Emma Stone in b&w Martin Grant at the MTV Movie Awards: unflattering or lovely?

Emma Stone

At last night’s MTV Movie Awards, Emma Stone won the inaugural Trailblazer Award, which I think is the equivalent of a “Face of the Future” declaration but in edgier MTV terms. She gave a tearful acceptance speech (which MTV hasn’t put online yet) after a glaringly unfunny tribute video featuring Jim Carrey, Anna Faris, and Mila Kunis failed to explain exactly how awesome Emma really is. Because you know, she is pretty damn awesome.

Emma’s dress was a bit fancy for MTV standards, but she pulled it off well. She wore a black-and-white Martin Grant dress (with matching Brian Atwood pumps) that paired an architectural (for lack of a better word) top and a surprisingly cute white bubble skirt. Who else could have pulled off that skirt without looking like she had a huge butt? Even as a blonde, Emma is the picture of poise and offbeat classic beauty. I love the slightly messy updo, which shows off her gorgeous face and the lone bit of color on her lips really pops.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks won the Golden Popcorn award for Best Transformation as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games, and she clearly had a great time during her acceptance speech onstage with the Magic Mike guys — Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and Joe “Big D*ck Richie” Manganiello. In an amusing move, Joe even picked up Elizabeth and carried her offstage.

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As for Elizabeth’s outfit, this black Elie Saab was daring in its side-revealing lace panels but also really fug and too severe for the occasion. The Croydon facelift-type bun didn’t help matters either, and Elizabeth’s makeup was too eye-liner heavy and otherwise meh. She usually does so well on the red carpet with a great fashion sense, but I wasn’t a fan of this look at all.

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough wore a short, black Sally LaPointe dress on the red carpet, and at least she had the body for the dress even if I wasn’t wild about the look in general. Peplum rarely works, especially in such a kicky outfit such as this one. Perhaps because of its belly baring nature, this dress reminded me of Gwyneth Paltrow’s fug Pucci dress from last year’s Emmys. Julianne’s hair was even flat ironed in the trademark Goop manner as well. Does Julianne secretly want to be Goop? At least her understated makeup seemed appropriate for the occasion.

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough

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  1. Blue says:

    Emma looks the Best but she needs to have a darker hair colour. Crazy how she’s a natural blonde but it doesn’t suit her.

    • Fleur says:

      I actually think she looks best as a blonde.

    • Naomi says:

      I was just thinking that blonde doesn’t suit her considering it’s her natural colour but I think it’s probably having seen her as a red head for so long I’ve gotten used to that colour. Also I think the blonde ages her a bit but nonetheless she is just so damn pretty

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      The blonde washes her out and makes her look so much older IMO. The other dresses are fug.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Agree that red is best on her. Love her (obv!)

  2. marie says:

    I love Emma Stone, no matter what she wears..

    And Julianne Hough looks horrible, she’s got a kick butt body but that dress just makes her look bloated..

    I like Elizabeth Banks outfit in theory, just not so much on her..

    • Maguita says:

      Elizabeth’s outfit was okay for the occasion, however, I find the face stunning. I don’t understand how such clean make-up, with more highlights on the eyes, is considered too much on a red carpet. Combined with the tight bun, the head looks really good.

  3. Eve says:


  4. jinni says:

    I know it’s her natural hair color, but Emma really needs to quit the blonde. It washes her out and makes her look older; I feel the same way about Carey Mulligan.

    Hough’s stomach area frightens me for some reason.

  5. Tiffany27 says:

    I love Emma, but she looked a little old lady to me. And I get that winning things is cool, but honey you don’t need to cry when you win an MTV award.

  6. Kimble says:

    Julianne Hough really looks like Meg Ryan before her “Joker” look

    Emma S looks lovely …

  7. Celia says:

    hmm, maybe she is a natural blonde, but for sure not with cool undertone. she has freckles, there must be some warmth in her natural hair color. still she looks gorgeous, but the dress is fug.

  8. aud says:

    you should cover lucy hale

    she looked adorable, one of my best dressed

  9. Nanz says:

    I want great things for Emma Stone. She’s got so much going for her.

  10. Paul Frehley says:

    I think Emma is cute and that’s why she will always be better than Lohan. That and she can actually act.

  11. Gina says:

    Dear Emma,
    Honey you are so much prettier with red hair. Please put it back and leave it alone. The blonde makes you look blah and like everyone else.

    the hair police

  12. KatC says:

    I love Emma’s top, but not so much the skirt. They work well together though. I really think she nailed this look.

    Hah! I thought the same as Kimble when I saw Julianne Hough, way more Meg Ryan than Goop. Possibly the ugliest thing I have seen someone wear outside of all that Marchesa b.s..

  13. lucy2 says:

    I like Emma better with red hair too, but she still looks really pretty here, and I don’t mind the dress.
    Elizabeth Banks is almost pulling that off, but not quite. It’s just a little too weird.
    Julianne’s looks kind of trashy.

  14. Isla says:

    Before I say what I have to say, I want to state that I DO NOT hate Emma Stone. Kristen Stewart? Totally cannot stand.

    I just do not understand the wonderment towards Stone. I’m sure she’s a good actress and probably a nice person but I just don’t see what all the hype is about with Emma.

    I also don’t find her all that attractive – not even offbeat attractive. She’s pretty enough but I wouldn’t go as far as to say she’s gorgeous or beautiful. My opinion of course and I am probably in the minority.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      I think she is well liked bc of her cool/sarcastic/quirky personality. She’s very girl-next-door and humble. Have you seen Crazy Stupid Love? I think she is kind of like that character IRL.

  15. HappyJoyJoy says:

    I love this chick. Funny, Classy & Talented. A rare diamond now a days (by hollywood stndards) The only thing I love more is that hot ass spiderman british boyfriend of hers. Good lawd!

  16. Kim says:

    Lovely to see a younger star dressing classy and couture and not in a hookeresque Herve Leger bandage dress. She looks beautiful from head to toe.

  17. serena says:

    I love Emma’s dress but she should stop with blonde, she is gorgeous as a redhead and she should be.

  18. Shelly says:

    I don’t dig Emma as a blonde. I love her hair red.

  19. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Blond doesn’t suit Emma at all. She looked strange with it. Her speach was rather cute if not a bit too emotional for an mtv award of all things but cute none the less.

  20. ZenB!tch says:

    All 3 look bad but Elizabeth and Julianne are appropriately bad.

  21. UniqJaz says:

    Emma stone looks gorgeous and I love her outfit.
    I love Elizabeth Banks’s outfit. She has a nice butt. Pic #2 of her

    I dont like Julianne Hough’s dress. I generally don’t like the dresses that come over the belly button and show that muscle on the stomach. It makes the person look less feminine.

  22. Vera says:

    On tv I think Elizabeth’s outfit was really nice. In stills, not so much, but isn’t horrid.
    Emma’s was much better in stills and on the carpet then on stage, but that was mostly due to the fact that the black top disappeared on stage.
    Julianne’s is…eh. I don’t really care for it, but she does have a nice body. The skirt is just odd, though.