Best Dressed at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards

While the Golden Globes and the Oscars are the two biggest red carpet award events of the season, the Critics’ Choice Awards can be counted on to bring some A-level red carpetry. Here are my favorite looks from this year’s show:

Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé

Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé


I love the stark, modern boldness of this look, and it is oh-so-chic on the statuesque Kidman.

Judith Light in Christian Siriano

Judith Light in Christian Siriano

I love Miss Light’s unexpected choice of oversized polka dots combined with a palazzo pant and turtleneck for the red (er, blue) carpet. She carries herself with such poise and style that she makes it work like few others could. Brava!

Catherine O’Hara in Georges Chakra

Catherine O’Hara in Georges Chakra

Chic-women-over-50 in-pants appears to be a theme this awards season. I absolutely LOVE Catherine O’Hara‘s choice of this embellished jacket and how she incorporated a brooch as a stand-in for a necktie.

Timothée Chalamet in Alexander McQueen

Timothée Chalamet in Alexander McQueen

Speaking of pants, Timothée Chalamet showed up in one of the boldest suits of the night. I love how he almost always shows up to events wearing something bold and discussable. I personally hate the oversize dad sneaker trend, but I do like the idea of this suit with a more casual footwear choice, and it works because he’s young and it’s the kind of thing young people can get away with.

Michelle Yeoh in Marchesa

Michelle Yeoh in Marchesa

Once again, I’m loving seeing women over 50 absolutely slaying it on the red carpet. I love the bold simplicity of this look. It’s just so elegant and understated, yet you can’t take your eyes off her.

Gemma Chan in Jason Wu

Gemma Chan in Jason Wu

You’ve got to give it to miss Gemma—she has been killing it on the red carpet all throughout the Crazy Rich Asians promo tour. I love this because you see so few prints on the red carpet, and it’s such an effusive silhouette, yet she still has the elegance to make it look more chic than silly.

Judy Greer in Reem Acra

Judy Greer in Reem Acra

I love this textile—the color, the pattern. It really makes the whole look. I like how she set it off with clean hair and a bright red lip.

Conspicuously missing from this list? After amazing looks at the Golden Globes, Lady Gaga and Sandra Oh turned in bland offerings (although I suspect Gaga is hanging onto her best look for the Oscars).