She might have lost out on the best actress award for her role in The Impossible, but Naomi Watts was the big winner on the red carpet at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles yesterday.
Complemented by her vintage hair style, the British-born, Australian- raised star shone in a delicate hand-embroidered silver Marchesa gown, which she paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and a silver Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.
Other winners on the red carpet were Marion Cotillard, who wowed in a Dior Haute Couture number with an ivory silk top and dark blue skirt; and Mad Men star January Jones, whose eye-catching Prabal Gurung black matte wrap gown with draped white organza was anything but boring, especially when paired with her pompadour-mullet hairstyle, reminiscent of David Bowie from his Aladdin Sane days.
Julianne Moore was a winner on and off stage. Moore took home yet another accolade for her role as Sarah Palin in the TV movie Game Change and looked every inch the star in her low-cut white Chanel Haute Couture gown covered in navy flower appliques.
Despite being struck by a bout of pneumonia, best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) went for old Hollywood glamour in a navy mermaid-cut Christian Dior gown, while Les Miserables star Amanda Seyfried showed off her curves in a form-fitting navy Zac Posen gown.
Nicole Kidman also had a case of the blues in her lacy midnight-blue Vivienne Westwood couture gown, where she did her best Angelina Jolie impression through the gown’s thigh-high split.
Best TV drama actress winner Claire Danes (Homeland) also opted for black, sporting a unique black one-sleeve Givenchy gown which she complemented with dark berry lips.
While nearly every star got it right on the red carpet, Rose Byrne wasn’t so lucky.
The Australian actress was the event’s worst dressed in a floral ruffle- detail Valentino gown, which looked more like a recycled 1970s curtain than a red-carpet awards gown.
Away from the red carpet it was Ben Affleck’s night, as his Iran hostage thriller Argo won the event’s top award for best ensemble in a motion picture, adding to the movie’s Producers Guild Award on Saturday night and, two weeks ago, a Golden Globe drama award for best film.
Argo is now laying down a major challenge to Lincoln at this year’s Oscars even though Affleck missed out on a best director nomination.
If Argo wins the best picture Oscar it will be a rare film that misses out on the double (the last one, Driving Miss Daisy, became known as “the film that directed itself”).