Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood at the SAGs: the best look of the night?

Nicole Kidman was a double-loser last night. She was nominated for Supporting Female Actor for The Paperboy (she lost to Anne Hathaway) and for Female Actor in a TV Movie (she lost to Julianne Moore). The one category which I’m really happy about is the TV Movie one – Nicole just looked flat-out awful (as in, crazy Botox-face and lip injections) in Hemingway & Gellhorn, and Julianne Moore killed it in Game Change, so I’m glad that Nicole keeps on having to eat it when Julianne wins. What’s nice is that I think Nicole has acknowledged to herself that she’s going to lose, because she actually looked like she was having fun last night. She sat with Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber and she just seemed happy and “loose”.

As for how she looked – during the Golden Globes weekend, her face looked kind of crazy, but I actually thought “the freeze” looked a bit looser and “un-frozen” a little bit. The haircut helped – I think she was going for a blunt-cut, rock n’ roll style, but it looked kind of stringy at times. Her Vivienne Westwood gown was the bomb, though. It was one of my favorite dresses of the night. Beautiful color, great fit, lovely design. It suited her too.

Naomi Watts wore this totally boring Marchesa wedding dress. Right? There was nothing special about this dress at all, and there was nothing about to differentiate it from a wedding gown. She’s a beautiful woman, and I love that she doesn’t look “worked on” but I expect more from her, style-wise. I guess the nicest thing I can say is that for Marchesa, at least it’s not actively awful, you know? It’s just nondescript, boring and bridal.

In my mind, Kerry Washington regrets getting bangs. In my mind, she’s still trying to figure out how to do her hair because she realizes she made a huge mistake by chopping her hair and getting those awful bangs trauma. Thus, she side-swept them and tried to make the best of it. But I can still see them, and they haunt me. As for her dress – Rodarte. Eh. Much like Naomi, I expect more from Kerry, and I expect her not to wear a damn wedding dress. She has a great eye and she’s unafraid to try different looks, but this just looks like a re-worked doily and tablecloth.

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  1. epiphany says:

    ‘Best look’ – from the shoulders down, maybe. Her face looks like its made out of putty – why does she keep doing this to herself? Those over inflated cheeks! Her neck gives away her real age – guess you can’t put putty in that.

  2. T.Fanty says:

    Heh – I actually thought she looked quite natural and pretty in the Hemingway clip. Maybe I’ve just seen so much Botox that my sense of perspective is shot.

    • Gine says:

      Yeah, in that clip, at least, I thought she looked a lot better than she has been. But I haven’t seen the whole thing, so maybe it was worse in other scenes.

    • bns says:

      I thought the same thing during that clip.

    • Jayna says:

      I watched the Hemingway HBO movie the other week, and Nicole looked very natural in it. Her face was back to thin, not all puffed up in the cheeks. She looked her age, so not all botoxed. Her lips looked less pillowy. Still plumped but much more naturally. Only one spot in the second half of the movie when she was laying down one their bed in the Keys or wherever they were did her face look like it had fillers and her lips looked bigger. Maybe shot out of sequence and she did something later or earlier, or just that she was kind of shot talking while on her back or something so odd angle.

  3. emmie_a says:

    I liked Naomi’s dress. Yes it’s Marchesa but why hate it just because it’s Marchesa? I think she looked gorgeous.

    Nicole was less wax-like but she still looks too jacked. Her dress was ok and I liked her eye makeup.

    Kerry’s dress is Rodarte not Miu Miu.

    • Zoid says:

      Do not get the hate for the designer. Why do so many people dislike lace? I’d wear this stuff, but I’m then I’m a sucker for sparkles.

    • Ms Kay says:

      @ emmie_a and @ Zoid well one can be harsh on Dior the same way, because well as much as it’s Dior or Chanel, it can look just as bad and be definitely criticized. Marchesa even tougher because from wedding dress to red carpet, most of them fabrics look very cheap, not really refined work, not that ooze elegant, it looks like a copy-paste or a “Made in China”. That Naomi managed to make it look somewhat elegant shows how damn well she can pull a miracle out of that dress, I had a similar one for my cousin wedding we were bridesmaids.

      As it is wasn’t enough to see that it looks cheap by itself, also add to that the brand belongs to Georgina Chapman aka wife of the no lesser Harvey Weinstein, because he is one of the most powerful and influent men in HW, tries to shove Marchesa down people throats on the fashion market via celebs and perhaps a deal (“wear my wife’s Marchesa and I see what I can do for you career wise”) whereas it doesn’t take a K. Lagerfeld mind and eyes to see that it isn’t high end product… Doesn’t help the not-too-much-fondness case.

      Here Kerry Washington dress is this close to look like a Marchesa from the back eh..

  4. MisJes says:

    Best look? Really? I thought she looked awful. Her face is waxy and the make up is off. Her hair looks dirty and stringy. The gown is meh at best, I don’t like the high waisted underwear showing through and the sequins look cheap.

    • Lauren says:

      Nicole looks frightening! Her straw hair, jacked lips & gums, frozen masculine face. I truly wonder if she is mentally ill..she compulsively lies about plastic surgery, fillers & botox treatments. So tired of Nicole’s disingenuous manner.
      Naomi is beautiful, as always. Kerry is lovely too.

      • Jen34 says:

        Straw hair, jacked lips and gums, frozen face.

        Pretty much sums it up.

      • claire says:

        I hate what she’s done to her face! And she’s not aging well because of it. I fear to think what she’s going to look like in the next 5 to 10 years. Kerry Washington also disappoints me. I’ve thought for a while she was so beautiful, but now, she has such a pinched look, she’s a version of Kim K. It’s awful. Wish she would have left her face alone.

      • karmasabiatch! says:

        Seriously? And i was just thinking she looked better than she has in a long time. Good dress, less botox-y. Although yeah, the neck is a little frightening, ITA.
        Naomi looks gorgeous.
        While I’m a huge Kerry Washington fan, that dress looks like a Christmas tree skirt I made in art class when I was in second grade. Oops.

  5. La Calabaza says:

    Nicole and Naomi were my favourites. Amanda Seyfried also looked stunning but pissed off. I think she cannot stand Anne. She looked happier at Sundance.

  6. mia girl says:

    Yea! This is the best and most natural Nicole has looked in quite a while. I think she is such talented actress so her recent frozen face usually makes me sad. .

    @ Kaiser – I’m pretty sure Kerry Washington’s dress is Rodarte ( not Miu Miu)

  7. tracking says:

    Nicole’s face still looks crazy to me but fabulous dress and good hair.

    As beautiful as Naomi is and despite a good fit, the Marchesa still looks cheap, cheap, cheap.

  8. vixo says:

    Actually, I hated Nicole’s look . I don’t like the dress and the hair looked weird, stringy and seemed dirty. Naomi and Kerry look boring.

  9. Hannah says:

    Kerry is actually wearing Rodarte.

  10. Eleonor says:

    I can’t believe THAT is Nicole Kidman…

  11. andrea says:

    Is Nicole’s upper lip blue or is her lip gloss just reflecting the color of her dress? She looks pretty good in the see-through look, but not that great to me.

  12. judyjudy says:

    Nicole and her husband have matching hairdos now.

    The dress is beautiful.

  13. cw says:

    nicole looks GREAT
    that hair is fab – tucked behind her ear – nice
    love the dress and her leg

  14. serena says:

    If only Nicole’s face wasn’t that plastic and fake..

  15. Jenna says:

    Eh. They look okay. Much like the dresses at the GG’s, I felt they were almost ALL boring and bleh. At least there was more color in the dresses but still…kind of boring. :(

  16. Faye says:

    I think Nicole’s hair looked awful — stringy and too blond. To me she looks much better as a lush-haired redhead. And the dress, while a pretty color, looked kind of Marchesa-like to me, while Naomi’s dress seemed way too classy to be Marchesa.

  17. Mia 4S says:

    I really liked Nicole’s dress, even if I think you have to be about 9 ft tall (like her) to do it justice.

    Nicole stop freezing your forehead! Get bangs, you like nice with them. Please!

  18. lucy2 says:

    I liked Naomi’s, was surprised it was Marchesa.
    Nicole’s is OK, still not sure on Kerry’s but she looked good.

  19. Eh...I'm indifferent says:

    Kerry’s bangs were a wig

  20. Viv says:

    Love Kerry, but she really needs a new stylist! I always adore MiuMiu but it is not a good fit for her and this is the third Miu she is wearing this month. She could look so much better. Two thirds of her outfits for her Django Unchained campaigning were not awesome at all. Who is her stylist, anyway?

  21. Marty says:

    I really like how Naomi and Liev just hold hands on the red carpet like a real couple. So many celebrity couples do the whole posing or one hand on the man’s chest thing, it gets annoying after a while.

  22. Jayna says:

    Nicole’s face looked natural and pretty last night. It really moved naturally on the red carpet interview. She was on the stage talking and looked great, no big face fillers or lips far too pillowy. This is the Nicole I like. I liked her hair for something different.

  23. c'est la vie says:

    I’d love to have Nicole’s hair this morning.

    As was the dress.

  24. bns says:

    I always love Nicole’s red carpet style. She’s a great actress with a great eye. If she hadn’t ruined her face, she’d be perfect.

  25. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    It looks like Nic’s hairdresser called in sick and she got Keith to do her hair.

  26. Green_Eyes says:

    When the first (top)photo popped up, my first thought was Jim Carey’s The Mask & she had on The Mask!! She was beautiful she is a Jim Carey Character in some photos..granted the last photo she looks better..but till not like our Nicole.

  27. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    From the expressions on their faces – Liev is thinking “I wanna get the fack out of here and have a dube” and Naomi is thinking “ha ha I farted”

  28. Nessa says:

    I can’t get passed Nicole’s face. Remember when she was one of the most stunningly beautiful women in HW. She was perfection. Now she is this?!? So sad…

  29. Cathy says:

    All these looks are meh. Nicoles face looks frozen in time as usual. Time to lay off the botox

  30. I Choose Me says:

    Kerry looks gorgeous from the waist up. The lace ruins the skirt part of her outfit.

    Would have liked Nicole’s outfit if not for that weird bits of fabric sticking off to the sides of the dress and just under the armpits and her hair looks stick straw awful.

    Naomi looks beautiful imo, bridal-style dress or no. Her hair and makeup look really good too.

  31. Mabs says:

    Kidman must be telling her plastic surgeon(s), “I wanna look like LeAnn Rimes.”

  32. greenmonster says:

    Naomi Watts is so pretty, way prettier than Nicole Kidman. Not even a Vivienne Westwood dress can save that woman. Especially if one of the other women is holding hands with Liev Schreiber… I guess the question: “would you bang it?” is unnecessary here.

  33. allie says:

    you must be joking?! Nicole looks absolutely awwwwful. She’s giving Priscilla Presley a run for her money…

  34. Ashling says:

    I thought Nicole looked beautiful. Her hair is looking really over processed lately. She seemed happy and relaxed on Jimmy Kimmel sucks last week, too.

  35. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Liev looks like he wants to eat a kitten.

  36. Apsutter says:

    What Nicole has done to her face is absolutely tragic. I saw a photo of her the other day from about the mid-90s with Tom and I had to double take because I didn’t even recognize her!

    • Jaxx says:

      Yes, it is tragic. She had a unique and stunning look. Her lips were very thin but it suited her face. She had sharp features that did not need pillowy lips to be gorgeous. I really don’t get it. She can see photos of herself and see that she looks awful, can’t she?

      And is it just me, or does it seem like her eyes just keep looking smaller? I don’t remember her being squinty before the pillow cheeks.

  37. Cait says:

    Best look of the night?!? Not so much.

  38. SamiHami says:

    Kidman would look so much prettier (and younger) if she would soften her look a bit. Her eyebrows make her face seem so severe.

    And I’m not liking this current trend of super-duper straight hair. Don’t get me wrong-I completely hate the just rolled out of bed messy look that has been popular for so long, but this is too far to the other extreme.

  39. BooBooLaRue says:

    Wow just wow. She looks so strange. Youthful, but put her next to a 20-yr old and she looks her age. Weird face. Mrs. Potato Head. And what’s up with her hair?

  40. Memphis says:

    Nicole has great red carpet style, but she seriously needs to stop mucking around with her face.

  41. Happy21 says:

    Nicole Kidman is always freaky to me now. She looks tight and tweaked, it’s unnatural and terrible.

    Naomi Watts looked amazing and her hubby looked pretty yummy too.

  42. bagladey says:

    Nicole looks awful. What must Keith be thinking? Keith needs to intervene the way Antonio Banderas did with Melanie Griffith because Nicole’s face looks jacked.

  43. yolo112 says:

    When you look at Nicole before and after shots of her face, it’s really very tragic. She has screwed herself up big time. Her face makes my face hurt. I just can’t with her! No matter how amazing she looks in what she’s wearing (which isn’t very often these days), her face completely ruins it..

  44. Aurelia says:

    Nicole looks like a demented feline.

    Where does she get off spray tanning her legs and leaving her arms?

    And I can see her grey hair in her part line all the way here from new zealand. At least she could that hair mascara thingie product to quickly cover them if she could find the time to get to the hair salon.

  45. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    NK’s hair is very ‘Aniston’ isn’t it. Also, her teeth are throwing me off, her veneers are far too big.

    I think Naomi looks stunning, she’s been killing it this awards season IMO.

  46. Chrissie Malcolm says:

    She used to be so beautiful – she has totally wrecked her face with Botox. Question is, what would her face become like if she stopped all the injections?

  47. JL says:

    She looks like Nicole Barbie “Bride of Chucky” in those pics!

    Make it go away, it’s scaring me. Stringy bleached hair, stumpy arms, freakish face,it’s all so plastic.

  48. ladybert62 says:

    I like nicole’s haircut and dress. The rest of them are blah.

  49. Jayna says:

    I don’t get the hate on Nicole at the SAGs. I watched the show. No big cheek fillers. On the red carpet interview her face was definitely not filled with fillers as much. Her lips were the best I’ve seen them in years, back to smaller with a shape to them instead of pillow lips. Maybe that photo is bad, a distortion, but Nicole has always had beautiful smaller teeth, not horse teeth. The only bad thing is she is still botoxing. Her forehead doesn’t move. Though at least her eyebrows are lower, aren’t arched up, so that means even less botox in certain areas than usual.

    I have always thought she was so beautiful. I just wish she had gone the way of Naomi Watts, who hasn’t gone crazy and kept her beauty. I couldn’t watch Nicole’s movies for a few years because her fillers and pillow lips were disturbing. But she has definitely calmed down and gone back to a more natural look, because in Hemingway and Gellhorn she looked good.

    Nicole being interviewed for the HBO movie and some clips.

    • Jaxx says:

      Wow, thanks for that clip. I hadn’t even heard about this movie, now I’ll be first in line to see it. It looks riveting. Except Cliver looks like a big doofus with the mustache. Sorry, Clive, love you anyway.

      • Jayna says:

        It was an HBO movie and was on HBO already I guess not too long ago. I watched it on HBO on Demand.

        It was an uneven movie. They covered a wide span of time and wars and didn’t have a huge movie budget to do it, so seemed fake in a few places. Nicole was excellent in it, though, and I love Clive Owen. It did pique my interest in who Martha Gellhorn was and I read up on her. Interesting woman of her time but very flawed.

  50. Jayna says:

    Nicole before she started jacking up her face. 2002 winning the Golden Globe for Moulin Rouge. I remember this because she had been dumped by Tom and there was a lot of sympathy and goodwill towards her back then. It’s so sad to see her talking about her love for her children, who now aren’t even close to her.

    • Jaxx says:

      Gosh, she’s just so beautiful. A very gracious speech, I love listening to her accent, and she never gets to use it in film. All the people who say she turned her back on her kids need to listen to that speech and then shut up. She clearly loved those kids and Tom turned them against her. Their loss. And they are old enough now to see what they’ve done and be ASHAMED.

  51. izza says:

    The thing with her is, she’s forty five, but her ego won’t accept it.
    Good actress, good posture, understands the red carpet, but the more time goes on, the weirder her face is going to look.

  52. Jaxx says:

    Yes, she’s 45, but hey, that’s not that old. Why does she need to go after her face so aggressively. Naomi is the same age and she’s not a wrinkled up old hag, she looks beautiful and natural and a few lines in the corner of her eyes don’t interfere with that at all. So what more could Nicole be trying to stamp out? She’s never tanned so it’s not like her skin aged before her time. I really don’t get it. And I have never understood how she can like having that slug in her lip. She could afford the best surgeon and she got THAT? I think something is wrong with her mirror.

    • Jayna says:

      Exactly. Naomi Watts is the same age and looks like herself, just a little older. Julianne Moore is 49 and she does minimal work and still looks the same.

      Nicole completely blew her lips up for a while three times as large. They are better now. Then the filler situation got out of hand for a while. And too much botox. So she was changing her face, not just refreshing her normal face. She is back more normal now then the last few years, at least.

  53. Caroline says:

    Nicole has great bone structure

  54. Sue says:

    Ok like forever ago I saw her @ LACMA (La county museum of Art) I’m 6′ tall & not only is she almost my height, she’s sooooooo thin, honestly she must live on carrots & air. What struck me was how incredibly pale her skin looks….. Kinda translucent. Boring back story: I was wandering thru the permanent collection & my kids were belly aching “why do i need culture?” etc, when she walked in. She kinda chuckled that my kids were being bratty….since we were the only ones there it was hard to miss.

  55. amilu says:

    I think Naomi Watts looks beautiful in that dress. And I hate Marchesa as much as the next person! Naomi makes that dress beautiful (but it’s honestly one of the least offensive Marchesas I’ve seen).