Of course, this award ceremony was overshadowed by the tragedy in Haiti. So some celebrities showed their support with a ribbon, as usual. This one yellow and red. It was also pouring rain. So the male hands and arms that are on the edges of some pictures are unfortunate NBC employees holding umbrellas to keep the famous dry.
This Best Dressed list is going to be longer than my usual, because I loved so many of the gowns that stood out from the overwhelming blandness. Bear with me.
First, Meryl Streep, who won for "It's Complicated" (co-starring...sigh, Alec Baldwin). Despite searching all over the Web, I could NOT find a full-length picture of her beautiful black gown. So here is the most I could find.
Next, a widely reviled Zac Posen dress worn by Tina Fey. Vintage-lover that I am, I found it winsome, and a nice change from the black dresses she typically wears to award shows.
Next, we have the star of Precious, Gabourey Sidibe. Most designers have no idea how to dress larger lovelies, but Kevin Hall did a marvelous job.
As Reem Acra did with Monique, who won Best Supporting Actress for her work as the abusive mother in Precious. It is a pity you cannot see the beautifully draped back!
And here is Monique standing a wee bit too close to the recently deceased Nicole Kidman, who has no thought but to feast on Monique's brain. (There was a brief scuffle after this photo was taken, and Monique's brain was saved from zombie Nicole.)
"Me want Monique's tasty brain."
"Get away from me, Nicole. You're drooling on my back."
And of course, the ageless Sigourney Weaver, stunning in green:
A surprise to your faithful correspondent was Jane Krakowski, who was simply gorgeous in purple!
And I thought Jane Lynch looked fantastic in a zoot suit on Glee, but she was utterly gorgeous in this ultra-feminine gown:
How could I forget House's Lisa Edelstein? She is always at the top of my list--well, nearly the top this time, Meryl beat out everybody else. Her silver satin dress fits perfectly!
(It's a CRIME that House and Hugh Laurie did not win! DAMN YOU, CABLE!)
But I digress. France's Marion Cottilard took one's breath away in, of course, Dior!
Jennifer Morrison, late of House, exuded movie star glamour in this Louis Antonio gown. Although I am not a fan of ruffles, the way they were used in this dress was precision itself.
Perky little actress Jane Adams was simply adorable in this blue confection:
Christina Hendricks always owns the runway, and once again, she does not fail to do so, showcasing her gorgeous figure in a gown by Christian Siriano. Take that, Gossip Girls!
Thank you, ladies, for reminding us that actresses can still be women in this day and age. Readers, feel free to comment. But bear in mind I am always right.
Coming up next, a list in an entirely new category! The Dullest Dressed!
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