Julianne Moore in white Chanel at the SAGs: fug or kind of awesome?

I love Julianne Moore, and I love to see her on the red carpet. Sometimes she gets it spectacularly wrong, but sometimes she can pull off gowns that other women would look awful in. She’s not at “she can wear anything” Cate Blanchett status yet, but the more often I see her the more I appreciate her offbeat looks. At last night’s SAGs, Julianne wore this white v-neck Chanel gown adorned with black flowers. The bust was poorly fitted, and I found it distracting while she was presenting, but somehow I liked this dress. It’s goofy and whimsical. Maybe that’s due to Julianne’s awesome personality, and maybe she’s so lovely that she elevates whatever she’s wearing.

Julianne won the actor for TV Movie or Miniseries, for Game Change. (For which she also took home the Golden Globe.) During her acceptance speech she named practically every single person who was on the cast with her, ending with the baby who played her son. It was adorable. I could watch that woman read the phone book. She also presented the actor for a female in a comedy series, which went to Tina Fey. Before Julianne read the envelope, she added a little “You Betcha” in reference to their Sarah Palin character. It was cute.

Helen Hunt was in this very classic-looking silver Romona Keveza strapless gown. In photos she looks amazing, but on camera I noticed that something was off about her makeup. Her foundation was too light and her makeup looked monotone, but that was due to way the light hit her. In these still photos it looks much better. The dress is incredible, although I found her jewelry too matchy and heavy for that gown, which should stand on its own. Helen had a lot of stacked bracelets, from Neil Lane, and she told Giuliana on the red carpet that she was also wearing a friendship bracelet from her daughter, which I thought was sweet! She was nominated for lot of awards this season, for her work in The Sessions, but unfortunately she hasn’t taken home anything yet.

Fellow nominee Edie Falco looked strange to me with dark hair last night. I keep seeing promos for Nurse Jackie and blonde hair is much more suited for her. Maybe she’s switched it up for a role. In terms of her gown it was just ok. I can’t get a designer ID on it, but it’s very plain-looking. I think that’s due to the lace from top to bottom. Maybe if it just had lace on the top and a sleeker fabric for the skirt it would have added interest.

I’m adding Julia Stiles as I’d like to talk about her gown. This was just bad, but it’s mostly because of the way the neckline and bodice is cut. The dress itself is kind of striking with that pretty blue grey color with the coral sequin overlay. I like some aspects of it, but the deep tank top look is just dragging the whole thing down. Plus her makeup was overdone and garish. Oh well. She’s always struck me as a strange bird.

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  1. Hillshmill says:

    Woah. What’s going on with poor Julia Stiles’ face? She looks like Ashley Judd with her steroids/plastic surgery problems. Something strange there for sure. She’s normally so delicate looking

  2. Apsutter says:

    Hate the top of Julianne’s dress but like the bottom and LOVE her so she gets a pass.

    Helen Hunt looks really beautiful, I think. Look at her body, damn girl!! Whatever she’s doing is working!

    I like Julia Stiles dress and think it looks very nice on her. You’re right about the makeup, it’s way too heavy handed and bright. I’ve always loved Julia Stiles and she’s not that much older than I am. I admire her because her education was always more important than the Hollywood grind. She was good on Conan recently too.

  3. Emma says:

    Julia Stiles has gained face weight but not body weight…? Does she drink/do lots of drugs or something?

  4. Lucy2 says:

    Julianne’s would have been better if the top had fitted properly, it was just way too loose.
    I liked Helen’s, and the color of Julia’s but not the dress itself.

    • Yvonne says:

      While I too like the color of Julia’s dress, I read the description expecting a grey dress with a CORAL (pink-orange-red) sequin overlay. Lol. So I was little disappointed- I felt that the concept would be very interesting if well executed. But the dress overall is really not great in my opinion.

  5. MisJes says:

    What the fug was Julianne Moore thinking?!

  6. emmie_a says:

    Julianne’s gown was nice but the fit was AWFUL. The bodice ruined the entire thing. Maybe it looks better draping on a tall stick thin model?

    Helen Hunt looked awesome – I loved her gown. I just wish she would do something different with her hair & lighten up on the Botox.

  7. Vera says:

    Julianne’s dress is pretty, but very poorly fitted. I like Edie’s dark hair. Helen looks spectacular.

  8. len says:

    Holy Mac, what happened to Julia’s face? Is that a nose job? Is that why her cheeks suddenly look weird? Is she bloated?

  9. Hautie says:

    Julianne as pretty as she is… did not look good in this dress. It was when you saw her walking in it, you could see how poorly fitted it was for her.

    Too tight in the mid section. Which made it pucker up when she walked. And too loose on top. And having no support for her boobs was not a positive thing.

    But it is not a bad dress. It was just not the dress for her shape. I did really like the looks of it.

  10. DanaG says:

    Julianna Moore is too old and just doesn’t have the boobs to not wear a bra. The white on the top half almost went with her skin tone. I think she just has bad taste in clothes she gets it wrong way more then she gets it right. Julia Styles just looks wrong she seems to have gained a lot of weight in her face and the top part of that dress makes her look huge. Usually she is soft and pretty not this time. I love Helen Hunts dress but she shouldn’t have worn all that jewelry with it.

  11. Ranunculus says:

    Love Julianne’s dress – yeah the top is a bit ill fitting but she can pull it off. Great lady!

  12. Miss Kiki says:

    Has Julia Stiles done something to her face? I mean she looks *off*

  13. La Calabaza says:

    What is going on Julia’s face!!!!!?????!!!!!???

  14. bea says:

    JM is fabulous – but she’s too pale to wear white. I also do not like neckline on her gown – too wide and the cut looks saggy.

    HH’s dress is absolutely amazing. I do believe that lipstick in a flattering shade would look better – her face looks too beige.

  15. serena says:

    Aw I’m so happy for Julianne, I really like her and her dress was kind of strange but good overall.

    I’m sorry Helen Hunt didn’t win anything too.. sigh for her.

    Also, I always loved Julia Stiles but.. what happened to her face?

  16. L says:

    Can I just say I love Edie Falco’s face? A pretty woman aging gracefully and not f-ing up her face with the botox. She looks awesome and natural.

  17. Janet says:

    Moore’s dress was horrible. Didn’t fit right. Hunt and Falco looked good.

  18. vixo says:

    I love Julianne, I really do, but she was a mess.
    Happy to see Helen Hunt, she looked pretty!

  19. poppy says:

    how to make julianne moore look pasty, limp, and mostly terrible?

    dame karl.

    that dress is an atrocity. she is a gorgeous lady but she can only do so much. not sure anyone could make that dress look passable.

    stiles definitely has the moon face from steroids look happening. hope she isn’t seriously ill.

  20. Viv says:

    Helen Hunt needs bangs! Now I know why she used to always wear them – her forehead is HUGE. Love her but please bring those bangs back!

  21. Cathy says:

    Juliannes dress is ok. The top is wrong but overall she looks ok. Helen Hunt is as pretty as ever. She could of laid off some of those bracelets though. Julias face looks like somebody filled it with superglue. She looked like her face would break if she moved it. I like Edie Falcos dress, it’s pretty

  22. LadidahBaby says:

    Omg, Julianne’s dress for the night was only perfect for an event called the “sag” awards. It was SO unflattering and made her boobs look like fried eggs pinned to her chest. I love her, but omg.

  23. Paloma says:

    Julianne’s dress hideous, bad fit and just plain ugly. Helen Hunt spectacular!

  24. Debbie says:

    I love Julliane Moore and am thrilled she won as she is a brilliant actress but there is nothing right about that dress. It’s terrible, of course Chanel has been a mess for years now but this was god awful!!

    Helen hunt looked stunning and I was very disappointed she didn’t win, oh hell let me be honest I’m sad the theater janitor didn’t beat annE. But I love Helen’s look.

    No comment on the rest.

  25. Tig says:

    Moore’s dress didn’t fit her at all- the top was way too loose – don’t care how fit you are- after 40, you need a bra or some sort of foundation.

    It’s possible that Julia is on some sort of steroid for flu complications- if so, hope she gets better soon. I enjoyed watching her in SLP. Liked the other dresses.

  26. Tammy says:

    Something is definitely going on with Julia Stiles’ face. But, I gotta admit, I really do like that dress.

  27. Paige says:

    Julianne Moores dress was awful. Helen Hunts looks great but sooooo much botox in her face.

  28. akmuffin says:

    Say something nice about Julia Stile’s face… Say something nice about Julia Stile’s face… uhhh… uhh… *looks around in a panic* I love 10 Things I Hate About You! *runs*

  29. StaCat1 says:

    Julianne Moore is beyond beautiful. I am not a fan of the dress (lack of support) but she and helen hunt overall look lovely.

  30. Sumodo1 says:

    Julia Stiles will be playing “Ann Southern” and “Shelly Winters” roles if she doesn’t watch it. For those of you who are young, those are two old Hollywood stars who were typecast as buxom round-faced sassy gals.

  31. Dahlia1947 says:

    Julianne’s dress made me say “yuck!” out loud! It does NOTHING for her!

  32. Chrissie Malcolm says:

    Gorgeous gown, but not on Julianne. The bodice looks like it simply doesn’t fit or was made for someone else. You either need to be completely flat-chested or really firm and perky (if you’ll excuse the graphic language!) for this dress.

  33. Cazzie says:

    Helen Hunt’s body looks AMAZING in that dress…

    Isn’t she almost 50? She looks slender but not scrawny, shapely but not bulging; her figure is classical.

    She looks great!

  34. Ms Kay says:

    Julianne Moore has surpassed Jessica Chastain Golden Globes dress over the most tragic titty sack ever…

  35. Abby says:

    helen hunt! wow she looks amazing! I love that dress. What is going on with Julia Styles???

  36. amilu says:

    Hate Julianne’s dress. Her boobs need support, and where is her waist??

    Helen Hunt looks amazing.

    I think the worst thing about Julia Stiles’ look is her hair and makeup. I like the dress (I think the deep V works with her small bust), but her heavy makeup is ghastly.

  37. mystified says:

    I guess it’s just me but I can’t stand Julianne Moore. It looks as if her stylist can’t stand her either.

  38. A Fan says:

    Who the hell dresses this woman? Too many fails.

    The dress obviously doesn’t fit her properly – and really, in one’s 50s, one should wear a BRA (or a reasonable built-in facsimile).

    Also, the colour does absolutely nothing to play up her natural colouring. Stay away from white and black, Julianne – wear rich, warm colours that compliment your red hair.

    This isn’t freaking rocket science.