Last week’s Golden Globes marked the revival of Hollywood’s red carpet glamour following a tumultuous year marred by actors’ and writers’ strikes. This past Sunday, a star-studded gathering graced the 29th Critics Choice Awards. The event returned to Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar for the first time since 2020.
Hosted by Chelsea Handler in Los Angeles on Sunday, the Critics Choice Awards could have been perceived as a mere prelude to the Emmys. However, given the awards’ recognition of both film and television, actors vying for coveted Academy Award nominations were eager to seize this opportunity for exposure.
Here are some unforgettable looks at the Critics Choice Awards red carpet.
Margot Robbie wears a custom Balmain gown styled by Andrew Mukamal. The dress is a cascade of elegance with a bold red hue that demands attention. The gown is particularly captivating due to the intricate rose detailing adorning the neckline. Fans have enthusiastically speculated the rose detail as a tribute to the 1996 “Radiant Rose” Barbie.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
Gracing the Critics Choice Awards red carpet, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt showed their impeccable fashion sense. John looks elegant in an off-white Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo jacket paired with black pants and a classic bowtie, exuding timeless elegance. Meanwhile, Emily Blunt radiates alongside him in a captivating red Giorgio Armani Privé dress. The dress features a stunning rosette detail that adds a touch of sophistication, perfectly complemented by the sparkle of Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
Emma Stone, who received the Best Actress Award for “Poor Things,” looked effortlessly sophisticated in a custom Louis Vuitton gown. The dress epitomizes haute couture with its pleated design and distinctive shoulder embellishment. Styled by Petra Flannery, Emma’s ensemble is the perfect blend of modern fashion and classic elegance. The dark hue of the gown contrasts beautifully with the red carpet and complements her porcelain complexion.
Looking stunning on the red carpet, Reese Witherspoon is wearing an elegant Celine dress with a modern, structural design, with an eye-catching large bow accent at the waist. The dress’s sleek silhouette is complemented by luxurious Bulgari jewelry, adding a touch of sparkle to her sophisticated look. On her feet, she dons a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, known for their iconic red-lacquered soles, which subtly echo the red carpet.
Dressed in Chanel couture creation, Camila Morrone exudes a delicate and ethereal charm. Her gown features a soft white palette with a playful yet elegant black bow detail at the waist, adding classic Chanel sophistication to the outfit. The dress’s texture is rich with feather-like details, adding a dimension of softness and movement to her look. Styled by Sandra Amador, Camila’s look for the event is a harmonious blend of timeless couture and modern femininity.
Brie Larson cuts a sophisticated figure at the Critics Choice Awards 2024, donning a Prada dress that speaks to the luxury brand’s reputation for elegant minimalism. The gown’s classic black silhouette is accented with a velvet bodice, creating a subtle texture contrast that adds depth to the simplicity of the design. Larson’s ensemble is completed with sparkling Neil Lane jewelry, which provides a dazzling counterpoint to the understated dress. Her look, curated by stylist Samantha McMillen, perfectly balances modern chic with traditional glamour.
Elizabeth Debicki looks effortlessly chic wearing an Oscar de la Renta pantsuit that redefines red carpet elegance. The pantsuit is a modern twist on formal attire, with a top adorned with intricate beading that adds a touch of glamour, perfectly paired with a tailored silhouette. The bow detail at the waist introduces an element of playfulness to the ensemble. Styled by Elizabeth Saltzman, Debicki’s outfit is a masterclass in balancing sophistication with contemporary fashion.
Greta Lee looks elegant in a sparkling all-black ensemble from Loewe’s Spring-Summer 2024 ready-to-wear menswear collection. The outfit, a blend of gender-fluid fashion and classic glamour, features a glimmering fabric that catches the light with every movement. Her selection for the Critics’ Choice Awards, where she was a nominee for best actress for “Past Lives,” shows contemporary style that breaks conventional boundaries.
Lenny Kravitz appeared in a sleek black ensemble that encapsulates his rock star persona. He still maintains a level of sophistication appropriate for the Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet. He completes his look with his trademark sunglasses and layered necklaces, adding a personal touch to his outfit. Kravitz’s song “Road to Freedom,” written for the film “Rustin,” was nominated for best song, reflecting his artistic versatility and commitment to his craft.
Ariana Greenblatt, wearing Louis Vuitton, presents a vision of youthful exuberance and fashion-forward sensibility. Her dress is a striking blend of bold and soft elements. It features a structured, black bodice with button details that transition into an expansive, white pleated skirt with an almost ethereal flow. The dress captures the spirit of innovation Louis Vuitton is known for while perfectly suiting her nomination for best young actor or actress for “Barbie.”
Standing out in a custom Valentino ensemble, Colman Domingo exudes a vibrant and playful energy on the red carpet. His mustard suit is perfectly tailored, exuding a sense of sophistication. Meanwhile, the golden overcoat adds a layer of dramatic flair with its shimmering texture. The outfit is matching his golden shoes, creating a cohesive, striking look that commands attention. Domingo’s choice to wear such a bold and optimistic color reflects his outlook and the diverse nature of his roles, contrasting the darker characters he has portrayed.
“I’m not always playing dark characters.”Colman Domingo
Ali Wong brings a fresh and artistic vibe to the red carpet, donning a sheer green Givenchy gown. The dress, from the label’s Spring-Summer 2024 Ready-to-Wear collection, features painterly flower detailing that adds a touch of romance and femininity to the modern silhouette. The gown’s translucence suggests a playfulness with its form-fitting shape that elegantly drapes Wong’s figure. As the executive producer and star of “Beef,” Wong’s choice of outfit reflects her multifaceted career, combining boldness with the delicate artistry of the gown’s design.
Julianne Moore radiates regal elegance at the Critics Choice Awards 2024 red carpet. She looks gorgeou sin a two-tone purple Chanel Haute Couture strapless gown. The outfit exemplifies the luxury and timeless design of Chanel The gown’s rich hues and subtle sheen reflect the light beautifully, enhancing Moore’s poise and grace. A drop-pearl brooch adds a focal point of classic sophistication, further elevating her ensemble.
Pedro Pascal appears at the event with a distinctive style, seamlessly integrating his arm sling into his fashion statement. He wears a gray-beige outfit that exudes a casual yet polished aesthetic. His clear spectacles add a touch of intellectual charm to his look, while the black shoes provide a classic foundation. Far from being a mere necessity, the arm sling becomes an accessory that Pascal carries with an air of nonchalant grace. His ability to adapt his style around the sling, as he did for the Golden Globes, showcases his flair for personalizing his red carpet appearances.
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