The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honouring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2015, were presented on January 30, 2016, at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. From swooping necklines to layers of tulle, I couldn't get enough of the Celebs well thought out ensembles on the night.
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It was Alicia Vikander’s night to shine and Alicia certainly did that as she headed to the stage to pick up her Best Supporting Actress prize at the SAG Awards. The stunning actress, who was honoured for her role in The Danish Girl, wore a long-sleeved Louis Vuitton gown which was completely covered in metallic, black and white sequins. I adored the black, gold, and silver abstract, in a mixed-metal, colour-block gown by Louis Vuitton, the sequined rectangles give the dress a really statement look. Of course, it's the sequin material that really packs the style punch though. While her poses on the red carpet didn't do the dress justice, Alicia ensured all eyes were on her as she headed to the stage to pick up her trophy. The star put on a very leggy display as she showed off her perfect pins in the daring number, which boasted a split up to her thigh. The 27-year- old Danish Girl star’s brown eyes received a metallic boost with molten makeup, and highlighted her stunning features. “I created a modern, soft smoky eye by using gold shadows to compliment the gorgeous [Louis Vuitton] gown,” celeb makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury told reporters. The pro used her own Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow as a base and then applied the golden shade from her Bette Luxury Palette in The Vintage Vamp to the inner corners and middles of the lids. She added definition with Rock ’N’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown on the outer corners of the top lash line and finished with Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black.
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The SAG Awards marked Eva Longoria’s first red carpet appearance, with her fiancé Jose Antonio Baston . The gorgeous 40-year-old was beyond stunning in her intricately-beaded Julien Macdonald green dress with plunging neckline, which showed a classy amount of cleavage and hugged Eva’s spectacular figure in all the right places. Eva Longoria teamed her dress with a pair of beautiful emerald earrings by Lorraine Schwartz. For her footwear, Longoria opted for strappy black sandals. Eva made sure to flaunt her best assets and flashed a major part of her derriere. In addition to the patchwork, there were some daring sheer mesh panels of her dress that allowed the pretty actress to flaunt her toned abs, legs, ample cleavage and derriere. The dress also had an open back and head-to-toe beading. This gave a shimmering effect to her attire. While Eva whose soft brunette sleek locks were styled by Ken Paves, she sported smokey eye make-up and nude lipstick, and of course her new ruby engagement ring.
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Rachel McAdams quite simply steals the 'Spotlight' in an embellished Midnight black gown as her film wins Outstanding Performance By A Cast at SAG Awards. Rachel McAdams is not new to the red carpet but she had an extra sparkle this time around. Rachel commanded attention in a black mesh and heavily embellished gown by designer Ellie Saab with sparkly details throughout. She had the added benefit of a tousled blonde 'do and understated make-up while posing in all her glory ahead of the show. Diamond earrings and rings sparkled while she made her way towards the auditorium, competing with the glittery additions woven into the fabric of her dress. Nude and black is one of my favourite colour combinations, and Ms. McAdams is really showing us how it's supposed to be done. From the floor-length train to the cinched in waist, it's a dress of a thousand intricacies, and the dotted lace floral embellishments completed the show-stopping gown. Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend balanced out the Spotlight actress’ Ellie Saab gown with “a sexy nod to the 1930s coif.” To boost the texture, Townsend started with Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil on damp hair. After blow-drying, he used the GHD Curve Classic Curl Iron for loose waves on the underneath section and the GHD Platinum Styler for S-shaped bends in the top section. He set the hair and let it cool. “Once I removed the clips, I sprayed her blonde locks with lots and lots of Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo for volume, texture and grit,” he told reporters.
The likes of Helen Mirren proved that beauty has no age, almost stealing the show with her timeless youthful good looks and class. Dazzling at the age of 70 in her sparkling Jenny Packman dress. Helen had no fear showing off her curves in her silver gown, as the dress hugged her body and elegantly draped at her feet. The 3/4-sleeve frock even offered a little sexiness with a slight v-neck. But perhaps the best part about Helen’s dress was how it sparkled on the carpet. Covered in jewels, the bedazzled gown made Helen shine even more than she already does! Although the dress provided plenty of glimmer to Helen’s look, she paired her gown with some glittery hoop-style earrings, a diamond band bracelet, and a gold box clutch. Considering her dress was such a showstopper, she kept her hair simple with some loose waves that perfectly accented her dazzling look.
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While Sofia Vergara has caused quite a storm online as she was seen wearing a full-length Vera Wang Peptol Pink dress which had a sweetheart neckline. The 43-year-old Modern Family actress, who recently tied the knot with Joe Manganiello, wore Charlotte Olympia shoes and styled it with matching Jimmy Choo clutch. The Modern Family star sparkled in an $185,000 18k gold and platinum David Webb necklace dripping with diamonds.
She’s known all over the globe for her incredible hourglass figure, so it was a treat to see Sofia Vergara pour her curves into another show-stopping gown at last night’s SAG Awards. The stunning brunette made sure all eyes were on her in a blindingly bold hot pink dress, custom designed for her by Vera Wang. The bandeau style floor-grazing dress clung to every curve on Sofia’s much-envied physique, putting much focus on her cleavage and tiny waist. It’s plain to see this number was made for her.
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Orange certainly hasn’t been the new black this season’s palette, but it was really heart-warming to see the diverse cast on stage as they collected their award, with beaming smiles and appreciative speeches, their great acting certainly hasn’t gone uncredited. Yes, Uzo Aduba brought her prom date to the SAGs and from the beaming smile on his face he had a great time. She tweeted: ‘He asked me to the prom, I said yes. I asked him to SAGs, he said yes. #sagawards.’ The Orange Is The New Black star had a great night at the SAGs picking up TWO awards. She won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Uzo, who plays ‘Crazy Eyes’ on the Netflix show, looked amazing and delivered an inspirational message when she collected her trophy. Fun, eye-catching and glittering, Uzo’s Zac Posen green gown was almost as fabulous as she is — and hearkened back to one of her latest projects, NBC's "The Wiz Live!", with her a shimmering emerald green Zac Posen dress, styled by in-demand stylist Cristina Ehrlich.
Big winners on the night also included Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, the cast of Downton Abbey and Idris Elba.
Daring and diverse would be the perfect way to sum up the SAG awards this year, and neither could be more positive right now!
Written by Li Thane-Kitson