Amy Adams in Andrew Gn at the American Cinematheque Awards: cute or weird?

Amy Adams, who still hasn’t won an Oscar, was presented with an American Cinematique Award over the weekend honoring her work in film. She’s 43, which surprises me as I still think of her as five years younger, and has been nominated for an Oscar five times. She’s being compared to Leonardo DiCaprio (pre 2017) in that she seems well overdue for one. In fact she was robbed of even a nomination this year, for Arrival, while Meryl Streep was nominated for her goofy role on Florence Foster Jenkins. I guess the academy just really doesn’t like or get science fiction.

Anyway Amy was honored last night by her costars for her huge body of work. Tom Hanks introduced her and made a questionable joke about not auditioning in hotel rooms, which was uncalled for. Too soon. Other than that it sounds like a nice night for her. In her acceptance speech she said she liked movies because they make her feel like she’s dreaming. As a movie lover I could relate so much to that.

Adams was introduced by a string of A-list collaborators, headed off by her “Charlie Wilson’s War” co-star Tom Hanks, who was in a particularly playful mood.

Hanks’ introduction took the packed audience inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom along the “butt-kicking” adventure of Amy Adams’ career, going all the way from her brief stint working at Hooters to the wide-reaching Hollywood success she’s achieved today, through a “struggling actress in Hollywood montage,” which concluded with a brief Harvey Weinstein-related quip.

“Oh there, Amy is pulled into town. Oh, she’s found an apartment. Oh, she’s moving in. Oh, that couch isn’t gonna fit through the door. Oh, she’s reading the trade magazines. Oh, she’s working the telephones. Oh, she’s working on audition pieces. Oh, she’s auditioning, and auditioning, and auditioning. And oh no, she’s not gonna audition up in a hotel room,” Hanks joked, producing a loud groan from the room.

After responding in turn to the remaining panoply of A-list stars who had taken to the stage to recount their experiences of working with Adams, including her “Nocturnal Animals” co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon as well as Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Justin Timberlake, Chris Messina, and “Arrival” director Denis Villeneuve, Adams ended her speech by revealing that though she still questions whether she should really be an actress, she recently turned to her seven-year-old daughter to remind her of the magic that she can bring to audiences.

“She said, ‘I like movies because they allow my imagination to grow, and they make me feel like I’m dreaming even though I’m awake.’ And I loved that,” Adams concluded. “I wanna thank you all tonight for making me feel like I’m living a dream even though I’m awake.”

[From Variety]

As mentioned in the title, Amy wore this cranberry colored Andrew Gn dress with one bishop sleeve and some floral applique on the asymmetric bodice. It was strange but the color is lovely on her. At least it only had two weird features instead of being ice skater fug. It’s like half-Marchesa instead of full Marchesa.


Also she brought her husband, Darren Le Gallo, with her to the red carpet, which is rare as People Magazine mentions, although they have attended the Oscars together. They’ve been together 15 years and have daughter Aviana, 7. Also Amy is one of seven siblings! She brought three of her siblings with her to the event. Maybe we’ll see Amy with one of her brothers or sisters at the Oscars at some point, and hopefully she’ll take one home soon. Unfortunately she doesn’t have any Oscar vehicles this year as she only has Justice League out. Maybe next year. She’s next playing Lynne Cheney opposite Christian Bale in Backseat, filming now.


I love her facial expressions!


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  1. Giulia says:

    That color is gorgeous on her and no mermaid hair! Thumbs up!

  2. Boxy Lady says:

    I have loved Any Adams since Junebug and I hope she wins an Oscar someday. I am also holding out hope that Annette Bening gets her Oscar someday too.
    I think Amy’s dress really works on her. Beautiful color.

    • Joss RED says:

      @Boxy Lady:

      I’ve been in love with Amy (and following her career), since I first saw her in Cruel Intentions 2 (in 2000). I would love to hear what she has to say about being in that movie (in one scene, Sebastian asks her: “is there a line you won’t cross?”, and she says, “only one: never in the butt.”) It’s pure camp, and she’s the best thing about it!

      And I agree with you, Amy makes the dress work, it looks great on her (just take that fugly long sleeve off, and PERFECT!).

    • runcmc says:

      I didn’t fall in love with her until Enchanted (she was SO perfect and charming in that role!!) but I’ve been madly in love with her since. Amy can do no wrong in my eyes…almost all of her roles have been in movies I loved. Every time she has a new one I’m like “no THIS is my favorite now!” (Arrival is my current favorite)

    • Megan says:

      She should have won for American Hustle. I have no idea why the studio was pushing Jlaw for the Oscar.

    • Dee Kay says:

      She should’ve not only been nominated last year (for two films: Arrival and Nocturnal Animals), she should’ve WON. She gave the two best performances by an actress in cinema last year.

      • kathleen says:

        She should have been nominated for Best Actress for Enchanted back in 2007 and if the Academy wasn’t so snobby I think she would have been.

      • Marianne says:

        She should have won for Arrivals. I am still thinking about that movie and can still picture her in that. As opposed to whoever won, which i cannot even recall. Nothing against the winner, but to not have even been nominated for that performance, that was wrong.

  3. detritus says:

    Without the sleeve I could get on board, because the colour is lovely.

  4. chloe says:

    Love the color and dress minus the sleeve, I just love Amy, she is a great actress.

  5. WMGDtoo says:

    Love the color… very different than the usual. But don’t like all elements on the dress. Just to many things going on

  6. Esmom says:

    I agree with most of the commenters that she looks lovely and the dress mostly works except for that damn sleeve.

  7. Nancy says:

    I think Michele looks lovely. This will be one of the roughest and longest award seasons with what seems like half of the men in Hollywood creeping out of the woodwork with their sexual allegations against the very women and men they work with. The whole thing seems so disingenuous. It just won’t be the same but hopefully if they do get charged and punished, the smiles on these talented women won’t be forced. Shame.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I think she looks great, I would actually love the dress if It didn’t have just the one sleeve.

    I love Amy, I think she is my favorite actress, and one of my favorite people in Hollywood. I have no doubt that she will win a well-deserved Oscar sooner or later.

  9. tracking says:

    She was for sure robbed of a nom for Arrival.

  10. ArchieGoodwin says:

    I think a lot of people get Science Fiction confused with Sci Fi action. They are 2 different genres, IMO.

    Pure Science Fiction is exactly what The Arrival was, and like Interstellar. Close Encounters.

    Sci Fi action is Aliens, Predator, like that. Star Wars.

    So people go in expecting action, but it’s real Science Fiction.

    • ArchieGoodwin says:

      sorry, my point was that it might be why she didn’t get a nod for The Arrival. People tend to underappreciate true Science Fiction.

  11. Huh says:

    I flove Amy Adams. And Tom Hanks should be ashamed- there is so much smug wrongness packed into his comment.

  12. LittlefishMom says:

    Love love love her. She looks beautiful.

  13. kathleen says:

    Amy is one of the “good ones” and I love her so much. Arrival was such a quiet movie but the ending made me so deeply emotional that I just started crying uncontrollably in the theater. I think it was because I had just had a miscarriage and so the message of being willing to take that risk for love hit me so hard. I have not cried that hard in a movie for so long. The moment that got me was when they show her in the hospital and the baby is being handed to her. Amy just played it with such sincerity and truth that I just lost it.

    The color of the dress is stunning to me. I don’t love the sleeve but I commend her for trying something different. She has such a fantastic body that I prefer her in those fitted plunging dresses she likes so much but I can sort of get not thinking that that kind of look is appropriate for an event where you are being honored like this. So much of Hollywood is still so conservative.

    Tom Hanks is a legend but I’ve been letdown recently by a few interviews I’ve read from him. As “nice” as he may be he still comes off at times like just another out of touch white male baby boomer. It’s depressing. I was actually surprised that no one affiliated with the DCEU came out to honor Amy or even sent a video? Henry Cavill has made 3 movies with her now. Gal Gadot and her are very close. justice League opens this week. I don’t know… I guess I thought maybe Henry would at least congratulate her given how kind she has always been to him. Maybe I’ve assuming Cavill has more class than he does.

  14. Pandy says:

    I really like her dress – one sleeve and appliques included. It’s very classy and the color is gorgeous.

  15. Ozogirl says:

    It would be perfect if it didn’t have a sleeve!

  16. Coolio says:

    I have loved her since Junebug. I love her!! I want to be her!!