Ready or not, here comes awards season.
While you sat on the couch in pajamas fighting off the Sunday scaries (just us?), a slew of well-dressed celebs took the blue carpet by storm at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica.
Following in last year’s stylish footsteps, attendees looked more fashionable than ever, notching win after win before even stepping inside the venue. Picking favorites was a daunting task, but there were three dresses in particular that really tugged our red carpet-loving heartstrings.
Behold, our three, hands-down favorite looks of the evening:
Jessica Biel in Elie Saab
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Any Jessica Biel/Justin Timberlake sighting is a treat, but Biel stole the show with her Elie Saab gown. The flowing, low-cut, long-sleeve dress, which was cinched with a belted waist and paired with perfectly tousled locks, is a home run.
Nicole Kidman in Brandon Maxwell
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There’s a reason Brandon Maxwell is beloved by both Lady Gaga and Michelle Obama: His edgy yet elegant designs have best dressed written all over them. Kidman totally knocked it out of the park in this off-the-shoulder cut-out gown that had just the right amount of slit.
Viola Davis in Michael Kors
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Can Viola Davis do no wrong? She cannot, and this custom Michael Kors look is further proof. Not only is that shade of turquoise flawless against her skin, but the fit ― a sleeker cut than we’re used to seeing her wear ― is that of a glove. This is perfection.
Check out more great looks from the blue carpet below.