Last night in Hollywood, stars gathered for the Season 2 premiere of HBO's The Newsroom. The fashion? Like the show, and like Will McAvoy himself, it was on the serious side.

Moody blues! Sam Waterston and Jeff Daniels in Brian Williams drag.

Slightly more playful menswear on Thomas Sadoski, Chris Chalk, and John Gallagher Jr.

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Eschewing a proper suit and tie but looking mighty fine in tailored separates: Cutie patootie Dev Patel.

Simple, summery whites are fresh and pretty on Margaret Judson and Cherie Daly.

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Adina Porter looks fab in ivory (and nothing like she does as Lettie Mae on True Blood!)

Usually mullet dresses have a whiff of hideousness about them, but Kelen Coleman's blue ruffles are sweet.

This menswear-inspired dress on Alison Pill is reminscent of what Krysten Ritter wore to the Way Way Back premiere. From some angles it seems a little shapeless sack; from others it's a fun mix of feminine and masculine. I just don't know if I love it or hate it. A-line? But with a kicky skirt in the back?

Backless? With some some kind of jewel accent embellishment on the neck? Weird. Dig the hair, though.

Black lace was popular at this event. Constance Zimmer's sheath dress is classic.

Between these two black lace numbers — Riley Voelkel on the left and Wynn Everett on the right — the first is more interesting/modern/flattering.

Olivia Munn also wore black with lace, although her lace was in the form of an odd, slender chest strip on a satiny slip dress. The dress is meh, whatever, but she is rocking the shit out of the just-one-side ear bauble, nude lips and sleek hair.

Seriously, from the lace strap up, it's an A+.

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