Zac Efron, Nick Jonas Bring Black Back On Critics' Choice Red Carpet

Kristen Bell, Diane Kruger and more rock their midnight-hued finery at the awards show.

Eschewing the light, airy shades of last week's People's Choice Awards red carpet, Hollywood's hottest flaunted classic dark hues for Friday's (January 15) Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

"Up in the Air" star and Best Supporting Actress nominee [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/stars-walk-the-critics-choice-red-carpet/1629869/4526463/photo.jhtml"]Anna Kendrick[/url] led the ebony charge with a strappy black mermaid gown and high-slung ponytail reminiscent of "I Dream of Jeannie." "When In Rome" star and presenter [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/stars-walk-the-critics-choice-red-carpet/1629869/4526479/photo.jhtml"]Kristen Bell[/url] looked fun and flirty in her own midnight-color halter frock, while "Precious" nominees [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/stars-walk-the-critics-choice-red-carpet/1629869/4526473/photo.jhtml"]Gabourey Sidibe[/url] and Mo'Nique also opted for black, as did "The Blind Side" star Sandra Bullock.

The 2010 Critics' Choice Red Carpet

[url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/stars-walk-the-critics-choice-red-carpet/1629869/4526481/photo.jhtml"]Nick Jonas[/url], looking dapper in a bow tie, tuxedo and Chuck Taylor sneakers, opened the ceremony's pre-show, performing his single "Who I Am" with his band the Administration, while "Me and Orson Welles" star [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/stars-walk-the-critics-choice-red-carpet/1629869/4526483/photo.jhtml"]Zac Efron[/url] cut an even sleeker form in a skinny black suit paired with a skinny black tie.

A handful of starlets lightened up in fairer frocks, including "Avatar" actress [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/stars-walk-the-critics-choice-red-carpet/1629869/4526484/photo.jhtml"]Zoe Saldana[/url], who looked radiant in a frothy white ballerina dress cinched with a black belt and accessorized with turquoise earrings. "Inglourious Basterds" star Diane Kruger also chose a pale shade, flaunting her figure in a form-fitting metallic ivory gown, while "Nine" star [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/stars-walk-the-critics-choice-red-carpet/1629869/4526504/photo.jhtml"]Marion Cotillard[/url] coupled a shiny pink bustier with a gold-festooned skirt.

For some, red-carpet glam inspired scarlet-hued ensembles. "The Hangover" star [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/stars-walk-the-critics-choice-red-carpet/1629869/4526519/photo.jhtml"]Heather Graham[/url] rocked a red, one-shoulder gown, while Best Supporting Actress nominee and "A Single Man" star Julianne Moore chose a cocktail-length dress in a similar shade.

Winning the evening's unofficial Most Colorful award was "The Lovely Bones" star and Best Young Actress winner [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/stars-walk-the-critics-choice-red-carpet/1629869/4526505/photo.jhtml"]Saiorse Ronan[/url], whose orange-and-fuchsia sequined gown stood out among the sea of black.