's just...weird. The fringe reads My Little Pony to me, and the sheer beaded details are oddly placed. Her hair was super strange from the back, and I just think Cate can do better.
Jane Fonda in Saint Laurent Couture
Let's play a game where we figure out who we can blame here.
Did Jane really look at this dress and say "That's the one!!" Did her stylist pick it for her? Did Andre Leon Talley demand she wear it to screw her over like he did Jennifer Hudson?
Who. Did. This. Who can we kill.
Rachel McAdams in Lanvin
This isn't the worst look by any means, but Rachel can do so much better. The style is a little prom-y. The print is a little Christmas-y.
What really killed this for me was her hair. Good freaking grief. I can get away with not doing my roots for 8 weeks because I'm not invited to the Golden Globes. If you're invited to the Golden Globes, MAKE A HAIR APPOINTMENT.
Even if she couldn't dye it for a role or something (which somehow I doubt,) then wear it in a way that doesn't leave you with such obvious stripes and streaks. That's Fake Blonde 101. Sheesh.
Kate Hudson in Michael Kors Collection
Ugh. I am SO OVER this look on Kate. So let's have a heart to heart:
Kate. You're gorgeous. We know this. We will always know it, because you live and breathe it. You don't need gold sequins and a bare midriff for us to know it.
Don't try so hard. We don't need another Jennifer Aniston on the carpet.