Between Wednesday's People's Choice Awards, yesterday's Oscar nominations, last night's Critics' Choice Awards, and Sunday's Golden Globes, we've had a serious case of awards season fever this week. The shows have been far from monotonous, however, as each red carpet presents a different (though often subtly so) dress code that keeps us fashion buffs on our toes.
The Critics' Choice Awards featured elegant gowns much less daring meaning, covering noticeably more skin than those at the PCA's. Last night's red carpet, true to tradition, wasn't quite as formal as we'll see at the Golden Globes and February's Oscars. It was a perfect balance between conservative, ornate gowns and playful, super-short mini-dresses that these five stars rocked better than anyone.
Naomi Watts wowed in a simple black Emilio Pucci gown, complete with that terrifically trendy chest mesh and shimmering accessories. We're glad that the Best Actress Oscar nominee (The Impossible) jazzed up her black with a minaudière, bracelet, and earrings that took the ensemble to a less serious level.
We absolutely love it when some old-school Hollywood glam makes its way onto any red carpet, which Emmy Rossum perfected in a Carolina Herrera gown and big wave hairstyle. This Shameless silver screen starlet looked stunning in the dress' organza overlay and crystal star appliqué, fresh off the Pre-Fall 2013 runway.
The lovely Jennifer Lawrence walked away from the show with a win for Best Actress in a Comedy (Silver Linings Playbook), as well as a win on the red carpet. Ms. Lawrence worked it clad in a belted, cut-out Prabal Gurung gown that paired classic silk chiffon with edgier leather shoulders.
The only red carpet darling not wearing a gown to make it onto our list, Marion Cotillard stunned in a floral Zuhair Murad frock. Nominated for Best Actress (Rust and Bone) last night, she stole the spotlight in this dreamy shin-length dress and cut-out Jimmy Choos.
Emily Blunt went with a gorgeous winter white ensemble with classic shoes, jewelry, and a flapper-inspired 'do to boot. Our favorite part of this Miu Miu gown are the sparkly straps, while her red lip gives the outfit the only punch of color it needs.