Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet – Part 2

Posted on January 13, 2012

Because making celebrities cry is Job One here at T Lo Making Celebrities Cry Institute, Ltd.

 

Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab

 Very pretty color; kinda shapeless; wrong shoes.

 

Charlize Theron in Azzedine Alaïa

 Outside of Dior commercials, she doesn’t bring enough drama to her dressing. We think those ruffles would look silly on almost anyone else and we think the point at which they hit her hip is the worst possible point, but we’re thumbs-upping this look because she brought the drama.

 

Chloe Moretz in Chanel

 Fourteen-year-olds shouldn’t be wearing Chanel. They have neither the height nor the attitude for it.

 

Diablo Cody in David Meister

 Great color on her, but somewhat standard otherwise. Overblinged accessories.

 

Elle Fanning in Rodarte

Yes, it’s really weird; yes, the colors against her skin are not particularly flattering. But it’s unusual and bright and has that halfway-between-childhood-and-adulthood quality that works only on girls exactly her age. It’s weird, but it’s striking and appropriate for her. She could’ve just worn another princess gown or mid-sixties A-line party dress. We love that she chose this.

 

Emma Stone in Jason Wu

 Girl is definitely having a green moment. Would that she was also having a bra moment. Looks great otherwise, though.

 

Isabelle Fuhrman in Christian Siriano

 We would like this a lot more if she didn’t have that ridiculously over-ironed hair.

Judy Greer

 Isn’t this the exact dress Laura Linney wears to introduce Downton Abbey each week? That alone indicates this might be a bit too low-key for the event. Laura can barely make it work, but in the end, it’s kinda frumpy.

 

Maya Rudolph

 Chic, sharp, and flattering. Should’ve taken a risk with the shoes.

 

Michelle Williams in Chanel

 Gorgeous.

 

Missi Pyle

 Pageant Barbie.

 

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Fabulously well-suited to her. But she REALLY needs a makeup consult. She has these enormous round eyes and they always seem to be receding into her face in pictures. They could be her best feature with the right makeup artist helping her out.

 

Paul Rudd

 None of the men were interesting. He’s here because he’s cute.

 

Penelope Ann Miller in David Meister

How did she manage to make herself look like she’s here to pick up her Lifetime Achievement Award? We’re used to seeing female stars looking a decade older than their age due to weird style choices, but this is the first time we’ve seen one who managed to add about 30 years to her actual age.

In other words, why does Penelope Ann Miller look like, well, Ann Miller?

Tilda Swinton

 You fabulous bitch.

 

Wendi McLendon-Covey

Pretty, but you can bet her biggest fear of the night was sneezing.

[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Andrew Evans/PR Photos]

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  • Sobaika Mirza

    I’m convinced Octavia does her own makeup. In the dark.

  • Terence Ng

    I think Isabelle’s hair is naturally that straight. Not that she couldn’t have softened it somewhat with some curling or texture, but…

    Anyway, excited to see her wielding knives and getting her head bashed in, soon! Go Clove!

    And Tilda: Rock-Out-with-Her-Cock-Out fierceness.

    • Anonymous

      I scrolled down to Isabelle and thought, “My God, Demi Moore had an amazing facelift!”

    • http://twitter.com/saturnwings Alexis

      As a woman whose hair is naturally stick straight, I can tell you that you don’t get Isabelle Fuhrman’s look without the aid of a flattening iron.  And if she’s sticking a flattening iron up there anyway, why not use it to add some texture?

      Also, who the heck is she???

      • Terence Ng

        She’s a child actress. She was the main villain/character in the terrible Orphan movie. I think she was the only actor who got any praise. She’s also been cast to play Clove from District 2 in The Hunger Games.

        Also, I like to think i got that level of straightness when my hair was long and I hated it. But I’m also Asian, and I never intentionally styled my hair to look like that, so… :/

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BARN2K234KUKPF5RACXYEFZ4HI Maggie

          Why does she look like she wants to kill me? I think something really IS wrong with Esther…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VBWWGHZEBKTVQMXE5SO5NCU2I Mich

        actually, my hair is naturally stick straight, and all i have to do to get it to look like that is comb it. it literally does nothing else. holds curls for about 5 minutes with a ton of product. it’s why i’m glad the ironed straight look is still semi-in.

        • http://twitter.com/saturnwings Alexis

          Really?  No frizz or flyaways or anything?  Wow.  So jealous.  (But speaking of hold curls for 5 minutes, my jr prom hair, where I curled the heck out of it, had massive products in it.  The curls held, literally, from the top of the staircase to the bottom.)

          Anyway, my hair looks like that Isabelle girl’s in passing (well, it would if my hair stylist would let me go back to that style), but in pictures, where people can analyze and critique, you’re not going to see that totally straight, perfectly silky, no strand of hair out place look on me without some product help.  Her hair is a little too perfected for me to think there was zero aid of a flattening iron.

  • Anonymous

    Michelle Williams looks amazing. I would never have put her and that dress together in my mind, but it’s perfect on her. More like this, please.

    Re: Missi Whosits: of course her name is Missi. OF COURSE.

    • Anonymous

      Missi Pyle is a really talented comedic actress.  Comedic actresses are not exactly known for their red carpet expertise (re: Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, etc.)  Considering, she looks pretty good here.

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t say she looked bad; I said she looked like a Missi. I stand by that in good humor.

        • Anonymous

          The worst thing about Missi’s dress choice is that she looks about the most fantastic I’ve seen her–from the shoulders up.  The dress isn’t even so bad if it wasn’t that color!

    • Anonymous

      I agree on Ms. Williams, she should do more long, sleek looks like this.  It still has a vague reference to her retro 60′s vibe but without being so twee.  (GOD!  I hate that word!!)

  • Anonymous

    i must BOW DOWN to our girl Tilda!

    • Anonymous

      She looks AMAZING!

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    Tilda is too amazing. Love Michelle Williams. Diablo Cody looks dreadful. That sequined top manages to make her look way too hippy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/foodhussy Heather Johnson

    Michelle looks like she tried the dress on in the dressing room over her pants and then forgot to take them off

    • Anonymous

      Short bathrobe over long nightgown. 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t feel about Michelle Williams the way you do. I think she looks like an assistant in the Jetson’s futuristic kitchen. 

    • foodycat

      I’m getting a Star Wars prequel vibe. She would definitely fit in to the Jedi temple.

  • Anonymous

    Love the Charlize, Elle, Chloe, and Tilda.

  • Anonymous

    Can Chloe Moretz get it more wrong?

    Those Siriano dresses BORE me. Hasn’t he done the same thing a bunch of times before?

    • Anonymous

      Seriously.  We’ve seen variations of that dress over and over and over again.  The Pixie should be prohibited from feather use for at least two seasons.

      • Anonymous

        In short AND long dresses. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenlindsey Jen L.

      I don’t think I’ve liked a single thing Chloe Moretz has worn, maybe ever. Definitely recently. How can other cute 15 year olds (Hailee Steinfeld, Elle Fanning) dress their age and look awesome, and she can’t?

    • Rachel Sawyer

      Eh, she’s 14. I’ve gotta say, though, I have absolutely no interest in a 14-year-old’s fashion choices. Where are the fabulous, glamorous grown ups?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFZBPD2YF7RBIABKYSTL62XM6Y Susan

    Thank you for putting a picture of Paul Rudd. In the midst of (mostly) skinny and rich chicks, sometimes a gal just needs a nice dose of cute man.

  • Anonymous

    The Chloe comment was great.  Reminds me of my favorite line from All About Eve:  “You’re too short for that gesture!”

    • Anonymous

      Addison DeWitt for the win!

      • Anonymous

        J’Adore Addison DeWitt, and you gals for making the same connection I did!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Michele Williams.  I love your little pixie face, but that’s a secretary dress from the 80s with a sheet stapled to the bottom.  No points for you.

  • http://profiles.google.com/saramichelef Sarah Michele Ford

    Penelope Ann Miller forgot that the no-matchy-matchy rule also applies to one’s dress and one’s hair.

    • Anonymous

      The material on that dress is like cheap drapes in a hotel conference room. The hair is just a mystery. 

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I had to Google pageant Barbie.  Got to hand it to the girl.  She married a grizzly bear specialist whose bear was his best man.  Seriously.

    That said, I think she left her “Miss whosis” sash at home.

    Also, I want Tilda’s jacket.  

    And would someone please give Elle Fanning a comb?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve officially reached Fanning overload.  If I don’t see another shot of a Fanning sister before they reach 35, I will be quite pleased.  Of course, this will require me to live in a cave for 20 years, but it might be worth it.

  • Joanna Schuth

    Does SWINTON wear makeup, do you think? Or do you think she just washes and goes?

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenlindsey Jen L.

      She very rarely wears makeup on the red carpet. Or at least visible makeup besides lipstick. Her skin always looks great so either she has great genes (likely) or she’s wearing foundation. I wish she would wear just a little bit of eye makeup though, her eyes disappear in some of the shots! Much like Paz de la Huerta and her no eye makeup thing.

  • Anonymous

    Maya Rudolph has uni-boob. I can’t believe you gave that nasty ill-fitted dress a pass.

  • Anonymous

    Tilda looks spectacular and I’m glad that Michelle does not look twee for a change. Not sure how I feel about her dress, though. I almost kind of like it, but it’s also a bit weird.

    Thanks to Elle, I’ve got the Fifth Dimension singing Age of Aquarius in my head; not that that’s a bad thing.

  • Anonymous

    Elle Fanning looks like she is playing dress-up

    • Anonymous

      And playing dress up in a dress that is too big for her.

  • Cathy S

    Michelle Williams and Tilda Swinton for the win! Same color palette, two totally different looks, both fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    Paul Rudd is indeed a cute one, thanks for the palate cleanser. I gasped, in a good way, at Elle Fanning’s. My favorite look of the season so far. Also liked Charlize and Michelle Williams. And the Christian Siriano dress.

    Charlize looks more put-together than I’ve seen her in ages and Michelle finally dialed back the twee.

    I want to like Emma Stone but for some reason the red hair/green dress feels too expected.

  • Anonymous

    Chloe Moretz looks like she’s being eaten alive by her dress. Elle Fanning – really? REALLY? to me, that looks like an out-of-date shower curtain, and would look more appropriate on a mid-1980s grandmother of the bride. I LOVE the top of Charlize Theron’s dress, but think the ruffles begin at an odd place, and that distracts from the fabulous. David Meister’s dresses all look the same. solid sequins, maybe a one-sleeve for the truly daring. ugh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    I am not worried so much about Octavia’s makeup as I am about how impossible a smile seems to be for her. She’s so beautiful. Why does she look so perpetually sour, or at very best, indifferent? 

  • Anonymous

    Charlize Theron. I give this look a WERQ.
    Diablo Cody- Not the prettiest or most interesting dress, but it suits her. It works. I wouldn’t de-bling the look at all. Maybe on someone else, but this is the right tone for her. 
    Elle Fanning- Ok, props for wearing something different and completely unexpected, but at the end of the day, it’s still ugly and unflattering. Also, the hair.
    Maya Rudolph- You pretty much can’t go wrong with something like this, but I agree 100% that this look is screaming for some fabulous shoes. Her hair looks very pretty.
    Michelle Williams- It’s kind of odd on the bottom, but it’s growing on me. I like that it doesn’t look like it belongs on a 12-year old.
    Missi Pyle (who?)- These ugly dresses are killing me.
    Octavia Spencer- Wow, this dress is giving her the most amazing figure. Bravo! I agree about the lack of good make-up, though. Her outfits always feel incomplete because she looks like she pretty much only wears chap stick.
    Paul Rudd- Ah yes, where has he been hiding lately? I need a little Paul Rudd in my life every day.
    Tilda Swinton – Now here’s a woman who does the no-makeup look and it really works for her. I DO wish, however, that she would try a little mascara. It would do wonders for her.
      

    • http://twitter.com/annalizlobo Anna Elizabeth

      No matter what else she’s in, to me, Missi Pyle will always be Laliari the screechy alien from Galaxy Quest. “Her translator is broken.”

  • Anonymous

    Surely there some sort of territory between Miss Fanning’s ‘do and Miss Fuhrman’s for young females with long hair?
    Come on, girls . . .   

  • Anonymous

    Wendi McLendon-Covey has lost too much weight and had far too much work done on her face. I liked her so much better on the early episodes of Reno 911!.

  • Anonymous

    Not Tilda—TILDA!!!

    She is too fabulous for lowercase letters.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE Tilda’s outfit. She looks great. The Dutch Big Bird has lost a portion of his feathers thanks to Christian Siriano’s dress (worn by Isabelle Fuhrman). Look at Charlize Theron in her black flamenco dress.

  • Anonymous

    Good comment about children and Chanel.  Hilarious comment about Wendi McWhoever!

    Agree completely about Elle Fanning’s choice–so NOT boring or conventional!  And it looks like it would move nicely.

    Maya Rudolph (I totally love her!) has looked so bad on so many occasions–this is a huge improvement, even though it isn’t an attention-grabber.

    But it’s Michelle and Tilda for the black-and-white win.

  • Anonymous

    Whatever is happening to/with Chloe Moretz is… not good. Girl looks like she could use a responsible parent in the picture. Too many events, too much weird posing, overall gives me the creeps. She’s gonna look at these pictures and think, wow, I didn’t have a childhood. And yet somehow I don’t feel that way about Elle Fanning.

  • Call me Bee

    Wow thre are a lot of gals here I have never heard of! 
    Anyway–what the heck happened to Peneolpe Ann Miller?  She’s really not that old, is she? 
    The frock that Michelle Williams is wearing would be so much better without that long black skirt underneath it!  And they all should bow down to Tilda, who looks fab. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WKLKGER4FZ7MJX43OSYDBDPOE Maggie

    I guess I’m the only one not feeling the Tilda love. I think she looks like she soaks her head in Clorox.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got to say the David Meister dresses look better on women of size. Normal size women seem to look larger in them.

  • http://profiles.google.com/burchardg Greg Burchard

    Chloe Moretz looks like she is attending a World of Warcraft wedding.

  • Julian Betkowski

    I wonder if Tilda Swinton deliberately dresses like an alien with an only cursory knowledge of human anatomy, or if that’s just what happens when cloth touches her skin. Either way, she looks awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Tilda OWNS it! Damn yes!

  • Anonymous

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Rodarte on Elle (PS she looked better in other pics – that lighting is harsh or shes getting shiny here). LOVE IT! Hate the Chanel on MW – Tilda, you old swell you. FAB! 

  • Renee Thomas

    Actually gasped when I saw Michelle Williams. Best she’s looked since the mustard with the red lips a few years ago.
    Emma Stone also looks gorgeous. Extra points b/c the dress seems exactly the right level of dress-up for this event.
    Both of them have a habit of slumping their shoulders, and neither of them seem to be doing it here. Bravo!

  • Rand Ortega

    The Swinton. Oh, The Swinton.

  • Rand Ortega

    The Swinton. Oh, The Swinton.

  • Anonymous

    A wow to Tilda.  Is that fur on the sleeves of Chloe Moretz’s dress?  Or Muppet parts?   Awful dress for any age.

  • http://twitter.com/londonpenguin Teresa MacDonald

    Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I didn’t even know Penelope Ann Miller was still a thing.

  • http://twitter.com/londonpenguin Teresa MacDonald

    Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I didn’t even know Penelope Ann Miller was still a thing.

    • Anonymous

      Ooh. That’s cold. She’s been busy, mostly in TV, and she’s in “The Artist,” IMO one of the best films of the year.  Granted, she looks ridic here, but don’t undermine her just because she’s not the flavor of the week.  She’s a working actress with a considerable body of good work, so props to her (this look notwithstanding).

  • Anonymous

    A wow to Tilda.  Is that fur on the sleeves of Chloe Moretz’s dress?  Or Muppet parts?   Awful dress for any age.

  • Anonymous

    To quote myself from Tuesday’s post, “I love Tilda Swinton.”

  • Anonymous

    In other words, why does Penelope Ann Miller look like, well, Ann Miller?

    Guh. FAW! She looks quite pretty for an old lady, however.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    Michelle Williams’ outfit looks good, but she is starting to take on a freakish bobble-headed-ness.

  • http://profiles.google.com/claudiaberry Claudia Berry

    Oh Tilda, I just love you so much. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    Michelle Williams got a gasp from me on this one–love it.

    I think Emma Stone also looks beautiful.  Yes, you can tell she’s not wearing a bra, but she’s 22 years old and childless–those puppies are sitting right where they’re supposed to, and I don’t see nipple outlines, so I would argue that she didn’t need to wear a bra.

  • Anonymous

    The Rodarte Elle Fanning is wearing looks inspired by one variation of the Philippine national dress, Maria Clara. Pretty.

    Tilda, praise!

    Did Octavia Spencer and Leah Michelle hire the same coach for red carpet photo pose? They seem to pose in versions of the hide-n-reveal. In the last three TLo features with Octavia S, she’s standing with one leg crossed over the other.

  • foodycat

    SWINTON is divine, I really like Chloe Moretz’s shoes and I am perplexed by Charlize Theron. I was surprised that the ruffles kept going to her ankles, but it would have looked worse stopping at her knees.

  • Anonymous

    Tilda I bow down. You served up the fierce. Love.

    Penelope Anne Miller and I are the same age? Thanks for the ego boost. I feel must younger looking now.

    Wendi’s about to burst outta that thing.

    Chloe, well….I just can’t.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe you didn’t say anything about Judy Greer’s shoes! Those are really bad. And not even the kind of bad where they’re also really interesting or you can kind of see the idea behind them. I have no idea how anyone tricked that poor women into donning those terrible shoes.

  • Anonymous

    So I wrote this whole thing about how bad Judy Greer’s shoes are and my comment disappeared. Suffice to say that I really hate them.

  • Anonymous

    Of this bunch, my fave is definitely Emma.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE: Tilda, Michelle, and Elle. Choices that suit each of them perfectly. Especially love Elle. That dress is weirdly wonderful on her.

  • Anonymous

    Picture of Paul Rudd! Ahhhh, my day is complete. Thanks! And I love that picture of Chloe Moretz, even though I’m “meh” about her frock choice. It’s like she’s saying, “I know T Lo will say something bitchy about me, but I love this dress and I don’t care.”

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE the bodice of Charlize’s dress…and I *almost* like the ruffles.  There’s something not quite right about them.  But the bodice is perfection.

    And God love you, Tilda, for always simultaneously taking a fashion risk AND looking fierce as shit!

  • Susan Crawford

    Judy Greer: those shoes make her feet look like pony hooves. Not to mention hideously painful.
    Tilda: I grovel at your feet.
    Elle: Having a “Virgin Suicides”-influenced moment with the Rodarte girls.
    Charlize: J’Adore!

  • Anonymous

    Oh my god, I just realized why Elle Fanning is dressing like that: She is totally trying to be Luna Lovegood. SOLVED.

    (what on earth did Michelle Williams do to her face?)

    • Anonymous

      You are so right about the Fanning/Lovegood connection.  Genius!

  • Lexie

    I freaking LOVE you guys for including Paul Rudd in that line-up. ADORE him.

  • Anonymous

    i absolutely love that rodarte but im not sure fanning is pulling it off here.
    also, not digging her hair.

    williams & swinton are bringing it!

  • Anonymous

    La Tilda and Emma Stone have kind of been killing it lately.

    Octavia. M’ija. Cute dresses lately and such a shayna punim. Would a smile kill you? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

    Michelle Williams looks so cute and pretty-perfect I just want to staple her to a pedestal and put her on the mantel. And Elle Fanning looks adorable.

  • Allison Woods

    Oh, Tilda…you are so fucking fabulous.

    I like that weird thing the Fanning kid is w4earing, but I can’t help but wonder if it might look better on someone a skosh older.

    No teens in Chanel! WRONG!!

  • http://twitter.com/theresaharnisch theresa harnisch

    I want to be Tilda.

  • Anonymous

    Tilda totally brought it, everyone else needed to go home.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    I really liked Charlize and Michelle’s gowns.  And Tilda is, again, without peer.

  • Anonymous

    Tilda, Charlize, and Michelle rocked it.  Otherwise, disappointing. 

  • Pennymac

    3:00am with insomnia and I’m cackling like a lunatic at “Fear of sneezing”! Love you boys!

  • Anonymous

    TILDA, I bow down and worship at your fashion altar.  I really like that Rodarte dress on Ms. Fanning but think that god awful hair drags the entire look down.

  • Anonymous

    So why do most of the clothes get a nice neutral fabric background while some of them have to show up in front of the busy busy white background with colored type all over it?  Did they lose the draw or what?

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see Tilda play David Bowie.  Someone get on that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

    I’m so glad to see Christian’s work on the red carpet. It’s well-suited to younger actresses, because it’s fun and a bit silly.

    I wish more women would follow SWINTON’S! style and wear pantsuits on the red carpets.

  • Anonymous

    I must be getting old because my first thought on seeing Tilda was “Not only does Tilda look fantastic but what she is wearing looks so comfortable.”

  • Patti Lever

    Michelle’s dress looks like it was a knee length that has extra fabric added as an after thought. It’s frumpy and dowdy. Ugh.

  • Anonymous

    My God I have such a girl crush on Tilda Swinton. If I could look like anyone, head to toe it would be Tilda.

  • Anonymous

    Elle Fanning’s dress is “unusual” and UGLY. Terrible tablecloth flowers in nauseating colors that should never be seen together.

    Tilda is beyond great.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the B%W Chanel on M. Williams!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

    Okay, the Elle Fanning thing is heinous, boys.  You’ve looked at one too many red carpet dresses.

  • Anonymous

    I’m really liking both MIchelle Williams in the Chanel, and Tilda simply is fab.ul.ous.

  • Anonymous

    Michelle Williams looks gorge.  She rarely misses.  

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know. I’m a big Michelle and Tilda fan, but I’m not loving either look. Michelle looks like she has one of those wraps you get at a salon over her dress. I’d prefer it without the bottom part. And I just don’t love Tilda’s, either.That jacket seems frumpy.  Octavia’s dress looks great on her, per usual. Agree on the make up. Charlize looks like she’s playing dress up; hate the ruffles. Maya looks great. Emma is gorgeous. And Paul Rudd IS cute!

  • Anonymous

    And why is Penelope Ann Miller orange?

  • Anonymous

    Slight disagreements. Love Judy Greer’s black lace (I know you guys are over it) but I think she looks pretty and polished. Maya Rudolph, on the other hand, looks too “boardroom on a hot summer day after executive has removed her jacket.” I know everyone on this site bows down before Tilda, but would a touch of lipstick be too conventional for her?