Darlings, duty compels us to finish up our coverage of the Hollywood Film Awards. Every year, the HFA are greeted the exact same way by the public: “What the hell are the Hollywood Film Awards?” But we’ll tell you what: Every Oscars week for the past few years, when we’ve compiled our “Ology” posts on the actress nominees, the beginning of their journey to Oscar night always includes an early stop at this event. We’ve already given Nicole, Renee, and Laura the spotlight. The rest of you breathless hopefuls? Line up for judgment.
Charlize Theron in Alexander McQueen
What a pleasantly surprising scrolldown. We love it, but we find ourselves wishing for some sleeves to balance it out.
Cynthia Erivo in Versace
Girlfriend knows that Oscar campaigning requires the occasional basic and simple glamour-girl gown. She likes her big, exuberant fashion, but this Barbie dress strikes us as a strategically non-threatening choice.
Jennifer Garner in Stella McCartney
Congrats, Jen. You managed to find the one generic Stella in existence.
Kaitlyn Dever in Monique Lhuillier
Sometimes we wonder why Monique L’Huillier isn’t a bit hotter on the red carpet right now. Her retro-inspired hyper-feminine aesthetic is all the rage right now and she has the benefit of being somewhat simple and easy to wear for the red carpet. This is not our taste at all, but it is on trend and on point for her. She looks bold, bright, fresh and unforgettable. Mission accomplished.
Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors Collection
As we noted yesterday, this is how directors dress now and we have to adjust our settings for it. She looks amazing. In fact, she’s been dressing better as a director than she normally does as an actress.
Sienna Miller in Cong Tri
That margarine-yellow looks surprisingly good on her. The gown is kind of annoyingly more complicated than it needs to be.
Taron Egerton in Giorgio Armani
He’s a cutie, but we hate the no-contrast trend in menswear.
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