Best & worst: Critics' Choice Awards

04:10, Jan 17 2014
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE GOOD: Amy Adams is such an understated style star, and I love how she's paired this bold Roland Mouret gown with low-key hair and makeup (for me, the textured nature of this hot pink dress' fabric is what makes it a smash hit). Thoughts?
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE BEST COUPLE: Matthew McConaughey works a Lanvin sliver silk tuxedo (and Persol, I think? sunnies) while his wife Camila looks both comfortable and stunning in Paule Ka - I love the light red hue of the gown and really adore the knot detail (this is a great style, when tailored well, for ladies - like me! - with a touch of tummy they'd rather have concealed when wearing a long dress).
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE GOOD: Wow, this deep green is Cate Blanchett's colour (and I'm near-obsessed, nay, just plain obsessed, with her current hair length). This Lanvin gown is relaxed enough for the less fussy Critics' Choice Awards, yet still done up enough (thanks to the coral lip) to avoid Cate looking like she couldn't be razzed.
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE I'M-NOT-SURE: I dig the colour of this Nina Ricci gown on Jessica Chastain, but I'm not sold on the cut. In the lookbook this gown is worn very loose and flowy on the model, and I'm just not sure if the fit is great on Jess - and that neckline is not working for me (a touch boxy).
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE MEH: Unlike most of the celebs there, Julia Roberts didn't seem to take her sunnies off for even a second on the red carpet (which irrationally annoys me). This issue of mine aside, I feel very neutral on this Juan Carlos Obando gown. I'd love to see JR in some colour before the season's out. That said, this picture of her and Meryl sunglass canoodling has made my day.
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE FINE: I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Julia Louis Dreyfus is one of my favourite actresses of all time, and while this Reem Acra dress is perfectly lovely on her, it feels a bit more 'A-list luncheon' than awards show.
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE BEST CONTENDER: This Zac Posen is the perfect awards show gown for Juliette Lewis - it's elegant, timeless and yet still a teensy bit rock'n'roll, just like its wearer. I adore the pleat detail here, think she pulls off the deep neckline and WANT that ring.
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE BEST CONTENDER: Hot dang, Lupita Nyong'o can slay a gown (her arms make me want to just get down right now and give it 20 boot camp style). This Calvin Klein gown is sophisticated, modern, sharp and flattering. Win. (Ooh, and how beautiful is that Kimberly McDonald ring?).
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE MEH: I don't hate this Elie Saab jumpsuit on Margot Robbie (it's actually refreshing to see something other than a gown) but I don't particularly like the fringing details and the overcooked straps and zip up the back. Thoughts?
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE GOOD: Meryl Streep's Stella McCartney dress is the perfect fit, and while I'm not usually a fan of glasses with dangly earrings, it's Meryl, so I'm not going to mess.
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE GOOD: This ribbed jersey is a great material on Oprah, and I'm loving how much forest green we're seeing at the moment (and that the Big O got up in the middle of her dinner so that Lupes good get a shot with her. Legend).
Best & worst: Critic's Choice Awards
THE BEST CONTENDER: I MUCH prefer this to Sandra Bullock's silky Neapolitan-hued Golden Globes dress. I love the tiered look (especially on someone as gorgeous as Sandra), am pretty sure that plum is the best hue I've ever seen on her and that antique-style belt is definitely growing on me. Love her.

The 19th Annual Critics' Choice Awards were overall a far breezier affair sartorially than the Globes. 

That's not to say the awards aren't important, however, who wins there is overall regarded as an indicator for the Oscars - we wonder if that works red carpet-wise?

Will the style winners here win the Oscars?

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