Nicole Kidman in white Armani at the Cannes closing ceremony: pretty or tacky?

Here are the last photos from this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Most of the pics are from the closing ceremony, which was last night. Would you like to know who took home the top prizes? Of course you would. The Palme d’Or went to Blue Is the Warmest Color, a French film about a young woman’s sexual awakening (spoiler: she’s a lesbian and there are some very explicit lesbian sex scenes). The two young actresses, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, were also called out for special recognition, although neither was given the “Best Actress” award, which went to Berenice Bejo for her role in Le Passe. The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis won the Grand Prix, Bruce Dern won best actor for Alexander Payne’s Nebraska. You can read more about the awards handed out here.

Nicole Kidman in a white Armani gown… it’s okay. It really shows off her bolt-ons.

Uma Thurman in Versace, with her baby-daddy Arpad Busson. The gown is pretty showgirl for Uma, right?

Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab… kind of boring, but a beautiful shade of teal.

Zhang Ziyi in Dior. WTF is with this dress? It looks like the top part was dropped in Gatorade.

Laetitia Casta in Dior FEATHERS. OMG.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Dutchy says:

    Nicole reminds of Taylor Swift

    • lisa2 says:

      Yes I can see it.
      well Cannes is over. Hopefully Nicole will take a break. She has been working overtime.

      • curious says:

        Where is Nicole’s trained pet, ‘Keith the performing monkey’ and why isn’t he still in Cannes to do his red carpet PDA performance for the paps and “to keep Nic company?”

    • lori says:

      Yes! Someone needs to show this photo to Taylor Swift before she get lip implants done…..otherwise they are like sisters.

    • Tessa says:

      Tall, lithe, poised, milky skin, dainty facial features…

      I can see it.

      • mmmm says:

        Nicole looks oddly masculine to me. Can’t quite put my finger on it. She seems to lack the softness of a real woman.

    • karen says:

      Nicole and Uma look fabulous!!! God bless them!

    • xoxokaligrl says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing.

    • needmeds says:

      THANK YOU- I was wracking my brain!

    • *unf* Joan Jett says:

      On the last one Nicole looks a lot like Meg Ryan after she started to undergo facial procedures.

    • Y says:

      Yes, there is a resemblance and I think it is due to the botoxed tightness around Nicole’s eyes.

  2. Birdie says:

    Nicole looks absolutely stunning. Her ivory skin looks amazing and I like her makeup, hairstyle and dress. (Wow, I never praised her that much.)

    • Mika says:


    • RocketMerry says:

      She looks amazing! Wow.

      Now let’s send a small missive to dear Nic:
      “Keep up the good work, Nicole, you are looking incredible, from the perfectly toned body to the age-appropriate outfit to the nice soft hairdo to the less ‘toxy face. Brava!
      Now, the admonishment: for the love of all that is holy on this Earth, if you dare retouch and needle your face again I hope a lighting bolt from heaven strikes you. Don’t do it no more.”

      • Oh dear says:

        Nicole’s face is full of Botox and fillers. There comes a point where even excessive Botox and fillers cannot perform miracles. Nicole will require a face lift sooner rather than later and it will be soon.

    • Kloops says:

      Agreed. Her makeup is perfect here.

      • stinky says:

        YES – never better w/ this makeup!!! AHmazing. Hey, i heard J-Lo’s makeup artist gets something like $10k per sitting… how can this be TRUE? (would she be their only client then-like a live-in makeup artist??).

    • Me Three says:

      I think she’s looked beautiful through out Cannes. Most of the dresses and fashion this year has been horrible! See above with all the women featured on this post. Uma doesn’t even look like Uma and her dress is ugh! Nicole has looked more like herself this time, and, as far as her bolt ons, sadly, they all seem to have them and at least hers aren’t too large for her body!

    • I adore Nicole’s whole look here! A look worthy of a true movie star.

    • Jen says:

      It has been a real ‘hit and miss’ fashion and hair journey for Kidman in Cannes. A couple of great dresses and the rest sub-par.

  3. Tania says:

    I think Nicole looks lovely. She looked great all week. And I have to say, you can always count on Armani for class. Laetitia Casta shouldn’t have even been allowed onto the carpet. The whole thing is a mess. Hair, make up, dress. Yuck.

    • Buckwild says:

      Nicole does look beautiful, bolt-ons or otherwise. Her chest and arms are like alabaster!

      • Sabrine says:

        Nicole is absolutely gorgeous. She has benefited from avoiding the sun with that lovely alabaster skin of hers. She has brought class to Cannes with her statuesque beauty.

        The teal dress worn by Berenice Bejo is awful. Unflattering color, shapeless style. She looks like a middle aged pudding in it.

    • karen says:


    • JustMe says:

      Totally agree!

  4. serena says:

    I love Nicole’s whole look -oh hey, boltons- on the other hand I’m very disappointed with Uma..what’s with her lately?

    Laetitia Casta looks so old..I’m shocked.

  5. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Those feathers will give me nightmares.

  6. smee says:

    Laetitia Casta’s dress with the feathers is fab, until you see the bottom part of the dress with see-thru panel and clashing floral pattern. Too bad – it would have been perfect with a plain black column below those gorgeous golden feathers.

    NK doesn’t do much for me as an actress, but she does know how to look good on the red carpet.

    Uma T’s dress would be much better if it wasn’t so shiny, but she looks really good.

    • xera says:

      The feathers aren’t part of the dress, the pink panel goes from top to bottom, it looked good when she went on stage to give an award

  7. bns says:

    Lovely. She is such a movie star.

    Uma looked beautiful, too.

    • j.eyre says:

      I agree, I think she looks positively lovely here – and your ‘movie star’ comment is right on point.

      Uma is one of Mr. Rochester’s girlfriends and I just brought him over to see the photo. He is still grinning.

  8. Mandy says:

    I think this is the best Nicole has looked all week! Look at that second pic, she looks like young Nicole there! The dress does emphasize her bolt-ons, but the dress is quite lovely on her if you ask me.

  9. Miss M says:

    I love Nicole’s choices because she always tries something different. That being said, I think this dress makes her look pregnant.

    Zhang Ziyi seems to be ready to go to a beach/swimming pool party wearing a weird cover-up, ha!

  10. Anna says:

    I might be the only one but I LOOOOOVE the unapologetic drama of Leti’s dress. I wish we has more of this king of sartorial crazy on the red carpet.

    Nicole looks beautiful (am I the only one not seeing the bolt-ons?) but I was expecting MORE of MORE for the closing appearance. Kruger dress porn last year was way better.

  11. Dawn says:

    Nicole looks absolutely stunning! I don’t even see why you would attempt to say she looks anything but. Her dress fits her like a glove, her hair is great and her makeup looks perfect. Well done Nicole!

    • hannah says:

      Agreed. The woman is drop dead gorgeous. As for the breast implants, I can’t actually tell whether she has had them done or not. Even if she did, who cares? Her breasts look beautiful; I’d be happy with those any day.

  12. Tanguerita says:

    Oh my, when did Casta become so homely?

    • Really? says:

      I have the answer – six or seven years ago, my boyfriend at the time, a real estate agent on the French Riviera – sold her an apartment. He himself was stunned by her homeliness, he even took pictures with his cell phone to prove it, because, who would think that? All i can say is that she must be extremely photogenic in studio shots, but live, it’s clearly another story.

  13. jilly says:

    Nicole looks perfect from a distance. She should always be photographed from a distance.

    I’m not feeling Uma’s back fat.

    • Emily says:

      You can’t see Uma’s back……….

      • jilly says:

        You can at the Daily Mail site.

      • Loira says:

        Uma probably has not “lost” the weight she gained with her last baby. I think that is not very nice to say. she is not fat by any means. The corset was tight enough to support her chest, hence her back did not look flawless, especially if she is not exercising like crazy.
        She looked beautiful IMO.

  14. janie says:

    Nichole looks gorgeous! The others? Not so much.

  15. electra says:

    she fixed her lips! that’s wonderful, she reminds me now of the beauty she used to be..

  16. Vera says:

    Nicole looks amazing. That feather dress is whack, but somehow, it works for the RC at Cannes.

  17. Hipocricy says:

    Nicole looks regal. Laetitia looks like she is 50 years old while she is barely 35 !

  18. Tessa says:

    Nicole is a striking beauty and always has been. Frozen face and third lip, who cares, she’s still the most beautiful girl in the room.

  19. Sumodo1 says:

    Zhang Ziyi’s dress by Dior is beautiful and sporty–too “Hamptons” for Cannes–that being said, black, yellow and white is a tried and true retro Dior color combination, and was a favorite of mine when I had to “dress up” in Washington, DC. I would wear that column gown in a heartbeat, because it doesn’t “wear the woman” and Zhang Ziyi is wearing the HELL out of it!

    Oh, Uma? That “I Found The Gown” sample sale dress AIN’T WORKIN’

    • Ida says:

      Glad to see someone shares the Dior love! I like LC’s dress too, minus the feathers!

  20. Willa says:

    I like the feather cape! Although hate the flowers on the dress! I’m weird I guess.

  21. Jayna says:

    Nicole looks stunning. I am so happy to see her face back like it used to look, no fat cheeks, no raised eyebrows from too much Botox, lips much more natural compared to the last four years. People really judge her getting a small boob job? Unbelievable.

    That third photo is breathtaking of her. It is the Nicole I was always in awe of with her delicate beauty and beautiful eyes. Glad to see her back.

  22. Sachi says:

    Nicole looks gorgeous. I don’t know what she’s doing skincare wise with her face, but she looks so much better now that she has laid off from getting botox.

    And her skin is so amazing.

    Everyone else was boring.

  23. I Choose Me says:

    Nicole looks great. As others have said her skin looks amazing and her makeup is on point. I’m also having serious arm envy. I need to work on toning my arms more.

  24. gogoGorilla says:

    I don’t get the bolt-on comments. Hers aren’t huge or even particularly noticeable. Is it because her boobs aren’t sagging to her knees?

    I think she’s looks awesome. Her shoulders and arms are gorgeous. As is her skin! Just beautiful.

    That feathered dress!! Geez. It’s like Big Bird going to the Oscars or something.

  25. Beatrice says:

    Nicole looks fabulous–body,face, hair, and dress. Very nice rebound after that Chanel disaster. Anyone know who her stylist is?

  26. Sal says:

    I have never seen any conclusive proof that she got bolt-ones…

    • he he says:

      You need to watch “Dead Calm” where a completely flat chested 22 year old Nicole Kidman is revealed.

      • MademoiselleRose says:

        Not saying she hasn’t got bolt ons, as I wouldn’t know, but I was flat chested at 22 as well, but not now. If she does have bolt ons, they are tastefully done.

        Not a real fan of NK, but this look is absolutely stunning, nothing at all to fault. She’s doing good.

      • Paul says:

        Nicole has a very strange looking chest.

    • Lucrezia says:

      They did a good job, but they are noticeable because she was so very flat-chested before.

      Here are some before/after shots:

      • MademoiselleRose says:

        Oh, yes, now I see. LOL! She does have bolt ons. I still think she looks amazing in these photos though. Her white skin looks so pretty.

  27. Barrett says:

    I feel like with the hair a bit imperfect and less wig like and something less frozen about the face that there is a glimmer of Nicole Kidman’s beauty from yester year. I hope she stops overdoing her facial work!!! Too late for the lips!

  28. lavender says:

    Nicole was indeed one of the best dressed jury members I’ve ever seen at this festival.

    That breathtaking Dior dress and the edgy hairstyle was just fantastic.

    But this Armani dress was so simple in design, actually. It was Nicole’s innate elegance that truly bring it to life. She looks simply divine and her decision to end her run at Cannes with such a minimalist designer shows such fashion confidence.

  29. BooBooLaRue says:

    Nicole is lovely but that dress is meh. Uma would be a beautiful transvestite.

  30. bondbabe says:

    What is up with the Dior “press-on flowers” on both dresses?! Is it a theme for them this season?