At Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards , color was the trend of the night, as actresses (or as the politically correct SAG members like to say, female actors) walked the red carpet in hues of blue, lavender, red, tangerine and bright yellow. Another trend that seems to be carrying on through this awards season — and one Michelle Obama championed on inauguration night — is the one-shouldered gown. With only a month until the Oscars, the SAG Awards could either be the death knell of these trends, or merely a sign of more to come.
(Flip through photos from the SAG red carpet here.)
Here’s a look at the best, the worst and the just-plain awesome from last night’s show.
Evan Rachel Wood: Her deep-blue Monique Lhuillier gown flowed off her body in just the right way. And by putting a pin on the dress’ one-shoulder strap, she kept the look interesting. Plus, that color is lovely on her milky complexion.
Penélope Cruz: Cruz always seems to do something extra dramatic on the red carpet, and in her black halter gown by Azzedine Alaia, she vamped up the show.
Freida Pinto: Rocking a flowing, lavender gown by Marchesa (who happens to be Jennifer Lopez’s go-to designer), the “Slumdog Millionaire” star looked glamorous and comfortable.
Emily Blunt: Though Vegas numbers don’t always translate well at awards shows, Blunt dazzled in a silver, barely there gown.
Anne Hathaway: Hathaway was a classic beauty in a white Grecian gown designed by Azzaro. It didn’t hurt that she was decked out in Cartier diamonds.
Angelina Jolie: Boring. The nominee’s Max Azria gown was just so dull. And sure, Jolie is stunning all on her own, but she could have been a bit less mother-of-the-bride.
Eva Longoria: There was a lot of dress there, and the tangerine Jenny Packham gown really overpowered the petite star.
Amy Adams: She may have been our belle of the ball at the Golden Globes , but in a dark-purple Giambattista Valli gown, Adams failed to stun us thanks to the strange, bunchy fabric detail at her waist.
Marisa Tomei: Much like Adams, Tomei suffered from the dreaded too-much-fabric-detail disease. The detailing on the back of her gown was overwhelming for the actress.
Katie Holmes: The length and fit seemed a bit informal for an awards show, and the cutout detailing on Holmes’ Jil Sander dress revealed a lot of the actress. Maybe too much.
Honorable Mention for Being Awesome
Usually guys go for the regular old black-tuxedo-and-white-shirt combination for an awards show. But Rourke, still riding high on his accolades for “The Wrestler,” showed up in a flashy, checkered sharkskin suit, paired with a black shirt and gray scarf. We applaud any guy who’ll take a fashion risk like that.
Will it be a curious night for “Benjamin Button”? Can “Slumdog Millionaire” rise out of obscurity to grab Oscar gold? Will Brad Pitt surprise leading contenders Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn? The MTV Movies team has the Academy Awards covered every which way with news, interviews, photos and more. Check out a complete list of the Oscar nominees here and keep it locked on MTVNews.com until the statues are handed out on February 22.
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