The stars graced the red carpet yet again on the 30th for the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards, where all of my favorites actors from both film and television come together to honor the best performances and achievements of the past year.
As an article I read on The Guardian talked about, in this year’s SAG awards, diversity was the clear winner. Amid the huge controversy surrounding this year’s Oscar “whiteout”, the members of the Motion Picture and Television Nominating Committee — as well as the active SAG-AFTRA members — seemed to place diversity on their priority list. Four black actors — Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah and Idris Elba (who won twice!) — were recipients of the Screen Actors Guild award, strongly contrasting with the turnout of this year’s Oscar nominations. While I do believe that the white actors and actresses were quite deservant of their Oscar nominations, its assuring that non-white actors get recognized for their achievements as well.
Alicia Vikander — who won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in The Danish Girl — thanked the trans community in her acceptance speech, reminding the world that the term “diversity” doesn’t apply only to the conflict between white and black but to everyone. Good job, SAG2016!
As expected, Leonardo DiCaprio deservedly won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Revenant, paving the road for his first Oscar. Seriously, this movie was so intense and Leonardo did so great that, if he doesn’t win the Oscars this year, there’s going to be a huge backlash from the public and even the film community. It’s surprising that Leonardo has yet to win an Oscar yet. His films have always had bad timing, I guess. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he will win this year!
For the Television awards, Kevin Spacey won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for House of Cards — by far, one of my favorite TV shows ever. I think the first film I ever saw Kevin Spacey in was 21 — where he played an MIT professor teaching students how to count cards — and this role fit him so well. But, he brought it up a whole notch in the House of Cards. To anyone who hasn’t watched this yet, put on your sweatpants and get some popcorn: it’s time for a night with Netflix!
And, my favorite part of an award show! The red carpet! Here are some of my favorite looks from the red carpet! Some of the looks are paired with the runway look.
My favorite person of the moment has got to be Alicia Vikander. She's just so pretty and she looks great in practically anything. I feel like I wouldn't have liked this Louis Vuitton gown on anyone else, but Alicia Vikander totally pulls it off!
I'm not usually a fan of floral but Naomi Watts looked absolutely gorgeous in this blue Burberry gown. I can't believe Naomi Watts is 47. I wish I can age like her because she looks exactly the same, just as beautiful!
I haven't watched Mad Men before so I haven't seen Jessica Pare that much but this Kaufmanfranco gown was to die for. Her hair was also just perfect, with a low fishtail braid, to create a very simple look that complemented her look perfectly.
I'm sure my sister would love to wear this for her wedding. It's so simple and clean cut.
I think Amanda Peet and her husband David Benioff — the co-creator and writer of Game of Thrones — are such a cute couple.
Always loved Amy Poehler but I fell in love with her again after watching Sisters. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made such a good team together in the movie, and also when they were presenting together at the SAGs. I loved this black Stella McCartney dress on her. And, totally jealous of her hair color. Amy Poehler is at the top of her game these days.
I haven't seen Anna Faris in any films recently, but I think this Naeem Khan gown is one of my favorites from the SAGs. She looks totally great in red and her legs are to die for. Recently, I've been obsessed with her husband Chris Pratt after watching Jurassic World. They are one of my favorite celebrity couples.
I've loved her as Beth in Little Women and I still love her as Carrie in Homeland. So obsessed with this show — totally binged watched this show last summer break and it was so worth it. I love her effortless look and her hair perfected the look.
This floral dress by Erdem would have been number one choice for a prom dress. The young star from Mad Man, Kiernan Shipka looks stunning!
Elie Saab, Spring 2015 Couture
Rachel McAdams looked perfect in this black Elie Saab dress. Elie Saab is one of my favorites and Rachel McAdams rocked this black look. I haven't watched Spotlight yet but I have high expectations that it'll be good.
Jenny Packham, Resort 2016
Helen Mirren is one of my favorite actresses of all time. I think I have loved every movie that Helen Mirren has starred in, especially Woman in Gold. Personally, I think she looks better in that Jenny Packham dress than the model. She looks awesome.
Zuhair Murad, Fall 2015
I love Zuhair Murad, and this dress looks absolutely great on Maris Tomei. She is also an actress that has aged well (how is she 51 years old?).
Akris, Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
I haven't watched Carol yet but it's on my list of movies to watch. I love this Akris dress, with and without the sleeves. I'm not sure how much this dress flatters Carrie Brownstein but, overall, the dress is beautiful!
Prabal Gurung, Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
Like my renewed love for Amy Poehler, Tina Fey is one of my favorites. I love that she returned to SNL to play Sarah Palin again. Sarah Palin...so hilarious. And I love this dress!
Charlie Brear, Spring Summer 2016 Ready-to-Wear
Another actress from Game of Thrones, I think this yellow gown from Charlie Brear looked perfect on her. It kind of reminded me of the the iconic yellow dress that Kate Hudson wore in the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. I love how simple the dress is and, while I don't normally like the color yellow, this dress looks awesome on her.
Prabal Gurung, Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear
I have yet to watch Orange is the New Black, but Laverne Cox is so pretty. Even better than her red carpet look was when she brought publicity to talk about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. She said, "You go to my Twitter page, @LaverneCox, you can see a link to make a donation and really I think the governor should resign, but that's a whole other issue. Sending love to the people at Flint, and let's do what we can. United States people should have good drinking water." It's good to see celebrities use their fame to shed light on important issues. Laverne Cox, rock on!
Lela Rose, Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
From American Horror Story, Lily Rabe looked great in this Lela Rose dress. I didn't know her mother was the late actress Jill Clayburgh. I remember her from the movie Bridesmaids, when she paid Kristen Wiig's mother. There is a strong resemblance between the two, for sure.
Ermanno Scervino, Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear
Another star from Game of Thrones, she's only 18! It seemed that blue was the favorite color at this year's SAGs. This Ermanno Scervino dress looked splendid! Loved it!