Blake Lively in Elie Saab at the People’s Choice Awards: adorable or tacky?

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The People’s Choice Awards were held last night and this is basically all you need to know about this particular awards show: Blake Lively won Best Dramatic Actress. Ha!!! She beat Amy Adams and Meryl Streep!! Which is just amazing to me. That’s what happens when you let the people vote. Anyway, Blake decided to show off her legs last night, which is why she chose this Elie Saab number. In motion, this dress was a tad more scandalous than I was expecting. It really did look like she left her pants at home. Here’s Blake’s acceptance speech. She talked about Girl Power.

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Gwen Stefani came out to support her man, Blake Shelton, who performed at the show and took home some awards for his latest album. He started singing and I… flipped back to the Australian Open. Gwen wore this Reem Acra ensemble which I don’t really understand, nor do I like it. Oh well. I will say this: she’s looks really happy. I hope she and Blake will make it, I really do.

Sofia Vergara wore Marchesa to pick up her People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress. I sort of don’t hate this? It’s sort of va-va-voom in a slightly tacky way, which actually suits Sofia. I’m not saying that in a mean way! I just mean that I would never buy Sofia in a Dior gown.

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Johnny Depp was high AF at the People’s Choice Awards, by the way. He is so messy. And that blonde mustache makes him look like a total skeeve.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Getty and Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Lee says:

    Blake’s dress is awful, just awful.

  2. Indes says:

    That’s an ugly dress.

  3. MunichGirl says:

    Well, Sofia looks great, the other outfits are horrible.

    • Kristen820 says:

      I agree that Sofia looks fantastic! I’m a little concerned about the fact that I also liked Camilla Alva’s (that’s MM’s wife’s name, right) Marchesa from yesterday, too. At least, once I saw that the necklace wasn’t part of the dress. It’s like I don’t even KNOW me anymore! :-)

  4. lightpurple says:

    Blake’s dress was hideous. The only parts of this I saw last night were her speech and Depp’s. Blake as Best Dramatic Actress. Sure. Whatever. But it looked like her hair was arranged and sprayed into place to cover up her nipples.

    As far as Depp speeches go, as bad as it was, that was one of his better ones.

  5. MostlyMegan says:

    Johnny looks like I did in the mid 90s when I mistakenly thought it would better to bleach my lady-tashe instead of waxing. Jolen!

  6. Mia4S says:

    How long can they keep the joke of the PCA going? The ratings suck and more and more people have caught on that it’s not the “people’s” choice, it’s the “”internet weirdos willing to sit around and vote 10000 times”‘s choice. I mean…anything for PR I guess, but there’s a reason the big stars don’t walk the carpet and only get seated in the crowd two minutes before their award. When even most celebrities don’t take it seriously you know it’s meaningless!!

    • Ramona says:

      True. I was thinking the same thing.

    • KB says:

      It’s not actually decided by votes. They will only give awards to stars who will show up. So if Amy Adams got the most votes, but told them she wasn’t interested in going, they’ll go to the next person and on until someone is willing to show up.

  7. . says:

    Johnny WAS handsome.

  8. Ramona says:

    Its a Peoples Choice Award, they’ll give it to whoever is willing to show up. Big stars will usually only show up to sell a big family studio driven film. Everyone else is just peddling themselves….see Blake Lively. Also, I see Johnny Depp is at the bottom of THAT pond now.

    • Fiorella says:

      Oh it’s not a vote? I’ve been assuming that forever

      • Sam says:

        It is a vote but people can vote a million and one times if they wanted. That’s why it’s just a popularity contest but one that’s for folks who actually care about voting. The same girls who’ve helped make Taylor Swift a superstar, more than likely voted for Blake to win. They share the same fan base.

      • KB says:

        People voted on 64 categories. They essentially nominate everyone in Hollywood and get a handful of winners to show up.

        They’ve got categories like “Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor” and “Favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy TV Actress”

        And I still think they rig the votes based on who will show up.

  9. sun says:

    so tacky

  10. Dorothy#1 says:

    So who paid for Johnny to get this award??

  11. justsaying says:

    She looks like a poor version of J.Lo

  12. Shura says:

    Democracy!

  13. Sam says:

    Not a fan of the dress in motion. In pictures it looks better but still weird. I liked Blake’s speech. I was surprised she beat Amy Adams or Emily Blunt at the PCAs. I was not surprised she beat Meryl Streep. We all love Meryl but I can bet you most folks didn’t even know Florence Foster Jenkins came out let alone watched it.

    The PCAs are a popularity contest. Just go look at your list of winners. I also feel like Blake knew in her heart that at any other awards show, there’s not a chance in hell she’d be nominated let alone win, which is why her speech was the way it was.

    • Misti64 says:

      It could also be Sony. They struggled last year, but The Shallows was one of their big hits. Along with Sausage Party and that horror flick (I forget the name).

      • Sam says:

        It was Dont breathe. But yup The Shallows was one of Sony’s most successful films financially and critically last year. So again I’m not shocked she won.

    • Fiorella says:

      Her speech was amazingly precise. A perfect acceptance to this particular award considering the other nominees. She either has killer instincts or has had fantastic PR people for quite a while.

    • KB says:

      Blake definitely knows that. There’s a reason why 95% of the winners are a certain kind of star. The kind of star that isn’t nominated anywhere else. Amy Adams isn’t telling people to vote for her on Twitter.

      • Fiorella says:

        Oh yes I agree she knows:) ! She was a gracious winner “beating” Meryl and Amy
        im looking forward to the shallows

  14. Arock says:

    Wait, Blake lively got an award for dramatic acting? Are they sure it’s not written “acting dramatically ” on the front? Way to go, Pocahontas .
    Honestly, I don’t know why I can’t stand her but she soooooooo annoying. She and Dax shepherd.

  15. Arock says:

    Wait, Blake lively got an award for dramatic acting? Are they sure it’s not written “acting dramatically ” on the front? Way to go, Pocahontas .
    Honestly, I don’t know why I can’t stand her but she soooooooo annoying. She and Dax shepherd.

  16. YepIsiadit says:

    Johnny looked better than usual but his speech was lame. “Thanks for trusting me” 👀

  17. paolanqar says:

    So much no in just one post.
    wtf is Gwen Stefani wearing?

  18. Misti64 says:

    LOVE Blake’s legs.
    Loved her in The Shallows.

    • Jem says:

      She’s really was very good in it.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Me too. I also loved her in Age of Adeline. The only thing I love about her outfit though is the shoes and earrings.

      • Millenial says:

        I watched Age of Adeline this week when I was sick and I totally liked it. I mean, yes the premise is stupid and unbelievable, but the movie was thoroughly watchable. I even thought she did a decent job acting like someone who has been alive for a while and is depressed about.

    • sunsetsnow says:

      I liked her in it too!

  19. Slowsnow says:

    Is Blake Lively’s outfit paying homage to her Native American heritage?…

  20. Louise says:

    Gavin Rossdale is on the Voice UK now. Never really heard him speak or do anything before, just seen him tooling around with his man bags. He is surprisingly sexy when he speaks. I can see why Gwen was head over heels for him. his voice really adds to him – hard to explain!

  21. Fiorella says:

    It looks very good in the video as does she. The video cuts to Gwen wow Gwens face is plastic :( . I don’t like fringe but she pulls it off and looks nice over all

  22. Maum says:

    She looks like a figure skater. And her face looks different these days.

    I can’t believe they gave Depp a popularity award. Amber Heard must have been crying in her vodka.

  23. ell says:

    blake makes me so angry. she’s so funny and likeable, and yet she says such stupid things sometimes i just can’t.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Mmhmm. I hear you. I hate the phrase “girl power” because it feels so weak and ineffectual. Does that make me a bad person, lol?

  24. CornyBlue says:

    Are there people who naturally have the kind of hair colour Gwen Stefani has here ? It looks so harsh on absolutely everyone.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Platinum adults are a rarity. Mostly children are tow-headed and darken with age ( brother and self).

      • KB says:

        My platinum blonde darkened to an ashy blonde once I started going through puberty. My brother was the same way, though his natural hair color today is lighter than mine. I still have natural highlights and lighter blonde streaks, but they’re not enough for the kind of contrast I like. I get my hair highlighted professionally because it just starts to look drab if I don’t. It’s like that Taylor Swift dishwater blonde. I hate it.

        I think most people that have naturally light blond hair as adults are people like Jesse Plemons, with blond eyebrows and blond eyelashes. I’ve seen a lot more grown men like this than grown women, but that’s completely anecdotal.

      • Moneypenny says:

        I have friends who were platinum through high school and still are. I definitely agree though, you generally also have the super light eyebrows and lashes too.

  25. OTHER RENEE says:

    Just knowing that wife abuser Johnnie would be there would be enough to make me turn off the tv. He makes me cringe and even seeing his photo makes me sick. Jerk.

    • Sunrise says:

      The wife abuser is his ex who was actually arrested for domestic violence against a woman. He’s not the jerk.

  26. Chaine says:

    The dress is too short, but Blake has a gorgeous face and looks great despite the dress. Sofia always looks like she is wearing the same dress, doesn’t she? Not memorable. Gwen, icky, reminds me of Madonna in desperation for attention.

    • KB says:

      It’s very difficult to find flattering dresses for Sofia’s shape. It’s got to be tight around the waist or you’ll look big and it can’t cover up too much on top or your boobs end up looking like a uniboob or saggy. Anything cut lower and you end up looking like Salma Hayek when she wore that white dress about a year ago. It’s got to be structured and secure or you’ll feel like you could be exposed, so thin fabrics are out for the most part. She could go the Angelina post-mastectomy route like that white dress with the fitted bodice, but even that silhouette just makes your boobs look bigger.

  27. nica says:

    Terms like ‘girl power’ are so over-used – just as words like ‘empowerment’ are – that they’ve lost their meaning. I understand she’s saying that having so many talented women in that category is an example of the strength of females. To me though it comes out as humble-brag-pointing-out-how-great-others-are-but-really-just-elevating-herself, and positioning herself as an example of ‘girl power.’

  28. Adele Dazeem says:

    The fact that Blake and Johnny won awards…
    No words.

  29. Cherrypie says:

    I enjoyed watching Blake in The Shallows…..not a masterpiece dramatic film but entertaining. Her legs look fantastic!

  30. gene123 says:

    I am honestly confused. What movie did Blake win for? The last movie I can think of that she was in was Age of Adeline

  31. JHDC82 says:

    Blake: She looked good. She gives me major leg envy! I would have pulled my hair up in a funky braid or something, the hair covering her outfit takes away from it. I even liked her funky outfit. It’s fun without seeming immature or inappropriate.
    Gwen: I like this face better than whatever her last face was, I hope she stops. I don’t get why she had to get surgery in the first place, she always looked good! Her makeup looks good though, but the dress. my god.. just.. no!
    Sofia: I liked her dress a lot, I like the gold and white contrast, and it’s actually a bit more sedate than her normal over-the-top va-va-va-voom. However, her shoe game is ridiculous. She always wears these platform stripperesque heels, and they just look clunky! I wish she would upgrade her shoe game!

    • Becks says:

      I agree. She has the worst taste in shoes. She always manages to look so cheap because of the stripper heels she insists on wearing.

  32. anna says:

    I would not be suprised if Blake Lively shared a core, confederate-y fanbase with Blake Shelton.

  33. Detritus says:

    Those shades of blue are very pretty on Gwen. The fabric is nice and if the skirt was twice the length I could get behind this. And no cut outs.

    Sophia looks like she raided Gloria’s modern family closet.

    Blakes legs look great. She messing with her face again? Someone (minx?) way upthread mentioned a nose job and I could see that.

  34. Pandy says:

    Did Blake even have a movie out? Oh yeah, the swimming/shark movie I think? Jesus. Didn’t mind her dress and didn’t mind Sophia’s but Gwen should be slapped for stepping out in that. It’s WAAAAY too young for her. She looks silly, frankly.

  35. kri says:

    Those sharks can come for Blake at any time…just leave me those shoes.

  36. Lindy says:

    Oh gosh… Gwen’s face is making me sad. She’s unrecognizable. She looks kind of like Heidi Montag. :-(

  37. Twinkle says:

    I don’t like anything about Blake Lively. I’ve heard too many stories from friends who have worked with her. She’s an entitled, spoiled woman that treats the crew really meanly. She kept the entire cast and crew waiting for hours without consideration that she’s creating budget overages and keeping hard working people at work, doing nothing, just waiting. She’s condescending to other people on set. Just hearing this, I think she’s the ugliest person in the world.

    • Sam says:

      Weird. I have heard nothing but great things about Blake from crew who have worked on her films. Straight from their mouths. Not from a “friend.” She’s one of the nicest people in Hollywood. It’s why despite her lack of talent and controversies, she is still well liked in the Hollywood circle.

      Of course they could be saving face and just saying nice things but your part about budget overages is bogus which is why your post loses credibility. I know how budgets work for studios and no studio is going to accept a budget going up over an actress especially one like Blake Lively just because she’s “waiting.” An actor or actress maybe rude to staff or whatever but when it comes to studio money…yea that’s not something they’re allowed to mess with.

      • Twinkle says:

        Hey, my friends were the ones on set working with her also. I, too, also work in production. So, I guess we cancel each other out.

  38. Jegede says:

    I actually preferred her in Age of Adaline. But good for her I guess.

    It was cool to see Robyn Lively though. Teen Witch forever!

    My LA based tell me the Lively family are one of the nicest people.

  39. African Sun says:

    Blake’s legs are the business.

  40. Sage says:

    Blake and Gwen look like Vegas showgirls.

    Johnny hit rock bottom and now has to work his way back up..

    • African Sun says:

      @Sage, it will be interesting to see how Depp rebuilds his career after Amber’s allegations and the divorce.

      Jury’s out – let’s see.

    • serena says:

      He really needs to crawl from the bottomless pit he put himself in.

  41. serena says:

    God, Blake Lively is best dramatic actress? Are we living in a parallel world or what?

  42. Panda says:

    I don’t think Johnny was “high AF,” he looked and sounded fine. That blonde mustache is for a role.