AFI Awards 2019 Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on January 09, 2019

Not to give short shrift to the prestigious American Film Institute, but we’ve gotta start lining up these awards show attention-seekers and do our judgment en masse, darlings. There’s simply an avalanche of look-at-me styles on display. And we say this without snottiness (no, really): it’s a time during awards season for the awards track-adjacent to really shine and grab some spotlight time. For some of these folks, it’s a victory lap, for some of them it’s a chance to make their case to judging committees, and for some it’s a time to say “I’m here, bitches. And I’m fabulous.”

And on that note…


Billy Porter

WERQ BITCH. But we wish the Dorothy Zbornak jacket wasn’t quite so shiny.




Chrissy Metz

Like so many of her style choices, it’s fussy where it shouldn’t be and plain where it needs a little fuss. That sash is terrible.



Darren Criss

A surprisingly dull choice from one of the better dressers among the boystar lot. Sometimes, a fashionisto just wants to stop thinking about it for one night.



Dominique Jackson in Alice + Olivia (Top) and Roger Rodney (Pants)

Disco Chic.



Indya Moore in Lorod

She’s always gorgeous and it’s an interesting dress, but it reads day and doesn’t photograph all that well.



Keri Russell (in Dior) and Matthew Rhys

Why Miss Keri. We had no idea you’d be so good at working a little Audrey action. What a cute look. He’s doing alright. Mostly staying out of her light.



Kiki Layne in Adeam

Miss Woman has been making some highly notable style choices as If Beale Street Could Talk sends her sailing through the awards circuit. We can’t say we’re on board with all of them  – this one included – but we’re intrigued by her commitment to the idea of being unique and interesting in her style.




Mahershala Ali

Works for us, although we think the shoes might have been better off with an earth-toned look than a black one.




Mj Rodriguez in Antonio Berardi

Cute. Very Carrie Bradshaw: The Good Years.



Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi never does her wrong. The cardigan-style jacket is a smidge on the mumsy side, though.




Olivia Colman

Miss Lady. You are way too young to be dressing like this. And we keep seeing you out in satin. Stop doing that.




Rachel Brosnahan in Cushnie

We refuse to acknowledge the pajama trend if it insists on continuing into 2019. We reject thee, Satan.



Stephan James in Etro

Another surprisingly generic look from someone who’s been crushing it consistently on the RC. Can’t say he looks bad, though.




Viggo Mortensen

Works for us.



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