Critics Choice Awards '23

Thuso Mbedu in Louis Vuitton

Yo. Tell me why one of my favorite awards show ALL OF A SUDDEN decided NOT to telecast live on any broadcast or cable network. But instead, to stream.


It was a struggle bus trying to find where I can watch the show. Alas, it wasn't meant to be (unless I had Hulu Live or DirecTV Live). However, I do know who won thanks to the countless entertainment news outlets.

So congratulations to Zendaya, Jeremy Allen White, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary, The Dropout, Amanda Seyfried, Angela Bassett, Better Call Saul (impatiently waiting for the final season to hit Netflix), Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito (fantastic actor, yes, but he does seem to lean into the same-ish roles, no), Niecy Nash-Betts, Ruth E. Carter, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Did I rent Knives Out on Amazon Prime to watch in preparation of Glass Onion...? Yes. Yes, I did. Which movie did I prefer? Not sure. Both had entertaining moments), and Janelle MonĂ¡e who was given the SeeHer Award. Meanwhile, she was THE best thing in the Glass Onion... movie.

Fashion time.

Janelle Monae in Vera Wang
The styling absolutely is carrying the dress.
Sure, it's sexy. But it's leaning in the tacky territory, too.
Aubrey Plaza in Louis Vuitton
Ignore her pose and facial expression. The harsh makeup. And the severe hairdo.
Focus on the dress and its beauty. Absolutely gorgeous.
Me want something similar.
Quinta Brunson in Robert Wun
Oh no no no.
This is definitely fashun but not in fun away.
As usual, though, the fit is perfection as is the proportions.
Cate Blanchett in Max Mara
This made me smile. Because it has a 'no effs given' appeal.
This is a lady who is guaranteed to win an Oscar in a few months.
And yet, she breezes through in this casual, cute dress.
Or is it a two-piece? Can't tell.
Busy Philipps in St. John
Busy also got the casual memo.
This one made me smile because, again, 'no effs given'.
But the whole look overall doesn't have any appeal.
Julie Garner in Ferragamo
She should wear bold bright colors WAY more often.
The dress is meh but love the shoes.
And the necklace wasn't needed.
Michelle Yeoh in Carolina Herrera
Came through like the movie star she is.
But let's be real, the cape jacket IS the outfit.
Paul Dano in Dolce & Gabbana
This dude is 38 but easily looks 10+ years older.
The suit embellishment placements are not stylish.
And why in the world would he wear that bland work shirt, tho?
Kerry Washington in Armani
LOVE the hair and earrings.
The dress isn't working for me.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
LOVE the hair and makeup.
I don't mind fabric nor the color.
However, the skirt portion is way to rumpled and crinkled.
Making it look like aluminum foil.
Viola Davis in Valentino
Rare to see her in a dark color.
She looks good. Would've opted for a brighter lip color.

Onto the next awards show.