Fug File: People's Choice Awards

Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes at the People’s Choice Awards

Instead of my usual placeholder text of “WORDS,” maybe I should just write, “DUDES” for this one. Oh, look. I just did.

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Fug or Fab: Gina Rodriguez at the People’s Choice Awards

Unless all the photos of it are ABSURDLY late in arriving, Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin did not walk the red carpet last night. Which is INSANE to me. If any awards show is JUST about publicity, it’s this one. If you’re Amy Adams, sure, whatever — you’re there to present to Ben Affleck, you’ve been nominated for a hundred awards in your life and aren’t up for any tonight, you don’t need the press. But Gina Rodriguez is on an imperiled — if beloved — CW show and both she and it could use the exposure, AND presumably (as I suspect is true of all the winners at this one) she already knew she and her show were both winning. HUSTLE IT, GIRL. Hustling IS required. At this point in your career it’s still an almost bigger part of your job than actually being on set.

Also, what a waste of your great, great head:

Gina Rodriguez at People's Choice Awards

It also might be a waste of the gown. Presumably one compelling reason to wear a dress that looks like you threw a celebratory fistful of confetti over your own head is that you’re doing a VICTORY LAP, baby, and so DO IT RIGHT.  My first reaction was that the sprinklings look a little bummed out, like the morning AFTER a party than the life of it, but just now I decided I might be wrong. Maybe it’s how happy she looks, or the fact that I’m writing this while watching the Amy Adams episode of SNL and the “Serial” parody on it was so perfect I want to spread it onto some toast. A good parody can be such a mood-lifter. Regardless, I’m starting to feel affectionately toward this outfit and so I’m calling in some reinforcements.

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People’s Choice Awards Fug Carpet: Ginnifer Goodwin

I was going to put this up to a vote, but then I was like, “you know what, Jessica? Have the courage of your convictions on this one,” and my conviction is that I’d bet $10 this was not her stylist’s number one choice for the evening:

The 2015 People's Choice Awards in LA

I mean, maybe it was! What do I know? But for one thing, the hem is falling out. For another, I can’t help but imagine that someone, at some point, said something like, “maybe we do color? What do you think?” It’s just so austere, and I don’t think it’s doing her any favors. It’s hard to pull off an austere, colorless dress and a pixie haircut and not look a least a little bit like you’re three weeks from finally taking the veil and biding society farewell for a life of quiet reflection and obedience. Which perhaps is what is happening, but the People’s Choice Awards is a weird place to announce it.

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People’s Choice Awards Fug or Fab: Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

I REALLY thought Sarah Hyland was going to wear this Siriano, and not this one, which, for the record, I didn’t like at the time:

The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

I might like it better here, but the truth that I have to admit is that while I WANT to like this — and I think I’d be okay with it, if we could just shear off the Palm Springs Bridal Suite Shower Curtain bottom — I do, in the final analysis, not. I like the parts of it: the color, the beading, the SPARKLES, and I don’t think she looks BAD. But somehow, the sum of the parts don’t add up to a win for me. But not in like a hideous flaming horrible angry rage kind of way. In more of, “hmmm, maybe not. Do we have any croissants left?” kind of way.

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People’s Choice Awards Fugs and Fabs: Everyone In Jumpsuits

Yes, that title is a reference to Gap’s Everyone In Khakis campaign, which you will remember if you are old like me. It involved, at one point, Patrick Wilson picking up Claire Danes and twirling her around, and it was fun. BUT ARE THESE? Come and take a look!



Mostly Well Played: Allison Janney and Anna Faris at the People’s Choice Awards

I say “mostly” well played because WHAT IS ANNA FARIS WEARING RIGHT THERE? That top makes Forever 21 look like a classy luxury brand.

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People’s Choice Awards Cheerfully Played: The Big Bang Theory

And this is for the Big Bang Theory fans that I know are out there:

On a night when so many people wore blahs, those ladies spun that color wheel like Pat Sajak was watching. Kaley’s outfit is pretty good, although the shoes might be a touch too much, and her hair looks sexy-tousled rather than insane; Mayim’s outfit is beautiful on her and is another elegant way to comply with her personal religious beliefs; Melissa’s is a little overwrought for me, and I’m not sure there’s that much design there so much as draping that verges on being a swaddle. (And the less said about the fit of Jim Parsons’s jacket, the better.) But I appreciate the ladies for keeping it merry and bright even though Christmas is beyond being in the rearview mirror. Because seriously, if the Globes on Sunday go down Neutral Street the way this event did, I may just have to give up and program a macro that types for me, “I just wish it were a color.”