A Silver Lining for Jennifer Lawrence at the SAG Awards
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards brought out all the faces that the Golden Globes did two Sundays ago. Most of the prizes went to the same big stars. Anne Hathaway nabbed a tea-length sheer black dress off of Giambattista Valli's haute couture runway last week and all but locked in her chances for Oscar gold when she picked up another Best Supporting Actress statuette for Les Mis. She looked smashing, but let's hope she prepares a speech for her inevitable appearance on stage next month. Julianne Moore won again for Game Change; her black and white Chanel number was as bare as her Tom Ford at the Globes was covered-up. Jessica Chastain went home empty-handed, but her hourglass red Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton was a knockout, too.
Midnight blue was the color of the night. Twice-nominated Nicole Kidman was, as usual, one of the evening's best-dressed, this time in embroidered Vivienne Westwood Couture. Amanda Seyfried went dramatic in a strapless mermaid gown by Zac Posen. And Jennifer Lawrence, the face of Miss Dior, chose one of the highlights from Raf Simons' recent haute couture show for the house. A case of pneumonia didn't slow down her winning streak; she edged out Chastain, a Marchesa-clad Naomi Watts, and Marion Cotillard, also in Dior Couture, to take the Best Actress in a Leading Role prize for Silver Linings Playbook.
Ralph Rucci made a good showing; the Chado designer, whose creations aren't common occurrences on the red carpet, dressed Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery and The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies. Not to be outdone, Oscar de la Renta outfitted a trio of stars: Tina Fey, Jennifer Garner, and little Kiernan Shipka from Mad Men. The risk-taking was left to the men. Justin Timberlake debuted a new dark 'do and a checked Tom Ford suit, and Eddie Redmayne went with brown velvet BOSS Black. Twenty-eight days until the Academy Awards.