Nicole Kidman in Giambattista Valli at the HFAs: twee or lovely?


I always forget that the Hollywood Film Awards are a thing now. Studios really hope that the Hollywood Film Awards are the “official kickoff” of the Oscar season, that people are really paying attention right now to the potential Oscar races. Sorry, guys. I want to see Loving, of course, but almost everyone in the country is focused on politics right now so just chill out for another week! Which is basically what the attendees said too – most of them used their speeches to talk politics anyway. So, these are some photos from last night’s Oscar-season-kickoff awards show, the Hollywood Film Awards.

Nicole Kidman attended the event with her Lion costar Dev Patel, who still looks really hot with his beard. Nicole wore Giambattista Valli, and it’s a good example of one of my consistent problems with Kidman’s style in her 40s – I find it too twee for a woman her age. I know that comes across as ageist and maybe it is. But in her 30s, Nicole always looked sophisticated and gorgeous, but in her 40s, it’s like she’s reverted to the most girlish and “young” looking frocks. Besides the dress, I really need Nicole to go for a darker hair color. The too-bleached look of her hair is blending with her Botox-frozen forehead and she looks like a wax figure.



Kate Hudson wore Marchesa. Is this the worst Marchesa ever? No. But it’s not good either. It looks like a cheap prom dress with some Christmas ornaments glued to the bust. The shoes were a terrible choice too!


Natalie Portman wore a simple black dress from The Row. I don’t know if this was supposed to be a maternity dress or if Natalie just wore it because it was so stretchy. But it’s a cute dress. I wouldn’t mind owning this and I’m not pregnant.


Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves. Camila wore Georges Hobeika. It’s pretty-ish. It looks comfortable.


Naomie Harris in Gucci. I love the idea of a silver tuxedo, but the execution on this… not so much. Wouldn’t this look so much better without the black pants cuff?


Despite the fact that Hugh Grant impregnates women constantly, he seems to be quite official with Anna Eberstein, his date last night. I think they’ve been official for more than a year or so.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Alleycat says:

    Good grief, Nicole Kidman looks awful. Probably one of her worst looks to date. But heyyyyyy, bearded Dev.

    • annaloo. says:

      Agree. She looks dowdy here. 🙁

    • MsGoblin says:

      AAAAAANNNNDDD, once again. No one over the age of 12 should be wearing shoulder ruffles.

      • milla says:

        The problem is that ruffles are a big trend now and she is not the only one who looks silly. This is one sad bunch. Gucci and Valli and Balmain and Givenchy are killing style…

    • LiterallyaShambles says:

      Bearded or non bearded, Dev Patel is the love of my life

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      Please forgive me, but what is wrong with her face? She looks bizarre.

      These celebrities should all take a cue from Raquel Welch. Whatever work she had done over the years, she still looks amazing, and she is 76. Kidman is almost three decades younger and wow, just wow.

    • mbh12 says:

      WOW, Matthew McConaughey wife Camila Alves is Gorgeous.

      I actually like Nicole’s dress but the color washes her out.

      • Sabrine says:

        Nicole doesn’t look too bad but a little darker hair would be much more flattering on her.

    • holly says:

      ha ha you need to ask the question? Twee, always twee.

  2. QQ says:

    I do not get Nicole’s Style at this point, i mean the dress is bad but this hair and makeup and Disney Villainess Brow?? Unforgivable!

    Kate Hudson Looks good for someone who just showed up to troll for ..I guess?? or is it a new Bona Fide??? ( Thanks Heaven Dev is too.. pretty for her)

    Liked Camilla’s Dress, really cute, same with Natalie

    • dana says:

      Agreed. The brow is the worst. Why do that. And her face has no color tones of contrast. Yikes.

      • RedOnTheHead says:

        She has no color tones or contrast because of the blonde. I am a natural redhead with blue eyes like her. Red hair and blue eyes are the rarest combo on earth. I can’t understand why she wants to be a generic blonde when she has such lovely natural coloring. Most of us are very fair and have neutral undertones. Blonde washes us out and brunette is too harsh with our coloring.

        I hate seeing her like this. She is so beautiful, I wish she would embrace her rare and distinct natural coloring.

      • Snowflake says:

        I don’t get it either. IMO, her red curly hair is gorgeous.

    • ElleBee says:

      “Disney Villainess Brow” Right? She looks like she’s dipping apples in poison and attempting to be the fairest in the kingdom. She’s so icy and frozen looking (along with Theron).

      Camilla Alves is gorgeous.

  3. minx says:

    Kidman’s huge shiny botoxed forehead…I mean, come on.

  4. CuteC says:

    I love Nicole’a dress. I think it works for her. There aren’t a lot of people that it would work for. But I agree with the hair. It just looks bad. I loved when she had it that warm ginger a few years ago. She looked stunning.

  5. Ncboudicca says:

    Duplicate post

  6. Ncboudicca says:

    It’s possible that Nicole’s hair is really thinning out, and that she needs wiglets to camouflage some spots. If that’s the case, then it’s hard to “match” red in wigs, so she may have had to opt for another color. I say this as a curly perimenopausal redhead who is developing a bald spot on my crown, so I’m not suggesting this to be mean, just to offer it as a possible reason for the hair color.

  7. Lightpurple says:

    Were these people going to the same event?

    Naomie is heartbreaking in Moonlight

  8. Lightpurple says:

    Were these people going to the same event?

    Naomie is heartbreaking in Moonlight

  9. Tiny Martian says:

    I think this dress and hairstyle would have worked beautifully for Nicole 20 years ago. Now? Not so much.

  10. Mannori says:

    the dress is gorgeous and Nicole can pull it off…but…..her face….make her stop….

  11. Lady D says:

    This is one of the few times I think she looks good. She usually wears the ugliest of dresses.

  12. Nikki says:

    Kaiser, why aren’t these people hiring you as a stylist for BIG BUCKS? Because you are spot on, IMO. Nicole’s blonde washes her out, and the dress is too cutesy. Damn, she should go for elegant sensuality rather than twee girlish. She could be SO stunning, it’s frustrating, right?
    I’m one of the few who doesn’t think Kate Hudson is amazing, she just often looks low budget to me, including here. I can’t see enough of Natalie Portman’s black dress against the black background to judge it! The details of the silver dress ruin it. The only OK looks is Camilla Alve’s, but it’s not that striking or lovely. Meh…Do I need more coffee today? (Happy juice.)

  13. M says:

    Kidman needs to ditch the blonde hair and go back to red. It ages her so much.

  14. ell says:

    but can we talk about her hair. wtf.

  15. cindy says:

    I like Kidman’s dress, but her forehead….all these years, I have disagreed that she looks odd from too much Botox, but here it is undeniable. I mean, I always knew she GOT Botox, I just didn’t think it looked that bad. Did she get twice as much this time? She is very beautiful, a few wrinkles aren’t so bad….

    Ever since that double fake johnathan saferon foer interview, I can’t stand Natalie Portman. As a matter of fact, I can’t even read his books after that interview, it made me cringe so much. We get it guys, your brains are just more special and quirky intellectual than the rest of ours. Thanks for the enlightening the rest of us to your brilliance. Especially with no pants on! Sexy, too!

  16. MrsBPitt says:

    They could show a movie on Nicole’s forehead!!

  17. Jayna says:

    I want to know Hugh’s little girl’s name. It’s been months now since she was born. Compared to poor Violet, Sera, and Sam Affleck being papped what feels like weekly, Hugh’s four kids are very protected.

  18. Tourmaline says:

    Is Hugh’s deal he impregnates this one, and then the other, in an ongoing alternating pattern? It’s strange.

  19. holly hobby says:

    Ugh, what’s up with Matthew M’s face? It doesn’t look like him. Nicole looks hard and yes she needs a darker hair color. Blonde is not her. She should have stuck with the deep red from Moulin Rogue. Heck she should have left her face alone!

  20. boredblond says:

    Kate Hudson is morphing into Jlo, oh my…

  21. hey-ya says:

    …so basically no-one looks nice…which obviously isnt true…

  22. The Voice says:

    I usually think Kate Hudson looks fantastic. The dress is meh. So weird with those ornaments stuck on there. Does anyone else think she got bigger implants? I always used to love that she embraced her flat chest. So sad there’s no one (except Kiera Knightly) representing us flat chested girls in Hollywood.

  23. linda says:

    The dress is silly and overly frilly for a grown woman… perhaps if the fluffy layered sleeves were made out of $100 dollar bills it would look more interesting…

  24. Eleonor says:

    Camila and Natalie Portman for the win.

  25. Grant says:

    I would have loved Kate’s dress if she didn’t have all that garbage on the breast. What a body! Also, those shoes are TERRIBLE. I don’t get her. I actually think she’s talented, she’s got a wonderful voice. She should stop trying to play The Wife or the girlfriend and romcoms and do something different… maybe theatre and have her Elise Elliot moment.

    Matt McC actually looks handsome here and not, well, kind of haggard.

    • smcollins says:

      Yes! Matthew is looking really good here, isn’t he? When I saw the pic I instantly thought how he’s gotten some of the hotness back that he lost from losing all that weight for DBC. And Camilla is so gorgeous! They make a beautiful couple.

  26. Libra girl says:

    I loooved her red hair. I wish she would dye it back.

  27. A Fan says:

    Never found her particularly attractive…but now she looks downright scary.

  28. Ladiabla says:

    Yeah, this is a step way back from the Armani prive she wore at the UK premiere abt a month ago. That black velvet was a-mazeen. She wears elegant, sophisticated looks so well, she should stick with that. Camila for the win. Love the dress…she looks really natural and pretty here.

  29. Anare says:

    Kidman’s dress is pretty. I don’t think it is too twee. Her hair on the other hand…😬

    Hudson’s dress is tacky and the shoes, WTF?

    Mcconaughey needs a 12 step program for his tanning addiction. He looks well done.