SAG Awards Well-Played: Emma Stone


You know how sometimes you’ll be dating someone and you REALLY like them and you just keep thinking, “dear God, please don’t let him be [DEALBREAKER],” because you know you’ll have to break it off  if they’re [a Scientologist/a vegan/a Mets fan/a chewing tobacco enthusiast/an ardent manscaper/an OJ Simspon apologist/a Real Housewives megafan (that one's me -- in the sense that I am one, not in the sense that I can't deal with that)/whatever your particular dealbreaker is] and even though you know you can’t live with someone who is home making scrapbooks of the collected works of Lisa Vanderpump (NOT ME although I totally look for her every time I pass her restaurant — I love her, you guys!), breaking up with them is just going to suck? Because when you find out that they are big fans of crystal meth or whatever, what dies is the awesome person you imagined they were. THAT is how I feel about her:

YOU ARE SO ADORABLE. PLEASE DON’T TURN INTO LINDSAY LOHAN. It will just do me in.

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  1. Laura-Lee
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    I think she looks great. Did I miss something similar on Lindsay Lohan years ago and thus I am missing the reference?

    • Alice Morris
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      Just in general that Lindsay was once the big red-headed breakout star.

  2. Jamie
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    I’m still wondering if it’s too late for me to be Lisa Vanderpump when I grow up.

    Also, Emma looks adorable.

  3. Laura-Lee
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    Oh wait, you DON’T want her to turn into….oh I get it now. I have to stop reading these so fast when my boss isn’t looking.

  4. Molly
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    I’m still mad at ES because she ripped on people that read. (ie ‘Take your mom to see The Help because she probably read the book.) OK, I’m just mad because I’m old.

    • Jessica
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      I don’t know that I think that was a derogatory reference to people who read, as much as it was an acknowledgement that The Help was a very Mom-friendly title, and that EVERYONE read that book. (Including me! AND my mom.)

  5. Bex
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    It’s a refreshing change from “the gowns”. Go Emma!

  6. Jamie
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    Okay, I enjoy Emma Stone as much as anybody, but you are officially blinded by your affection for her. Nary a reference to the saloon she left unattended to walk this carpet? Nothing about the black mold that has infested the bodice of this dress? Nothing about the stumpification super-duo of a mid-calf skirt and ankle-strap shoes?

    • emster
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      Yes, what she said!

      • emster
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        [and to be clear, what Jamie said -- esp about the stumpiness]

      • Mahastee
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        So agree, I was expecting some kind of Molly Ringwald or Family Ties reference, at the very least.

    • Hel
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      I agree with Jamie. Except for the stumpification because I think she pulls off that length.
      But I hate the bodice and the shoes.

    • kersten
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      Yeah Jessica, I gotta say I agree with Jamie on this one. You have been blinded by your love for Miss Stone. This dress is HEINOUS! The waist seam is in a very awkward spot and that bodice makes her top half look strangely thick. And she is all over stumpy.

  7. Stefanie
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    So cute. Good job Emma. Keep it up!

  8. Karen
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    I think she looks spectacular.

    I am intrigued by her right hand, however. Is that the handle of her bag or a particularly elaborate piece of hand jewelry?

  9. Willow
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    I love the silhouette of the dress, but the bodice irks me, it looks so fussy and uncomfortable. Love the shoes though but her purse looks like she is carrying around a Lionel Richie wig.

  10. llism
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    Karen,

    It’s an Alexander McQueen knuckle clutch. There’s a close-up here: http://celebrityfashion.onsugar.com/Outfit-Identifier-Emma-Stones-Dress-2012-Screen-Actors-Guild-Awards-21539540

  11. Squirrel!
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    Uhhhhhhh… no. Sorry.

  12. PeggyO
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    I do like this, but now that I have a closer look at it, that skirt/bodice line is awfully Laura Ashley circa-1987.

  13. hotpants™
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    Head to toe, it was my favorite look. She killed it.

  14. valueofaloonie
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    Truthfully, I’d like it all a bit better if the shoes didn’t have those weird, stumpifying straps on them.

    • Bex
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      They’re only stumpifying if you have cankles and she doesn’t.

      • annie
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        I think the ankle strap is always stumpifying, regardless of the size of your ankles. They cut your leg off in, what I think is, a very unflattering way. Just say no to the ankle strap.

      • jean
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        But how else does she keep them on her feet? Insanely high heels seem to require a strap. I truly do not know how people manage to walk in heels that high and not just tip over.

  15. Mel Duff
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    You pass by Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant and DON’T GO IN?? How could you resist? That woman owns approximately 40% of the Louboutins on earth! (quantities may be inflated)

  16. Kit
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    When I saw her in this, I wondered what your reaction to the tea length dress was going to be. I’m almost always a fan of this length (I got married in a dress this length with that skirt [it was a second wedding]), and on HER, I LOVE EEEEEETTTT!

  17. Lou
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    Horrible dress. Lovely Girl though.

  18. Christina
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    Let’s be honest– I love me some Emma Stone. But this dress? With it’s terrible saloon waistline and the bust that makes her look like she has curly black chest hair? A major fashion miss.

  19. Sarah
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    I only like this because I like her. Had Jessica Biel – for instance – shown up in it, I would have hated it. I know it’s not fair, but it’s how my brain works.

  20. TonyG
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    This is too ’50′s sock-hop adjacent for me — just add bobby socks and saddle shoes. Maybe on a teenager, but not on the red carpet.

  21. Cynthia
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    This is EXACTLY how I feel about her (and the Real Housewives)! Don’t ever change (or reveal any crazy hidden secrets), Emma!

  22. Samantha
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    Is she going to prom or the SAG awards?

  23. Sajorina
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    YES!!! Major girl crush still going strong! WELL PLAYED! FAB! & DAMN! The whole ensemble is PERFECTION! Love the dress, the clutch, the shoes, the jewels, the hair, the makeup & the girl! And, I’m so happy she got an award!

    By the way, my dealbreakers were: Republican, Conservative, Religious/Church-going Freak & Journalist! And, guess what? My boyfriend is all of those things and I love him!

  24. Aria
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    If I saw this on a mannequin I would probably dislike it, but somehow, I think it works on her. And I agree with whoever said that ankle straps are only stumpifying if you have cankles, and she def does not.

  25. Carolina Girl
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    This is a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. The bodice is a rather dodgy and the dropped waist and tea length is a bit juvenile, but Emma is selling it. Her youth, beauty and sparkly personality are pulling off a look that other girls around her age (Rumer Willis?) could never hope to achieve. I also dig the navy blue.

  26. sara l
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    I think she looks happy and delighted to be there but I also think the dress is awful. It looks like a bad prom dress to me!

  27. oohsparkley
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    She’s a saucy little package. And the ankles straps emphasize her nice delicate ankles. They work with the length of this dress.

  28. Ms. Chanandler Bong
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    I’m surprised Emma being Emma and a red head hasn’t propelled Lindsay into trying to make a legit comeback. Lindsay acts like being a red head is beneath her when it actually always worked to her advantage. If some other awesome red head came along, I would jump back on that band wagon in no time. We all forget that Lohan was a decent actress and I would love to see these two throw down. Too bad Lindsay will never have a fighting chance.

  29. Molly
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    Love her. A hint TOO eighties, but she saves it. And there’s a good chance I’ll be selling a kidney for that bag.

  30. Lina
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    I’m so torn. She’s marvelously put together, and yet I have to wonder if it’s TOO matchy? I guess if you’re going to go for “adorable”, then this nails it. I just hope she goes for something with a bit more personality next time.

  31. corriner
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    The tea-length is never my favourite, though I think this is the best I’ve seen in a long time. And, as a LOOK, I think this is fabulous. Its so put together and matchy, without being ‘matchy-matchy.’

    Did that make sense?

  32. vandalfan
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    The fullness and length of the skirt, plus those divine shoes, are perfect. The rest could use a bit of tweaking, better waistline, more normal looking bodice, fabric uniformity check.

  33. valeria
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    Absolutely FAB look!

  34. Claire L
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    I. Want.The.Shoes.

  35. neiges
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    This is too cute, too much for me.

  36. Megan
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    I think she looks great, it’s a very cute overall look for her, although her coloring is too pretty for black. Anywho, what bothers me are the shoes – they are gorgeous, but WAY TOO HIGH. Why in the world do celebrities always have to be in 4″ even 5″ heels??? That is so not good for a person! Why are 5″ heels even made??? These look like death traps. I feel so badly for her knees and ankles. Octavia Spencer did the same thing at the Globes. It’s just not necessary. Cameras are not at fixed height, people, they will adjust to however tall you’re standing. Too-high heels just make a person look desperate.

    • Claire L
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      There was a time I would agree…and then I found a pair of patent nude platforms Mary Janes with a black strap, black heels, and this great coral platform that were both 50′s retro and totally up to date…and I put them on…and I didn’t feel desperate…I felt like they were the clothing equivalent to my kick boxing….and they are heels that are only worn from the house to the car, the car to the theater ( restaurant, party) and back again…. ahhh….those super high heels didn’t make sense till I put on that pair….and even when I’m putting on my totally good for me Borns/Birks/Naturalizers… I smile at my pretty pretty platforms….
      Yes…. I have a love affair with a pair of completely impractical shoes.

  37. Noire
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    I bet there is one Scientologist/ vegan/ Mets fan/ chewing tobacco enthusiast/ ardent manscaper/ OJ Simspon apologist/ Real Housewives megafan BUT ALSO Fug Girls Fuglover damning Jessica’s name as we speak.

  38. Em
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    Agree with whomever said you are blinded! Emma is adorable; this dress is fug-and-a-half.

  39. Issie
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    The way the bodice and skirt connect really throws me off. If the skirt had been smooth like the bodice or the bodice pleated/ruched like the skirt, I would have liked this about 1000x more. As it is, it’s not working for me. She’s cute, though and I love her shoes.

  40. dee cee
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    Sea urchin attacks and they are eating her shoes!

  41. anny
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    It’s a solid “feh” – the hairy bodice doesn’t work for me and I think the shoes look a bit heavy somehow, although they do FIT perfectly.

  42. yeahandalso
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    I say this dress takes her too far into stumpsville for a girl who is 5’10

  43. Sasha
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    My fave of the night ;)

  44. Annm
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    Like it, she looks very cute BUT yeah, the shoes. They are also cute, but look likw torture devices. She could break an ankle, you know, Seriously, They don’t need to be that high. She looked like she was having trouble waking comfortably and gracefully across the stage. I know one must suffer for one’s fashion, but take it down an inch (literally),

  45. Mahastee
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    Oh come ON. On any other person you would have fugged the hell out of this. I know Emma Stone is brilliant, but this is soooo 80′s and not up to her usual standard at all.

  46. megan
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    not her best..

  47. ChaChaHeels
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    I don’t get it, Emma looks great most of the time but this outfit is an example of who should wear skirts that length, and who should wear ankle straps. The dress fits her perfectly, it’s a classic look (80′s? 50′s? 21st century?) with some notable McQueen details, and the shoes definitely add to the timelessness of the design but with a modern update (the super high heel). Not only is this one of her best looks, it was the best look of the night.

  48. Emma
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    Love Emma Stone, but I think this is totally awful. I’m genuinely surprised others like it.

  49. Athena
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    I feel the same way about Emma Stone. I aodre her in anything I’ve seen of her. I dislike this dress though. She could do better, but still heart her.