Last night at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times — held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel — most of the stars looked great. Glam hair, dreamy dresses. Although a few folks made some bad decisions. Hey, it's not a celebrity red carpet without some ugly ensembles! Let's take a look, shall we?
Nancy O'Dell has the California Girl thing down. This is what people in other countries imagine when you say "Hollywood" or "L.A." Bronze skin, tight dress, megawatt smile.
Kerry Bishe, who was Lucy on Scrubs and is in Argo, looks beautiful in a pretty drapey dress ever so slightly reminiscent of drapes. Curtains. In a good way.
Smooth operators: Ben Affleck, John Magaro, Ray Liotta. PSA: If you have never seen Ray Liotta in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild, do yourself a favor and put that shit in your Netflix queue ASAP.
John Hawkes has been in a zillion things but right now he's getting Oscar buzz for Sessions. And he looks ready for the Academy Awards in that tux. Richard Gere's still got it, whatever it is. As for Ezra Miller, my crush on him is so strong and heavy I can barely form words. Remember when he dated Zoe Kravitz? Hot.
Ladies and gentlemen, Bryan Cranston.
John Goodman and Kelly Reilly: Not a couple. But they are both in that Denzel Washington movie Flight.
Dude. DUDE. Bradley Cooper. WTF are you doing dude, you're hot. This wrinkled, ill-fitting silvery suit is beneath you. And you realize that your hair has wings, right? Remember when you charmed the pants off of us by speaking flawless French? We just put our pants back on.
Samantha Barks — Éponine in the new film version of Les Misérables — plays it safe in classic, figure-fitting black.
Digging the youthful, glittery dress on Helen Hunt.
Susan Sarandon makes a shoulder-baring little black dress and flat sandals sexy as hell.
OMG! Superstar! The awards for Most Adorable and Best Purse go to Quvenzhané Wallis — aka Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Torn: Is Kerry Washington's party dress paint-splattery pretty or pigeon poo ugly? And are the shoes cute or way too fussy?
Usually these high-low mullet dresses are awful, but actress Martha Higareda is making hers look awesome and fun.
Marion Cotillard's ensemble is confuzzling. What's the look supposed to be? Quirky shoes, odd hemline, curious hair. Is this French chic? Or just awkwardness?
Love love love love everything Bella Heathcote is doing. The bangs, the eyeliner, the soft-hued petal paillettes, the silver nails, the cocktail ring. Love. Brava.
It's always great when a man tries something other than the usual navy or black suit with a white shirt, but… as actor Garrett Backstrom proves, results may vary.
Simple but beautiful hair and dress on Amy Adams.
Has Clea Duvall ever looked so stunning? Gorgeous gown, shiny hair, perfect accessories. Impeccable. Remember when she was on Buffy? Or in Can't Hardly Wait? Or in But I'm a Cheerleader? Good times.
Best look of the night: Amanda Seyfried. Girlish, womanly, fierce, restrained.
Sophisticated, but not complicated. Eye-catching, but not attention-hogging. Sexy, not smutty.
And kudos to whomever is in charge of Seyfried's hair and makeup. Fantastic.
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