Julia Roberts in Elie Saab at the Hollywood Film Awards: unflattering or cute?


The Hollywood Film Awards were last night. But perhaps they should have renamed them The Julia Roberts Is Fabulous And the Most Important Person In the World Awards, because that’s what most of the coverage is going to be. Julia walked the carpet with producer and friend Jerry Weintraub, who produced the Ocean’s Eleven movies amongst others. Julia wore this Elie Saab Spring 2014 dress which… I do not like on her. Julia is not wearing this dress properly, in my opinion. Look at all the wrinkles and look how unflattering it is. She should have gone for something much less boxy.

People Mag had a lengthy article about what went down during the awards – you can read the piece here. Apparently, Sean Penn made an “elaborate introductory speech” for Julia and he went on and on about how much she eats. Julia also referenced her appetite, saying: “Fortunately, I am a hearty eater, which I told my husband 13 years ago when he asked me out on a date. ‘Prepare yourself. I won’t just have a salad.’ But that’s worked out for us.”



Sandra Bullock in Dsquared. Eh. It’s just a little black dress. It’s a bit sexier than what she usually wears, but it’s nothing special.


Olivia Munn in Dolce & Gabbana. God help me, I like this dress. I’m just not sure I like it on her. I kind of want to see it on Sofia Vergara. Also: Olivia’s hair looks awful.


Lupita Nyong’o in J.Mendel. A curse upon J.Mendel!! I’ve been seeing way too much J.Mendel on the red carpet lately. While I applaud Lupita for not being afraid of a bold color (and quite honestly, she’s one of the few who could pull this off), the cut on this dress is terrible. They’ve made this slim, petite, beautiful woman look bulky.


And last but not least, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. I love them together!


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Allie says:

    I think Sandra Bullock looks hot! Also, I can’t stand Julia Roberts, her face always looks so smug to me.

    • bns says:

      Came in here to say that I hate Julia, but now I don’t have to. Thanks!

    • smith says:

      Forget about the dress being boxy – Julia’s face is a big box full of cray-cray smug. What’s up with her chin, is that new?

      Although I do have full-throated support for any woman who doesn’t order “just a salad.”

      Yes, Sandy is wearing a simple LBD but she looks beautiful, vulnerable, delish.

      I’m in love with Lupita. Saw an interiew and she is sweet and full of light.

      Olivia always weaars stuff that is either too tight, too constricting, too complicated (with oddly placed zippers, snaps or cutouts), heels are too high, necklines are too low, or it looks like she can stand but forget walking, sitting or ordering anything to eat …even a salad.

      Her wardrobe is hot but it makes me sad and yearn for pasta.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        Sandy looks gorge. Olivia’s dress is hideous. Lupita is amazingly beautiful even in an unflattering dress.

  2. blue marie says:

    Lupita looks the best, the bright yellow is beautiful on her.

    While I’m not a huge fan of Julia’s dress, she does have some nice legs. I like Sandra’s look but wish the skirt were a little shorter.

    Why is Olivia Munn there? I’m sorry, she annoys me.

    • Jaxx says:

      It only took a 30 pound weight gain to make Julia’s legs nice. When she filmed Pretty Woman her legs were so stork skinny that they had to use a stand in for the opening scenes where’s she’s getting dressed for the stroll. Remember her zipping up the boots? The director took one look and said get another body in here. I wonder what she thought of that.

  3. Sandy says:

    i think she looks cute.

  4. Post-Its says:

    The coverage should be all about Sandra. She’s the one who had two huge hits this year.

  5. ReturnoftheMac says:

    That close up of Julia lets us gaze straight into the depths of her crazy!

    • Frida_K says:

      It reminds me of that Time cover of Michele Bachman… a true depiction of the notion that the eyes are the windows to the soul if there ever was one.

  6. EmmaV1 says:

    Sandra has the exact same makeup, hair, and very similar dress as at that Gravity premiere….she needs to change it up.

    Also Julia has so many wrinkles on her face! But that’s great…it takes a huge amount of self confidence to do that as an A-List actress…I mean just compare her to Nicole Kidman lol.

  7. Monkey Towz says:

    When her husband asked her on a date? You mean when you had an affair with him (it takes two, yes) and then you wore that revolting “A low Vera” shirt for the paps? Nice way to rewrite your history. Never liked this overrated skank. Never will.

    • lucy2 says:

      LOL. Instead of talking about not ordering a salad, she probably should have said, “hey aren’t you married?”

    • Christin says:

      Her dress isn’t horrible, but the date comment was too much. Rewriting history, indeed. Thirteen years ago he was married and she was with Ben.

    • Amory says:

      I agree. She showed her true stripes with that t-shirt and with the affair. Affairs happen, I get that, but Julia was downright nasty about it.

      As for her dress, I like it. It’s always refreshing when actresses don’t feel like they need to let it all hang out to look good. Still think she’s a miserable human being though!!

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Forget about the affair, but that tshirt was disgusting. And I never heard anything about it until I got on this site. And wasn’t his wife pregnant at the time, too?

      • Christin says:

        @Virgilia – I think that was rumor, but I could be wrong. Her comment about his asking her for a date 13 years ago (being that specific) seems to confirm the timeline that they hooked up during filming. His first wife claimed they were trying to have a family and had been happy. She did not cave in to a quick divorce. His family sided with his wife, his mother died during the year or so after this all became public and it was a big mess.

        The smug t-shirt pap walk just sealed the public image of a big star trying to force a divorce and have her chosen man. He looks like such a man-child. Hope she’s truly happy with the effort it took to get him.

      • Anna says:

        What t-shirt?

      • Monkey Towz says:

        @ Anna, several yrs ago she wore a t-shirt tha read ” A Low Vera” in reference to her husband’s then wife’s refusal to expedite their divorce. Her name is Vera. Not bright or clever & I hate myself for knowing this.
        Something nice, I like the lower part of her dress & her legs look great.

  8. Liz says:

    I really like Sandra’s dress, It’s flattering and sexy. Julia’s is blah.

  9. Marty says:

    It wouldn’t be a Julia speech if she wasn’t congratulating herself on something.

  10. dorothy says:

    Sandra looks amazing. Julia, well pretty is as pretty does, so no.

  11. Sheila says:

    Just saw Gravity, LOVE Sandra and she deserves all the kudos she is getting. She has had banner year. Which has me wondering if Julia is envious/jealous of SB, after all, SB also has an Oscar so Julia can’t lord that over her, but now SB hit movies back-to-back (JR has had many boms recently) AND SB is friends with George Clooney, all JR territory. To top it all off, they are in same age group, which means likely up for the same part at times. Yet SB is box office gold now and JR is not. PLUS SB is LIKEABLE, and JR is not. There is NO WAY that Julia is not threatened, she liked smiled EXTRA-BIG all night lol!!

    • bacio says:

      it’s pretty obvious that Julia doesn’t care, because she accepted Supporting Actress, while Sandra got Lead Actress.
      in that Julia world that you guys are painting for yourselves, that would probably be impossible.

    • Vanny says:

      LMAO, Julia doesn’t give a shit. Julia’s still closer to George Clooney, Julia still has Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston and Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington and all her ultra-famous Hollywood BFFs (including Sean Penn apparently – who knew they were such good friends)?

      She doesn’t want to work much anymore. She has already said, one film a year is a lot for her. She has three kids under the age of 10.

      • Bridget says:

        I feel weird even commenting on Julia Roberts social life, but you just listed people she worked with, not people she’s friends with. She has some Hollywood friends but isn’t exactly famous for forging actual relationships, though the woman does live in New Mexico for goodness sake so that makes sense.

        And Sandra Bullock is famous for being absoltely one of the best-liked women in showbiz. While Julia Roberts is famous for beng pretty unpleasant.

  12. j.eyre says:

    I like Julia’s dress and I love the earring paired with it. I also really like Sandra’s dress – I would wear something like that.

    • Marty says:

      *Muwah* Good morning Miss J!

      • j.eyre says:

        Bissous, ma chere! Are you excited about the onslaught from tonight? I am beside myself with anticipation.

        Agent MOL told me about the AMC marathon which Mr. Rochester signed off on, but I would need to find something to do with the heir and heiress so I think we will have to wait.

        We have a bet that Remora shows off a bump tonight by way of grand announcement – what do you think?

      • Marty says:

        I am! I’m not going to lie, seeing Tom and Chris be all cute the last couple of days has gotten me pretty excited. I was hoping the press conference would be covered because Chris handled a pretty rude question SO graciously, it made me love him even more! Which is why I am willing to suffer Remora tonight(possible bump and all).

      • j.eyre says:

        The one about people liking Loki more than Thor? I thought he was lovely in his answer. And the interview where he declares himself the head of Tom’s fan club? Honestly, I tell you, I am over the moon.

        Is there a live feed tonight? I may just give in to my fangirling and watch something like that.

      • Marty says:

        Yep, that’s the one! I don’t see how people can think he’s an a-hole. To me, that shows what kind of person he really is.

        I’m sure there is going to be a live feed, there normally is for big premiers.

      • Anna says:

        Hey guuuuuuuuuuys, where did you see our Hiddlesworth being all loved up? I have been locked up in a dungeon, forced to write IN RUSSIAN till midnight the last couple of days, I still haven’t even found the GrahamN video!!! (pleeeeeease link me up to whatever you can)

      • j.eyre says:

        Marvel just said no live-stream – photos only. Oh well, that will do.

      • Marty says:

        Let me try and find some stuff for you Anna! Be right back….

        ETA: To help with your dungeon trama! 🙂
        Graham Norton(full ep), Chris doesn’t come in till the last 12 mins or so.


      • Anna says:

        Thank you, Marty, love! (it’s not even a fun dungeon, btw)

      • Anna says:

        WOOOHOOO – Muah! Muchas gracias!

        (and some xoxo for you too, Miss Jane!)

        Chris’ voice is HEAVEN! Why will there be Remora?

        “What Tom said.” LOVE!

      • Marty says:

        Um…did Christmas come early ladies? Because Remora is NOT at the Thor premier. Weird right?

      • j.eyre says:

        Anna! Darling, you went to the dungeon with someone other than me? Not sure how I feel about that – you know how I love when you speak Russian. I would give you links but I know Marty will give you all the good ones first – she’s a treasure.

        Marty – what is this you say? I have only just returned to my desk and shall pop over at once! Wonder if she is in her Malibu Barbie Beach house making it all purty?

      • Anna says:

        She better not be all preggers at that Malibu Mansion!

        Miss Jane, darling – as I said, not a fun dungeon at all. I would MUCH rather be in yours – and in your company, naturally.

  13. MisJes says:

    Julia looks completely off her face.

  14. eliza says:

    Olivia Munn’s face reminds me of that dude off Star Trek. Damn if I can think of his name or what kind of alien he was.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Are you thinking of Wharf? He is half Clingon and Half human. Dang I miss that show.

  15. Jayna says:

    Wow, Sandra has been knocking it out of the park every red carpet. It’s the best she’s ever looked consistently in outfits and her body is slammin’. This is how you do late 40’s, girls. No massive fillers, great body. Yet she’s not try-hardy sexy. She’s effortlessly sexy.

    I love the dress on Oliva Munn.

  16. Heebeegeebee says:

    Maybe I am showing my Huate Couture ignorance here, but what is the point of wearing a Spring dress in Fall? Apart from blatant marketing of course. I think it makes these so called savvy celebrities look dumb, quite frankly.

    • Green Girl says:

      Maybe it’s a status thing? Like, “You normal people can’t get your hands on this dress for another four months, but I’m already wearing it.” I’m grabbing at straws, though!

    • Heebeegeebee says:

      Youre probably right. Funny thing is, I adore the dress but wouldn’t be caught dead in it at this time of year.

  17. pnichols says:

    ugh puke. Julia looks horrible. Cant stand her. Sandra looks HOOOOTTT!!!!

  18. danielle says:

    Not a Julia fan…but she looks good. I like the dress. And I like that if either she or Sandra have had work done they’ve kept it very subtle.

  19. Heather says:

    Re: Lupita Nyong’o – That’s bulky?

  20. toto says:

    I was in the minority, I did not like gravity .
    It was like space slide show nothing more or less, and sandra face was so botoxy that beople confused it with acting. The girl could only move her lips. She was not frozen from space. She was frozen from botox.
    I liked visual though .

    • hiddlesgirl85 says:

      +1! Thank you for that comment.

    • phlyfiremama says:

      Me too. While Gravity was very good, it was NOT an Oscar caliber performance. There were MOMENTS but as a whole, no.

    • Jordan says:

      I liked the movie but think any average actress could play that role. She’s a decent actress, but the special effects are the star of that movie.

      Once again George Clooney was playing George Clooney.

  21. lucy2 says:

    Sandra and Lupita look fantastic (and not at all bulky IMO).
    Why does Julia keep wearing these short boxy dresses? They do nothing for her.

    • Christin says:

      I think she is trying to cover some middle area spread. She probably couldn’t pull off a more form fitting look like Sandra can.

  22. etaya says:

    Just wanted to stop by to show some love for Julie Delpy (sorry Ethan, just Julie).

  23. Blanca says:

    Is beyond me why these two never ended up together after the three films. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy look so natural together.

  24. Cecilia says:

    Don’t like Julia — don’t like her dress.
    Sandra looks lovely & great choice on the dress.

    I don’t like that color on Lupita. It is just too much & Olivia always looks so generic.

  25. Sarah says:

    The dress just isn’t appropriate for fall. It’s spring 2014 design, right? Why would she wear a spring dress in late October? Sandra Bullock looks fantastic as always. I love when she lets her hair be wavy and doesn’t iron it.

  26. Megan says:

    Oh I love me some crazy, bitchy Julia Roberts! She is just the quintessential movie star. She looks great here actually. It’s not a serious awards show (Cindy Crawford wore jeans for God’s sake lol).

    Of course Sean Penn presents her with her award and they’re BFFs because Julia is apparently BFFs with every major freaking A-lister in Hollywood. It is INSANE! Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Clive Owen, Javier Bardem the list goes on and on and on

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I can get why she’s friendly with Brad/Angelina and George–they did those Ocean’s 11 films together. That’s a lot of time–promotion wise to stay w/the same cast, even supporting. And I think Brad produced Eat, Pray, Love right??

      And I don’t think that they’re friends-friends, it’s probably like Brad is w/George–they’re industry friends. I wouldn’t call them friends–I’d say more of an acquaintance.

      In my mind a friend is someone that I talk to outside of work/school, who I trust not to tell whatever I say to them, to anyone else.

      • Megan says:

        She does talk to them outside of work. George is the godfather to one of her kids lol! Brad has produced four of her movies and he calls her his little sister!

    • Bridget says:

      I don’t know that I would call cordial work relationships ”BFFs”, though good for her on apparently being pleasant to the people she works with?

      Also, you’ve come p with some really obscure references. Google Julia Roberts plus either Brad or George and none of that info comes up. So we’re just gonna have to take your word on it, random internet person.

  27. Grant says:

    Lupita! That color looks amazing on her. Amazing, amazing, amazing but the cut sucks. I would loooooooooooooooooove Sandy’s dress if the hem was just a bit shorter.

  28. Michelle says:

    Sandra Bullock looks stunning, as does Lupita – amazing colour on her, and I don’t think the cut is boxy. Two gorgeous gals. Julia is flashing the crazy “i’m on meds” eyes.

  29. Jessica says:

    WHY WHY WHY the hell is Munn even there?!? Another A-list event she managed to infiltrate. I wonder what other celebrities think of her and her constant famewhoring. If they even know who she is. Does anyone know?

  30. Natasha says:

    I love Julia Roberts and think she look great. People should stop hating

  31. barbiegirl says:

    It’s like Julia has decided it’s time to dress like an old lady. Ugly. Sandra Bullock looks flawless. Julie Delpy is by no means a heavy girl but that dress is way too tight. Her stylist must hate her.

  32. anoano says:

    It’s funny how many in Hollywood seem to like Julia, yet the public, not so much anymore. Same with Gwynneth. It must be a delimma for the exes who want to hire them, yet they aren’t likeable enought to get bums in seats anymore. And then there is Sandra, she has the career they both wish they had at 40-something!!

    • Megan says:

      Umm, honey NO. Julia has one of the highest Q ratings of any actresses – right up there with Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock. Get your facts right, that measures likeability. Audiences still love her she just chooses crappy projects and doesn’t want to do dumb rom-coms anymore.

      I love that Julia has so many celeb friends though. It seems the A-listers all flock to her when she goes out anywhere.

  33. Rena says:

    I actually think that is a good look on Julia.

  34. Mel says:

    Well, she does have nice legs. That’s something.

    If she could somehoiw control the perenial psychopathic look in her eyes, that would be something else.

  35. kay says:

    I love Julia,after Angelina she’s my second fave actress,I didn’t hate or like her before I visited this site,but now that I see that so many people hate her it makes me love her(its not my fault,I tend to be attracted to people hated for their imperfection),and that dress is gorgeous although i don’t like the shoes with it.

  36. aemish says:

    Love her shift dress.. I have a whole collection of them.. but it seems a little more afternoon garden tea party and a little less award ceremony, but either way she looks great