By Nuzhat Naoreen
Ok, so by now you've probably had enough time to sink in all the winners and losers from last night's 36th annual People's Choice Awards. In case you missed it though, here's the gist: "Twilight" won big (no surprise there!), and Sandra Bullock took home the award for favorite actress (we weren't expecting that one). So now that you're all caught up, let's get to what really matters — the fashion! Last night featured a whole lot of minis and one-shoulder outfits, as well as a ton of white and a few bold colors here and there. Like every red carpet though, it had its share of hits and misses, which is why we're here to give you the full rundown on which of our favorite stars dazzled and which ones disappointed.
First off, we've got to give some major props toTaylor Swift, the singer successfully managed to avoid an awkward run-in (at least on camera) with ex-Taylor Lautner last night and win top honors as Favorite Female Artist. More importantly however, she also made herself a contender for best dressed when she rocked the red carpet in a glam Jenny Packham strapless white mini. Kudus to Taylor!
Mariah Carey, who made headlines earlier this week after giving a mangled acceptance speech (turns out she was a bit tipsy) at the Palm Springs International Film Festival gala, where she was honored for her supporting role in "Precious," got another go at it last night. The pop-diva won an award for Favorite R&B artist and thanked her hubby Nick Cannon for helping her with her dress because "it's a drama." The speech was an improvement, but the unoriginal Ysa Makino mermaid-style outfit definitely wasn't. Winner of the Favorite Country Artist cateogry Carrie Underwood on the other hand, stepped up the trend factor in a Christian Cota cocktail dress, layered with black embroidery, which totally impressed us. Our only gripe? We wish she had toned down the shoes.
We're willing to bet "Twilight" fans were all smiles last night. Not only did the flick win awards for "Best Movie" and "Favorite On-Screen Team," but actor Taylor Lautner also took home top honors as "Favorite Breakout Movie Actor," and we're pleased to say, he definitely dressed the part. Taylor accepted his award in a sleek gray suit paired with a black skinny tie — a classic look, which he pulled off flawlessly. Costar Kellan Lutz however, decided to mix things up a bit with a metallic blue Calvin Klein suit paired with a dark blue tie and black pants. We would have loved to see Kellan in something a little more classic, but we give him props for taking a risk.
New mom Jessica Alba is no stranger to red carpet style, but the actress, who was a presenter at last night's award show, stepped it up a notch in a fitted, modern mini by Antonio Berardi that pretty much made our jaws drop. If only we had access to that closet. Another pair that impressed us last night were "The Proposal" costars Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock. Judging from their chemistry on the red carpet, it's no wonder their movie, which was one of the highest grossing romcoms of all time, won an award for Best Comedy. Ryan looked dashing in a classic black suit, and he seemed to add his own cool touch to the look by keeping the top of his collared white shirt casually unbuttoned, which we loved! As for Sandra, who also took home an award for Favorite Movie Actress, surprisingly beating out Kristin Stewart, she wore an elegantly draped tan Vivienne Westwood dress, which she paired with simple studs and a gold bracelet.
While many actresses chose to hit the red carpet last night in form fitting minis, "House" star Olivia Wilde took a different approach with a one-shoulder, white Monique Lhuillier dress that invoked old-Hollywood. Olivia complimented the dress perfectly with an up-do, bare minimum jewelry and bold black heels.
The cast that makes us laugh (and sometimes sing-along) was out in full force last night. The stars of "Glee" stepped up to the plate to take home the award for Favorite New TV Comedy. As for their red carpet style, well it varied from too casual to totally glam. Lea Michele was definitely the standout of all the girls in a bold Nuj Novakhett red strapless mini, which perfectly accented her dark hair. We also liked Amber Riley in deep purple, but would have loved to see her rock something a little trendier. As for the boys, as handsome as they might be, we have no idea what Mark Salling and Kevin McHale were thinking. We wish they had left the jeans and mismatched vests at home for the night and picked up some tips from costars Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith, who both looked red-carpet ready in suits.
"Camp Rock" star Demi Lovato showed up to the red carpet last night in a short, blue, ruffled Jenny Packham dress that left us asking, "What were you thinking?" While the color looked great on her, the dress wasn't anything to fall in love with. The belt around the waist looked odd, the v-neck was too wide and the silver necklace she accessorized with was way over-the-top. While Demi's dress wasn't a hit, actress Ginnifer Goodwin managed to get our spirits back up when she arrived in a flirty one-shoulder Christian Lacroix. We loved the stripes, the shoes and even the flower! Another star who wow'ed us with her red carpet style was "Inglorious Basterds" Diane Kruger, who wore a totally elegant, yet also trendy, white Herve Leger mini.
Who were your favorites from the night? And who left you shaking your head?