Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi at the Emmys: lovely or OMG Botox?

Believe it or not, I really liked Nicole Kidman’s dress when I first saw it on the red carpet. But now that I’m looking at it in photos, I’m not so sure. I think some of the magic, some of the detailing of the gown might be lost in photos. The gown was by Antonio Berardi, which is surprising to me because Nicole usually chooses more “classic designers” for the major red carpets, like Dior or Valentino, etc. It’s nice that she’s mixing it up. As for Nicole’s loss for Hemingway & Gellhorn… I was thrilled that she lost to Julianne Moore (Moore won for Game Change). I had a feeling that was going to happen, and I wonder if Nicole was pissed about it. Nicole and Julianne know each other, they worked together on The Hours, etc. I think Nicole is a professional, and she probably wasn’t too pissed off.

Should we talk about Nicole’s face? Seriously, you guys, it’s WORSE THAN EVER. You know why? Nicole said why during her interview with Ryan Seacrest – she’ll be in France playing Grace Kelly. A 45-year-old playing the 33-year-old Princess Grace. Buy stock in Botox!

And here’s Lena Dunham in Prada. I don’t watch Girls, which I hope isn’t an anti-woman admission. I just don’t have HBO, and so I don’t really understand why Lena is a big deal. So I’m only judging her on fashion and styling, both of which are not great. I will say that her dress looks a lot prettier when you can see all of it – when the camera cut her off at the hip, it was awful. I basically think she looks like a little girl who is wearing her first “big girl” dress and everything just seems uncomfortable. There’s too much lace – everything seems stiff and bridesmaid-y.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Brown says:

    Nicole’s face looks like it hurts.

  2. Eleonor says:

    I think Nicole might have gained a little weight (on her arms?), but my big question is: why her eyes are red???

  3. Charlotte says:

    Nicole Kidman would’ve been so lovely still if she’d just left that face alone years ago

  4. Tifygodess24 says:

    I actually really like Nicoles dress , I think I would love it even more if it had a plunging V with all that detail. For some reason in my head that would be pretty. Lol.

  5. Marianne says:

    I don’t like either dresses. I’m not sure Lena knows how to dress for her size.

    • Gia says:

      There are professionals she can pay to help her with that!! She should consider it because I agree that she never seems to get it right…

      • Elizabeth says:

        I don’t know who Lena is but I have the same reaction to the dress. It’s a good idea overall but there’s too much of it. For starters, get rid of the sleeves and show some (arm) skin to balance off the dress overall. And the way is juts out at the hips is just wrong. I’m a larger girl too (God, I hated typing that but acknowledging you have a problem is the 1st step:)) and I know it’s important to dress for your figure. Play up your strengths, hide your flaws! I’m sure she could have found soumething more flattering. She is cute but she’ not working it properly.

  6. Colu says:

    If that’s what botox does to your eyebrows I will never be doing that!

  7. hmm says:

    That poor woman. She has destroyed her face. I think back to Practical Magic–where she looked absolutely stunning–and I weep for this woman.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Why do women do botox? It makes their face look like crap, like it’s been “done” which is not the point of cosmetic surgery, IMO. Good plastic surgery (and fillers, botox, etc.) should make you look better, not just different in a weird kind of way. It is wrong, wrong, wrong that “botoxy” has become a word in the dictionary. Mostly natural aging would have done her much more justice. Maybe she should contact her ex Tom Cruise for his plastic surgeon in Brazil. Now that doctor does good work!

    • carrie says:

      she hates to get old :she said in a french interview

  8. KellyinSeattle says:

    I don’t like either of her dresses; Nicole’s arms look weird and her face is starting to look like Joan Rivers, oh Lawdy…and that’s pretty bad. The second one, the black – I had a terrible dress like that for a prom that my aunt bought for me. It was horrible.

  9. Alsons-y alonso says:

    My Goodness!! Did someone stretch cling film over Nicole Kidman’s face?

    The dress is meh. The top is a bit boxy looking. I agree with Tifygodess24, a plunging V would improve it.

  10. Green is Good says:

    The Joker called, and he wants his face back.

    (Love the gown btw)

  11. Birdie says:

    She has these botox-eyebrows, they almost touch her eyes. She looks always mad now. It is sad, that she feels the need to ruin her once pretty face like that.

  12. marie says:

    I like her dress but Nicole looks awful. Stop it, your face should move..

    And I don’t watch Girls either (I have HBO though), so I’m not entirely sure who this chick is..

  13. valleymiss says:

    Gwen Stefani’s eyebrows have that angry Botox look like Nicole’s do here. (I know Gwen isn’t in this post…I’m just sayin.’…) I love Nicole’s style and she usually gets it right, but it looks like a preschooler chose an aquamarine crayon and said, “I’m gonna draw birdie wings on that lady’s white dress!”

  14. mata says:

    Sad about Nicole’s face. Lately, it looked like she had laid off the fillers and botox a bit. I wish she’d just leave her face alone.

  15. serena says:

    OMG alien, I would say.

    She really looks awful..like heck she stopped botox, she may even had some facelift for all I can see.

  16. fabgrrl says:

    Why would Nicole Kidman be cast as Princess Grace when Charlize Theron exists?

  17. Shitler says:

    Nicole needs to call Sharon Stone’s doctor stat!

  18. v says:

    It’s fascinating that this is considered better or “safer” than some wrinkles.And they all end up having the same face,like a mask!Sad…

  19. Barrett says:

    Ugh. The Big fish lips on Nicole too, she had a mouth shape that fit her features before. So wrong. Poor Keith!
    As for Lena, it is like the idea of the look is good but it was poorly executed for her figure!

  20. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    I totally agree dress looked better on tv than in photos.

    Her face is looking beat & the tox makes it worse. She is TOO OLD to play Grace. January can be a dead ringer but unfortunately her acting sucks.

    BUT, I love that she and Keith seem like such a nice normal happy couple. He seems like such a cute nice guy who genuinely enjoys her. So nice after her life with Son of Xenu.

  21. epiphany says:

    She looks like she’s going to swoop in and grab someone up in her talons. Botox or no, she looks nothing like Grace Kelly.

  22. Michelle says:

    I wish someone loved Nicole enough to tell her to stop with her face already. It’s sad.

    Girls is awesome. My husband loves it just as much as me and he doesn’t generally like female centered shows.

  23. Celeste says:

    Wow, she’s becoming unrecognizable. She does look like a mixture of Joan Ribers and The Joker. I feel for Keith; what he must think of it…

  24. Sabrine says:

    Nicole is just bad casting to play Grace. It’s as much of a miscast as having Tom Cruise play the 6’5″ Jack Reacher! I don’t recall that the lovely Grace Kelly showed a half inch of gums when she smiled.

    She does look lovely and statuesque in that gown.

  25. Micki says:

    …”A 45-year-old playing the 33-year-old Princess Grace. Buy stock in Botox!”

    Grace was 53-years-old when she died.
    Where is the problem??

    And her dress is beautiful.

  26. MsLib says:

    Nicole’s dress looks like she was lying on the bottom of someone’s pool wrapped in a sheet and the design came off the pool — you know?
    Her poor face – she should talk to Dr. Quatela — he’ll get it right!

  27. jbhjikj says:

    the white part of her eyeballs is really red. she could use some sleep

  28. judyjudy says:

    I love Nicole’s dress. Not on her though…I think it would look awesome on me. :-)

  29. MissLed says:

    Oh dear! Nicole seemed to have eased up on the botox for a while there and now it’s like she’s had a double dose! Such a pity she ever started down that road…

  30. cookie says:

    Lovely in that dress but her face makes me feel depressed for days and days. She was so beautiful and I suspect she’s been doing the botox way way before it ever became noticeable to anyone, like maybe the late nineties. She doesn’t look like someone who simply avoided the sun and skin damage. I guess I would wonder what she’d look like if she’d held off until her forties at least, to start the botox. OH WELL.

    • tmbg says:

      It doesn’t matter when she started it. That’s not causing this. It’s the doctor injecting far too much and lifting up the brow so she has this cartoon villain appearance.

      You can have subtle work done for years and it doesn’t start turning into this. She’s just having a gallon of the stuff injected every 3 months.

  31. Mingy says:

    Girls is awesome. I cant wait for season 2 in January.

  32. beclove says:

    Nicole- dress- pretty, man- gorgeous, face—SCARY!

  33. tmbg says:

    All of that extreme Botox is giving her eyes a Mr. Burns-like appearance.

    She is undergoing an extreme transformation exactly like Joan Crawford and Bette Davis did as they got older. Joan’s brows got darker and bushier and Bette’s disappeared, but both had remarkable changes.

    Not good.

  34. Dee Cee says:

    She’s allergic to the makeup.. needs to change it..

  35. keats says:

    Girls is just the wooooorst show. So I give lena dunham two thumbs down in all things.

  36. ladybert62 says:

    Both dresses are ugly – why the red eyes?

  37. Mara says:

    Nicole no matter what she wears she looks so elegant and beautiful but her eyes are always red maybe she is allergic to makeup .

  38. Ari says:

    I will always say it. Kidman needs to stop straightening her dayum hair and keep it curly – it will take years off her face NATURALLY and it will be ten times easier and better looking. Jeez louise woman get it together – she looks crazy in these pics lol

    • tmbg says:

      And if she’s got to straighten it, go with a softer side part!

      I do agree that her natural curls would look so much nicer and if she would just leave her brows alone and step away from the pencil, that would help too. Or at least try to get her brows colored to a shade closer to her hair. I have a lot of cool blonde highlights and my brows are on the darker side, but they’re thinner and not as dense as hers, so it’s not as severe a look.

      A good brow shape on her would go a long way too.

  39. Lem says:

    Say what you want about tiny Tom but he wound have never let her leave the house looking like that. She was always spot on. After Tommygirl left her, he styling suggested he was still in charge
    Now, her styling suggest someone married to an older generation country singer living in Nashville

  40. TXCinderella says:

    Wow, Nicole’s face looks so waxy and fake! She used to be so pretty. It does appear that she’s gained some weight, but she doesn’t look bad, weight wise. I think that dress is a poor choice for her. It would look better on a person with a darker skin tone, not a pasty white person.

  41. Christina says:

    Nicole looks scary. Her face looks so plastic. She is starting to look like a creature from Lord Of The Rings or something. *Shudder*. Her dress is ok, it does look good on her body at least.
    I adore Lena Dunham, but that dress is fugly as hell. It might be alright in a shorter length and not for the red carpet. I like her new haircut, it is super cute. I wanted her too wow on the carpet, but she did not. Though I don’t think she cares much about that kind of stuff, so good for her.

  42. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    Kaiser- I recommend Lena Dunham’s movie “Tiny Furniture”. It’s’ streaming on Netflix. Girls is kind of a spin-off of it and I think the movie is much better. However, I think smaller movies like this are hard to watch at home on a TV because they require much more attention. Plus the humor in this is very subtle.

    Note to self: never get an eye-job.

  43. Tanya says:

    her body type doesn’t suit implants..makes her look matronly. She is built like a dancer…being small chested suited her. She is fighting aging too much…. must be so hard to age in Hollywood. She looks like her husband’s mom……

  44. Cathy says:

    Nicole looks like hell. She’s not growing older gracefully. The dress would look better with a v shaped neckline.

  45. lower-case deb says:

    love the color of NK’s gown. it’s one of my favorite shades of blue/green.

    the details as well. i’m really all for sequins and patterns.

    but, i keep seeing phallic symbols on her bottom half. maybe if there isn’t a “pseudo-belt” it’ll help?

    o.O

  46. Quinn says:

    She is really a cautionary tale regarding plastic surgery and nonsurgical fillers etc…using them too soon and too often just backfires. She would have probably aged just fine on her own. Now it’s hard to remember the beauty she once was.

  47. bns says:

    I watched To Die For the other day, and these pictures are making me sad. She used to be SO beautiful. And I usually love her on the red carpet, but she looks washed up here.

  48. Madhubala says:

    She looks T.E.R.R.I.B.L.E. Forget the dress, her face does all the damage here. Good Lord.

  49. mia girl says:

    Makes me sad because I like her and think she’s a great actress but…WOW, those eyebrows!

    Now we know who Kimmel was making fun of in the opening bit. Maybe all those women can punch Kidman’s face back into place like they did for Jimmy.

  50. mar says:

    Nicole’s face is TRAGIC. She was soooo beautiful before

  51. videli says:

    Stupid woman ruining a good thing.

  52. Bobby sue says:

    She’s gained a little weight which is really nice to see.
    THE FACE, oof. I know she’s in her 40′s but the Botox hasn’t masked her age. Now she looks like Carrot Top!!!! Egads. I’m 42; and this definitely gives me pause to never tinker with my face.

  53. paranormalgirl says:

    I love Nicole Kidman, but what she’s done to her face is a bit tragic. Her eyebrows make her look sinister.

  54. dcypher1 says:

    Both those dresses are fug. I think I can see the injection marks on nicoles face on that one close up pic.

  55. Happy21 says:

    Her face scares the crap outta me!

  56. EmmaV1 says:

    Anyone else notice her makeup malfunction again? There’s a little bit of white powder on her chin…visible in the close up and the photo below the close up

  57. LIVEALOT says:

    This makes me think her face was one of the reasons why ‘Australia’ tanked – amongst others. (I happened to like the movie).

    Makes me yearn for CATE BLANCHETT (i.e. aging gracefully).

  58. dorothy says:

    Nicole looks over-botoxed. Horrible!

  59. holly hobby says:

    She looks horrible. Those brows look like bats! She does not look like Grace Kelly at all and I am so not happy that she was cast in that role.

    I saw her in Practical Magic the other night. Both she and Sandra Bullock had their original faces. So sad they look like stretched out turkeys now.

    • Lauren says:

      We all age, but Nicole looks frightening. I am 44, and my hubby says i look much better than Nicole. He is an electrical engineer, very analytical..his quote ~She looks like she is wearing a Halloween Mask~
      What man on earth thinks this gory mess is attractive? My next door neighbour gets botox..she is 51 and a single nurse..her face is rubbery too. Over botoxed faces just make older woman look desperate. Guess it is good i cannot afford Botox poison.

      • holly hobby says:

        Botox is actually a form of botulism (yes the very same thing that makes expired canned food bulge!). If I had a choice, I’d rather get a face lift than botox. Sorry but that stuff is bad news.

        Whatever happened to aging gracefully?

      • zenb!tch says:

        I would never try botox. I live in LA and see way too much bad plastic surgery. I may be willing to try fillers in the future but I think botox accentuates everything that is currently wrong with me at 43 – slight lines under my eyes and slight sagging (like in the photos of Jen Aniston).

        I’m not against this stuff but I think it ruins the looks of women who start it in their late 30s. No matter what happens to my face in the next 6 years, I won’t consider it until I’m 50, just because.

  60. JoJo says:

    Nicole looks terrible. It’s so sad. She just doesn’t even realize. People in her age group who look great are people who are aging more gracefully, like her fellow Australians, Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts. These people still have their original face shape and features! Nicole always had small lips – now she has a big fish pucker – it looks ridiculous on her. The fillers have ballooned out her formerly-small face, and the botox has raised her eyebrows to unnatural proportions. She doesn’t look like herself, and it’s completely distracting when you watch her in a movie. It’s sad, since she is a good actress.

    Also, I find her and Keith’s chemistry very strange. Obviously, you can never tell what goes on in people’s private lives, but they just seem odd to me. Watching them on w/ Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet last night – she told a story about Keith and looked at him several times, and he barely looked at her. I know interviews are awkward, but part of me thinks you can tell a lot by that body language and how a couple does or doesn’t acknowledge each other in these situations.

  61. skuddles says:

    Whoa Nicole, what’s with the freaky looking eyebrows?? Too weird and witchy.

  62. Happymom says:

    How does she snuggle and kiss her little girls with those awful lips and painful looking face? I just do not understand in what universe she’s living where she thinks this looks better than aging naturally. I’m 45, and I miss my 30 year old face (and body too-boo hoo) but I could never, ever do this to myself. You don’t look younger-you look weird.

  63. Stacia says:

    She has a FAT FACE…esp when she smiles.

  64. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    WTF-Face?

    It’s full on Death Becomes Her–the last third.

  65. Cinesnatch says:

    She looks like a villain out of a Miyazaki animated feature. I imagine her face at the front of an aircraft swooping through the air and eating fleeing children.

  66. apsutter says:

    She can botox all she wants but her eyes are giving away her age. They’re starting to look bloodshot-y and old.

  67. The Original Victoria says:

    Girls is so overrated. Notthe new SATC at all.

    But let us talk about Nicole shall we? Let’s talk about howwe have a really great dress stuck on grrat body with a face that used to look diamond class but is now looking like cracked bronze. Why?

    Nic was so beautiful her red hair and that breathtaking face accompanied by those baby blues would have done that dress all kinds of justice now, though it nust makes me sad that the desugners dress was ruined by the Joker’s wife.

    Somewhere in Thetanville Tommy boy is doubling over his lifts in laughter.

  68. LouLou says:

    She has to be horrified by her own reflection, right? She cannot possibly think that looks good. I think I will be too scared of looking like a dough-faced monster to ever mess with my face.

  69. Dredz says:

    Nicole ruined “Australia” with her overly botoxed face. It was painful to watch as she hardly had any expression at all, I started to think she was miscast. She used to be this elegant, edgy fashion icon and now she’s styling herself often like little girls. It reeks desperation to me.
    Of course Julianne Moore deserved to win for her Sarah Palin role, her acting was just superb!!!.

  70. april says:

    On a positive note, hopefully it is just Botox and it will wear off. Then she can have a different and better plastic surgeon help her with her eyes. Her eyes are aging, hence the sunken look and droopy eyelids.

    I think her hair looks too straight and thin. I think it would have looked better with more volume.

  71. Izzards Chick says:

    AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! ill have nightmares for years from that face and those blazing red dry eyes. i need to bleach my brain! poor her, she was THE most gorgeous woman in Hollywood, prob hands down. now shes not even close.

  72. Jaded says:

    Nicole, if you or your people are reading this, please for the love of God stop f*cking with your face!! You’d look soooooo much more beautiful without that puffed up, swollen, waxy, immovable face!

  73. A Fan says:

    I can’t help it – everytime I see one of these women with their botox/surgery/fillers/whatever, my subconscious pops the word ‘freak’ in my head.

    I don’t mean to, it just happens.

    It is bizarre that people do this to themselves, that this is what we’ve come to.

  74. lucy2 says:

    Nicole’s dress is interesting – I wouldn’t choose it, but I can see why she did. I’m upset to see her messing with her face again, she’s so pretty, just stop!

    Lena seems to intentionally dress in ways to make herself look frumpy.

  75. nicolle buchelli says:

    WTF her eyes! with red veins she look like stoned.

  76. Sugar says:

    She needs to step far and away from the needle. I guess my perception of her has been wrong all these years I thought she was above it when it came to vanity & when she moved to Nashville I thought good on her not falling into the death becomes her hollyweird trappings- I’ve been wrong all along:(

  77. Ann says:

    Is she a bulimic? That would explain the burst blood vessels in her eyes?

  78. Paige says:

    If I had some pearls I would clutch them and gasp. Nicole baby, sweetie darling please please please stop with the Botox.

  79. Kate says:

    About Lena Dunham: she said in one interview that main character in Girls, Hannah, has a lot of Lena (she’s also director and screenwriter of this series). And I think that if you watch Girls, you know that this look at the Emmy’s it’s just Lena, it fits her perfectly:)

  80. pinchofsalt says:

    Wasn’t a GREAT evening for dresses at all. Side note: Keith Urban is sooooo yum!

  81. Suze says:

    I really like Nicole’s dress but had a hard time concentrating on it at all since her face is so distracting. Is there no one around her at all who can ask her to please for the love of all that is holy stop doing this to your face?

    Truly a once world class beauty who ruined it all.

  82. serena says:

    How does that makes her look younger? This must be a serious psychological problem, because you don’t look younger when you do THAT to your face. You just look like a old plastic wreck..She is 40?? I was surprised, she may be 50.

    What the f_ck she was so beautiful!

  83. holly hobby says:

    Nic I have two words for you: Meg Ryan. Meg’s career went down the tubes after she started screwing around with her face. She doesn’t even look good now. All she’s known for is dating that horrible John Cougar.

  84. vvy says:

    I love Nicole Kidman..she seems like a sweetheart. I wish she had not done that to her face though. Her dress doesn’t work in photos, maybe it did in real life.

  85. zenb!tch says:

    This proves my theory that Botoxing too soon ruins a woman’s looks. I thought so when Madonna started off but THIS – THIS is blasphemy. Nicole was such a beautiful woman, she looked like a porcelain doll. She was the epitome of femininity. No she looks like a man, baby! Her features are ruined. She looks OLD, she looks manly, she looks hideous.

    Lena looks like she is about to be swallowed up by her dress. It’s like 2 sizes too big!

  86. Kimbob says:

    Jesus Christ she looks like a f#%^ing clown…..seriously, a CLOWN!

    I just really don’t understand….does Nicole not see any of these pics? If not, surely her publicist or someone that has her ear for God’s sake….why doesn’t anyone close to her tell her how much she looks like s*%t?! This is way too obvious….it’s surreal….like a joke GONE BAD!

    I dunno….I’m seriously perplexed as to how Nicole, or anyone for that matter, thinks the crap she’s doing to her face makes her look better.

    ***I really apologize for sounding so negative and down on Nicole, but seriously, when I saw these pics….I literally gasped. She used to be so breathtakingly beautiful, & I absolutely refuse to believe that she could possibly look so bad naturally that she’d resort to doing this to herself. She must have some serious “issues,” obviously. Hell, I’m embarrassed for her.

  87. chelsea says:

    The Kidster surely got tons of ridicule for her face.

    But at the same time , she still gets critical acclaim (i.e. Oscar nom last year, Emmy ). Ironic, isn’t it?

  88. Francesca says:

    Carrot Top’s older sister… really really bad! Her eyebrows are WAY too thick for that much botox. OH NICOLE, WHYYYYYY????

  89. Em says:

    She will lie and say her cleavage blossomed after having alleged baby, but Nickers should seriously consider removing the breast implants.