Angela Bassett in Jenny Packham at the Critics’ Choice Awards: one of the best looks?

Angela Bassett is 60 and I have to look that up every time I cover her. She always brings it on the red carpet and we appreciate that so much. Angela was in Jenny Packham, in a white dress with a sheer overlay featuring lines of silver sequins. On anyone else this might not look as good but she is perfection. Look at her makeup it’s just spot on with that cat eye and nude lip. I would have liked to see more women from Black Panther last night but I think they knew the Critics Choice Awards would be skippable, and they were.


Also, I just learned that she has been married to Courtney B Vance since 1997! I didn’t realize how long they’ve been together.

Anna Paquin was also in Jenny Packham, in an emerald v-neck gown with ribbon detailing and sheer loose sleeves. This is ok. I mean it’s not the worst and it’s not the best. Maybe on Angela Bassett I would like it more. I miss Anna and Stephen Moyer together. They’re both on separate series now. They were so hot on True Blood, I loved that trashy show.



Maggie Gyllenhaal was in light gold Prada, in a dress which fit her beautifully but had weird folded fabric sleeves. Maggie and her husband, Peter Sarsgaard (I always want to call him Peter Skarsgard like he’s Swedish), look fine in these photos but they seemed annoyed with each other during their red carpet interview. They said it was nice to get away from cold New York city.




Yalitza Aparicio of Roma got the better Prada, a light pink gown with delicate gathering, soft pleats and a thin train. She looks lovely. Yalitza was nominated for Best Actress, which went to Glenn Close and Lady Gaga (sideeye). She’s only 25, this is her first role, and she has a graduate degree in preschool education. I just learned most of that from Wiki Roma won so much last night including Best Picture, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and Best Cinematography. I’m going to watch it on Netflix this week!



Finally here’s Judy Greer in one of the weirder looks of the night. She was in a busy print multicolor Reem Acra with ridiculous puffy sleeves. Her face says it all. This looks like something made for Emily Blunt which she passed on.



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  1. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I much prefer Anna’s dress to Angela’s. The overlay on Angela’s dress sits weird and the dress overall does nothing for her. Maggie’s dress looked like it wanted to be a retro flapper dress but didn’t quite make it. I like the sleeves. I should hate Judy Greer’s dress but I don’t. I kinda love it.

  2. teehee says:

    Maybe jenny jut generally doesnt know her clients…. I always gasp when Kat shows up with her “no waist” dresses/coats but this is now appearing on anyone who wears her stuff. If its not figure flattering please modify the waistline somehow so these women stop looking so flat/rectangular! Just very not flattering midrifs…..

  3. Mrs. Peel says:

    The sleeves on Maggie’s dress are what makes it interesting – love it.

  4. Audrey says:

    I just saw Roma in the theater over the weekend. If you can, see it on the big screen. It is such a wonderful, slow simmering movie. The cinematography is awesome. Don’t expect a lot of action, it’s a slow burn.

  5. Mia4s says:

    Roma is wonderful. Make sure you have time to give it your full attention, and some time to sit with it after. Absolutely the best movie I saw last year.

    I’m never sure about Maggie and Peter. They could stay together 30 years and I wouldn’t be stunned….they could announce a separation tomorrow and have a acrimonious divorce and I wouldn’t be stunned. Who knows?

  6. BigGirl says:

    Love Roma and hope Yalitza wins. (beautiful name too).
    It seems that all these outfitsand hairstyles should be swapped among this group. I think Bassestt would look better in green and both Paquin and Bassett look better with Maggie’s short hair. Sorry fan of 911 and love Angela’s short hair, this wig also makes it look like she’s messing with her face.
    I like Maggie’s dress especially color on Yalitaz

  7. lucy2 says:

    Angela and Anna look great. I like Maggie’s but don’t love the sleeves.
    I don’t care for Yalitza’s or Judy’s.

  8. Adr1s says:

    It is probably unintentional but anna is giving me major X-men Rogue vibes with that shade of green and that X on the front, even the sleeves I could relate them to the X-men evolution cartoon where Rogue was wearing a green long sleeved sheer blouse

  9. Jadedone says:

    Angela is so beautiful I wish she would stop messing with her face

  10. Other Renee says:

    Poor Judy.

  11. Wasabi says:

    Angela Bassett is a vampire, I swear. How can she be 60 with that face?

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      She’s so incredible. I adore her and she wins the night to me.

    • Redd says:

      Angela is a goddess, that’s all, she just is.

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      She is stunning!! Absolutely one of the most beautiful women on the planet. She is always spot on on the carpets and can pull anything of. I do like Maggie’s dress, the color is perfect with her skin tone and I love the dress.

      • DesertReal says:

        Ditto- Angela looks absolutely gorgeous.
        But aren’t Maggie and Peter always irritated with each other?