Taraji P Henson in Reem Acra at the SAGs: fug with awesome hair?

Hidden Figures won outstanding performance by a cast last night, which is the SAG equivalent to best picture. This gave me so much hope that Hidden Figures has a chance at the Oscars. I would be so happy if this happened! (I’m still making my way through the nominees though, so perhaps that will change after I see all the films. Just going by popularity though I think Hidden Figures is a contender.)



Taraji was in this peach Reem Acra gown with sequins in strategic places. I really dislike this trend, and the tiny black bow can go, but her hair kind of elevated the look for me. I love that 90s hair with shaved shorter sides is coming back and as I mentioned I have considered getting this cut, which is similar to Evan Rachel Wood and Sarah Paulson’s hair. This is like taking the lob to a bolder, kickass place but as of now I’m still too chicken for the lob. I still wish Taraji was nominated for an Oscar. Here’s a link to her acceptance speech on behalf of the cast.



Octavia Spencer was in Tadashi Shoji and unlike the other women and men on the carpet, Brad Goreski did not ask her who she was wearing. That may be because Octavia is so loyal to Shoji, plus E! had a ticker at the bottom identifying the designer of her gown, or there may be another reason for that. This is actually a departure from the pastel sequin gowns we’ve seen her in and I like it. The peplum can go though, that seems unnecessary.



I’m including some more women in black on the red carpet (but not all of them, we’re not that organized). Here’s Kathryn Hahn in Adeam and while this dress is cool it’s not really a standout, probably because of the color. Still, her styling elevates it and I was kind of mesmerized by her in motion. This is a really pretty look.

I’m having a hard time getting an ID on Chrissy Teigen’s black suit dress but I really like it. It’s a nice twist on the pantsuit and is a good choice for a plus one. Chrissy continues to slay on Twitter. She is fearless and I like that.


Tracee Ellis Ross was in Ulyana Sergeenko and while I appreciate this gown’s old fashioned styling it’s too fussy with the split sleeves (which are tied too?!) and the tiny buttons on the arms. The effect is matronly. Still I love her.




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  1. Bex says:

    I loved Taraji’s speech. I didn’t even recognise Kathryn for a second, I think it’s the hair (which is fab!)

    • Rachel says:

      Kathryn looks like she’s lost weight, making her face look more angular. She looks like a brunette Laura Dern.

      • arock says:

        shes totally had an eyelift or something along with weight loss/toning. whatever, shes hysterical and i love her.
        Tarajis whole look, including the hair is gorgeous. Tracee dress is kind of meh but the styling saves it

  2. QQ says:

    Love Taraji full stop, the dress and the hair work together by joltin one another, It seems also light dependent?

    Im sad for Octavia and this ruffle and this sad styling cause she is so cute, Im sad that Chrissy THIRST Teigen got a Better dress Than the Daughter of Diana F*cking Ross, recent Golden Globe winner Comedy Actress Tracee The Eliss Ross

  3. WingKingdom says:

    I’m not fashion forward, at all, but I love Taraji’s gown, especially the skirt. I agree, the black bow could go. I think Octavia looks amazing. Some ladies can still pull off a peplum!

  4. Daisy says:

    I would love the dress if it wasn’t seetrough.

    Taraji rubs me the wrong way ever sunce her restaurant comment, but she was great in Hidden Figures.

  5. grabbyhands says:

    To be fair to Taraji, I hated pretty much everyone’s outfits, so at least she wasn’t alone. This was a terrible cut and a terrible color for her. Too high necked, her boobs looked squished and it just washed her out. I think if it had been a bolder color and maybe a strapless or v-neck, it would have been great.

  6. Chinoiserie says:

    I saw picture of all the Hidden Figure ladies on stage with Octavia in the middle and I wonder if they planned it so that she would wear a simple black dress and they would have the busy patterns. Or at least it is a good concidence that Octavia did not have very colorfull dress for the group picture.

  7. prince says:

    the SAG instagram account mixed up hidden figures and fences again. go to their instagram page and see for your self, they havent still corrected it as I type this comment. they called taraji the star of fences. white people back at it again.

  8. Shambles says:

    Can we be done with ombré now? Can it just be over? It rarely ever looks good, imo. Sometimes it does, but most of the time it just looks strange and confuses my eyes.

    • Veronica Lodge says:

      Agreed! I did it because I couldn’t afford my hi lights for a bit, post divorce. If you can pay for a good hair color, get it done!

  9. whyme says:

    I thought Octavia looked amazing! Especially the neckline and bust area. Her smiling just makes me happy. She has that affect on me.

    Love Taraji but was not happy with her dress. It’s so funny because I actually liked the little bow. Don’t yell at me 🙂

    Kathryn Hahn looked amazing to me!

    Not crazy about Chrissy’s dress. Meh.

    Tracee usually kills it on the red carpet to me and I didn’t like her look.

  10. Megan says:

    I love Octavia’s earrings.

  11. smcollins says:

    I’m in agreement with a lot of you. TPH’s dress is pretty, but yeah, that bow needed to go. Octavia’s dress & styling were understated and elegant, and I think she looked beautiful. Kathryn looked really good, I actually really like the dress and her hair & makeup are flawless. Not a fan of Tracee’s dress at all, but she still looked beautiful and I love the braid.

    • Janetdr says:

      I loved Kathryn’s dress and hope to see a knock off at some point! I have no objection to a peplum but love Octavia in bright colors.

  12. Lucy says:

    I saw the movie yesterday. Beautiful, amazing story. And Taraji gives me life. Her dress is not my favorite, but she always looks like she’s having so much fun, you know? It’s the attitude that elevates the whole look. Although, let’s be honest, it’s hard to make her look bad. I also love Chrissy’s tux gown! Would totally wear it.

  13. Mar says:

    I love how Taraji looks here. The dress is odd but the color and the material hair and makeup are working for me

  14. Beckysuz says:

    Idk I really like Taraji’s dress. I think it’s pretty and her attitude and fierceness just pulls it all off. Still desperate to see Hidden Figures while its in theaters. I usually have to wait until movies come out on video but I don’t want to wait!!

  15. teacakes says:

    I don’t hate the dress, but I LOVED HER SPEECH. Both what she said, and the way she delivered it – in that moment, I just instantly got why she is an actress, this was likely off-the-cuff since they weren’t expecting Hidden Figures to take the win, but she nailed it.