Nicole Kidman in structural Armani at the Critics’ Choice Awards: messy or fine?

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

Life is nothing more than a Nicole Kidman Awards Season. Kidman Awards Seasons are forever – they are always happening, and she is always enjoying herself. Nicole had about 23 films out in 2018, and so she’s being nominated here and there for various performances. So every single weekend, Nicole attends like five different events. Not every look is going to be a winner. While Nicole was on-trend for the night (so many black-and-white dresses, my God), this Armani was just kind of…meh. I like that she went structural, but it still wasn’t that interesting. Her hair was a mess too.

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

Claire Foy in Balmain – she won some special award for all of her work in TV and film, and she seemed slightly embarrassed to be there. I like that she just kept it simple with this jumpsuit ensemble.

The 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards

I appreciate that there are several actors who are mixing it up sartorially this awards season. Timothee Chalamet is one, and Rami Malek is another. Rami isn’t just doing the standard dark-suits for low-key awards shows. Now, he’s showing off his dandy side. I like this pale Givenchy suit on him, but I think it might have looked better with a regular tie, rather than the bow tie.

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

I’m so glad Rami’s girlfriend and costar Lucy Boynton saved money by recycling her grandma’s shower curtain. This dress is Gucci. At least she stood out in the sea of black-and-white dresses, I guess.

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

Elizabeth Olsen in a velvet Alexandre Vauthier cocktail dress- I was surprised we didn’t see more short cocktail dresses at the Critics Choice, and this is a good one. It’s simple and I hope she gets to keep it, because she can wear it to anything. The problem here is her hair – some women can pull off the bangs and fringe, and some can’t.

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    I like Nicole’s dress but not her hairstyle. Rami looks good.

    • meh says:

      i like how Rami and Lucy’s outfits had the same color palette. sorta like when you coordinate with your prom date.

      • Esmom says:

        I liked that, too. And I actually like her dress. Her hair and makeup looks lovely, too. Unlike Kidman’s.

        Olsen looks really uncomfortable in her dress. It’s ok but I’m not a fan of the shoulder pads.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      I love the dress and messy hair – the only option with something so structured.
      I thought she was a high point

  2. Millennial says:

    For some reason I thought I read Rami and Lucy broke up. But now I’ve googled it and can’t find anything.

  3. Reid Boultbee says:

    That’s not Balmain on Claire Foy it’s Hedi Silmane for Celine. It’s been posted to Celine’s insta already

  4. Erinn says:

    I honestly don’t hate any of them – not even Lucy’s. It’s weird, but I sort of like the effect.

    Nicole’s reminds me of a calla lily or something.

    I might have liked Rami’s more with a colored shirt, or a regular tie – alternatively a more quirky bow tie. If you’re going to go bow tie, you might as well really amp it up.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    Is Elizabeth Olsen working on a Lee Grant or Faye Dunaway biopic?

  6. grabbyhands says:

    Man, Nicole Kidman always seemed to have such great red carpet sense and these days it is really hit and miss.

    Lucy Boynton doesn’t just look like she’s wearing grandma’s flower curtain, she looks like she picked the one that went through the wash a few too times.

  7. Ranter says:

    She had TWENTY THREE films out in 2018? Really? Is that a typo?

    • Mia4s says:

      It’s a joke. 😉 But in all seriousness between films and TV series, she’s had at least ten projects out in the last two years.

      • Ranter says:

        Phew. For a second there I was like…how did I miss twenty three films that had one actor? Brain is clearly still off on NYE holiday. Thanks!

  8. Katie says:

    Omg I thought that was Rashida Jones! Would not have recognized Elizabeth Olsen

  9. BaronSamedi says:

    I simply cannot with Nicole’s face. Her work is distracting in anything she has done in the past ten years or more and I don’t understand why she gets awards for her acting. I am never able to get immersed in her characters because I get distracted by the strangeness of her face. Also how does a woman with access to the best hair stylists in the world still walk around with hair this fried?

  10. Lace says:

    Like Nicole’s dress and I think she’s got 3 movies out now ~ Aquaman, The Upside and Destroyer. But her Supporting Actress nom from Critics Choice was for her performance in Boy Erased.

  11. MoaningMama says:

    It reminds me of a vagina – I really have nothing more to add.

    • jan90067 says:

      OMG now I can’t unsee that! lolol. Reminds me of the statue Marie carved on “Everybody Loves Raymond”! 😂😂😂

  12. Notanotherpostcard says:

    Elizabeth Olsen looks so much like Sissy Spacek. That nose!

  13. Darla says:

    I think Nicole looks amazing, I dont get all of the snark.

  14. tw says:

    Can we stop pretending that Rami and Lucy are dating?

  15. CheckThatPrivilege says:

    I love Nicole Kidman’s dress and the contrast of her less-structured hair with it. She’s really had staying power, and I admire her for it.

  16. Other Renee says:

    I love Nicole’s dress. We need to accept that she insists on the Botox look and since it isn’t keeping her from getting work, she’ll continue on this path forever.

  17. minx says:

    Rami looks adorable as always.

  18. mtam says:

    Wow i’m surprised at myself that i disagree with most of these takes. I find Rami’s gf dress hideous too, but i think Rami’s bow tie brings something slightly playful to an otherwise boring grey suit.

    I think Nicole looks happy and less harsh and cold than she normally does on red carpets and I hope she keeps experimenting with softer hairstyles like that.

    and everyone else looks great. I hate the bangs though, too long.

  19. Themummy says:

    I’m in the minority here, but I hate Nicole’s dress, but LOVE her makeup and hair. Her eye makeup is gorg and I think the messy hair with it kind of looks vintage bombshell. It almost seems sort of Bardot-esque to me. I especially love the eye makeup. That dress, though…calla lily fug.

  20. Eden75 says:

    Bow ties are cool….. 😎😎

  21. Shutterbug says:

    I like Lucy Boynton’s look. Liked her look at the Globes too – she has a young, fun style.

    What is going on with Lizzie Olssn? She looks aged, tweaked, and like she stepped right out of the ’80′s!

  22. Desolee says:

    Her hair looks nice to me. The whole look is nice, the hair compliments the dress. Her shade of blonde is good here

  23. boredblond says:

    Yeah, the structured dress was begging for hair up, and some dramatic black earrings..Kidman used to be reliable glam, but now she’s hit and miss.

  24. hnmmom says:

    Nicole has got to stop with the light blonde hair. It washes her out and makes her look older.

  25. minx says:

    I just don’t know why she thinks her hair and makeup look good. Her hair is too light, her eyebrows too dark, way too much Botox. All I see is her forehead.

  26. jan90067 says:

    Agreed. Dress is GORGEOUS, and gorgeous on her, but damn, that hair!! Looks like a fried mess, and is a color you’d get if you bleached your own hair over the kitchen sink! I don’t know why she doesn’t get some low-lights to make it multi-tonal and add some dimension. It’s a no-brainer!

    I’d have loved Claire’s look if she wore the bottom half as pants, with a great man’s shirt tied/tucked (a lá Sharon Stone – with that lilac skirt). Not loving the one shouldered, diamanté look. But her makeup and hair are lovely.

    Lucy.. just … no. No.

    Elizabeth Olsen… put the “girls” away. The same V-neck, without the overly wide neck would’ve been a lot sexier. I don’t know about anyone else, but I am SO TIRED of seeing women’s breasts showing in almost every dress. Yes, we know you have great boobs. Now, put them away. SO many other ways to look “sexy”. And agreed, that hair is a mess.

    Rami’s suit is great, and agree about the tie. He almost looks like the old “Good Humor Man” who drives the ice cream trucks around the neighborhoods in the summer. Love Rami, and glad he’s going a bit different than the others.

  27. Rosie says:

    Yes!!! to all that Minx but for me it’s the brows that I can still see with my eyes shut.

  28. Kebbie says:

    @Hnmmom I think she’s going grey, it’s easier to mask with blonde hair