Ellen Barkin leads the Botox parade at the Tonys: doesn’t she look like a zombie?

Last night, the Tony Awards were held in NYC. Neil Patrick Harris was the host, and he referred to the night as “Fifty Shades of Gay.” Which isn’t funny, honestly. Unlike the past few years of the Tonys, the awards weren’t dominated by movie stars-turned-Broadway stars, like Denzel Washington and Scarlett Johansson. This year the winners included Broadway stars that you’ve probably never heard of like Steve Kazee, James Corden, Nina Arianda. You can read more about the awards here. Neil was there with his partner, David Burtka, of course. I love NPH – and I love that he continuously gets the Tony hosting gig – but I’m still iffy about David. Still, both boys looked nice in their tuxedos.

More stars/celebrities at the Tonys – Cynthia Nixon in an unknown designer. The dress is horrible, but typical of Cynthia – she really isn’t interested in fashion. She shaved her head for Wit, which she was nominated for (and lost).

Andrew Garfield, nominated for Death of a Salesman. He lost but he wins in life because his girlfriend Emma Stone was with him inside the ceremony – she didn‘t walk the carpet, so we don‘t have photos – you can see some here. I love this boy, but he does not photograph well.

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy. OMG, this is so terrible. WHY would you do this? Why would you make this dress and why would a young star want to wear it?!? The color combination of purple and orange is always going to be garish and cartoon-y, never sophisticated. And even if the dress worked (which it doesn’t), Amanda’s styling sucks too. Stop with the Croydon facelifts, people.

ELLEN BARKIN IS COMING FOR YOUR BRRRRRAINS. This is why you don’t tweak and Botox.

Cote de Pablo is so pretty, I think. I love her. She had no reason for being at the Tonys other than the show airing on CBS, and she’s one of the stars of CBS’s biggest show, NCIS. I would have chosen another dress for her, but she’s still so pretty.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. birdy says:

    Ellen honey, fire everyone who was involved in that look as it is a epic fail – the stylist, the plastic surgeon, dress designer, the make up artist, the hairdresser, who ever on your payroll who let you go out looking like that.

    Fire. Them. All.

  2. cupidtyrox says:

    That Ellen Barkin woman chose looking like dough over growing old gracefully. She’s a nightmare

  3. Jackie says:

    lil kim, ellen barkin, and jada are now freak shows.

    plastic surgery rarely makes you look better. it just makes you look like you have had surgery.

    congrats ladies. way to carry the torch for self loathing women everywhere.

    • Agnes says:

      a huge YES on all points.

      ellen barkin (just like little kim) is basically totally unrecognizable now. freaky mess.

    • Choupette says:

      Ms.Ellen wouldn’t look quite so terrible if she had a different hair style and a different shade of blond. Something a bit more honey like. The dress and color are pretty, but it washes her out.

      • deep says:

        Agree, I think it’s the hairstyle and makeup that is making her look odd. Just saw her not to long ago and she looked great. The hair here is just NO!

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  4. DanaG says:

    That’s Ellen Barkin? Unless you said it I would never have guessed it. She looks so bad…someone needs to get their money back if this is after plastic surgery.

    • Marjalane says:

      It almost makes me wonder if it’s something else going on; she looked really good on a recent Modern Family appearance. It’s a shame that she does this to herself, I think she’s a great actress.

      • RobN says:

        I immediately thought the same thing. She looked like her normal self in that episode. That was this season so I don’t think she could have had this much bad work done that quickly. I think this was just a styling disaster.

  5. honeychurch says:

    James Corden is A HUGE DEAL in the UK.

    • Kittypants says:

      He seems to be on the wane, thankfully. Insufferable, unfunny cockend that he is.

    • Amelia says:

      I’m SO HAPPY for James winning! I loved Gavin and Stacey and he’s writing something new for the Beeb with Matthew Baynton. So you may want to turn off your TV for the rest of the year Kittypants. Go have a cup of cream and calm down.
      His acceptance speech was adorable and he may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he’s definitely my cup of tea 🙂
      Amanda’s dress looks like it was designed by a 6 year old obsessed with sparkly things, pumpkins and Halloween 0_o

  6. Nanz01 says:

    Is there something wrong with Barkin’s nose? It looks like she broke it and it wasn’t reset properly. Not being mean – I really can’t figure out if something is wrong or if its the angle of the photo.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah like the sides are caving in or something…very odd indeed…

    • Malificent says:

      She’s always had that nose. Oddly enough, with all of the mucking round she’s done with her face, she hasn’t had a nose job. I always thought she had a really interesting face, and was really beautiful without being cookie-cutter perfect. It’s a shame that she looks like every other lacquered old broad in Hollywood now.

    • bluhare says:

      Looks sorta like coke nose to me.

  7. brin says:

    Just gonna by-pass the botox/fashion mess and say I am so happy that “Once” won big!!!!

  8. Cathy says:

    Ellen looks horrible. You’re right Kaiser, she does look like a zombie. You’re also right on Amandas dress, yuck.

  9. FinallyFr33 says:

    Why does Barken where her hair like that?! It is so scary. She is practically screaming “Look at my over done face! Ain’t I sexy”.

  10. KK says:

    Thanks for posting about Cote! We don’t have to many mainstream Chilean Americans and she’s one of my faves 🙂

    • MBGB says:

      Now we have to have “Chilean Americans”? Can’t we all just be Americans? I don’t think I can handle yet another subdivision where we have to go through the endless “first [insert prefix here] American to do such and such. Why can’t we just unite as Americans instead of always seeking to create new “minorities”?

      It’s 2012. Let’s move on. Please.

      • Deb says:

        Wow, your reaction seems over the top. Cote de Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile and moved here with her family when she was small. I think what KK said was fine.

      • Kim1 says:

        Lets move on and get rid of St Patrick’ Day we are Americans not Irish, right. I find it puzzling that some people have problem with celebratig Cinco de Mayo or Puerto Rico Day but no problem w St. Patrick’s Day .What’s the difference? BTW I have never heard a person criticized for mentioning their Ita lian or Irish heritage.End of Rant

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        This sayeth The Leader: We hear and obey… With your permission, of course.

  11. ladybert62 says:

    The men look good; the women do not.

    • DreamyK says:

      I don’t care for the shiny suit on NPH. It looks cheap, but I’m sure it cost a mint.

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    WTF is with this awful belted dress trend? It’s a DRESS! If you want to wear a belt, wear PANTS!

    Why in the name of ever-loving f*ck is NPH wearing a LEATHER SUIT?

    Cote is absolutely beautiful. And I LOVE NCIS!

  13. lucy2 says:

    What a bunch of bad red carpet dresses.
    Ellen Barkin had a moment a few years ago where she’d had just enough tweaking that everyone said damn, she still looks good! And she has now blown past that line into freakish territory. A shame.

  14. kibbles says:

    Cote de Pablo is naturally beautiful. She doesn’t need all that makeup or to starve herself to be one of the most beautiful girls in the room. Wish more stars were as low key and toned down as her. She looks great here.

  15. Jen34 says:

    Bwahaahaa. Ellen Barkin is coming for our brains!

    What a freaking nightmare of a face. She was never pretty, but at least she was interesting looking.

  16. mary simon says:

    Ellen looks like she’s eighty years old. There is no repairing this mess.

  17. Just U says:

    My husband just asked if Ellen Barkin has stolen Brigitte Niellsen’s wig!!!

  18. sarahtyler says:

    Before she was on television, Cote de Pablo was a theater actress; she studied musical theater at Carnegie Mellon. Her biggest musical role was probably Mambo Kings in 2005. So, I don’t think she was at the Tony’s just because of her affiliation with CBS.

  19. Dimebox says:

    Ellen Barkin needs major hair intervention. It’s the same pale color as her complexion, pulled straight back with no softening around her tightened face. She looks like Lestat’s girlfriend. Get some low lights!

  20. Stubbylove says:

    I like Cynthia’s dress and styling. Friggin’ forget Ellen – what’s up with Amanda’s eye??? That thing’s invading my soul!

  21. TXCinderella says:

    OMG! Ellen Barkin! She used to pretty. What the hell happened to her? That haircolor is way too garish for her and washes her out. She also shoul not pull her hair away from her face. It makes her look like she is 70 years old! I like Cote de Pablo’s dress, but she needs some bling in the form of jewelry to jazz it up a bit.

  22. MST says:

    Dayum — I never was a fan of Ellen Barkin — she seems like a real beatch (yeah, I know that Revlon guy humiliated her but birds of a feather tend to flock together), but she had a unique look, what the French call “jolie-laide” — pretty/ugly. Now she just looks LAIDE and will soon be venturing into Joan Rivers territory.

    I got to meet her ex-husband, Gabriel Byrne, a few years ago. He was absolutely charming. He looked a little, um, weathered, but those petrol blue eyes are amazing.

  23. velourazure says:

    what’s going on with ellen’s hairline?

  24. Mara says:

    We all want to look younger at certain age but better look old than a zombie .Plastic surgery to much is very bad for the face .

  25. Jayna says:

    I think up close you would see she has a lot of lines, not heavily botoxed. Just light diffusing makeup heavily applied.

  26. Annie B says:

    Ellen Barkin almost always has bangs. Now we know why. Some people (myself included) NEED bangs. I have a high forehead but she has like a sevenhead.

    Still too much botox/messing around happening there but having bangs would make the look not so “shocking”.

  27. bubbles says:

    lots of morticians moonlighting in Hollywood it seems.

  28. e.non says:

    ellen … ellen … ellen….
    it’s so sad to see you succumb to those pressures to always remain young and silky smooth. i really didn’t expect this from you — nor, frankly madonna. please stop.

    also, too — you will never out-tilda tilda swinson, so don’t try. and fire your stylist/make-up person/or anyone you came in contact with who said you looked bee-u-ti-ful.

  29. Cleveland Girl says:

    With all of Amanda Sefrieds problems she still looks absolutely stunning, NOT fair.

  30. crtb says:

    It looks like Ellen got caught in the rain. That is why her hair is such a mess. He make-up is way too light. She need smokey eyes and some blush on those cheeks. He hair need to be toned down. Right now she looks like a corpse.

  31. scorp says:

    Cote de Pablo is sooo UGLY!