Halle Berry in Elie Saab Couture at the 2014 Huading Film Awards

Posted on June 02, 2014

This is the opposite of working it:

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Not that she looks bad, but the facial expression is pure AIN’T HAVING IT. Is it the haircut, hon? Are you annoyed about that? Because we can get behind you on that one. 

Beautiful gown. Could’ve done with a lesser slit, not because of prudishness but because the tricky sleeve situation and asymmetrical neckline is already pulling the eye up. A to-the-knee slit would’ve been more proportionally appropriate.

She just hates photographers, doesn’t she?



[Photo Credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images]

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  • MK03

    It’s awfully nightgowny.

  • butterflysunita

    Don’t know why she’s grimacing–I think she looks beautiful.

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      I am wondering if perhaps she has been … refreshed in a way that makes it hard for her to smile. She’s always had good bone structure in her face, but there is something about her cheeks that looks a little store-bought to me.

      • CelandineM

        Also is she bathing in the blood of virgins or something? All I can see is luminous skin on every exposed part of her body. I need to know her secret NOW!

      • majorbedhead

        She doesn’t look refreshed, just pissed off. If she were refreshed, I don’t think the lines around her eyes would still be visible. I like that those are there, and that takes something for me to say, since I really dislike this woman.

  • TM

    I just kinda wished they picked one sleeve style and stuck with it.

    (Also, don’t worry Halle–that was the same expression I wore when I saw you in the latest X-Men. I think she’s over it all.)

    • whaddami

      She was kind of wasted in the latest Xmen (which was otherwise kind of enjoyable). The woman has an Oscar — why bring her in for maybe two lines of dialog? She wasn’t exactly necessary to the plot. I’d be over it too.

      But I love the hair and dress — though maybe not together styled in precisely this way.

      • kimmeister

        Anna Paquin was listed in the main part of the credits too, and she was in it for all of 2 seconds, with no dialogue.

        • hyperionic

          She had a bigger part but they cut her scenes.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        I would love to see a Storm movie. If friggin’ Ant man can get a movie why not Storm! (She had an interesting back story in the 90’s cartoon)

      • AnaRoW

        She’s been badly miscast as Storm anyway. The less seen of Storm the better and I think Halle’s a good actress given the right role. Anyway she was well along in her pregnancy during filming so there was only so much she could do.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Now why would she waste her time on a movie like that? Oh, yeah. CHA-CHING!!!

      • TM

        I think most of the old/future cast had limited roles (Patrick Stewart etc.)… it was just the nature of the story. She just seemed a touch awkward returning to the role (more than usual.)
        Also to be fair, they DID give their newest Oscar winner a much more elevated role. JLaw being the sole make or break of the future of mutants/humanity? OF COURSE!

  • Sobaika

    She looks rather pretty, but it doesn’t feel like something Halle Berry would ever wear.

    • DuBey2


  • littlevase

    I’m sort of disturbed by her eyes. She looks extremely sad and unfocused.

  • Mothra

    Her hair looks nice for someone who just rolled out of bed in a peignoir holding a little box of something–what the hell is that?

    • 3boysful

      Ahh–you nailed it! It’s the scalloped lace trim at the slit.

    • kimmeister

      Is it a Huading award?

      • Bad Idea Jeans

        I was thinking maybe it was the most worthless clutch, ever, but you might have actually called it correctly.

      • demidaemon

        That’s what I thought. The other thought was that these are the cheapest, ugliest awards I have ever seen.

      • Bootsy

        First thing that popped into my head: the party at the local pub got a little overexuberant, and Halle ended up running out with the severed microbrew tap.
        Although that probably says more about my head.

      • Brian G. Cox

        Holding it upside down isn’t helping, and I’m inclined to think the facial expression might be due to the venue. It’s not exactly a ritzy theatre but is right across the street from Trader Joe’s should one need a snack during the ceremony.

        If the search results are any indication, however, she can be glad that she didn’t have to face a group of reporters that looks to be forming their own news picket line.

    • Judih1


    • luluransom

      That’s exactly what bugged me, those damn scallopy edges. Irrational levels of hate for ’em.

    • DuBey2


  • Scimommy

    Beautiful gown, beautiful woman. A sad case of the two being less than the sum of their parts.

    • formerlyAnon

      Precisely. It’s throwing us all so much because she usually does so much better.

  • SophieCollier

    That is physical pain in her expression. I blame the shoes.

    • Aurumgirl

      That’s what I was going to say, too. She is suffering something–but trying to smile as best as she can.

    • Aurumgirl

      That’s what I was going to say, too. She is suffering something–but trying to smile as best as she can.

  • ashtangajunkie

    That’s how my hair looks when I wake up hungover.

  • crash1212

    Is that a wand of some sort or a rather odd looking clutch? Also, she looks good and is giving zero f*cks.

    • sienna elm

      My guess is that it’s an award of some sort, or maybe a really fancy bottle of scotch.

  • kimmeister

    The millipede earrings strike again!

  • hughman

    Worst. Clutch purse. Ever.

    • Glam Dixie

      Agreed, looks more like she intends to bludgeon someone.

    • kimmeister

      It’s the Huading Award she won for being a Global Movie Icon.

      • Glam Dixie

        I think hughman was being facetious, I however thought it was a clutch for a moment. Doesn’t look like what you expect of an award.

        • kimmeister

          I think hughman is pretty much always facetious. Just thought I’d throw that in in case anyone thought otherwise.

      • MzzPants

        It is? I wondered when making my post. I want a bong/brick/clutch award!

    • numenah

      Looks like a pepper mill.

  • Danielle

    Pulling a Jolie, leg slit and all.

    • Mr. J.

      Do people really think that when A. Jolie did that, it was fabulous? I’m curious….I thought it was the stupidest thing I’d ever seen, and I assumed she was drunk or on drugs….Anyway, this pose is not flattering to Halle.

      • Imasewsure

        No one but Brad thought it was fabulous…. “pulling a Jolie” just means the act of doing showing a tremendous amount of leg (preferably in an oddly obvious and showy way), not that it is a good or a bad thing… although it’s always bad really

  • Lily

    Love the neckline and the way it drapes on her, but then below the waist it just falls apart. Not sure I like those earrings, either. Would have loved to see something more of a chandelier or a simple pear diamond drop. These look like they came from Claire’s boutique circa 1997.

  • madscntst

    Hey expression seems to say, “Look at me the wrong way and I’ll knock you over the head with my bong.” At least, it looks like a bong – I could be wrong.

  • MzzPants

    ‘Take my picture one more time and I’ll beat you with my brick-purse. Mama got better shit to do.’

  • Judy_J

    I don’t know…I kinda like her hair. She sure looks like she’d rather be anywhere else than in that room, though.

  • d4divine

    Poor thing…she looks really uncomfortable. I feel sorry for the rich beautiful lady in a nightgown.

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

    Still the prettiest woman on the planet.

  • Janet B

    It’s almost as if she didn’t want to be there.

  • Man Dala

    She looks like she’s about to roll her eyes back, aim her fingers at the photographers, and electrocute them with some lightning and shit.

  • LadyVimes

    Those lips say she’s going to take those torture shoes off in the car, go home, strip out of the dress, and violently chuck it all into a corner. Then she’ll sit on her couch and hate-watch reality tv in a baggy tshirt while angrily eating popcorn.
    I may be projecting.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I bet she added the slit because she’s not used to be this covered up. She looks kinda frumpy, and there’s no reason for her, who looks the way she looks, to look bad.

  • aahlife

    She lost her mojo.

  • Valerie Little

    Please learn how to smize.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    The long slit is one element that could have been eliminated, given that the designer played with different sleeves-the print is lovely;not liking that lace trim along the slit, though-that’s giving off a lingerie vibe.

  • Sophie

    Love the embroidery on the widow’s nightgown.

  • GeoDiva

    Looks like a Frederick’s of Hollywood peignoir.

  • PastryGoddess

    Ya know Halle, if you’re going to take the money to show up. The least you could do is ACT like you’re happy to be there.

  • Kristi Puckett Carrillo

    She’s tired. She’s got two little kids.

  • msdamselfly

    SHe’s really lovely

  • quiltrx

    I wish it didn’t have the lace bits around the skirt. Otherwise it’s very pretty if a little tricky.

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    The opposite of working it–phoning it in?
    I hate these new “contour” earrings with all my heart.

    • BLauD

      Me too!

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

    Kate Gosselin hair.

  • http://weirdinedgewise.blogspot.com ONEWEIRDWORD

    Maybe she wasn’t feeling well.

  • Yoshio

    She really did not want to be there is my guess.

  • marlie

    I like it! Too bad she looks like she’s rather be anywhere else.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    She can still get away with that.

  • http://www.bertkeeter.com Bert Keeter


  • decormaven

    Contractural Arrangement. That is all.

  • RedRaven617

    She looks “mommy tired” to me…. 2 kids, one who is less than a year old, and she is working on a TV series. I’m giving her a pass for that.

  • Wink

    SHE is gorgeous. The dress has multiple personalities and is simultaneously matronly, edgy, boring and sexy.

  • Crystal


    • Wink

      Someone should check her house to see if she has a painting of herself.

  • http://www.dinnerisserved1972.com DinnerIsServed1972

    Maybe she was having issues with her blood sugar. Since she’s type I diabetic and all.

  • webslice33

    gorgeous!! would have loved it more in lilac…

  • mickiemonkey

    Didn’t she have a baby about 5 minutes ago? Is that a clutch or a rolled up program?

  • formerlyAnon

    She’s still gorgeous, but somehow underachieving. The hair’s not great, and she looks tired enough to walk into a wall, or unhappy about something. And I am glad to see, reading the comments, that I’m not the only BK low-rent enough to dubiously think “bong?” whilst trying to figure out that award.

  • Mrs. O

    I think she looks fine for someone who’s had her jaw wired shut. And brave.

  • BrooklynBomber

    ‘Nighty night.

  • myra

    I kinda wish she would grow out her hair a little, just to freshen up her look a bit.

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    Classic example of smiling, but not with your eyes. Kindof painful to look at!