Ali Wong won at the Critics Choice Awards in green Givenchy: elegant and lovely?

Last night Ali Wong was in a beautiful green spaghetti strap Givenchy gown with a panel of floral embroidery. I love how simple and elegant this gown is. The platform shoes don’t really go with the look, but that’s a minor complaint. Ali won the Critics’ Choice for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Beef and she also won the Golden Globe this year! Steven Yeung won best actor and Beef took home Best Limited Series. My favorite Beef moment was when creator Lee Sung Jin opened his acceptance speech by saying he imagined he’d be happy when he created a show that people liked, but that didn’t happen. That was relatable.

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Maria Bello won Best Supporting Actress in a limited series, also for Beef. She opened her speech by saying that she was surprised to win post-menopause, which… was an odd choice. I would not say that in an acceptance speech, but at the same time I appreciate that there’s a greater awareness around menopause. It is really a bitch, but it doesn’t make us less worthy and it shouldn’t preface any of our career achievements. Maybe I’m just feeling defensive about it. I like Maria’s pearl skirt and white top, that’s so gorgeous and chic-looking, but I think the stacked necklaces are too much.

I wanted to give a shout out to Carla Gugino for absolutely killing it on The Fall of the House of Usher. She presented last night and this delicately ribbed blue floral gown looked so much better in motion than it does in photos. Carla was nominated in Ali’s category. I loved House of Usher but it could have been so much shorter. That’s a problem with Mike Flanagan’s series, but I also think Netflix incentivizes creators to drag out their storylines. I can’t wait to see what he does for Amazon!

Presenter Mandy Moore really killed it in a red sequin cutout gown. I would love to see her with a bit stronger makeup although she looks so pretty and understated as is.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Love Carla’s dress, but the makeup looks really bad.

    • Jais says:

      Also love the dress. Wonder who it’s from. I tried to look it up. Will come back and post if I find out.

      • May says:

        I know I’ve seen the dress from a recent collection. Not sure but I think it is Carolina Herrera.

    • DaveW says:

      I love her dress too but did not recognize her; actually thought she was Kristin Davis at first look.

    • Kate says:

      Exactly this – it looks like the make-up artist was going for that higher blush application but it doesn’t really work here. I think there’s just too much of it all around, they should have picked one element to focus on.

  2. Josephine says:

    Carla Gugino is a goddess! She was incredible in Usher and is so fun to watch on screen.

    I love Maria’s outfit but would love it more with the large choker removed. I wasn’t at all offended by her comment about menopause. Post-menopause women have a way of disappearing and I didn’t mind that she called out the fact that older women have tremendous value to the world despite the fact that we literally get looked past as it we don’t exist anymore.

    • BQM says:

      Carla has been on my hubby’s List for ages. She’s really gorgeous and looked fab. I love that Mike Flanagan, like Ryan Murphy, has a stable of actors he works with repeatedly. Carla’s gotten some great roles with him.

    • one of the marys says:

      @josephine, I was reading recently in something archaeology that the human groups that do best have evidence of grandmothers! The grandmother is an apex figure the loss of which changes indicators and outcomes for the group.

  3. North of Boston says:

    Carla’s dress is gorgeous. I may have squee-d when she walked out on stage.

  4. girl_ninja says:

    Carla does look fabulous. That style and pattern are perfect. I think Maria may have been referring to winning after menopause because of misogyny & women of a certain getting cast aside.

  5. Kirsten says:

    I love all of these looks except Maria’s; she herself looks great, but the other pieces seem thrown together last minute.

  6. Cheshire Sass says:

    The thing I’ve noticed about Ali is how happy she looks, the dress is lovely but it’s her smile that’s engaging! I wish Maria’s blouse top was same taupe/blush color as skirt otherwise lovely. Carla’s dress gorgeous, and I’m not sure why but something doesn’t hit right for me with Mandy’s.

  7. Nikomikaelx says:

    I think Fall of house of Usher was the perfect length as are everything else Mike F has done (fanboy here haha).

  8. Ameerah M says:

    I don’t Maria’s stacked necklaces – it the black band on the waistline of that shirt that ruins it for me. Cuts the line of the entire look. Terrible. Ali Wong’s shoes are another thing that ruins the line of her look. They are WAAAY too clunky and big for such an ethereal fabric.

  9. JaneS says:

    Ali and Bill Hader still an item, huh?
    Look at the height of the shoes Ali is wearing, how does she walk in those?
    Look like bricks in green satin attached to her feet. The dress is lovely.

  10. Murphy says:

    I think the platforms are fine since the shoes are an exact match and don’t have any unnecessary embellishment

  11. blue says:

    Ali’s bosom sash is weird. She lost the spag straps for the pic with Bill?
    Maria’s big choker is a great way to hide neck flab/wrinkles, if she has any. I like her look but why did the skirt have to be sheer?
    Carla is gorgeous & imo underrated but I don’t think this hairdo is flattering.

  12. Ladiabla says:

    Ali’s dress is really pretty, but I too hate those super huge platforms, ugh. Carla’s dress is lovely but her makeup and hair people did her wrong. She has beautiful eyes so it shouldn’t take much effort to get it right. I think I could’ve done a better job and I am in no way a MUA