Kate Beckinsale in Reem Acra at Critics’ Choice: pretty or overworked?

Jessica Biel at The The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA
Kate Beckinsale was in this complicated Reem Acra gown last night, it had puffy sleeves, a lot of tulle at the skirt, multicolored sequins and the skirt was sheer. This is several layers of wrong but at least it’s black instead of say, pastel. That’s the nicest thing I can say about it.

Jessica Biel at The The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA

Jessica Biel at The The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA

Also, Beckinsale’s face on camera was… distracting, I’ll say that. She’s been looking like that for some time though.

22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards

22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards

Since we’re considering pastel looks here’s Kaley Cuoco in very bizarre strapless pink Noon By Noor pantsuit. The top had a ruffled train along the back so it was like a dress from behind and a pantsuit from the front. Kaley came with her boyfriend, Karl Cook. She’s not wearing an engagement ring – yet. Big Bang Theory was only nominated in one category, Christine Baranski for guest performer in a comedy, which went to Alec Baldwin.

Nicole kidman at The The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA

Nicole kidman at The The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA

Tracee Ellis Ross wore this lace and beaded Zuhair Murad gown which actually looks knitted from far away. Up close you can see the craftsmanship which went into it, but in the thumbnails this just looks like yarn. I think the colors are throwing me off. Ross was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy, which went to Kate McKinnon for SNL.

Michelle Williams at The The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA

Michelle Williams at The The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA

Julie Bowen was kind of breezy and understated with a white Monique Lhuillier gown with black floral embellishments and a large black sash. At first I didn’t like this but it’s growing on me, especially compared to some of the other looks last night.

22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards

22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards

Michelle Monaghan was also in Monique Lhuillier and I feel pretty confident saying that this is fug. These are see-through wide pants paired with a lace tuxedo jacket with a giant white bow on it. It’s not even humorous.

Look no ring for Kaley yet!

22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards

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  1. Jag says:

    Kaley’s top looks horrible. The only look that I really like is Julie Bowen’s. Kate’s would be better if the sleeves weren’t so poufy and the bottom was different.

    • Megan says:

      Kate looks like she should be tending bar in a Wild West saloon in outer space.

      • MsGoblin says:

        Re: Kate’s sleeves…once again…no one over the age of 12 should wear sleeves that pouf at the shoulders.

        And why are most of these attendees dressed for summer?

    • imqrious2 says:

      I like Kaley’s outfit, and Julie’s, BUT FOR SUMMER!! What is up with all these summer dresses? It’s actually chilly here in Santa Monica, esp. in the evening. I know they’re held indoors, but c’mon ladies! There are GORGEOUS winter dresses to be had! This is the perfect time of year to pull out some luscious velvet 😊

  2. OSTONE says:

    Kaley Cuoco for worst dressed of the YEAR!

  3. anonymous says:

    kate is gorgeous as usual.

  4. minx says:

    Hate those sleeves on Kate B’s dress.
    And Kaley…just ugh.

  5. vbv says:

    michelle’s jacket is stunning. her pants would be better if it were a flow-y skirt.

  6. Fiorella says:

    Just say no to strange pants ideas ladies! Kate looks perfect, even her hair doesn’t look tacky and she has nice thick hair

  7. Birdie says:

    Gosh, Kate’s FACE! Now she messed with her lips, too. She used to be a beautiful english rose. Now she has a LA mask-face. The clothes are fug.

  8. ElleBee says:

    What was the dress code? It’s like everyone in this article and the others are going to different events.

  9. BendyWindy says:

    If you hadn’t told me that was Michelle Monaghan, I’d never have guessed. Wow.

  10. Alix says:

    Kaley’s eyebrows are still a horror, too.

    • burnsie says:

      Kaley looks so much better with softer makeup, but agreed those eyebrows are so bad. She’s rich AF, at this point can’t she get an eyebrow transplant or something?

  11. Jen says:

    Tracy Ellis Ross is beautiful, but she needed a better dress. You’d think someone would have had the foresight to know that it was going to photograph like she was on her way to a summer picnic.

  12. lucy2 says:

    Kate’s would be so much better without the puffy sleeves. I like the trailing sparkles on the skirt. I don’t think her face looks different than it has been for a while now.
    Kaley’s is odd and ill fitting, and Michele’s see through pants? No.
    I like Tracee and Julie’s dresses, but they seem more like spring/summer than December.

  13. Patricia says:

    Kaleys whole outfit is sliding down and about to fall off. Get it together, woman!

  14. I Choose Me says:

    The eff is Kaley wearing? Either her stylist hates her or she hates herself. That outfit is unequivocally fug.

    I would have liked Kate Beckingsale’s dress is the skirt was slinky instead of see through and poofed out.

  15. kri says:

    Can someone please put Cuoco in a boat with her spiritual twin, JLAW and send them both merrily down a stream. Wth is that getup? She looks like a Portuguese Man ‘O War (the jellyfish, not the ship).

  16. Lalu says:

    These ladies are all gorgeous. Not really digging the clothes. Lucky for them they could wear trash bags and still be beautiful.

  17. trollontheloose says:

    Kate “I’m not here, am I? Maybe I am over there face”. All these subtle work start to show.

  18. LisD says:

    Kaley Cuoco – WHAT in 90’s hell is that fugness!? Who looks at that in the mirror and thinks “Yup, I’m good to go!”?

  19. astrid says:

    Fail for all

  20. OTHER RENEE says:

    Love Kate’s dress from the waist down. Julie’s dress is wearing HER. Poor Kaley looks awful and smug.

  21. QQ says:

    Fun Fact: Kate Beckinsdale dresses like this every morning to the opening of her Box of cereal, she does a change into something even grander for opening her Mail later in the day, That said: This is not even a Bad Kate Beckinsdale dress.. I Mean is weirdly covered up for her

    Kaley Cuoco with the Formal Pepto pink #TBT90s Beach Girl on weekends/power exec weekdays dress and styling.. i can’t look away! is a sure giggle inducing look.. I’m gonna come back to this post a lot through the day to laugh

  22. nicegirl says:

    Julie Bowen ftw

  23. hey-ya says:

    …I used to love see thru dresses when the ladies wore their thongs underneath but this thing of granny’s underwear beneath tulle & lace is just so ageing…

  24. Dq says:

    Kaleys outfit is absolutely hideous and tacky, I hate it.

  25. Anare says:

    Ick. All of them. Just ick.

  26. Mew says:

    Kate’s head (makeup, hair) is stuck at late 90s, early 00s.