What's not to love about Evan Rachel Wood's look at the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards? The strapless Valentino gown is perfection, as are all of her accessories — namely those knockout earrings from Dana Rebecca Designs. A bronze clutch, an onyx ring, and what we'd like to think our Louboutins under that dress, complete the total look. Shop the exact Valentino, with all the rest, now.
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The Critics' Choice Awards brought a fun mix of color and drama to the carpet in LA tonight. Emma Stone, who joined her The Help costars in accepting the best ensemble cast award, continued her green streak with a printed Jason Wu gown while nominee Elizabeth Olsen also went bright in yellow Pucci. Presenter Diane Kruger mixed things up in Prada, and Busy Philipps was back in front of the cameras in hot pink after also attending yesterday's People's Choice Awards. Best actress winner Viola Davis wowed in a glamorous red look from Raoul.
There was a fair share of black on the gray carpet including Kirsten Dunst's short, flirty Dior and Charlize Theron's ruffled Azzedine Alaïa. Evan Rachel Wood, who was nominated for best acting ensemble in The Ides of March, chose a strapless Valentino while The Help's Octavia Spencer went with a black LBD and strappy heels. Melissa McCarthy took the stage in a navy sequined number when she and the Bridesmaids cast won for best comedy.
Bright neutrals made an appearance this evening as well with best actress nominee Michelle Williams hitting the carpet in a Chanel gown and presenter Mindy Kaling donning a simple asymmetrical dress. Stacy Keibler arrived on the arm of boyfriend George Clooney in a dramatic white Giorgio Armani gown and Marchesa clutch. Rounding out all the lovely looks was The Descendants's Shailene Woodley in a slinky silver Calvin Klein. There was so much amazing fashion and beauty at tonight's show, so make sure to weigh in on your favorites in Fab and Bella's polls!
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The Critics' Choice Awards are under way in LA, and the A-list came out in full force before the show. Best actress contender Michelle Williams arrived in a stunning Chanel gown with her best friend, and date, Busy Philipps. The ladies met up with Diane Kruger to snap a picture before heading inside. Nominee Brad Pitt arrived without Angelina Jolie, accessorizing his suit with a cane and white tie. George Clooney came out too, accompanied by his girlfriend Stacy Keibler. The night's just getting started, so stay tuned for more news and don't forget to weigh in on all of Fab and Bella's fashion and beauty polls.
Red carpet fashion and beauty coverage:
- All the ladies fashion from the gray carpet
- The Descendants' Shailene Woodley sizzles in Calvin Klein
- Do you like Octavia Spencer's purple shadow?
- Viola Davis's hair and makeup perfected her look
- Emma Stone picks a fabulous Jason Wu
- Get a sleek white look like Stacy Keibler
Your favorite celebrity friends:
- The CCA was another lady love fest!
- See who mingled inside the Hollywood Paladium!
- Who would you rather — Brad, George, or Leo?
The list of all the winners, and more CCA fun:
While Brad Pitt hit the Critics' Choice Awards red carpet solo this evening, Angelina Jolie was hosting a live chat for Hearst Magazines — and she had a special fan write in! Watch her sweet reaction when she gets a surprise question from Maddox about her film In the Land of Blood and Honey.
Viola Davis made an emotional speech tonight after taking the best actress honor at the Critics' Choice Awards. The actress stopped by to discuss that heartfelt speech, as well as her surprise over winning, in the press room shortly after leaving the stage. Viola talked openly about the controversy The Help sparked, the many movies she's thinking about making next, and how she was planning to spend her evening before she learned she was the winner in her category.
On how she makes such great speeches: "I have no idea, seeing that I had my loser face ready. I had a glass of champagne just so that I could relax all the muscles so the smile could come naturally. I guess I've always had a lot to say, you know? And I always felt like if I had a platform to say it, it would be God's greatest gift for me. But that's all I can say."
On not expecting her win: "I was really going to be OK. I was going to go home and get in my jacuzzi with my husband and you know, maybe have lots of champagne. I was good with it."
On what project she wants to do next: "Oh gosh, there's so many. I mean, there's so many that I've optioned. I have a story, the The Personal History of Rachel Dupree . . . I've always wanted to see all of Octavia Butler's work on screen. She's a black science-fiction writer. I want to be in a sci-fi . . . to be slaying dragons. It's endless, the possibilities. The narratives I've always wanted to be a part of that I've never seen myself in, and so there's not enough time in the day to tell you."
On whether she was surprised by The Help's success: "I thought it was going to go one way or the other, that it was going to be a huge success or a huge failure. It had that mark on it. It was about the maids in 1960s Mississippi with a very thick dialect, and I knew the African-American community was not happy with it, and yet I knew it had a huge fan base, so I knew it could go either way. And I'm glad it went this way."
Aaron Sorkin joined his Moneyball co-writers backstage at the Critics' Choice Awards tonight following their best adapted screenplay win tonight. Aaron responded to reports that he is working on a biopic about late Apple founder Steve Jobs, which he has said he would "strongly consider" writing, and weighed in on whether he'll direct in the future. Aaron couldn't say much about the rumored project, but he didn't deny that it's currently in the works.
On the Steve Jobs buzz and whether he might direct: "I'm just not allowed to talk about that right now, is the thing. Tonight's about Moneyball. It's obviously, truly a team effort, but I think I'm speaking for Stan and Steven when I say we're really happy with what we've seen on screen. By the way, if it turns out that I do direct, I will watch all of Steve's films [first.]"
A dapper George Clooney snapped up the best actor honor at the Critics' Choice Awards tonight before stopping to talk about The Descendants and his take on politics with reporters. George weighed in on his slightly dorky wardrobe in the film and an on-set injury he said he hadn't revealed until now. He also shared a sweet moment with his friend Viola Davis, who won best actress, as they hugged and posed for pictures together backstage.
On his on-set injury: "Amara, who is the younger child, had never been on a set before, and she went behind me, one day when were sitting in Kauai, so we're out in the middle of nowhere, and took her hand and smacked me on top of the head, because that's what she does. And it was funny, but it broke my two front teeth and I had to go shoot. So I had to go get Krazy Glue and take my pieces of my teeth and glue them in to finish the shot. And Alexander [Payne, the director] came in and saw me gluing my teeth in and made some joke about the fact that I really was from Kentucky."
On his wardrobe in The Descendants "That was almost ending all masculinity, the minute you pulled the khakis up about there, and the Hawaiian shirt tucked in down to there."
On the moment he realized the movie resonated with people: "The first time we showed it to . . . a critical audience and the first time we understood and heard people laughing. Because the funniest thing is, when you're doing it, there are a few moments in the film that we knew were going to be funny, but there were a lot of moments . . . that weren't necessarily there as the actors. The actors didn't know. So it was nice to hear some of the laughter, because that really set up some of the really rough stuff later."
On what he would do if he were president: "OK, I'm going to get right on that, because that seems like such a fun job, doesn't it? There's not much I could do there. There are very smart people around — much smarter than me — doing the best they can."
On using his fame for good causes: "As someone who's not in politics . . . I find that it's very helpful to find one or two specific things to educate yourself about and try to exploit that as much as you can. Exploit your fame or whatever that is to focus on that . . . I find that for people in my position that get an awful lot of attention — a lot of attention — it's nice to be able to refocus that on people who can't get any attention."
Leonardo DiCaprio was looking hot in a suit at the Critics' Choice Awards in LA tonight. He brought his dad, George, along for the big event, where he's nominated for best actor in J. Edgar. Leo also took the stage to honor Music + Film Award recipient Martin Scorsese. Martin, Leo, and George all sat at a table together, and chatted before watching Bob Dylan perform in Martin's honor. The show is just beginning, but there have already been statues handed out — check out the full list of Critics' Choice Award winners as the announcements roll in.
Angelina Jolie sat down for a special live online chat for Hearst Magazines this evening, where she spoke about her new film In the Land of Blood and Honey. Watch as she explains her reaction when she found out that the movie was up for a Golden Globe!