Gillian Anderson in a sexy LBD at the Critics Choice TV Awards: perfect?

Here we have some more photos from the Critics Choice TV Awards, which were last night in LA. Here’s a link to a complete list of winners, which made me happy as a few of my favorite shows won. As Kaiser mentioned in her earlier fashion coverage, “Community” was awarded best comedy and “Homeland” won best drama. (Kaiser got me into that show recently and I subscribed to Showtime and basically watched it on demand for a week straight. I couldn’t stop until it was finished.)

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson was nominated for best actress in a movie or miniseries for her incredible performance in “Great Expectations.” I really enjoyed that adaptation on Masterpiece. (And did you see “Birdsong” too? Excellent.) That award went to Julianne Moore for “Game Change.” (You can see Julianne’s outfit in this earlier post.) Gillian was amazing looking in a sexy off-the-shoulder black dress with a sweetheart neckline. I love her silver and white shoes with diagonally placed straps, and her gorgeous drop earrings. More than that her styling is just incredible.

She’s probably had a little something something done to her face, she’s 43, but it’s subtle and almost perfect. Look at her skin, it’s glowing! Give me exactly what she’s having, in the same amounts. Also, in terms of her makeup, is she wearing those individual false lashes here? They don’t look overdone and I love her pink lips and cheeks.

Ginnifer Goodwin was annoyed-looking, as is usual for her, in an offbeat Viktor & Rolf gold and black scalloped striped sequin gown with a mesh v-neck cutout. How the hell do you describe this dress? I feel like I’m unable to do justice to it with mere words. This woman is always trying to wear fashion-forward dresses and just looking bizarre. Look at her shoes. They have bows on them. Bows!

Community and Mad Men’s Alison Brie wore this feathered black Oscar de La Renta creation which is pretty cute. It’s not a knockout dress, but I like her elegant styling and her simple black shoes. She’s so pretty here and it’s nice to see Annie’s Boobs under control for once. Alison was up for best supporting actress in a comedy, which went to Julie Bowen of “Modern Family.”

Busy Phillips was in a deep v-neck black floor length Michael Kors gown which is kind of lovely on her, especially compared to her past looks. I like her contrasting clunky green gemstone necklace, and her understated matching ring. Her cleavage is a little much, but I just love her effortless hair and makeup. Plus, as I always say, Busy’s enthusiasm for life kind of shines through in everything she does. She brings so much humor to everything that it’s infectious. Compare how she looks to sour-faced Ginnifer Goodwin and her “high fashion.” Enough said.

Katey Segal was wearing a dress which looked like a cross between a Bavarian barmaid outfit and Stella McCartney at her craziest. I haven’t found a designer ID on this one. It might have been ok without the puffy sleeves with the shoulders cut out, and without the strange “tail” trailing along the side. As is, it’s just a very ugly dress. Katey was there as she was nominated for best actress in a drama series, for her work in “Sons of Anarchy,” but that went to Claire Danes for “Homeland.”

Aaron Paul is just such an amazing actor and so nice to look at. I’m really looking forward to “Breaking Bad” coming back this year, and I just checked and it premieres sooner than I thought on July 15th! I’m excited but kind of sad about it too, as it’s the end for Walt and Jesse. Is it their true end? I’m rooting for Jesse and kind of hope Walt bites it. Aaron was up for best supporting actor, which went to his co-star Giancarlo Esposito. (Gus!) Brian Cranston (Walt) also won best actor, which will go on the shelf with his countless other awards for that role.

Here’s Aaron with his fiance, Lauren Parsekian.

Photo credit: and Fame Flynet

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Oh. So… no one from The Good Wife? I’m disappointed.

  2. corny says:

    I think Goodwin knows how grotesque her dress really is, not to mention her ‘unique’ hairstyle hence the sourpuss…btw I think those are black roses, not bows on those equally atrocious shoes?

  3. embertine says:

    And THAT, ladies, is how you do a classic LBD.

    *Citizen Kane slow clap*

    • Chatcat says:

      I agree…she is stunning. When you get the compliment of “stunning” you know you’ve pulled it off. Gilly did it from the top of her head to the tip of her toes with that fab LBD in between. Hey 99% of celeb woman TAKE NOTE!

    • Carolyn says:

      Gillian is gorgeous. Full stop. I think Ginnifer is using poses from the Posh Spice playbook, thinking she’s “edgy”. Not working. Yay to the ladies smiling and looking as if they’re having fun on the red carpet too. Should be more of that.

  4. Lipsy says:

    I just breezed through four seasons of Breaking Bad the past few weeks and I have been googling Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul nonstop… <3 Aaron is such an AMAZING actor, thanks for pictures of Aaron!!!

    • apsutter says:

      Aaron is amazing! I hope that he’ll win next year because he deserves it. He’s become the only truly sympathetic character on that show. Walt is cold and hard but Aaron gives Jesse such a kind heart. I like those pics and his fiance is gorgeous!

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      So glad you watched and enjoyed! It is such an intense show and SO SO GOOD! And the acting is amazing.

  5. Shelly says:

    Busy looks great. Love it all. I would totally wear everything she’s wearing here.

  6. Hautie says:

    I am constantly annoyed by the attitude that anyone over the age of 32…

    Who still looks great…

    Can only look great, because they have a plastic surgeon on speed dial.

    Gillian Anderson is aging without any obvious help from a surgeon.

    This is what a 43 year old girl looks like. We do not fall apart at 40.

    Especially when one makes a half ass attempt to take care of their face. And uses a decent moisturizer daily.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Hautie I hear you but I am 39 and I don’t think my skin looks this good! I don’t think it’s just moisturizer. Maybe she gets peels or deep tissue work or something.

      • Ming says:

        No surgery for Scully, it’s all genetic disposition, because the perfect genetics are out there

        /mark snow

      • Chatcat says:

        I agree with you CB…her forehead is lacking those lines that are one of the first signs of being in your 40’s…I am thinking a bit of botox on the forehead and dermabrasion and such on the face and neck. Whatever help she has appears to be minimal and she is fab at 43!

      • apsutter says:

        She has always had fair delicate gorgeous skin. I think she’s just taken great care of herself, especially her skin. She has clearly avoided the sun.

    • Catherine Pairs says:

      Hautie, I agree with you. I am going to be turning 43 next month and I am not covered in wrinkles and I’ve had no work done, just use sunscreen and try not to smoke, and drinks lots of water.

      Geez, you’d think we’d need major surgery when we turn 40 or something.

      • lulu says:

        This. Actually, I have seen previous photos of her that do show fine lines in her forehead. But if your skin is supple and you are genetically blessed, there is no need to rush for the Botox just because you hit 40.

      • Chordy says:

        Hahahaha! “I try not to smoke.” Girl, I hear you.

      • Maguita says:

        Organic produce and filtered water work magic on your skin. Skin looks fresher, no matter your age.

        As for Goodwin’s dress, it belongs on someone that is 6 feet tall and blonde. Like maybe January Jones. Without the silly neon blue nail polish, the dress screams 70s uppity sex siren, not baby doll sex kitten.

        And big *sigh*, I’m gonna have to get on Homeland now. Have resisted watching it, thinking it couldn’t be that great!?..

      • Starsh says:

        LOL, I’m 40 and I don’t have a single wrinkle. It just depends on yr genes people. BTW, I know this site is all about bitching at celebrity women but the obsessive speculation about botox etc is getting me down. If you have seen Gillian acting, she has lots of lines and expressions. Fantastic actress!

    • Raven says:

      Agree, Hautie, anyone who takes good care of themselves and has regular facials,spa treatments, etc. can look that good at 43, esp. when added to good genes.

  7. Jessica says:

    I love Katey Sagal!!

    • dj says:

      Scully and Sagal rock hard! Katie Sagal sang backup for Bette Midler in the day as one of the Harlettes! She also has a long scar on her chest from open heart surgery. I imagine that limits her dress selection so I give her a pass on this mess. Gillian Anderson is so gorgeous. I am “over 40” and am very fair skinned. I wear sunscreen and am blessed with good Irish genes. Gillian is fair skinned and lived in the constant rain of Vancouver during Xfiles. This is what an attractive woman with clearly some lines looks like. Gorgeous. It is possible without “work.” Just saying.

  8. Dee Cee says:

    Ugly., unflattering, bad fitting, irksome fabric and decorated gowns and frumpy, slightly cheapo, ill matching accessories., poorly done make up and frizzy hair make you appear ever so much prettier.. she might as well came naked, poor dear.. *_^ Kiera..

  9. Eve says:

    Ginnifer Goodwin always looks like she’s about to burst into tears.

  10. Gwen says:

    Gillian looks perfect!

  11. Ming says:

    No photo of Giancarlo Esposito ? *cries forever* I’m happy he won.

    And high five to Scully ! After X-Files, Breaking Bad is the first show I’m totally nerding about. So-f-cking-good.


  12. Mrs.Darcy says:

    I love Aaron, he is adorable and so good on BB. Sad he lost but Gus/Giancarlo probably deserved it. His fiance is stunning too. I am not in love with Gillians’ look aside from her face, the hair is mumsy and the dress just meh. Ginnifer’s dress is pretty bad even by her standards, and it unfortunately emphasises her oversized Vulcan ears. (Sorry, I do really like her in Once Upon a Time). Speaking of which, anyone else geeking out over Gus Frame turning up in it? I am on U.K. pace so no idea what happens to his character.

  13. apsutter says:

    Gillian is freakin gorgeous! I recently watched the entire X-Files series and every episode was spent looking at her beautiful face. Seriously. I always thought she was pretty but that show made me realize her flawless skin, beautiful full lips, and eyes. And she’s just getting better with age. She needs to get her own show on Showtime or HBO or something!

  14. apsutter says:

    Also, I can’t believe that Julie Bowen won for Best Supporting Actress. She is the WORST person on that show. Whenever it’s a Claire episode I fastforward through her parts because I can’t take her over-bearing personality and she’s so skinny she makes my bones hurt. Critics Choice usually gets it right tho.

  15. Eleonor says:

    I didn’t know the nominees, but I think Jared Harris ,aka Lane Pryce deserved an award, his performance in this Madmen season was great.
    Plastic or not, Gillian Anderson looks great, and I think she has always avoided the sun, and it’s paying her off.

  16. Jenna says:

    All I heard was Community, Annie’s boobs and Alison Brie. So happy they won! 😀

  17. SolitaryAngel says:

    Scully’s always been my girl crush; she’s still bringing it!

  18. johnnybadboytapia says:

    Can i say I love busy phillips, I love her fashion, to me she is very under rated!!

  19. RhymesWithSilver says:

    Dudes, nevermind Gillian being 43- Katey Sagal is *58*(!!!) Hideous dress aside (was she channeling Peg Bundy that day?), she looks fly as hell!

  20. Lisa says:

    Oh, Scully, if Frohike could see you now.

  21. Jovia says:

    Gillian looks amazing, CB. I agree about her lovely skin and makeup and would wear that dress myself. Busy looks the best I’ve seen her in this set of photos. The necklace looks to be opal, with blue and some green fire? Love it.

  22. Mary says:

    Gillian Anderson looks so gorgeous!

  23. A Fan says:

    Gillian looks great – a perfect look for a woman her age (ahem, Jennifer Lopez).

  24. lucy2 says:

    Gillian looks sensational. Damn, woman!
    Katey looks great too, but that dress is a nightmare – would have been so much better without the sleeves.
    I never would have guessed that was Alison Brie. I never recognize her, though I watch both Mad Men and Community. Weird!

    LOVE Breaking Bad, no surprise it won many things. Aaron, Bryan and Giancarlo have all done amazing work.