SAG Awards Well Played: Naomi Watts in Burberry


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This might be my favorite look of the night.

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I am so soothed right now. Who needs an aromatherapy bath when you can look at this? We’re in a drought, anyway.

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SAG Awards Fug or Fab: Viola Davis in Zac Posen


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This one might be a scrolldown for me in the vein that Sarah Paulson (coming up) also is: a FANTASTIC head over a big ol’ HMM of a dress.

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This is neither as bad as I keep fearing it is, nor as good as I want it to be. It’s the closest I’ve ever seen her come to being overshadowed by a garment — the problem, I think, being that the bodice looks clumsy. It’s folded such that it creates an illusion of each boob being shoved to the center. And the thing that often undoes Zac Posen is that this fabric has no room for error. It hides nothing, but nobody seems to remember that, so the wearers are stuck with the marks of a dozen tiny sins of handiwork: bunching, overdone darts, all of it. So it’s close, but still can’t get its fingers on the cigar.

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SAG Awards Fug Carpet: Kate and Rooney Mara in Valentino


These two gave THE most excruciating interview on the E! pre-show, some of which might be because Brad Goreski is not adept at this and thus does not have enough experience milking a stone. But the sisters had weirdly little chemistry together. It was like they’d been CAST as sisters, then instructed to walk around pretending they’d really bonded on set.

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SAG Awards Fug or Fab: Kristen Wiig in Roland Mouret


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This is an odd one.

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It’s like someone glued a section of floor tile to her chest. Maybe she and Jon Hamm were planning a gig where he caulks her bosom and it got cut for time.

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SAG Awards Unfug It Up: Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab


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I’m happy Spotlight won the SAG for Best Ensemble; it’s a strongly acted movie from top to tail, and there’s something really quiet and old-school about it — like, it didn’t need an aggressive CGI bear or any narrative gimmicks (The Big Short) or explosions or anything else; it was just tight narrative and pace and tension. And it was about newspapers, which… man, it will make you really nostalgic for the days when this kind of reporting was a lynchpin of the world.

Anyhoo, Rachel McAdams got to cuddle the SAG statue for a bit:

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I love the shape of this: romantic, full, flattering, TOTALLY the kind of thing you want to wear when two of your exes are in the building. There is maybe a sliver of pizza in the building (I THINK I can see through her skirt?), and her head-styling belongs to a daytime tea party. But my real, primary beef with it is that I think black and beige are, together, about the most boring thing you could do.

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SAG Awards Well Winsletted: Kate Winslet in Armani


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As has become the custom, Kate Winslet showed up at these awards in her very best Kate Winslet costume. It’s her favorite neckline, her favorite silhouette, her favorite amount of snug… it checks all the boxes. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t also look great.

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SAG Awards Fugs and Fabs: The Women of Downton Abbey


The SAGs LOVE Downton, as they’ve won best ensemble in a drama several years in a row. And love seeing the Downtonites out of period costume. They all look more or less great, but Baxter looks particularly amazing. NO SPOILERS!

Note: No Michelle Dockery this year. Her fiance died at the very end of 2015, and (understandably) she hasn’t made any public appearances since. Actually, I just realized that it’s ONLY the Downstairs Downtonites who came to this event.

 

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