Julianne Moore vs Felicity Jones at the Critics Choice: who wore black better?


Julianne Moore won the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress last night. It’s looking more and more like this year is going to be coronation for Julianne, which is awesome. She’s deserving – she’s been turning in solid-to-excellent work for decades and she’s never won the big prizes before now. As for her look… the gown is Saint Laurent and if we’re judging this against Julianne’s history of wearing somewhat awful clothes, this is a win. If we’re judging this against all of the great looks she could have worn, this is just okay. It fits properly, it doesn’t suck, and she looked pretty. Let’s just call it a win.

A lot of people are talking about Julianne’s acceptance speech and her statement that she’s a “girly girl.” I think her point was that she doesn’t like the feel that she’s in competition with her fellow Best Actress nominees, that she’d rather these awards be seen as a celebration of all of their performances. But it got sort of convoluted. Also: when she’s mentioning the other nominees, she forgot to mention Marion Cotillard. She made up for it on Twitter later.

Also in black last night… Felicity Jones in Dolce & Gabbana. I don’t know, you guys. Do you like this? I think the bodice part should have been solid, without the sheer panel. She could have done a lot better. I was actually expecting Felicity to kill it this awards season, but so far I’ve been pretty disappointed.




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19 Responses to “Julianne Moore vs Felicity Jones at the Critics Choice: who wore black better?”

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  1. PunkyMomma says:

    The Dolce and Gabbana is too busy – the eye wanders all around. Julianne’s gown is a much better look compared to her recent fashion choices, but it’s still meh.

  2. scout says:

    YAY for Julianne Moore, she looks better and better.

    • Belle says:

      She looks phenomenal, period.

    • Lauren says:

      I always have some love for Julianne because she:
      -Embraces her natural skin color and red hair
      -Is aging gracefully, no filler face
      -Is a good actress and seems like a well-rounded person. She’s a woman older than myself to look up to and aspire to be like, very unlike desperate Janiston.

      Those dresses however are too goth-like for my taste.

  3. vauvert says:

    Are those designers running out of decent fabrics and so they go “meh, use that old ugly netting we have a few bolts of, left from the 1890s”? I absolutely cannot with the black, I am a Victorian widow dresses anymore. It’s not a good look on anybody!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, I hate both dresses. I think lace is very aging.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes, Victorian Widow is exactly what I thought of Julianne’s.

      Felicity’s is better but I think I’m biased, she’s my current girl crush and her style choices are always on point for me.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        Yes, both are totally horrible…I def got the Victorian widow vibe from JM’s dress, too! Although, compared to some of the horrible red carpet dresses she has worn, I’ll take Victorian widow….Felicity’s dress is just awful!

    • spaniard says:

      +1000 . Both are beyond tacky. Sad because I love Julianne but her style sense is terrible.

  4. Yeah, on Julianne this is a WIN, probably the best thing I’ve ever seen her wear, lol.

    I didn’t think her girl’s girl comment was her commenting toward anyone in particular, I just thought it was odd. Because I’ve only ever heard the term “girl’s girl” coming from Chelsea Handler’s mouth. No one I know identifies themselves as a “girl’s girl”…Iv’e heard them identify themselves as feminists, but not a girl’s girl. Just an awkward, preteen term–to me at least.

    Felicity’s looks is all kinds of WRONG. Maybe it’s just me, but if I was a celeb and knew that I was going to get photographed, my style would be on point. I’d never walk around looking like a hobo. And add in the fact that I’d be getting free bling, clothes, and shoes thrown at me….good Lord. I’m not even a fashionista, and I would go crazy with it.

  5. Karen says:

    No more dresses cut to the naval. I love Julianne but she’s so much better than this dress.

  6. mia girl says:

    I don’t understand people trying to attach some kind of motive, controversy or conspiracy to the “girls girl” comment from Julianne Moore of all people.

    Watching it last night, it was clear to me that it was meant to say she has solidarity with her fellow nominees and was celebrating the other women, not mean-girling anyone.
    It was unfortunate that she forgot Cotillard. She said she after that was mortified about it.

    PS I don’t care for either of these dresses. Both are too somber.

  7. kri says:

    JM is looking good this year. That rag on Felicity is dreadful. It looks like a 70’s bridesmaid dress that could catch fire if your body temperature rose by a degree. The material is just so cheap looking. ugh.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    Julianne’s looks good on her. Felicity’sshould have been simplified some, it’s too fussy.

    • Chrissy says:

      Agree. Don’t usually like lace but Julianne always looks classy. Hair
      and makeup are on point also. Felicity dress is too busy, too many
      cut-outs and lace. Maybe if the body were solid black and just the
      arms had the lace? IDK

  9. Sassback says:

    Still can’t forgive her turn as Spunky Sister with Walkmen in Gus Van Sant remake of Psycho. But she’s great in everything else. I don’t like either of these dresses, I rarely like a panel dress, and these black dresses or sort of severe somehow. Also oddly faux high fashion, like I could definitely see Kanye dressing Kim K. in Julianne’s (though Kanye’s version wouldn’t have the rain, it would taper into a super tight pencil skirt and Kim would have it so tight you’d have creases from it pulling, and then also back fat lumps.)

  10. QQ says:

    I call This a Double NO

  11. Diana B says:

    I don’t like either. Julianne’s make up and hair were very pretty, though.