Just when you thought all the red carpet fun was over, the CFDA Awards – the unofficial “Oscars of Fashion” – rolled into town last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom here in New York City.
Although not as celebrated as say… the Met Gala, the festivities considered to be one of the industries hottest parties drew crowds of celebrities, designers, models, and style icons like Nicole Kidman, Lupita Nyong’o, and Bella Hadid, there to take in the amazing fashion and celebrate the evening’s winners.
Last night one of the biggest nights in Hollywood kicked off this year’s award season in grand style. The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions, honored some of the best film, music and American Television.
In a special #FBF I wanted to take the time to share a recap of this year’s Tony Awards.
This past Sunday the Tony Awards gave a spectacular close to the 2016 Award season. Not only did the guests and honorees turn out in the numbers- and finely clad I might add – but the evening proved one for the history books.
All the interweb is abuzz with the talk of the 2016 Met Ball, and like everyone else I was all too excited to see the red carpet looks. Manus x Machina is an interesting theme given the growing influence of technology on how most of the world’s fashions are created – with the dawn of 3-D printing, and print productions. etc.
Last night the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists honored the last year’s most outstanding performances in film and prime time television at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
Unlike the Academy Awards, the SAG Awards was an all-inclusive affair leaving no one out.
A bit of a quick history lesson, the SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. And as one of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers – with two nominating panels — one for television and one for film — each composed of 2,200 randomly selected union members from across the United States – in SAG-AFTRA. Hence there were no *cough*cough* (diversity issues).LOL.
But before we get into all the highlights from last night’s festivities, here are some of the hottest looks from the red carpet.
Ladies like Anna Faris in Naeem Khan, Tina Fey in Prabal Gurung, Melissa Rauch in Romona Keveza, Katie Lowes and Stephanie Drake brightened the evening with stunning shades of red. No blending in either with fabrication and cut-outs to up the wow factor on these gorgeous stunners.
Orange is the New Black‘s (Netflix) Laverne Cox served nothing but glamour in a Prabal Gurung cutout gown and the elegance of the rich wine tones were echoed by fellow ladies of the evening, Neha Kapur, wife of The Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar; and Joanne Froggart.
Stunning gowns in every shade and fabric added much needed character to the typical LBDs and washes of white. Lady of the night Viola David wowed in Zac Posen, actress Tracey Lysette followed suit with a long-sleeved gown with a killer split. Also gracing the red carpet were sisters Kate and Rooney Mara, both in Valentino, Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham seen here with Michael Shannon, Sarah Silverman in a shimmering silver Vivienne Westwood fishtail gown and Carrie Brownstein of Transparent (Netflix) in Akris.
Pops of Magenta
Added personality to the evening as seen on Diane Guerrero, Sofia Vergara in VeraWang with hubby Joe Manganiello, and Game of Thrones’ (HBO), Emilia Clark in Dior Haute Couture.
Brought the sunshine and and early spring fever with amazing pieces like the Lela Rose gown worn by Lily Rabe. I could not keep my eyes of Hannah Murray and Sola Bamis either.
Shades of Blue
From Brie Larson’s unique masterpiece from Atelier Versace, and Briane of Gwendoline Christie’s powder blue to Maisie Williams Cobalt gown, Naomi Watts’ Burberry lace sheet and Sarah Hyland’s J. Mendel piece I could not help but be spell bound by the many shades of blue – leaving me anything but.
Glitz and Embellishments
And for what was lacking in some regard for those who unfortunately made some of the fashion blogosphere’s worst dressed lists – there were these pieces that left nothing lacking – well maybe- Nicole Kidman’s Gucci gown which left me a bit underwhelmed. However, Alicia Vikander looked amazing in her sequined Louis Vuitton, Eva Longoria left little to the imagination in Julien MacDonald, glowing mommy to be Hannah Bagshawe styled her growing bump flawlessly while joining hubby Eddie Redmayne in Dior Homme and Julianne Moore was regal in Givenchy Couture.
Touches of Pastel
Girly pastels in a simple, delicate cuts and fabrics were amazing, from Soairse Ronan’s Michael Kors sheath, seen alongside Jon Hamm, Christina Ricci’s Christopher Kane pleated lace and chiffon masterpiece to Sophia McShera’s simple caped gown. Priyanka Chopra normally does not disappoint however this gown did nothing to compliment her gorgeous complexion.
Splashes of White
Mixing up the usual sea of colors and traditional reds and black were a few beauties in masterfully crafted ivory and white gowns. Take Amanda Peet in Narciso Rodriguez or Amy Landecker in SAFiYAA, seen here with Bradley Whitford, Laura Preporn in Carmen Marc Valcvo, alongside Dascha Polanco or Julianna Margiullies in Berardi – just stunning. I wish I knew the designer of Extra‘s Charissa Thompson’s gown because it.is. SPECTACULAR!
Attention to Details
Kristen Wiig broke the mold of typical gowns by opting for an amazing Roland Mouret jumpsuit that left me speechless. Paired with the simple accessories and makeup, I was taken by the entire look. Rachel McAdams in black lace Elie Saab was everything, and Ellie Kemper in Peter Pilotto was truly refreshing.
Uzo Aduba dazzled in sequined emerald Zac Posen, while Kate Winslet in Giorgio Armani, Carol Burnett in Bob Mackie and Marisa Tomei in Zuhair Murad Couture were breath taking.
Black & White
Nothing beats a mix of the classics like they did it.
Ever dapper, and oh so amazingly talented how could we not take a gander at some of the handsome faces gracing the red carpet.
The evening was a star studded affair with a line-up of presenters including Idris Elba, Anna Faris, Corey Hawkins, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Michael Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Rachel McAdams, Jason Mitchell, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Wiig, Priyanka Chopra, Tina Fey, Brie Larson, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, Amy Poehler, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman and Jacob Tremblay.
And here are the nominees and the nights big winners.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” (Warner Bros. Pictures) LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company) BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)
HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD” (The Weinstein Company)
SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK” (Broad Green Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT” (Paramount Pictures) IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES” (DreamWorks)
MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES” (Broad Green Pictures)
JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM” (A24)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT” (Open Road Films)
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street) ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL”(Focus Features)
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Netflix)
THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures) SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal Pictures)
TRUMBO (Bleecker Street)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)
BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT” (Spike)
RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING” (History)
BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Thomas Cromwell – “WOLF HALL” (Masterpiece/PBS)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
NICOLE KIDMAN / Grace – “GRACE OF MONACO” (Lifetime) QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE” (HBO)
CHRISTINA RICCI / Lizzie Borden – “THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES” (Lifetime)
SUSAN SARANDON / Gladys Mortenson – “THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE” (Lifetime)
KRISTEN WIIG / Delores DeWinter – “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING” (IFC)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN” (AMC)
RAMI MALEK / Elliot – “MR. ROBOT” (USA Network)
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill – “BETTER CALL SAUL” (AMC) KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime) VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (Masterpiece/PBS)
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE” (FX Networks)
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS) JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” (Netflix)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION” (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
MAD MEN (AMC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
KEY & PEELE (Comedy Central)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC) ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
SAG AWARDS® HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“EVEREST” (Universal Pictures)
“FURIOUS 7” (Universal Pictures)
“JURASSIC WORLD” (Universal Pictures) “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD”(Warner Bros. Pictures)
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“THE BLACKLIST” (NBC) “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
“MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL” (Netflix)
“THE WALKING DEAD” (AMC)
Comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will bestowed the night’s highest honor of the SAG’s Life Achievement Award to fellow comedian Carol Burnett. Former recipients include Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury and Robert Redford.
52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient
I hope you guys enjoyed my review of the 2016 SAG Awards. Have a great day.
Last night celebrities and donors alike flocked to the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 charity Met Gala, one of the most epic nights in fashion.
The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, which sets the tone for the formal dress guest are expected to choose for the evening as their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Following the event, the exhibition runs for several months. Attended by personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music, the Gala is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights in the city. The affair has been held at the Met since 1946 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event.
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and chair of the event since 1995, oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list.
This year’s theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass” is dedicated to Chinese fashion. The inspiration for this year’s theme was drawn from the spring 2015 Costume Institute of the same name. It showcases Chinese art and rare artifacts as well as garments (dresses interpreting Chinese designs) from Western designers like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Laurence Xu, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Tom Ford. The exhibit which incorporates paintings, decorative arts, and filmic representations of China is quite possibly the biggest the museum has ever put together!