Since the Oscars are next Sunday, we didn’t expect major celebs to make appearances on the red carpet last night or designers to lend out their very best gowns to the stars. Well, we were totally right.
We only knew a handful of celebs at the Streamy Awards in Hollywood, like Jeanne Mai and Eliza Dushku, so that probably explained the lack of jaw-dropping dresses and glamour. Over in London, Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska brought some star power to the screening of Stoker. But the high neckline on Kidman’s L’Wren Scott dress looked like it was choking her, and Wasikowska’s dark Christopher Kane frock paired with black tights and matching shoes made her look like a blob of nothing when photographed on the red carpet.
Fortunately, the Writers Guild Awards, which was held on both coasts in Los Angeles and New York, managed to draw out the likes of Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, and Jessica Chastain. Unfortunately, they looked nothing short of drab. Poehler failed to excite in a ruched plum number with sheer sleeves paired with inexplicable garnet shoes, while Chastain just looked downright boring in a nude Christian Dior number. Don’t get us wrong, we normally love all things Dior and Chastain, but the color of the dress washed out the actress’ skin. Last but not least, Dunham tried to dig herself out of the red carpet rut in a printed Reed Krakoff dress with an asymmetrical hem. We thought this was one of Dunham’s better red carpet looks, but she looks like she’s trying just a bit too hard. Perhaps the Oscars will be better.
See all those looks, plus so much more, in the gallery below: