Critics Choice Awards 2012 Red Carpet Debrief

At this year’s Critics Choice Television Awards the accolades were handed out to multiple winners with acclaimed cable series’ like Breaking Bad, Homeland, Modern Family and Parks And Recreation leading the fray with two Awards apiece. The red carpet, however, was a different story, where the winners were few and disappointments plentiful. Let’s take a look at what the stars were wearing.

Co-winner of Best Actress In A Comedy series Zooey Deschanel was one of the few style highlights in a multi layered tulle Oscar de la Renta frock with grosgrain waist tie and black pumps. A more subtle take on her penchant for Fifties-era shapes.

Julianne Moore won the category for Best Actress in a Miniseries playing Sarah Palin in Game Change and, as usual, she was also a winner on the red carpet in this simple sexy Jason Wu number and nude Calvin Klein sandals.

Gorgeous Christina Hendricks won Best Supporting Actress for Mad Men, which is exactly what her male fans will be about those epic breasts being hidden in this unflattering black thing. And those disasters for shoes that look like fluffy high heeled slippers aren’t helping.

Modern Family actress Ariel Winter was cute, fresh and youthful in her white tiered Collette Dinnigan Resort party dress, the perfect complement for her peaches and cream complexion. Beware puberty’s wrath my flawless friend…

Gillian Anderson is channeling some major Kate Winslet steez in simple black Lanvin, Reed Krakoff shoes and dewy makeup. Nice job Scully.

Luckily for Olivia Munn she is naturally gorgeous because there’s nothing good about this ill-advised halter bummer. She needs a flirty Dolce & Gabbana scenario, stat.

Somehow with her tiny figure and tasteful hair and makeup Lucy Liu makes baby pink, lace and ruffles look completely acceptable. She wears Atelier Versace.

I do appreciate the effort that Emmy Rossum has gone to because her gold gown by Marchesa (I think) is really one of the strongest ‘statements’ on the whole red carpet. While above the waist she looks very pretty, the skirt is confusing and ill-fitting with a train like the tentacles on Ursula The Sea Witch.

Skylar White looks unimpressed and it’s pretty clear why.

Ginnifer Goodwin is far too petite to carry off this disco-esque Viktor & Rolf dress. Points for the shoes and cute blue nails though.

Did someone say ‘show me the money’? because Regina King looks mint in her tight red Romona Keveza.

I keep a large stash of plastic bags in the cupboard under my kitchen sink. The bodice of Julie Bowen‘s Marchesa dress is exactly what it looks like in there.

Hayden Panettiere appears to be drunk, and based on her hair and shoes I’d say she 100 per cent is.

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