Diane Kruger & Norman Reedus became red-carpet official at the Critics Choice Awards

23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hanger

Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus made their “red carpet debut” as a couple at last night Critics Choice Awards. To be fair, Reedus and Kruger have been on red carpets together before, when they worked together several years ago, in what was likely the beginning of their affair. But ever since Diane and Joshua Jackson broke up, Diane and Norman have been together and they’ve been easing their way into official-coupledom status. I think this was probably smart, to make their first red-carpet appearance at a low-key awards show. That being said, Norman Reedus really brings out the worst in her, sartorially. This Vera Wang dress is bad. Every part of this dress looks like an afterthought.

The 23th Annual Critics Choice Awards Arrivals

The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

Kate Bosworth in Brock Collection. This dress is a nightmare, my God. It’s like the ugliest wedding gown in the world had a baby with the biggest doily in the world and that baby had a stupid ruffle.

23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hanger

23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hanger

Speaking of ugly-ass doilies, check out Allison Williams’ Dolce & Gabbana gown. First of all… at some point, actresses need to stop wearing Dolce & Gabbana. They are problematic people/designers. Second of all, what the hell was her stylist thinking???

23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hanger

Yara Shahidi in Giambattista Valli. Ugly dress, beautiful girl.

The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

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  1. OSTONE says:

    Sea of fug dresses and horrible styling.

    • INeedANap says:

      I actually like Shahidi’s dress. She looks like a hippie mystic in 1978. She is young enough to make it work.

      Everyone else needs to throw their dresses in a trash fire (although I love the chainmail detail on Bosworth’s dress, only because I love chainmail).

    • Amy says:

      I went “oh no!” when I saw all the dresses. I don’t like being such a negative Nancy in all my comments, but I hated everything here again! Diane’s skirt looked like a terry cloth beach cover-up.

      The middle two were bad—just too much extra crap tacked on, especially with dress #3, which seemed to be like a sampler of all the possible techniques one could use on a dress: sheer, mismatched colors, random embellishments, lace, extra crap tacked on.

      I liked the color of Yara’s dress. I generally love her fun, youthful, risky style. I didn’t hate her dress like I hated the other three, but I didn’t really like it either.

    • velourazure says:

      That was one painful ugly dress post.

  2. SM says:

    Ugh. I just can’t with Reedus. I feel like if I was sitted close to him (like there is a chance i hell I ever would, but) the evening would be ruined for me. I would be overwhelmed by urge to try to brush his hair.

    • Kimma1216 says:

      UEA, Joan hair looks like a really bad toupe…

    • JaneDoesWork says:

      YESS! Same. I think it’d just whip out my travel size dry shampoo and go to town!!

      • Ankhel says:

        You are a brave, brave woman. I wouldn’t care for the fight
        (- It’s for your own good!
        -Noooo, it burns us, it buurns, my precioussss! ), nor for the flea bath afterwards.

    • Tw says:

      I feel like I would get fleas if I got too close to him.

    • Anastasia says:

      Yeah, and he must dye that ish. His face looks way too old for that hair color, if that makes sense.

      • NameChange says:

        Very bad dye job. Just for men? I don’t think a stylist would color hair that badly.

      • Kelly says:

        When TWD started he had sandy blonde hair. So much more flattering. How someone could maintain a chocolate brown dye in the zombie apocalypse is beyond me.

    • Boston Green Eyes says:

      Worried about your hair? I’d be looking into antibiotics or a tetanus shot, lol.

      • Nikki says:

        ha, ha, love your comment. I thought I was shallow for thinking they look like Beauty and the Beast…

    • Millenial says:

      Yes. I feel like he used to be hot? But in the last few years he’s really tanked.

    • Saro says:

      He looks like he slithered out of the sewers

      • Seraphina says:

        Yes I agree with you and Milla too.

        I feel like I need to bathe just looking at him and then I thought: why is Diane with HIM? But she too has lost her spark. She looks lost, like a deer in headlights.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Sometimes someone’s inside shows on the outside.
      Can’t stand him. He looks like he should be cooking up a batch in a meth lab with Steve Bannon.

      • Ankhel says:

        Hahaha, spot on. He would wear a track suit, big glasses perhaps, and on the weekend he and Bannon dissolves nosy people in Bannon’s bathtub.

        “Gotta keep Diane in pretty dresses.”

      • magnoliarose says:

        Oh yes.
        The FBI needs to take apart the plumbing and swab for residual DNA. They could close the books on some Missing Person cases.

    • Alexis says:

      The Norman hate annoys me. If you ever watch an interview with him or watch his “Ride with Norman Reedus” show….he is the coolest, nicest guy.

      • Nancy says:

        Don’t worry Alexis, I’m sure he’s not. He and Andrew Lincoln are the one and two most popular characters on WD. He has over three million twitter followers, so I’m guessing the 66 comments here are to be expected. The hate is real though. Yipes.

      • ab says:

        yeah, the negative comments are a little extra given that by all accounts he’s a nice guy and good to fans, does a lot of make-a-wish type stuff. and he’s a cat person, which is a win in my book. his walking dead styling is not attractive to me at all but he’s not bad looking when he’s all cleaned up.

      • brooksie says:

        I met him at an event a few years ago and he was one of the most humble, down to earth guys I’ve ever met.

      • ReturnoftheMac says:

        Me too. I’ve actually met him. He’s awesome in person and smells like soap. He goes to Savannah a lot and all of my friends who’ve delt with him in the service industry have nothing but nice things to say.

      • Nicole Savannah, GA says:

        I had to take back my Norman dislike. He and Dave Chappelle were in Savannah for the Ride show and they were unbelievably nice.
        And your name floods my mind with awesome memories!

      • Kelly says:

        He seems like such a great guy, but people have been souring on Daryl, which makes them sour on Norman. I do think he continually needs a good hair wash, in character and reality. A nice haircut to see his eyes would be nice, too. I think Norman is very much a character actor, and I hope that’s why he keeps this look outside of filming.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      I very much like Diane’s dress actually, but his hair …

    • Veronica says:

      I would want to take out a Wet One and start wiping him down. He looks filthy.

      • Jayna says:

        Where in the world do you get that? His hair is clean and styled on the red carpet. His face is obviously washed and has makeup on for photo-ops, dressed nice. How in the word does he look filthy on the red carpet? More like your bias is showing.

    • Samab says:

      The hair the hair!what the hell I would never let him go out like this….

      • SJhere says:

        Exactly. Who lets him go to a big award show looking like he doesn’t take a shower or shampoo?

        I know his hair for TWD show but, honest to God, would it kill him to get a trim and regularly shampoo in the off season?

        Even on TWD, they have made runs to get supplies and yet no one ever shapes up his hair? And dye job? Uh, yeah! I’ve done a better dye job on my hair at home with a box of Clairol from Walmart.


      • Jayna says:

        @SJhere: I must be blind. He looks clean and clean hair and put together on the red carpet. What are some of you seeing? “Looking like he doesn’t take a shower?” What the?
        His dye job is no worse than all of the other Hollywood guys.

  3. Babs says:

    Diane’s dress is not so bad, seeing the rest of the post. Kate’s dress… I don’t even have a word for this.

  4. LizLemonGotMarried says:

    The gowns are terrible and Norman Reedus just looks like the kind of guy who is derogatory about all his exes. Not saying he IS, just… that’s what I pick up from him.

    • Astrid says:


    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      I love messy, roughed-up guys, but I just can’t with his hair. If he wants it long, and I love long locks, it needs new styling. Bad.

      • T.Fanty says:

        He’s one set of lowlights away from being Gross Keith Urban.

      • LizLemonGotMarried says:

        My better half has gorgeous, salt and pepper waves, and he just cut off his hair after having it collar length and wavy. Honestly, he walked in and my jaw hit the floor. I had forgotten how HOT he looks with a very defined cut. Reedus needs to do something other than just part it and let it hang like Snape.

      • ElleC says:

        @T. Fanty … YES! If he’s going to look this bad, they should commit and lean into the Urban / Kidman cosplay as a couple.

      • Millenial says:

        I was getting Mutant Keith Urban vibes too! If Keith Urban didn’t shave and shower for weeks, he would look like Norman Reedus.

      • Nikki says:

        HAD to respond to LizLemon: congrats on your man getting his hair cut and looking smoking hot! SO many middle aged men look terrible with straggly hair, and great when it’s cut; I wish I could take scissors to so many of them…

      • LizLemonGotMarried says:

        Thanks Nikki! I was drooling over him-We’ve been together 10 years and I was still like OMG, hottie! When he walked in. 😀 I think he’s quite enjoyed it.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Yeah, Liz, I love my husband’s hair, and he used to wear it long but it is medium now, and I like it that way. He has worn it short, and it shows off his face, and he looks good, but I just love his thick loose curls too much. Plus our kids love to play in it. Lol A few years ago he had shorter cut I liked, but I like it longish best.

  5. Hh says:

    That description of Kate Bosworth’s dress is hilarious and on point.

    And I don’t dislike Yara Shahidi’s dress, but I wish there was more playful and youthful styling of the overall look. Perhaps a top knot bun?

  6. Truthful says:

    She looks miserable with him, like something is off.

    And dude should ditch the hair dye this is starting to look crazy ridiculous

  7. Unmade_bed says:

    We may all disagree on ideals and such, but can we at least agree that Norman Reidus is heinous looking? Anyone who thinks otherwise has definitively bad taste. I’m taking a stand on this!

    • Alexandria says:

      I dunno man, I’m not a fan of him but I was staring at the pic above and picturing him with a shaved or buzz cut. I think that would bring out a chiselled kinda pretty face. But agreed he looks absolutely heinous with that hair.

    • Esmom says:

      I think he’s good looking but he clearly tries hard not to look pretty or conventionally handsome in any way.

  8. Renee2 says:

    Can men please stop wearing turtlenecks under blazers??? I hate that look. Stylists for Norman Reedus and Colin Kaepernick, take note.

    I don’t mind the style of Yara Shahidi’s dress, I just hate don’t like the colour or the material.

  9. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Lmao at these dresses. The Bosworth mess looks like it comes with its own baby sling for those ambitious new mommies jonesing for red carpets and copious amounts of lace.

  10. lightpurple says:

    Was there a Refashion an Ugly Tablecloth challenge on Project Runway?

  11. MostlyMegan says:

    When men like Norman Reedus have a grey beard and perfectly brown hair (without even a streak of grey) it is so obvious that they dye their hair and I just imagine them in the hairdressers chair with all that foil on their head and it’s so not sexy.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      While I do think Reedus dyes his hair – probably for his role on The Walking Dead, a man can have grey in his beard and not in his hair.

    • Lexter says:

      That’s a bit sexist. Why can’t men dye their hair?

  12. Who ARE these people? says:

    Why doesn’t she look happy or at least happier with Reedus than with Jackson?

  13. dttimes2 says:

    Diane looks like she would after i attack her for touching my man…..her dress looks like it fell down ?? #DarylForever

  14. DiligentDiva says:

    I still can’t believe she left Joshua Jackson for Norman Reedus, what a downgrade. He’s so ugly and just has such a bad track relationship wise (Didn’t he date that 19 year old at one point). I believe it took him forever to really commit to her, he claimed they weren’t seeing each other when they truly were.
    I don’t get why women leave decent men for a-holes like Reedus.

    • Truthful says:

      “I don’t get why women leave decent men for a-holes like Reedus.”

      Personal issues, low self esteem whatever can make the bad reality the only imagine for themselves real. A sad but pandemic situation. Too many women do this to themselves because deep down they believe they aren’t worthy.

    • ElleC says:

      To be fair, Joshua Jackson always struck me as someone who had a problem with alcohol and gambling… he gives low-key-Matthew-Perry-Ben-Affleck vibes.

      Also, Reedus is killing his rumpled bad boy look with that Keith-Urban-wig of a dye job. Come on, man! It’s off-putting and off-brand!

    • Boston Green Eyes says:

      In the words of Nancy Kerrigan, “WHY, WHY, WHY??!!”

      So many women settle for men that are obviously beneath them. Some have low self-esteem and some have a common malady between them like alcoholism and/or drug addiction. “Water seeks its own level” and all that.

    • Whoopsy Daisy says:

      Every article I read about Norman says he’s a total sweetheart. I don’t know anything about Joshua though, he might be one too.

    • Bluenoser says:

      She was unhappy in her relationship and he gave her attention while working together. Isn’t that how all great love stories start? Or not.

  15. NOLA says:

    I can’t with them. All I can think is “poor Joshua Jackson.”

  16. Tat says:

    I look at Norman and always thinks he is needing a shower and that has to comb his hair.

  17. Lucy says:

    Diane’s dress is definitely not great, but I don’t think it’s tragic, either. It’s simply…meh. I do love her styling, though, and have been thinking about getting a similar haircut.

    • Esmom says:

      Her hair looks cute. I think she was trying to be edgy and fashion forward with the dress and she failed, lol.

  18. Mia4s says:

    Critics Choice Awards are so funny. A B-level that all the A-listers are forced to attend…and the C-listers manage to score tickets too. Some of the fashion last night was D-list at best. Hilarious.

  19. L84Tea says:

    Kate Bosworth’s dress looks as if she is wearing a slim dress and tried to put a toddler’s fancy party dress over her and it got stuck at her waist.

  20. Anastasia says:

    OMG those dresses. My eyes hurt. Williams’s dress is, I think, the absolute worst. GRAY AND BROWN?

  21. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    He’s not too bad here – have seen him look worse. His party lifestyle has def caught up with him, he has that ‘rough party’ look about him that’s not very sexy.

  22. susiecue says:

    How does Alison Williams still manage to look twee wearing that? LOL

    Norman Reedus’ hair/hair dye situation really irritates me. Dude needs to at least switch to Touch of Gray or something because the sharp, bright brown against his rugged face/gray facial hair just isn’t selling. Also the way he always has it so carefully framing his face…just no.

  23. Nikki says:

    ” It’s like the ugliest wedding gown in the world had a baby with the biggest doily in the world and that baby had a stupid ruffle.” KAISER, you are the pithiest, most hilarious writer. I love starting my day with your observations, thank you.

  24. Valiantly Varnished says:

    The reason why Diane’s style has taken a plunge is because of Reedus. Think about it: Joshua Jackson was into fashion and he always looks natty and well tailored and groomed. Now she’s dating a guy who looks like he never washes his hair and whose suit is ill-fitting. Couples often match each other’s sartorial vibes.

    • Bluenoser says:

      Diane is the one who got JJ into fashion. He matched her level of style, with her help, obvs. They’ve both told stories about her throwing his pre-Diane clothes, sneakers, etc in the garbage.

      Norman’s been in the fashion world for decades, and still looks like…well this. Maybe she decided he can’t be fashion rehabilitated, and decided to go grunge. It’s not a great look for her, doesn’t fit. She needs to be a fashion goddess please.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Norman was a model and with 90s supermodel and Nylon co-founder Helena Christensen. I do not know why he chooses to look like this. He can still be in character and clean up for the red carpet, and his hair doesn’t have to look like it was marinated in milk chocolate. I am sure it isn’t in his contract.

  25. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    I will never understand Reedus’ appeal. Diane looks okay, but the dress is somehow messy. Maybe it’s her hair? Her posture? I don’t know, but she definitely looked better with Joshua.

  26. Oh. My. God.
    He looks like LeeAnn Rimes slipped on a cheap black wig to sneak onto the set of one of Eddie’s shoots.

  27. Sarah says:

    Kate’s dress was definitely the worst, it’s too much for my eyes I can’t even look at it properly without trying to decipher what’s going on over there.

    I liked Diane’s dress, although I still think she lost her mojo. I liked Norman’s style too, it’s just that he’s not handsome anymore so it doesn’t matter what he wears, it’s always weird. About the couple, I just can’t buy it. He took ages to come out with her, denied her when they were obviously together, and still seems as if he doesn’t want to fully commit and I wonder why she settles for that. I don’t understand women sometimes.

  28. Monsy says:

    I’m sorry but everytime i see this couple i can’t help thinking: why would anyone would leave joshua jackson for norman reedus?!
    I guess i’ll never get it. Probably the sex is great.

    Also, Diane is the living proof that #fashionkarma is real. 😜

  29. Ginger says:

    I am not loving this sparkly prairie nonsense that we keep seeing on the red carpet.

  30. Bluenoser says:

    You know, I thought when Diane and Joshua Jackson broke up, he’d be the one to move down a level in style. Looks like it’s Diane, surprisingly. Her non red carpet look these days is grunge, and that’s putting a nice spin on it. Matching Norman I suppose.

  31. themumy says:

    Her fashion choices have been really bad lately, but I’m loving her hair. It looks great on her.

  32. ReturnoftheMac says:

    You know I’m pretty disgusted by the comments on this post. If men were making these types of comments about an actress y’all would be up in arms. Because it’s a guy that somehow makes it ok? Disappointing.

    Sometimes I really agree with this community and sometimes y’all are the worst.

    • Elizabeth says:

      So much this. Norman is by all accounts a nice, generous man and people are judging him solely by his looks. Which have to be a certain way for an acting role. It’s terrible.

    • Polly says:

      +1 Retunofthemac. The comments on his looks are appalling.

    • Kim says:

      Exactly. If we were all sitting here tearing apart a woman for how old her face looks, for instance, it would not be okay. I’ve never heard a bad word about him from fans (including some of my own personal friends) who’ve met him, people who’ve worked with him, his exes, etc. He does a lot with charity, he’s very generous with his time and it’s pretty gross to see someone so nice getting raked over the coals for what he looks like.

  33. NEENA ZEE says:

    Diane’s fashion choices used to be untouchable, unparalleled… and she looked great in everything. I think she’s lost her style mojo.

  34. Dissa says:

    I actually like Diane Kruger’s dress as well as Alison Williams!

  35. A Fan says:

    Facially, Diane looks better here than she has in awhile. She should wear a side part more often. She looks rested and relaxed. The dress is strange though – it’s like two unrelated dresses in one? I don’t particularly like it.

    One thing stands out to me. She has bare arms/back/shoulders/chest and he is completely covered up (including a turtle neck). I see often on the red carpet. How do these women not get cold???


  36. Kelly says:

    I was hoping that Joshua Jackson would hook up with co-star Ruth Wilson after the break, but I was disappointed. They have wonderful chemistry on screen.

  37. Sara says:

    Diane looks amazing IMO. Why are Normans eyes always so puffy?