Emily Blunt in Prada at the Critics’ Choice Awards: boring & safe?

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

I’ve been low-key watching the course-correction for Emily Blunt’s Oscar campaign over the past month. I’m not even sure that Disney believed in Blunt’s performance in Mary Poppins Returns to really put some money and effort behind her, at least for awards. Disney obviously wanted the film to do well financially, but I get the feeling there were people at Disney who were sort of surprised that Emily got nominated for anything. There’s just a feeling of Emily going “oh, you mean I have to attend all of these awards shows? I guess I’ll get some dresses last-minute.” This Prada gown feels like something she chose because she only realized on Saturday that she’d have to go to the Critics Choice. Kind of boring, and not really her style.

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

Emmy Rossum’s Ralph Lauren look appeals to me because it’s SO ‘90s. The thick velvet, the pale skin, the too-tight hair, the dark lipstick, the choker necklace. I thought this was the height of sophistication in 1995. The dress itself is great – I love velvet, even though this feels a bit Christmas-y. I think her styling could use some help though.

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

Sandra Oh in Prabal Gurung – the simple dress was overshadowed by Sandra’s big hair. My hair looks like this when I go to sleep with wet hair, but my hair can’t keep a curl to save its life. So I’m jealous that Sandra gets to experiment with wild, curly hair, even if it doesn’t look great.

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

Laura Harrier in Louis Vuitton – very pretty, simple, not crazy. I’m shocked this is LV, honestly.

24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

I feel like so many people forget that one year ago, Allison Janney was doing the rounds as part of her ultimately successful Oscar campaign. Chica has an Oscar! No one remembers that. So she’s making the rounds this year as a victory lap. She wore this Alberta Ferretti jumpsuit thing which… looks comfortable and cool.

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

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  1. josephine says:

    Love Laura’s dress. It looks so light and pretty, but also elegant.

    Can’t make up my mind about Emily’s dress. It fits beautifully and I do think it’s pretty but maybe it’s washing her out a bit? I think I’m being thrown by her unflattering hair color.

    But Allison Janey for the win here! Who knew a jumpsuit with a cape-like cover could look so cool? She’s definitely working it.

    • The Rickest Rick says:

      Yep, Janney for the win, I adore it!!! I love and envy how she dresses for her height. There’s so much cool stuff you can only pull off if you are tall and willowy!

      • Ronaldinhio says:

        Janney’s Was the best of the night.

        Blunt looked like a bargain bin prom dress and her hair and skin tone are still working against each other.

        Sandra Oh looked nice but ordinary

        Laura’s dress and Laura are beautiful but it felt too old on her for me

  2. Mia4s says:

    The blonde hair is not working on Emily. I hope that’s for a role and not a permanent thing.

    “Chica has an Oscar! No one remembers that.”

    That’s how it goes with awards season. Months of DRAMA! …CAMPAIGNING! ….EXCITEMENT!… and ten minutes later no one cares. 🤷‍♀️

    • Kitten says:

      It looks awful. People always say that she has naturally light hair–ok fine, but her natural hair color doesn’t suite her. Crazy how much of a difference hair color can make. She was stunning as a brunette and for some odd reason, very forgettable as a blonde.

      • lucy2 says:

        Yes, sometimes the natural color isn’t the best. Emily is beautiful but much more striking as a brunette. Same with Amy Adams and her red hair, I believe she’s really a blonde too, and possibly Emma Stone also?

      • SK says:

        I so agree, I have no idea why she had had her hair so blonde for so long – brown hair suits her so much better.
        The pink eyeshadow here is doing her no favours also

    • Steff says:

      Sadly, I think she dyes it blonde by personal choice.

  3. xdanix says:

    I think Emily’s dress is pretty… but something about the styling of it, with the makeup and hair, just isn’t working for me. I know she’s a natural blonde, but I just keep thinking back to her Critic’s Choice win in 2015 and thinking how amazing this look would have been with THAT hair colour.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    Laura’s is gorgeous.
    Emily’s is fine, it’s not super exciting but it’s a minor event compared to others, I think it suits her well for it.

  5. Erinn says:

    Ugh the photo with her mouth open she looks like someone playing a bored, jerk of an evil step mother or something. It’s not a bad gown, but it’s not good either.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    So many white outfits….so dull.

    Part of Emily’s problem is the blonde hair that she just does not look great in. She needs to give her hair a break and go back to her natural brunette.

    With the exception of the extreme plunge neckline, which is a trend that needs to stop, I loved Emmy’s gown. Gorgeous color and the lip is a little gothy, but considering how meh so many gowns/outfits have been so far this awards season, I’ll take it.

    • Kitten says:

      Her hair is naturally light brown/blondish. She looks best as a deep brunette IMO–complements her skin tone and makes her eyes pop.

  7. maria s says:

    Emily’s dress is safe but it’s pretty. Allison Janney looks very elegant.

  8. Darla says:

    Rossum’s entire look is pure perfection to me. Love it.

  9. Flying fish says:

    Laura is beautiful.
    Emmy, should not have worn a necklace.

  10. Lucy says:

    Laura always seems to get the best LVs. Not a bad thing at all, she’s stunning and wears them well. This one is lovely.

  11. Kitten says:

    Laura looks amazing.

  12. manta says:

    Emily going “oh, you mean I have to attend all of these awards shows? I

    I’m pretty sure she’s doing it more (or as much as ) for A Quiet place than for Mary Poppins at this point, so yeah It think she genuinely cares. Didn’t the flick collect any bling last night?
    Makes sense to hustle for what is largely perceived ast the couple’s baby.

  13. Vanessa says:

    I can’t even see Emily’s dress because I’m so distracted by her dreadful makeup.

  14. Scal says:

    I love Sandra Oh-but I don’t know if those bangs work with her curly hair.

  15. Kerfuffle says:

    Not sure where the idea that Emily doesn’t want to be there comes from – she has been hustling hard for both Mary Poppins and especially Quiet Place. They just did the big Hollywood Reporter cover story, and Emily is out there. Disney initially had huge Oscar hopes for Mary Poppins, but the problem was that the movie wasn’t the hit it needs to be to justify even more $$$ being sunk into an awards campaign.

  16. DIFF says:

    Emily Blunt is giving off some serious Kate Winslet vibes with that dress and hair! I did a double take.

  17. Ms Petit says:

    When I saw the photo of Sandra Oh, my first thought was “She’s the Asian woman with the AH-mazing hair!”

  18. sequinedheart says:

    I looooove Allison Janney’s outfit. She looks like a winner (cuz she is) who is now able to really relax and enjoy the award season.
    Emmy Rossum looks like a vamp kween and I love it.

  19. MoxRox says:

    I will never understand some white women’s commitment to being blonde, even if blonde makes them look terrible and sickly. This include celebrities and some real life friends. I will simply never understand it.

  20. YesImHere says:

    I think Emily’s dress is gorgeous. It hits the right notes of both elegance and being under-stated.

  21. Ai says:

    I love Sandra O’s hair – so jealous.

  22. jay says:

    Can whoever is telling Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, and John Krasinski that they can be smouldering action heroes please STOP?! I’m assuming it’s the same one, lying agent.

  23. Anare says:

    Sandra Oh’s big hair style hides her beautiful face. I also don’t like that hair style with that dress either. The dress is so elegant, a sleek hair style would have been better.