Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, And More Are Best Dressed At 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Tonight’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards forced Hollywood’s elite to step out on the red carpet once again (the third time in just a little over a WEEK). It seems like we JUST picked apart the looks from the 2014 Golden Globes, but hey, that’s the life of the rich, famous, and talented. (It’s also what happens when the Winter Olympics forces much of awards season OUT of February.) The Critics’ Choice attendees played it pretty safe overall, proving that awards shows are sometimes more about professionalism rather than just seeing and being seen. Still, there were a few envelope-pushing looks that we think are worth talking about. Take a look at our faves!


Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
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Can we just go ahead and crown Lupita Nyong’o the official red carpet darling of 2014 already? I know it’s only January, but girl’s track record is PRISTINE. If her gorgeous caped dress at the Golden Globes wasn’t enough to convince you, just look at this white-hot number. We love all aspects of the crisp, clean Calvin Klein look from its athletic neckline to its geometric bodice cutouts, but don’t sleep on her matching manicure, shimmering makeup, metallic clutch, or perfectly compatible Kimberly Macdonald jewelry either! Girl is FLAWLESS.


Adele Exarchopoulos at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
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Just when we were starting to feel a little underwhelmed with the night’s generally meh looks, newcomer Adele Exarchopoulos of Blue is the Warmest Color hit the red carpet. Her flapper-punk Louis Vuitton dress gave us lace, beads, AND feathers, and we were extremely grateful for the fashion risk. (Fun fact: the dress was originally styled with JEANS on the runway. WUT.) Adele’s style, paired with her charming acceptance speech for her Best Young Actress win, has definitely earned her a permanent spot on our red carpet radar.


Pharrell Williams at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
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Admit it—you let out a giant “SQUEE!” when you saw Pharrell on the red carpet tonight. That glitter! Those cuffed highwater pants! Maybe he’s still glowing from this morning’s news of his Oscar nomination, but the shimmering black material of his tuxedo jacket can probably take SOME of the credit, not to mention his rich navy trousers. Dudes don’t often get toooo much attention during awards show season, but we give MAJOR props to Pharrell for having fun with his sartorial choices.


Amy Adams at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
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Amy Adams was a double winner tonight in our eyes. Not only did she pick up the award for Best Actress in a Comedy, but she also wins for one of the best dressed stars of the evening. The American Hustle actress wowed us all with her stunning Roland Mouret gown in the BEST shade of neon pink. Black grosgrain ribbon accents saved the dress from becoming too sugary sweet, and they also happened to add some super flattering structure. Amy kept her accessories and makeup simple, retro, and v. feminine.


Margot Robbie at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
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Are pants the new awards season staple?? With Emma Watson’s Golden Globes outfit still freshly imprinted in our minds, The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie gave us a slight sense of déjà vu tonight with her awesome Elie Saab jumpsuit. With full-length lace sleeves and a lengthy back zipper (also, again, PANTS ON THE RED CARPET) this is already a pretty ballsy outfit on its own, but we ALSO need to direct your attention to her Alexander McQueen clutch. You just HAVE to look at this thing. It has attached brass knuckles in the form of a metal jungle cat wearing a teeny tiny spiked collar. BAD. Given how impeccable her Globes outfit was, we would’ve given this guy a quick steam before the step-and-repeat to get some of those wrinkles out of her pants, but that’s super nitpicky and overall, we appreciate her willingness to take risks.