2024 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on April 29, 2024


The stars came out to pay tribute to a world-class movie star (and get a little bit of her reflected shine) at the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award ceremony for Nicole Kidman. Let’s assess!


Ava DuVernay in Elie Saab Couture

The shape and style are very nice, but it’s over-embellished and looks too busy to our eyes.


Cynthia Erivo in Khaite

The styling is doing a lot to elevate a pretty plain dress, but for once, it’s not fighting with it. She has a tendency to overdo it, but there’s a nice sense of restraint here.



Joey King in David Koma

Gotta give credit where it’s due: it’s rare to see a bust design that looks original to our jaded eyes, but this one manages it. It’s pretty impressively executed and the design is eye-catching, but we hate the strap holding the skirt up.



Lily Rabe in Rodarte

This is hideous.



Michelle Pfeiffer in The Row

Getting the job done, fabulously and without any fuss. We might have liked different footwear or a statement piece of jewelry, some little way to finish the look off and prevent her from being a void in pictures.



Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry Teller (in Markarian)

They look very nice together. That’s a pretty floral. It doesn’t need the bow.



Naomi Watts in Givenchy

We’re surprised by how bad this looks. The color doesn’t do much for her and the weight of the fabric makes the dress look flimsy and inexplicably lumpy. Also, the shoes are a whole-ass size too big for her.


Reese Witherspoon in Elie Saab

We might normally suggest that she’s keeping things low key in support of her friend, but she dresses like this all the time now. If anything, this is a little racier than her normal fare. The earrings are nice, but we think either the slit or the neckline should have been made a little smaller. Working both at the same time is a lot.




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