The first minutes of red carpet arrivals can be awkward. Sometimes even Ryan Seacrest has to consult his notes on the celeb status of some people. Thankfully, tonight opened with some serious glam from Penelope Ann Miller in Badgely Mischka (all I ever envied about blondes) and Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab (one for the non-blondes). Maybe not the most original looks, but oh so stunning:
Berenice Bejo. I don't mind the dress, but the red hair is borderline atrocious. It's nearly the same shade as her face and looks home-dyed. Badly:
Now, someone needs to say this: George Clooney can and should do much better than Stacy Kiebler. And better than her Las Vegas dress, and better than the rosette on her hip. There, I said it. Call me, George.
Viola Davies in emerald green and her own hair is lovely. I wish we'll see more natural hair on red carpets.
Michelle Williams gets extra points for wearing red and being lovely.
Rooney Mara. I don't know what I think of her (other than too much sternum), I just want to stare. You can join me.
Am I the only one who thinks Busy Phillips' earrings were tacky and looked like cheap 80s baubles?
Another lovely one in red: Emma Stone. I loved the dress, the husband didn't. In any case, Emma wins. Always.
Now, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I liked (most of) J Lo's dress and loved her makeup. Jennifer's makeup was never as subtle. It works.
Doesn't work: Sandra Bullock's dress. Is the fit wrong? Was it a last minute choice? Sandra doesn't look very happy.
More to love: Natalie Portman in a vintage 1954 haute couture Christian Dior gown, Gwynwth Paltrow in a white cape, and Penelope Cruz doing the princess thing successfully.
All photos: Zimbio