EW’s Comic-Con Celebration Red Carpet

Posted on July 16, 2012

Kittens, it was Entertainment Weekly’s big Comic-Con celebration! An event which perfectly sums up everything that’s wrong with Comic-Con today! EW!

Okay, okay; we’ll stop moralizing about it. The stars are here to stay and they brought their parties with them. We’ll just have to accept that.  The best we can do now is judge them and make fun of the bobbleheads they all have due to the weird camera angles.

Works for us.


Aaron Paul

 Collapsed plackets make us weep, but this ain’t the Oscars and besides, he’s cute.


Aisha Tyler

A little bit “going out with the girls after work.”


Alexander Skarsgard

 Boring, but serviceable.


Amandla Stenberg

A-freaking-dorable. Love your shoes, little girl!


Anna Kendrick

 Also looks like she’s hitting the bar for Happy Hour.


Anna Torv

 Someone’s been tanning lately. If she’d worn a pair of kickass sandals, this would’ve been perfect.


Camilla Luddington

 Enh. Overdone.


Colton Haynes

Feels a bit too prissily put together, but he’s working it, we’ll give him that.


Darren Criss

 Hipster Jesus.


Emilia Clarke

Oh, honey. Haven’t we all said goodbye to the folded-napkin dresses? And your shoes are totally bridesmaid, Khaleesi.


Emilie de Ravin



Felicia Day

 While we applaud the cray cray shoes, they really can’t be worn with a cocktail dress, dear. Skinny pants only.


Ginnifer Goodwin in Valentino

Way too overblown for the event. It almost comes off obnoxious.


Janina Gavankar

 All the other gals from the office are waiting for you at the corner bar, Janina.


Jenna Ushkowitz in Blaque Label

 Yikes. Does she not realize that this dress is like 3 sizes too large for her?


Jennifer Morrison in MASON by Michelle Mason

 Does she not realize that this dress is at least a size too small for her? Also: Heidi of the Swiss Alps hair.


Joe Manganiello

 The thumb-hooking is painfully douchey, but we have no complaints otherwise.


Meghan Ory



Nina Dobrev in Jenny Packham

 It’s a killer dress, but a bit too much for the event.


Stephen Amell

 We love you, Stephen Amell.

Zach Roerig



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Sobaika

    Emilie de Ravin is… not looking like herself.

    There needs to be some sort of buddy comedy vehicle for Amanda Stenberg and Willow Smith.

    • sagecreek

      No kidding, I had to scroll back up once I saw your comment, I didn’t even realize that was her!

      • Wow!  That is the worst celeb photo I’ve ever seen.  I hope Emilie looked better in person…

    • I know! My thought too! I am a Lost megafan, and I always took exception to the idea that Evangeline Lilly was the beauty of the show (by her own words, actually –remember “It’s so HARD to be this beautiful”?) because Emilie is lovely, and I liked her hair. But here, I don’t know what is up, because her head looks like it got somehow wider, but her body is normal looking. Poor thing, I hope she doesn’t have some form of middle-aged white guy head-fattening syndrome.

      • kimmeister

        I always thought that Yunjin Kim had the most slammin’ body out of all of the LOST ladies. 

      • Sobaika

        I remember Evangeline saying it was a hindrance to her career. Jessica Biel too.

        There’s something about pretty, thin, white people complaining about being pretty, thin, and white that makes me want to hit something. 

        • Indeed. Funny how we don’t see her schmoozing with the Jolies and Therons of the world, since she seems to count herself among them. I am pretty and white, but not thin, so I have no idea what she is complaining about. NONE.

        • MilaXX


    • Spicytomato1

      I wouldn’t have recognized her in a million years. I can only assume her dramatic transformation is for a role. And by “assume” I mean “hope.”

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I know RIGHT? Emilie is a beautiful woman, what the heck?

  • Hipster Jesus!! Oh, guys I’m past laughing and headed towards cackling.

    • my thoughts EXACTLY! i snorted out loud with that one.

    • mjude

      there are days when i cant even contain my laughter in the office, today is one of those days.  TLO is killing it!

    • It’s probably just the camera angle, but it looks like he’s got a great big head and a tiny little body …. which makes him look like a fairground caricature come to life.

  • Catiline

    Is Darren Criss showing up to fix my printer?

    • Pants_are_a_must

      And introduce you to salvation via vegan-gluten free diet that you don’t really need.

      • sagecreek

        I’m proud to say I loathed him before loathing him was cool. Unroll your pants, Hipster Boy.

  • Pants_are_a_must


    Because for 99.99999% of Hollywood, Comic Con IS putting in 10 hours at the office.

    • formerlyAnon

       Astute observation.

  • I’ll have a scoop of Stephen Amell, with a side of Alexander Skarsgard. Thanks.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      Why not a sandwich of both with you in the middle? Mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

      •  Oh, I was thinking more along the lines of casual grazing here and there.  a bit of this, a taste of that.  You know what I mean, of course.

        • Pants_are_a_must

          I’d call it the True Blood Sample Platter, but I actually have no idea what show/movie Amell’s in.

          •  I actually have zero idea who he is, I just think he’s adorable.  lol

          • lovelyivy

            He’s in that tv show about Green Arrow (comic book character). He is so hot I might even watch it.

  • Kyle Crawford

    seriously, just how pocket sized is Darren Criss ?

    •  Most of them are beensy.

    • Teeny tiny. Jenna Ushkowitz with heels is basically the same weight & height.

    • filmcricket

      In his own words, he is “a dainty dude” and “tiny as fuck.”

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Pocket-sized enough that he refers to himself as a “hobbit” lol. At least he knows. 🙂

  • Like Ginnifer’s spiky shoes. The dress is pretty flattering for her.

    • formerlyAnon

       Right. I imagine her thinking “well, it’s a little much but I *like* what I look like in it so fuck it.”

      • Maybe she and her costar we’re trying for “Sexy Fairytales?”

  • Imasewsure

    I think it’s Meghan Ory’s pose but she just needs a headband and Wonder Woman cuffs to complete that outfit… and yes, thank you Stephen Arnell (who ever you are) for keeping it reals at CC among all of the hipsters and office gals

  • sagecreek

    Ginnifer Godwin looks like she is ready for her 8th grade piano recital. Seriously, she and la Hendricks need to split the cost of a good fashion advisory team, like now. Even some part time gays would help.

  • M_E_S

    Wow, Emilia Clarke is really almost unrecognizable with dark hair.  It must make her life a WHOLE lot easier when she’s off-set.  

    • Elizabeth Norris

      It’s crazy how much younger that blond hair makes her look. Not to say she looks bad with dark hair; quite the opposite. But blonde Emilia and brunette Emilia truly look like two different people with significantly different ages. 

    • rawrgrowlrawr

      She looks so much better without that awful Targaryen wig. Now if only we could find a way to fix her acting.

      • WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS?! x infinity

  • CassieLee22

    Finally Ginnifer Goodwin looks cute, but wrong for the event saddddd

  • SapphoPoet

    The women are really struggling, aren’t they? The men are kicking it.

    •  And how hard is that really?  I’ve been to Cons, though never the Mecca of Comic Nerds (San Diego’s a bit far for me to go, sadly…), and I’ve never found it all that hard to dress for, if you skip the cosplay route.  Jeans or shorts, a tight tank top, and shoes with a small heel to make your legs look better, and you’ll drink free in any bar within 3 blocks!  You don’t even really need freaking make-up!  Why are they incapable of handling this?!?

      Full disclosure: I prefer to do the cosplay thing, but that’s because it gives me an excuse to dye my hair red and wear leather pants as Mara Jade.  You’ll drink for free for 5 blocks with that:)

  • Larkin21

    “We love you, Stephen Amell.” Hell yeah!

  • charlotte

    Sorry for being nit-picky, TLo, but the little girl’s name is Amandla.  Nit-picking over.

  • IAmJ

    Looks like Ginnifer Goodwin is ready to steal top spot on my irrational celebrity hate list with the superobnoxious posing.
    Also, I NEED Janina Gavankar’s jacket in my life.

  • PinkLemon

    looks like sheer panic when they have to do an event like this. either way too under or way too over done.

    • formerlyAnon

       Yes. If they didn’t mostly have stylists, I could imagine the ladies all calling around asking “Well, what are YOU wearing?” “I just don’t knooooow, did you go last year?” etc.

  • You guys need to come to Dragon*con. That one’s all about the fans.

    •  Most definitely agree!  That’s the one I try to hit every year, even if I skip others.

  • again WHY IS GLEE at a “sci-fi” con???

    • Last year they were before the Doctor Who panel, and it was painfully obvious that only like 15 out of the 6000 people in the room actually gave a fuck about Glee.

  • Athenrein

    I am a huge Felicia Day fan so I am going to argue that any flaws are due to the wacky camera angle. Unlike many of these other people she has geek cred and if she weren’t a guest at comic con she’d be an attendee.

    • filmcricket

      Criss, too. He said this is his 5th Con and only his 2nd as a ‘pro.’ Doesn’t explain the face-fungus, although if I spent my working hours with my hair shellacked to my skull I’d probably want to go a bit wild as well.

      • Athenrein

        Probably trying to get away from the Glee thing by not looking like a teenager. I don’t blame him, though I can’t say he looks good, either. I don’t hate him but he’s mostly just “eh, whatever” for me.

  • Once again, Anna Kendrick is doing the “stay away from me” and “I have to pee” pose.

    • MerBearStare

       And the “please don’t steal my purse, youths walking down the street” pose.

  • Ceur

    Nina Dobrev’s hair is really sad. 

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Ugh Amandla Stenberg, showing up people 2-3x her age as always. Love it!

    LOL Darren’s rocking the Hipster Jesus look! I find it hilarious that half of the annoying tween Glee fans on Facebook saw a picture of him at Comic-con and just kept telling him to shave and get a hair cut. I personally like him better scruffy :-). What do the tweens know?

    • They just want their Blaine back. IMO the scruff is hot.

      • Jessica O’Connell

         Agreed :-). I like him a little more with just a one-two day beard growth but still, yum.

  • G

    The men in my family think Khaleesi is beautiful… but not Emilia… she looks so different here!

  • Cathy S

    Amandla Stenberg is the cutest thing ever and I would kill for  Stephen Amell’s shirt. Rock on Citizen!

  • alyce1213

    Re Ginnifer Goodwin: “It almost comes off obnoxious.” Almost?  Full-on, slap-her-face obnoxious, I say.

    That little girl Amandla is adorable indeed, the best of this bunch, but I’d like it better without the jacket, which is kind of haphazard and ill-proportioned. But hey, she’s a child.

    Meghan Ory looks okay and appropriate, maybe a little too precious though.

  • Spicytomato1

    I don’t know who Stephen Arnell is but I think I might love him. 

    As for Darren Criss, one look and I went immediately into hipster overload. He’s so over the top, with his pegged pants especially, that he looks like a Halloween costume of a hipster.

  • Srw27

    Emile de Ravin looks rough and Darrin Criss, OMFG!!  Dude, it’s called personal grooming, look into it!

    And yes, Khaleesi’s folded napkin dress is fug, but I just love her so I’m gonna cut her some slack 🙂

  • enuma

    Felicia Day’s cray-crazy shoes really deserve a closeup.  http://instagram.com/p/MT2wL1pKU6/

  • AthenaJ

    Joe M. can do whatever he wants with his thumbs… or any other part of his body.

  • CurbGirl

    Oh dear, Jennifer Morrison is doing the ‘Hooker Heidi’ look…seldom a good idea!

  • snarkykitten

    idk slapping the glasses you get from IMAX movies doesn’t really make you a nerd. But it’s the *~look~* I guess

  • Ginnifer looks like one of those precious china knick knacks a grandma would have on a shelf.

  • christinewithanx

    Who is this terrible photog???? No one looks like themselves or any good in these photos.

  • Poor Anna Kendrick, she looks like if somebody gets too close she’s swinging that bag

  • another_laura

    I would not have recognized Anna Torv.  Also, I kind of miss Fringe.

  • VicksieDo

    Ginnifer Goodwin = OBNOXIOUS, always, to me.

  • MzzPants

    Wow.  All the boys got it right.  Only one girl managed.  What’s up with that?

  • formerlyAnon

    The “ten hours at the office” look is a great equalizer, though. Many of these unusually attractive people don’t look it.

    JLofA t-shirt wins, of course.

    Is it merely coincidence, or are shorts which look like tap pants having a resurgence?

  • MilaXX

    Does anybody else hear “YO!, Bitch! ” every time they see Aaron Paul? I get the same heart squeeze when I see Amandla as I do when I see Kiernan. They are both just the cutest little ladies. Felicia Day is too much of am old school Con attendee to try and mix her nerd shoes with an officey dress. A pair of skinny jeans and she would have been spot on.

  • AC

     Felicia Day… total scrolldown fug.

  • Carla Axtman

    The camera angle for this red carpet are WEIRD. Almost everyone’s head looks strangely enormous for their body.

  • It’s Felicia Day at San Diego Comic Con, she can do no wrong with the younger geek crowd. She knows that. She knows she was owning the convention and was universally loved. She can wear that and look fabulous. 

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    Let’s all sing along to Depeche Mode for Darren! Your own Hipster Jesus, He doesn’t comb his hair, He doesn’t care. Wears skinny jeans to scare the tweens, hair on his face, he’s a disgrace.

  • littlemac8

    Skarsgard, “serviceable”!  YES, he can service me or I can service him, or both!!!

  • Ms_Flyover

    Am I the only one that finds everything about Joe Manganiello painfully douchey?

  • Dot

    Ginny G’s bitch face is so ridiculous. Like she practices at home in the mirror.

  • iCouture

    I feel like ANYTIME I see a pic of Joe ManJello, he is telling me, with his eyes, he is ready to take me to bed…..anyone else?

  • aimee_parrott

    Emilia Clarke looks so much better with silver-blonde hair and dirty Dothraki-wear.  The napkin dress does not suit her.  Okay, or anybody. 

  • glennethph

    I kinda love that the new Green Arrow is wearing a Justice League shirt. Love.

  • ccm800

    Criss looks DAMN sexy.

  • guest2visits

    Some cute dresses – even if they are overblown for the event. It’s Ginnifer’s hair thats gotten obnoxious. I am hating it.
    It looks like skin tight black leather/pleather is a crowd pleaser. However; the guys seem like they just know how dress for this
    alot better than the ladies.  I think it’s because guys enjoy dressing more casually anyway.

  • kikisayshi

    I am a big fan of Ginnifer Goodwin but she has been putting on quite the bitchface in the last few months. What’s up with that? A little smile for the cameras, please. Even if it’s fake.

  • Alex Skarsgard is all about service….

  • Valentino at Comic-Con?  Seriously, Gennifer, way to show you are not a fangirl.

  • Call me Bee

    It doesn’t matter where she is, apparently Ginnefer Goodwin couldn’t crack a smile if her life depended on it.  And Anna Kendrick looks less like an office worker on her way to Happy Hour, and more like she belongs on that barstool on the end. 

  • I keep thinking Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison are actually the same person.