With the alcohol fuel chortle-fest of the Golden Globes behind them and the stiff old Oscars just a month away, the stars turned to the SAG Awards on Sunday night for another round of backslapping and merriment.
And while this poor cousin of the really glamorous events can't lay claim to be the sexiest ceremony around, the 19th awards held at LA's Shrine auditorium turned to fantasy and fairytale for red carpet inspiration.
The prevailing themes seemed to be dark and dramatic or pale and fairy-like; with plenty of embellishment catching the late in the day California light after hours of showers.
It was fitting on a night that honoured the biggest fantasy hit of our TV times, Game of Thrones, that Ariel Winter also joined in the natural inspired fantasy theme.
Off to the ball: Jessica Chastain led the way in a sumptuous red gown as Hollywood's leading ladies experimented with drama and fairy tale fashion at the SAG Awards in L.A. on Sunday night
She wore a stunning beige gown which branched out into taffeta in the skirt and featured foliage on the corset, Jayma Mays and champagne heiress, Vitalie Tattinger, also showed off pale gowns that looked fit for a regal ball.
Rich tapestry: Naomi Watts was sumptuous in this delicate silver lace number
Continuing the theme, that old hero of fantasy and magical awards, Dick Van Dyke is to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
A fairytale come true: Katrina Bowden looked sensational in this duck egg blue embellished gown
The 87-year-old 'Night at the Museum' star - who has been working in Hollywood since the 60s - admitted he can't wait to accept the award at the star-studded 19th annual event in Los Angeles because it means a lot to be celebrated as an actor rather than an entertainer.
No warrant for arrest: Fashion Police host Kelly Osbourne chose a flattering black embellished gown
Black and blue: Kelly and Giuliana Rancic wore two of the season's hottest colours
Fashion fail: Alexander would look beautiful in anything but this ruched number added nothing to her look caption here
Speaking to People.com before the event, the 'Diagnosis Murder' star said: 'This was a surprise. People think of me as a song and dance entertainer. To be accepted by my peers as an actor is really a thrill.'
Her other half: Alexander's boyfriend, Peter Facinelli, scrubbed up well as he toasted the event with Vitalie artistic director of Taittinger champagne
The actor also revealed that he will be celebrating his seven-year anniversary with his 41-year-old wife Arlene, who he first met at the 2006 SAG Awards, where she was working as a make-up artist.
He said: 'There was something about her beautiful eyes.'
The couple married in a 'spur of the moment' ceremony in Malibu, California, on February 29 last year.
On a lighter note: Ariel Winter, Jayma Mays and Vitalie Taittinger chose pale and very interesting gowns
'Mary Poppins' star Dick - who presented Mary Tyler Moore with the Lifetime Achievement award last year - was first married in 1948 to Margie Willett in a ceremony broadcast live on radio show 'Bride and Groom'. They have four grown up children together, but divorced in 1984 after a long separation.
Delicate: Ariel and Jayma opted for fairy-tale frocks and both pulled them off wonderfully
The actor also had a relationship with actress Michelle Triola from 1976 until her death from lung cancer in 2009.The James Bond adventure Skyfall' and the fantasy series Game of Thrones picked up prizes for best stunt work from the Screen Actors Guild.The stunt honors were announced Sunday on the red carpet before the official SAG Awards ceremony, as stars were gathering for their guild's big night.JoBeth Williams and Scott Bakula announced the winners, noting the value of stunt players, who often are overlooked for their contributions to film and television.Among nominees for the 19th annual guild awards are Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones for the Civil War epic Lincoln; Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway for the Victor Hugo musical adaptation Les Miserables; and Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Oscar recipient Robert De Niro for the oddball romance Silver Linings Playbook.De Niro and Jones are in an exclusive supporting-actors group where all five nominees are past Oscar winners. The others are Alan Arkin for the Iran hostage-crisis thriller Argo, Javier Bardem for the James Bond adventure Skyfall and Philip Seymour Hoffman for the cult drama The Master.Honours from the actors union, next weekend's Directors Guild of America Awards and Saturday night's Producers Guild of America Awards - whose top honou8r went to Argo - typically help to establish clear favorites for the Oscars.But Oscar night on Febriuary 24 looks more uncertain this time after some top directing prospects, including Ben Affleck for Argo and Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty, missed out on nominations. Both films were nominated for best picture, but a movie rarely wins the top Oscar if its director is not also in the running.Steven Spielberg's Lincoln would seem the Oscar favorite with 12 nominations. Yet Argo and Affleck were surprise best-drama and director winners at the Golden Globes, and then there's Saturday's Producers Guild win for Argo, leaving the Oscar race looking like anybody's guess.The Screen Actors Guild honors at least should help to establish solid front-runners for the stars. All four of the guild's individual acting winners often go on to receive the same prizes at the Academy Awards.
- 2013/01/28(月) 09:54:13|