Ah it’s that time of year when some familiar faces (and a tonne of complete randos) come together on the same red carpet for Australia’s answer to The Academy Awards: The AACTA Awards.
As you can probs already guess, the event was held at The Star in Sydney- what seems to be the only venue capable of holding a dece dose of celebrities nowadays.
True to form, the red carpet was awash with a very hectic mix of formalities, from casual pant suits to OTT ballgowns. Of course, no Aussie awards night is complete without some Oompa Loompa fake tans and a handful of serious posers.
Scroll down to every red carpet look, ranging from the fierce to the batshit crazy.
First up is sweet angel, Ksenija Lukich, who looks like an actual princess in this strapless ivory number. Added style points for resisting the urge to whack an accessory on every single limb, sticking to some statement earrings, cute shows and two long rings.
Next up is Phoebe Tonkin, who can literally make anything look good. This dress (which, let’s be honest, is probs Chanel), looks very noice, but I can’t help seeing The Hamburglar. Also not keen on the nanna sandals to be honest.
I love the idea of Sarah Snook‘s outfit. A slouchy pastel pant suit couldn’t be more on-trend right now, however, I feel like the gaping around the ~bewbs~ is just a little too much for me. I’m all for a plunging neckline, but not when it looks like you forgot to pack the Hollywood Tape.
Heloise Ruinard is throwing it back to the 1500s – think Queen Elizabeth I – when ruffs were all the rage. Combine that with a bloody massive cut out panel around the bust and what do you have? A headache, that’s what.
Nicole Kidman, goddess among mortals, left everyone else for dead in this BREATHTAKING Valentino number. Then she topped it all off with a relaxed fishnet braid and you can put a fork in me ‘cos I’m done.
Deborah Mailman also completely nailed it IMO. This marigold yellow shade is 3000% in, and I’m obsessed with that elegant as heck collar. Loves it.
Struth, what do you call this love? Is this meant to be an actual Miley Cyrus homage? Like, I actually kind of hope so.
Tiarnie Coupland looks like a flawless bird kween and I froth everything about this. Especially the ostrich-like train.
I totally get what Jackie Gillies was going for here. But, for me, it just didn’t quite get there. Why? Because all I can see if my twisted bedsheets when I wake up after a heavy night on the lash.
Kat Hoyos looks like she got an invite to the Crazy Rich Asians wedding in this ~ethereal~ tulle situation. Is she overdressed? Absolutely. Do I care? Not one iota. This outfit is pure heaven.
Isabel Lucas is clearly stunning, but there’s something about this situation that has me reaching for the phone to tell the local nunnery that they’re one short.
Angourie Rice looks cute as a button in this get-up. While it reminds me a little bit of the curtains in my grandparent’s house, I’m all for her wearing something riskier and a less fitted.
OH MY GOD. Kate Cheel clearly looks a million bucks, but once I think of Death Eaters and that smokey trail they leave behind when they fly, that’s literally all I can see.
This is an alright look from Illana Collins. I guess. I mean, it looks fine and all, but I’ve seen this dress precisely three zillion times. NEXT.
Elsa Cocquerel looks bloody divine in this semi-sheer floral ensemble. Could you wear it to a summer BBQ? Sure. But she somehow also managed to make it look red carpet approps, and I’m all for max wear out of these dresses.Image: Getty Images / [Brook Mitchell]