Emily Blunt wore a red Armani to the Critics Choice: lovely or boring?

Oppenheimer had a big night at the Critics Choice Awards, picking up Best Director and Best Drama. Interestingly enough, the critics did not give the Best Actor trophy to Cillian Murphy – instead, Paul Giamatti won for The Holdovers. It feels like something interesting is happening in the Best Actor race, and Giamatti might actually be able to pull off the “upset.” Meanwhile, Emily Blunt is still getting nominated all over the place for her work in Oppenheimer but she’s also losing everything to an actor from The Holdovers: Da’Vine Joy Randolph. We shall call this the Oppenholdovers phenomenon. Emily wore a one-sleeved Armani gown and she did attend the Critics Choice with her husband. So no divorce drama for now! This dress is okay. Not my favorite, but it’s fine.

Here’s Cillian Murphy. He is not enjoying this awards season, but I get the feeling he enjoys hanging out with other actors.

Pedro Pascal: adorable. He keeps losing to Kieran Culkin at awards shows.

Rachel Brosnahan wore Givenchy. What a weird dress? She looks good, but it’s a weird dress.

Ariana DeBose also wore Givenchy. Kind of phoned it in, which is fine. It’s just the Critics Choice.

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Natasha Lyonne. Suspenders!!

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  1. Hannah says:

    I used to really adore Emily. But she’s become so visually cold, distant and remote. I feel like, for whatever reason, she has this new guarded *public* persona. Maybe that’s the price you pay for this level of fame. Whatever, it’s absolutely none of my business. It’s a perfectly acceptable awards dress. The colour looks good on her 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • Genevieve says:

      Maybe it’s the botox. (I say this because of the the nose wrinkles in the picture where she’s giving a big smile, but it looks like work to get there.)

      • Misah says:

        I love the suspenders plus sequinned skirt look!!! I might even copy it!!!

        Emily Blunt looks elegant but cold, yes. She has gone way overdone with Botox- plastic surgery. It’s a pity and it does impact her performances. As Mary Poppins looking at her face was painful, it felt CGI-ed. She was gorgeous (and still is beautiful) and it enrages me to think that she believed she needed whatsoever she has had done.

      • Jais says:

        Yes to the sequined suspenders look. Natasha Lyonnne forever. I’m over 40 but I still want to be her when I grow up😂

      • Julia says:

        Her injector should be fired.

      • LeaTheFrench says:

        That poor smile looks like it’s fighting its way up through the botox. It’s a solid, well executed look but all of that plastic surgery has frozen her face into permanent RBF mode, ruining the whole thing.

      • Teatime says:

        I think you’re right about the botox. Still love her, but she really doesn’t need it and it affects how she presents her lovely personality

    • SarahCS says:

      Thank you, this captures some of what I was thinking looking at her pictures. I think the dress/hair/makeup look fab but there’s something missing. I can’t tell if it’s face work or attitude but she seems very un-engaged.

    • Chaine says:

      Cold is right and I think haughty? It’s a face that says, “I disdain you all, I’m so much better than you.” Especially with the harsh red lipstick. I don’t hate her dress, but I would like it better with out the sleeve.

      • Debbie says:

        Cold and haughty are perfect descriptors for Emily Blunt’s appearances and, forgive me, but there are FAR MORE famous women in the entertainment industry than Emily Blunt so that “cold” and distant demeanor she puts forward is a choice, not the result of whatever amount of fame she has.

    • Josephine says:

      She has a lovely smile in the second pic and I like how John complements her look. I rarely like her style but I love this dress on her.

      • Orangeowl says:

        Same. I think they both look really great.

      • dlc says:

        I think that dress on Emily is fantastic. However, her being nominated for awards for Oppenheimer is ridiculous. Any competent actor could have played that role. It lacked dimension (which is on Nolan)

    • Jaded says:

      For all of you accusing Emily Blunt of having a cold and haughty demeanor, she has said herself that she has always had resting bitch face. If you’ve seen her in interviews she’s funny as hell, has a great laugh, and enjoys poking fun at herself. This is a red carpet, it’s almost like a modeling assignment — you have to freeze for the photographers. I like her face much better than J-Lo’s open-mouthed “I’m too sexy for my shirt” look. This is the real Emily Blunt, willing to take the mickey out of herself

  2. seaflower says:

    Rachel Brosnahan’s dress looks like it’s on backwards.

  3. Valentina says:

    Emily looked gorgeous. It felt so strange seeing Oppenheimer (rightly) sweep everything except best actor? When Murphy is literally the main character that holds the entire film. But I believe Giamatti will win the Oscar, he’s campaigning under the veteran actor in a crowd pleaser movie disguise, which I don’t agree, because I thought Murphy was better.

    • BQM says:

      I’m still rooting for Cillian but Giamatti was AMAZING in The Holdovers. He’d be my #2 choice. Da’vine is basically a lock. I wish Dominic Sessa was getting more notice. He was incredible and it was his first movie! I’m glad he won the CC for Best Young Actor at least.

      • Josephine says:

        Dominic was mesmerizing. The Holdovers was one of those movies I enjoyed but then kept thinking about for days afterward and then realized how very, very good it was. The acting was superb across the board.

      • BQM says:

        Absolutely. It’s going to be one I watch every Xmas I think. The cast chemistry was phenomenal.

    • blue says:

      Cilian should have won!
      I saw “The Holdovers” & Giamatti was certainly adequate but there was no extraordinary acting. Maybe they gave it to him because he didn’t win anything for Billions? Idk how anyone could think PG was better than CM in Oppenheimer.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Emily usually wears pale colors and pale makeup and usually looks washed out. This bold red was a change for her and I think she looks great

  5. Kirsten says:

    I’d be shocked if Giamatti wins over Cillian Murphy at the Oscars. He was good, but it’s also the type of character he plays often. Cillian was mesmerizing in Oppenheimer and was the center of the film.

    • BQM says:

      The SAGs will be a better indicator. The GGs and CCs can build momentum but none of those voters are in the Academy.

  6. Sakura says:

    Emily’s makeup is gorgeous. She doesn’t come off as “cold” or “distant” to me. She *does* have a very strong RBF so that makes her look unapproachable, but she’s usually so funny and charming in interviews.

  7. Ameerah M says:

    All of these are meh. Every single one.

  8. Murphy says:

    Its the vertical stripes, they ruin the overall look. But I do like the red with John’s tan/brown.

  9. JaneS says:

    Rachel Bresnahan from MMM fame, could you stop constantly putting the breasts on display?
    She is talented and a beauty. Seems like every time I see her on a red carpet, the breasts are the focus of everything.

    Honestly, the skin show is 24/7/365 for HW. In the past 5 years the uglier, more shocking, shocking for attention has been upped 500%.
    Kardashian effect, OFans, whatever is driving it. Ugh.

  10. JaneS says:

    Cillian Murphy, needs better hair look. He looks greasy in this pic.
    Murphy the current King of Cheekbones + Blue eyes, would it kill him to smile more? Or does smiling ruin his “look”?

  11. JaneS says:

    Pedro seems to be in an arm brace of some sort, and his pants are too long.
    The shade of grey is not flattering at all, even if it’s meant to blend in the arm brace.

    • BQM says:

      He fell and hurt his arm. I like how he’s incorporated the sling and brace into his various red carpet ensembles.