Krysten Ritter in Zuhair Murad at the Critics’ Choice: gorgeous or overdone?

The Critics Choice Awards 2016 Arrivals
Krysten Ritter was one of a couple ladies in Zuhair Murad last night. She was in this amazing burgundy sequin gown, which she admitted was heavy and hard to move in. She looked incredible and this was one of my favorite gowns. There was something off about her styling though. Her makeup looked good but her hair was kind of stiff and strange looking on camera. Ritter was up for Best Actress in a Drama, for her work in Netflix’s Jessica Jones. That went to Carrie Coon for The Leftovers.

The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA

Marisa Tomei was also in Zuhair Murad and her dress looked like someone threw too many fashion trends together. There’s lace, floral AND sequins together along with a really ill advised flouncy bell skirt. The top half of the dress isn’t terrible and it might look decent if it led to a fitted lace skirt, but there’s just too much going on. Still, she looks like she’s having fun at least. Tomei was nominated for Best Guest Actress in a Drama for her work in Empire. That award was announced on the carpet outside the event – it was bizarre that they were doing that – and it went to Margo Martindale for The Good Wife. (Side note: I just saw The Big Short yesterday. It’s based on a true story so I guess that’s their excuse for not passing the Bechdel test and barely featuring women at all. Tomei was one of just a few female characters and she didn’t have much time on screen.)

21st Annual Critics Choice Awards 2016

The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Red Carpet

Tracee Ellis Ross was in this full length Randi Rahm gown with an open scoop back and sequin cap sleeves. I thought this gown was just right for the event. Her eye makeup was too much though. Eyes should be lined on top, with bottom lines used sparingly. Ellis Ross was up for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, for Black-ish. That went to Rachel Bloom for Crazy Ex Girlfriend. She also presented along with her Black-ish costar, Anthony Anderson. They made a joke about the Oscar noms being all white this year, with Anderson saying that if Ellis Ross was nominated for an Oscar “only half you will get to go to that show.” She then explained “I’m mixed.” It was a weird bit but they made a valid point.

The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Red Carpet

The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA

Constance Wu, also nominated in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series, for Fresh Off The Boat, was in a very pretty draped Peter Langner gown with a kind of half cape. Her gown was that light blue color which was popular and also worn by Jennifer Aniston. I liked her look but her hair would have been prettier without the pieces hanging down, I thought. I found them distracting.

The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards

The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards

Mayim Bialik was in a green Oliver Tolentino dress. She covers up due to religious reasons so she achieved that with this dress but it’s kind of blah otherwise. Bialik won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, for The Big Bang Theory, and she mentioned a couple of times that this was the first time she’d ever won anything and she also dedicated her award to her dad who recently died, saying it was for him and he hadn’t lived to see her win anything. That got to me a little.

21st Annual Critics Choice Awards 2016

21st Annual Critics Choice Awards 2016

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  1. here or there says:

    I didn’t watch (UK), but was it windy or something? Everyone’s hair looks wind-beaten.
    And is it me, or is Marisa Tomei tweaking with her face?

  2. StumpyCorgi says:

    Jessica Jones was robbed! Such a good show and great work by Krysten Ritter. My condolences to Mayim, but I cannot understand the appeal of Big Bang Theory. It’s just not funny to me.

    • Franny Days says:

      I really like Jessica Jones but if you have seen Carrie Coon in the Leftovers then I think you’d agree that she kills it. She’s a really incredible actor in that show!

      • StumpyCorgi says:

        She was great in the first season but I didn’t stick around for the second. I’m sure you’re right! 🙂

      • BadAssCompass says:

        yes I was pleasantly surprised to see her on the list and win because I thought everyone’s given up on that show (I did). She was great in season 1, like some seriously award class acting and was wondering why is nobody throwing noms at her.

      • QQ says:

        YESS!! Franny i’ve been drum beating for Carrie Coon for a while because of Leftovers, her scenes with Regina??? MASTE CLASS IN ACTING

        Kristen Dress is pretty but her hair is boring in its samey-ness with every outfit, Love Tracey- Ellis Ross dress ( how does she look the same age as her mom in the face?/ She has that type of Anjelica Houston/Florence Welch Handsome but aged face?) Constance Wu Looks adorable in a good way, not The Toddlers and Tiara Cosplay way that Marisa Tomei is rocking, i’ve got NOTHING for Mayim except her show is AWFUL

    • Esmom says:

      I’m with you on BBT, I think it’s terrible, so full of cliches.

      I think everyone here looks good, except that skirt on Marissa’s is too figure skater. The color on Krysten’s dress is lovely on her.

      • StumpyCorgi says:

        Thank you! BBT is terrible! It’s like some execs realized that “nerd” culture is a thing, so they decided to make a show about nerds, based on their idea of what that looks like. Throw in a fake laugh track and you’re good to go! Ugh. NO. PSA: Nerds, the laugh track is laughing AT you, not WITH you, and it’s not even funny. (Rant over!)

      • Lama Bean says:

        Totally agree. I haven’t found it really funny since the first season.

        Tracee ‘s makeup is not working but her dress (and her style in general) is the BUSINESS.

    • Red32 says:

      I’m just glad the Critics nominated her. I was shocked when Jessica Jones received no Golden Globe nominations, but Lady Gaga was in there.

      I wish they’d nominate David Tennant, too, he was a fantastic villain.

      • StumpyCorgi says:

        David Tennant really was a great villain. Too many of us know what that creepy, obsessive, scary ex character is like. He knocked it out of the park.

      • Lurker says:

        David Tennant was amazing – best MCU villain of all, imo. I used to fancy the 10th doctor so much, but Kilgrave was so scary – evil, but not cartoonish. When he denied ever hurting Jessica, and said she was willing for everything, I got chills.

      • Lucy2 says:

        I can’t believe DT’swork in Jessica Jones has been overlooked. He was flat out terrifying.
        I saw today that it was renewed for a second season, I’m glad, it was really good.

    • Tate says:

      Jessica Jones is great and Krysten Ritter is incredible in it!!

  3. embertine says:

    I think she looks gorgeous. I am always going on about red lipstick but this is the perfect colour to wear a soft pink lip with without looking as though you’re wasting away from consumption.

    (Agree about the eyes. A lot of women don’t seem to realise that heavy black waterlining makes their eyes look small. Talking to you, Aniston.)

  4. Armenthrowup says:

    Isn’t it sad that the only reason a woman thinks she shouldn’t have to show her cleavage is for religious reasons? Like our boobs are the only thing worth showing, not our talent or intellect. Makes me sad.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Kristen Ritter and Constance Wu both look beautiful. Their dresses are very different, but both are lovely and flattering.

    • Jayna says:

      I agree. And Constance is such a pretty name. You don’t hear that name often, but it really has an elegance to the name and suits her.

  6. kate says:

    Krysten Ritter has the perfect body, I swear. She looks fit and healthy she has slight curves, but she can wear just about anything due to her height and proportions.

    Tracey has the right eye shape for heavy eyeliner underneath. It doesn’t drag her face down a la Duchess Kate.

    Mayim as usual looks like she half-assed an outfit for a Renaissance Fair. If she’d whole-ass it I’d be all in, but she just ends up looking like a mildly kooky mother of the bride.

    • StumpyCorgi says:

      Half-assed an outfit for the Renaissance fair?!?! HAHAHAHHAAA! I’m dying!!! Well-said!

    • ichsi says:

      I totally agree on Krysten’s body, that’s why I’m a little disappointed by this dress. She can literally wear anything as she’s every designer’s wet dream but while the colour of this is beautiful I find the cut a bit boring.

  7. ell says:

    krysten ritter has a gorgeous figure, that dress though i don’t like very much. she’s SO good in jessica jones btw.

  8. missmerry says:


    She is seriously a powerhouse in Fresh Off The Boat. I’m so happy to see she was recognized for her work on that show, I feel like I’m the only one I know who watches it!

    Ritter…(I didn’t watch her in Jessica Jones)…why is she her own shade of pale?
    it’s not like porcelain pale…it’s not like a yellow or a white pale…its like a sullen, dull grey pale…she goes in the ‘don’t like to watch her’ bucket along with Emily Blunt…

  9. Mia4s says:

    Wait, I’m distracted. @Celebitchy you actually were put off that the Big Short doesn’t pass the Bechdel test? You wanted them to add in women and people of colour helping/being complacent with the near destruction of our way of life and the loss of thousands of homes? Huh?! This is one area where I’m glad to give credit to white men almost exclusively thanks! 😉

  10. Falula says:

    Carrie Coon FOREVER!!!! I love JJ but nothing can beat this season of Leftovers for me.

  11. CornyBlue says:

    Constance Wu looks so great oh my god!

  12. Zaytabogota says:

    Krysten looks great, love Jessica Jones.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I love Krysten’s dress! I’m a sucker for rich colors and a little beading/sparkle, and she looks great in it.
    Constance’s gown is very glamorous, I like it. That looks blue to me, Jennifer Aniston’s looked gray from the photos.
    I hate BBT, but Mayim’s dress isn’t bad compared to other stuff she’s worn.

  14. Minxx says:

    Krysten Ritter is so beautiful, I can’t get over her face. Perfection. Lovely dress too.

  15. Murphy says:

    I love Mayim and I read all her articles on Kveller, but it kind of bugs me that she uses religion as her excuse for being modest. Can’t you just be modest because that’s the taste you prefer? Or because its comfortable? Or does she have to say that so she doesn’t annoy designers?
    Anyway I love the green color.

  16. kri says:

    Ross and Ritter. Perfect.

  17. CuriousCole says:

    Krysten looks amazing in this color. If her hair had been in an updo or even partially pulled back it would have been a perfect look.

  18. TreadStyle says:

    I feel like Krysten always looks washed out, she needs a new make up team bc black hair and fair skin has so much make up combo potentials!!!!!! Why why why on Marisa Tomei?! Like WHAT is that?! This is so bad. I think Tracie looks stunning, perfect dress, jewelry, hair, and makeup!!! She’s the only one I’m feeling here.

  19. Jess says:

    Love all of these women! But I do wish everyone would stop with the heavy eye liner. Tracee Ellis Ross’s eyeliner made her look older. She looks so fresh and young on her show (I love that show). I also thought Constance was beautiful (I loved her hair) and she is freakin’ awesome as Jessica on Fresh off the boat.

  20. raincoaster says:

    There were basically no women in the book The Big Short either, because there are basically no women at the top level in Wall Street. But while I adore Michael Lewis and don’t think he’s consciously sexist, all of his books downplay women except as matronly icons of virtue. It’s a little bit like Dickens. He’s still the best nonfiction writer in the English language.

  21. VC says:

    Aw! Jessica Jones was way better!