Red Carpet looks: Last week’s Golden Globes saw red carpet glamour return to Hollywood after a year disrupted by actors’ and writers’ strikes. On Sunday, the stars were out in force again for the 29th Critics Choice Awards, which was back at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar for the first time since 2020.
At last year’s ceremony, many opted for dark gowns on what would be a night of understated fashion. This time around there was, again, an abundance of black outfits, from Tracee Ellis Ross’ elegant off-shoulder Fendi Couture gown to Christina Ricci’s more risqué latex number. Rachel Brosnahan and Jennifer Aniston — in Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana, respectively — also impressed in simple all-black outfits.
There were plenty of rosettes and floral embellishments on show, continuing a trend seen at the Golden Globes. They were worn on the shoulder (see Emily Blunt’s eye-catching Armani Privé outfit) and as a centerpiece (on Rosamund Pike’s shimmering Rodarte halter-neck gown), while fans speculated that the intricate rose detailing of Margot Robbie’s red Balmain dress was another nod to a vintage Barbie doll — namely 1996’s “Radiant Rose” Barbie.
Meanwhile, several of the evening’s best-dressed men, including Jeremy Allen White, also opted for all-black, though Colman Domingo’s mustard-and-gold Valentino ensemble, Kieran Culkin’s dapper teal Zegna suit and Matt Bomer’s all-blue Berluti look brought some welcome color.
Some of the best suits, however, were worn by the female stars, with Bella Ramsey’s mint Thom Browne two-piece and “The Bear” star Ayo Edebiri’s all-white suit by The Row among the evening’s most dashing tailored looks. Greta Lee also offered a masterclass in how to rock menswear, arriving in a sparkly all-black look straight from Loewe’s Spring-Summer 2024 ready-to-wear men’s collection.
See below for some of the evening’s best red carpet looks.
“The Bear” actress Ayo Edebiri arrived in an all-white suit, by the Olsen twins’ label The Row, and Oliver Peoples sunglasses.Gilbert Flores/Variety/Getty Images
Executive producer and star of “Beef,” Ali Wong, wore a sheer green Givenchy gown with painterly flower detailing from the label’s Spring-Summer 2024 Ready-to-Wear collection.Gilbert Flores/Variety/Getty Images
Tom Holland looked dapper in head-to-toe Prada, with a pink poplin shirt adding a pop of color to his all-brown suit.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
“The Color Purple” actor Taraji P. Henson in a white strapless Boss dress with cream detailing, peek-a-boo leg slit and pointy silver pumps.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Cillian Murphy, nominated for “Oppenheimer,” went for a navy three-piece suit and loosely fitted tie.Gilbert Flores/Variety/Getty Images
“Saltburn” actress Rosamund Pike wore shimmering blue Rodarte halter-neck dress with rosette centerpiece.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
“The Bear” star Jeremy Allen White wore a pinstripe Saint Laurent suit, accessorized with a rose-shaped Tiffany & Co. brooch.Amy Sussman/WireImage/Getty Images
Keri Russell, who stars in “The Diplomat,” wore a sleek Stéphane Rolland number with a high collar and ruffles. She accessorized with diamond and petrified wood jewelry from Fernando George.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Colman Domingo, nominated for his performance in “Rustin,” wore a custom Valentino outfit featuring a mustard suit with a golden overcoat and matching shoes. “I have a sense of play,” he said during the red carpet preshow. “I’m not always playing dark characters.”Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
Lily Gladstone wore a deep blue satin dress by Christian Siriano, with her lipstick adding an extra pop of color.Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
Rapper and actress Awkwafina looked elegant in a two-tone lace Dior Haute Couture dress.Gilbert Flores/Variety/Getty Images
One of several stars opting for all-black, Jennifer Aniston’s Dolce & Gabbana outfit comprised a strapless feather bodice, matching pants and side sash. She completed the look with De Beers diamond jewelry.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
“May December” star Julianne Moore looked regal in a purple two-tone Chanel Haute Couture strapless gown and a drop-pearl brooch.Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
“Black-ish” actor Tracee Ellis Ross wore a black knit top wrapped in a stretch corset and silk georgette skirt from Fendi Couture’s Fall-Winter 2023 collection.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
As at last week’s Golden Globes, Pedro Pascal incorporated his arm sling into his look — this time, a gray-beige outfit paired with clear spectacles and black shoes.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
“Lessons in Chemistry” actress Aja Naomi King in a bright pink Oscar de la Renta mermaid gown with oversized pink bow accents and cut-out bodice.Christopher Polk/WWD/Getty Images
Greta Lee, nominated in the best actress category for “Past Lives,” wore a sparkly all-black look from Loewe’s Spring-Summer 2024 ready-to-wear menswear collection.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Never Have I Ever” star Richa Moorjani, looked elegant in a sparkly beaded dress from Simkhai’s Spring-Summer 2024 ready-to-wear collection.Christopher Polk/WWD/Getty Images
Richa Moorjani accessorized her look with diamond jewelry from Mindi Mond & Dena Kemp and a pearl-encrusted bag.Gilbert Flores/Variety/Getty Images
Nominated for her turn in “The Last of Us,” actress Bella Ramsey arrived in a mint-green Thom Browne suit with white blossom detailing and matching shoes.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
“Barbie” star Ariana Greenblatt wore a double-layered silk Louis Vuitton dress with bustier leather top and suspenders.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
It was bejeweled polka dots and buckle accents for Rachel Brosnahan in a deep-cut black dress from Givenchy’s Pre-Fall 2024 collection. “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” actress completed the look with Pomellato jewelry.Alberto Rodriguez/GA/The Hollywood Reporter/Getty Images
“M3GAN” star Allison Williams wore a strapless white Zuhair Murad tailored jumpsuit with embroidered silver accents and diamond jewelry.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
John Krasinski wore an off-white Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo jacket with black pants and bowtie, while Emily Blunt was in a sleek red Giorgio Armani Privé dress with a rosette detail and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Billie Eilish wore a Thom Browne look comprising a white floor-length shirtdress beneath a little black dress with structured bodice.Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
“Beef” creator Lee Sung Jin wore a playful baby pink suit embroidered with ballerinas, as well as a pair of Maison Margiela Tabi leather loafers.Gilbert Flores/Variety/Getty Images
Christina Ricci channeled Morticia Addams with a black latex Atsuko Kudo dress with deep sweetheart neck. She completed the look with a Carolina Herrera clutch and diamond jewelry by Bucherer.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Kieran Culkin, who went on to win Best Actor in a Drama Series, sported a teal Zegna suit paired with beaded turquoise bracelets and an antique shell motif stick pin from jeweler Martin Katz.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
“The Color Purple” star Danielle Brooks wore a voluminous organza gown, by Monsoori, with a playful statement bow.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Matt Bomer, nominated in the best actor category for “Fellow Travelers,” brought contrast to the red carpet with a sleek bright blue Berluti suit and matching Oxford shoes.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
“Barbie” star Margot Robbie wore a custom red Balmain mermaid dress with rose detailing and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Charles Melton, nominated in the best supporting actor for his performance in “May December,” wore a red Valentino suit paired with a black skinny tie featuring a V-shaped metallic accent.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
The awards’ host Chelsea Handler wore a bright yellow Alex Perry dress.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
“Abbott Elementary” actor Quinta Brunson wore a sheer black Georges Hobeika dress with silvery embroidered flower accents and Nicole Rose jewelry.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Dominic Sessa, who went on to take the Best Young Actor awward, wore a Celine Homme outfit featuring a straight-collar jacket, matching pants and calfskin Chelsea boots.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Dua Lipa, whose track “Dance the Night” (from “Barbie”) was nominated for Best Song, wore a custom red Prada column dress with cascading curls, which matched her hair, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
“Abbott Elementary” star Tyler James Williams wore a black Thom Browne suit with a candy stripe lining and matching brogues.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Vanessa Morgan of “Riverdale” wore a sequined scarlet lace dress with ruffled train, peep toe heels and diamond jewelry.Michael Tran/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Brit Marling was in head-to-toe Prada, including a yellow satin dress and black patent leather pumps.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
“Killers of the Flower Moon” star Tatanka Means looked suave in a navy and black suit.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images