Alicia Vikander in fuchsia Barbara Casasola at the SBIFF: elegant or twee?


Here are some photos from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s event for the “The Virtuosos.” SBIFF hands out Virtuoso Awards to a variety of celebrities, actors and filmmakers every year, and some of this year’s winners included Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube’s son), Jacob Tremblay and Elizabeth Banks.

Alicia wore this Barbara Casasola two-piece ensemble which… I’m not sure about. She’s so small and doll-like, I would imagine everything has to be tailored down to her ballerina-proportions. So, at least it fits. And it’s sort of beachy and pretty. I’m trying to figure out what irritates me, and I think it’s the cut on the pants? Like, if they had been full-length trousers, I might have like them more. As they are now, it feels like they’re very close to being harem pants. Alicia is still the favorite for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Danish Girl – both she and Brie Larson (for Best Actress) are two of our shoo-ins this year. And Leo, of course.



Here’s Elizabeth Banks in a delicate red gown. I thought this was too fussy at first glance, but I like it more the more I see it.


And here are Jacob Tremblay and O’Shea Jackson.



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. tracking says:

    I love it, very cute, great color. Elizabeth Banks looks nice, but somehow always manages to dress a little “old.”

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I loathe that colour, but other than that, she looks nice. Too bad the pants weren’t longer.

      Elizabeth Banks never looks good on the RC. The clothes are always wearing her rather than the other way around.

      Ice Cube’s son is another celebritiy offspring going into show bizz? How unexepected.

  2. KB says:

    God that kid is so cute

  3. Luciana says:

    I love Elizabeth’s Saab. She never disappoints. Is she going to the Oscars? I would like see what she would wear.

    • lucy2 says:

      I like that dress too. She’s one of those actresses who wears things I’d never choose myself, but she makes it work.

  4. Lama Bean says:

    That Jacob Tremblay is adorable and puts a smile on my face every time I see him.

  5. savu says:

    Elizabeth Banks’ dress! Goooooorg

  6. Meatball says:

    Elizabeth Banks looks great.

  7. Grant says:

    I would have liked Alicia’s ensemble better if the top and bottom were cut from the same material. Elizabeth looks gorgeous in that shade of red but the dress looks like a doily.

  8. xflare says:

    Just how many award ceremonies are there???? Unbelievable !!!!!

  9. littlemissnaughty says:

    I usually really like her style but this is not cute. It’s the combination of color, materials and cut. The top looks like underwear and the material makes it look cheap somehow. The pants would be great on someone taller but not with that top. And the entire thing looks dated. Great face though, as always. Elizabeth Banks looks lovely.

  10. Tandy says:

    That color is awful on Alicia. And I’m still pissed off that she’s committed such blatant category fraud for the Oscars. That is a lead role that gets even more screen time than Eddie Redmayne’s. (Not to mention, the movie itself is terrible and she chews up the scenery.)

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Is it her, or is it the Oscar nominating process that placed her in that category?

      • Evie says:

        The studios make suggestions and the Academy decides. The actors have little or nothing to say and cannot be blamed in any way.
        The studios want to maximize their number of nominations and wins, and they don’t want their actors to compete against each other. That’s why Mara is in supporting. With Vikander, my guess is that Focus originally had high hopes for Mulligan/Suffragette in leading and decided to put their newbie in supporting.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Then why are Bale and Ruffalo in the supporting categories? Their films were ensembles, but if anyone could be considered lead in The Big Short and Spotlight, it was clearly Bale and Ruffalo. Eddie was the scenery chewer in Danish Girl, IMO. I would have preferred MBJ for Creed or Benecio for Sicario for that nomination.

      • CornyBlue says:

        Benicio would have been supporting but I would rather have Adam Driver for Kylo Ren than Eddie.

      • SusanneToo says:

        @Cornyblue. I’ll have Adam anytime, LOL.

      • Farhi says:

        I was disappointed that Benicio wasn’t nominated. But I don’t know who I would switch him with except for Stallone but Stallone is in a category of his own.
        And Jhonny Depp. I would’ve preferred Jhonny Depp instead of Eddie,

    • Shaunna says:

      I thought The Danish Girl was the best movie of the year! If technically there is only one lead in a movie then Eddie Redmayne was the lead actor. Alicia’s acting was far superior than his and I think that is why she seems like the lead role. But she was not the lead role.

  11. Kristen says:

    The pants should either be that length but fitted, or longer and loose – the in between is a bit odd.

  12. Embee says:

    I love the outfit. It reminds me of something Diane Kruger wore in two shades of blue. The pant length is unexpected but I don’t hate it. I feel like this lady could wear anything and look lovely.

  13. Carol says:

    That color of pink does not look good on Alicia IMO. And something does look amiss with her outfit but can’t figure it out either. Maybe the pants are too high on the waist? Elizabeth Banks dress is gorgeous.

  14. Tiffany says:

    I am glad O’Shea is getting some recognition. I know he was playing his dad, but he was fantastic in the role.

  15. Farhi says:

    I liked Alicia’s casual outfit from a couple days ago – a brown sweater with matching brown boots and a long coat. It looked great.
    This one looks fun but it is hard to pull it off.

    I actually love the folksy dress Elizabeth Banks is wearing, except for the split to the navel thing again. But the color is wrong on her.

  16. Holmes says:

    Alicia wears a lot of stuff that I like on her, but doubt I’d like on anyone else. This is no exception. I do wish she’d worn different shoes–too matchy.

    Jacob Tremblau looks like a baby hipster and I love it.

  17. Tiffany :) says:

    I think this pant cut is the “new” thing: loose AND cropped, but I really don’t like the style. It only works on very tall, thin people and even then it is more about a nod to current trends than the beauty of the style.

    It just stumpifies the leg area. Not cute.