Tilda Swinton actually did her hair & makeup for the NBR Awards: lovely?

Last night, the National Board of Review Awards were held in NYC. The winners were named a month ago, so it wasn’t some huge surprise when everybody showed up. Well, there was one surprise – Tilda Swinton! Tilda took home the Best Actress Award for We Need To Talk About Kevin. And Tilda decided to get all dolled up! Look at her in this Haider Ackermann! She’s wearing makeup! She did her hair! She’s wearing beautiful colors! Huzzah, bitches. She looks amazing. And yes, she still manages to look like David Bowie.

Here’s Viola Davis in Ralph Lauren. Viola was there because the cast of The Help won the NBR Ensemble Award. I like that Viola has been wearing a lot of beautiful jewel tones and bright colors throughout this awards season. Her style is mostly great, mostly age-appropriate, and mostly classy. My only complaint is that I’m just hating her hair these days.

Emma Stone was there as well, also representing The Help. Emma’s dress is J. Mendel, and it’s very cute, although pale redheads should always be careful about wearing white. My biggest problem is that Emma seems to be wearing a TON of makeup. She’s the newest Cover Girl, isn’t she? Someone should tell her that she doesn’t have to wear THAT much though.

Felicity Jones shared the “Breakthrough Award” with Rooney Mara (who I’ll cover in another post). Felicity wore Dolce & Gabbana which…meh. I don’t get why everyone is on this girl’s grill. She’s pretty, her style isn’t half as precious as she thinks it is, and she needs a new hair person. Still, congrats to her.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Tazina says:

    Lovely and talented lady who speaks her mind, which I love.

  2. Naye in VA says:

    I was watching Constantine the other night and i totally forgot she was in that movie. she looked hot.

  3. cici says:

    I’m sure there will be lot of love for Tilda, per usual….

    So let me get this straight:

    You people think THIS is gorgeous/hot/beautiful but Rumer Willis is somehow a troll?


    • Naye in VA says:

      i dont have anything against Rumer and I dont really understand why people choose to pick on her. She does unfortunately have a very large chin, but i dont think she has done anything to warrant being called a troll

    • Franny says:

      CB & Kaiser don’t ever call Rumer a troll…the commenters do. I think there is love for Tilda because she just don’t care what any of us think, and she’s truly talented. She has alien features and a weird love triangle in her life, but does what she wants.

    • Elizabeth Rose says:

      Tilda definitely has a very sort of ethereal look that definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. I find her beautiful in her own sort of way but I can understand when people don’t agree.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I always stand up for Rumor Willis and I think people are incredibly cruel when it comes to her appearance. Not sure why you bought her name up on a TS post? Anyway, one major difference between Rumor Willis and Tilda Swinton is TALENT. I think Rumor takes a lot of flack because she’s celeb spawn. Tilda Swinton is one of the most talented actresses of our lifetime, Rumor is just…well….what exactly does she do again????

    • Theuth says:

      The difference is that while Rumer Willis is manly and, sorry if I say that, kind of unfortunate looking (not saying she’s ugly, but her features don’t really match with her face – she has lovely eyes, but the rest is pretty small for her chin), Tilda is androgynous, with a particular beauty – she basically has a perfect face who can goes with every style, without any makeup, and is alluring in a strange way. Plus, Tilda is a 50 years old actress with lots of talent and charisma, while Rumer is a girl who step in the business just because of family connections….

    • jay says:

      I think it also has to do with how they present themselves. Rumer sorta tries to be one of the hot, young members of Hollywood. She basically is trying to be Blake Lively. Tilda doesn’t try to present herself as a gorgeous, sexy movie star. She presents herself as Tilda.

  4. bea says:

    I think Tilda is SO stylish and beautiful in her own way. I’m not crazy about the no eye make up look, but it’s growing on me.

    What I like about her the most is her confidence – it’s totally sexy!

  5. Asli says:

    I love every single women in this post! I haven’t heard of Felicity Jones so I don’t know but the three other ladies… In my top three of favorite celebs. I would so hit it if I were a guy.

  6. Astrid says:

    I can’t think of anything nice to say about how Tilda looks other than I agree she always seems to chanel David Bowie

  7. Mila says:

    Tilda looks amazing, i have never found her sexy or beautiful but now i am converted.
    She is very beautiful woman.

  8. Elizabeth Rose says:

    She looks beautiful! I love her hair like that and that’s a gorgeous shade of red lipstick. I need to get myself some that colour! Also, she should wear purple more often, it really suits her.

  9. Lisa says:

    What makes Tilda so friggin’ GORJUS to me is that she is FEARLESS!!! On screen…in life…just…captivating…

    Viola looks like she could be my Mama’s younger twin! And jewel colors ROCK on that skin color/tone…no comment about the hair…SIGH (it can be…so…difficult)!!! I just LOVES ME SOME VI!!!

  10. Franny says:

    Viola has some awesome cocktail dresses in her closet and I want every single one of them.

  11. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She is so effin’ awesome. Incredibly talented and one of the most fascinating, ethereal beauties I’ve ever seen.

  12. danielle says:

    I think Tilda’s hair might look better when she doesn’t do it, lol. She’s got some Farah Fawcett feathering action going on. I think Emma Stone is wearing a boatload of makeup so she doesn’t blend into her cream dress.

  13. Nanea says:


    I like Tilda for what she is, doing her own thing and being immensely successful with it.

    And Viola is my personal favorite this award season, dresses and all.

  14. Lisa says:

    I’m gonna catch heat for this, but it’s my opinion, she looks like a chihuaha.

  15. whatevs says:

    no no no. wrong colours/cut and lipstick on tilda, wrong lipstick on emma and the fourth chick looks like tim burtonized helena bc. i love viola davis’ style as usual but even her hair is wrong. and she could do with a smaller necklace. damn

  16. skuddles says:

    Yowza Tilda! It’s as though Annie Lennox mated up with David Bowie… and a Sphynx Hairless cat… and maybe an albino mole. But no matter – babe has a ton of talent and I can’t help but love her :)

  17. taxi says:

    Tilda is unique and very talented.

    I thought corset dresses were over & gone.

  18. disht says:

    Tilda has always been stunning …if you can’t see it here then check her out in Aria. Derek Jarman’s contribution to this film (consisting of a series of short films with operatic themes from a range of directors) starred Tilda in her impossibly beautiful youth…I defy anyone to call her looks alien’ after viewing this

  19. Lisa says:

    Here is why I think she’s captivating. Apart from her androgynous look, she is, like someone else said, fearless. It’s always disconcerting when someone who isn’t attractive ACTS as if they are, and Tilda does that. It’s like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs, ‘scuse the Mean Girls ref.