You guessed it. I have even more wishes for the red carpet at the 2018 Critics Choice Awards, which take place this Thursday January 11. I am really excited to see which stars will stick around after the Golden Globe Awards, and what they will bring to the red carpet. Sometimes the Critics Choice Awards red carpet can be a little more laid back, but I am hoping that with its placement so close to the Globes, that we will see most of the stars who come into town for that stick around. Caitriona Balfe is definitely a fan favorite for her performance in Outlander and it has earned her a Critics Choice nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series. This is a crazy tough category this year, and with the level of glamour that we can see on the red carpet from all the ladies nominated in this category I am praying that they all step out. Cait can be very up and down in her style to me and I am praying that when she steps onto the red carpet at the Critics Choice Awards that she is on top form. I think that Caitriona would be nothing but glamour wearing this white Alessandra Rich Spring 2018 RTW one sleeve gown which features a bias draped skirt, sexy side split, and a crystal patch on this red carpet. I think that the glamour of this look would make for one of the best looks that Caitriona has delivered on the red carpet in a long time. I think that she often picks looks that are overly complicated and this gown is the exact opposite of that. Add a sleek vintage inspired updo, a red lip, bold defined eyes, a red Judith Leiber Couture ‘New Rose American Beauty’ crystal minaudiere, silver Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Coline’ crustal detail three strap sandals, and a pair of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Cascade’ diamond earrings to really ensure that this look delivers nothing but glamour on this red carpet. Cush Jumbo was a beloved part of the cast of The Good Wife and I was really excited that she was going to be making the transition to the spin-off The Good Fight. Her performance in The Good Fight has earned her a nomination at the Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Michael Kors has always been a go to designer for Cush. She has worn his designs for the BAFTA Television Awards, the Met Gala, and the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in the past. I went back to the brand for a really great red carpet moment for Cush. This hot pink Michael Kors sleek halter gown is all about the color, and I know that Cush could really make it come to life on the red carpet. A color this bold is definitely something that stands out (especially following the black gown silent protest at the Globes) and I think that for someone like Cush that this would just come across a real modern glam moment. The gown is honestly bold enough that it wouldn’t need a whole lot of styling. A sleek pixie cut, smokey eyes, a nude lip, pink Aquazzura ‘Knockout’ caged sandals, and statement David Morris ruby, pink sapphire, and diamond chandelier earrings would all ensure that Cush kills her look. Gillian Anderson has a really glam sense of style and I am hoping that she will be on the red carpet at the Critics Choice Awards where she is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in American Gods. I would love to see Gillian deliver bohemian glamour wearing this moss green Schiaparelli Fall 2016 Couture asymmetrical draped gown. We have seen her take this bohemian route several times in the past and I think that with the more relaxed nature of the red carpet at the Critics Choice Awards that it would be a really chic moment for Gillian. Style it with a full hairstyle, bronze smokey eyes, nude lips, a bronze Bottega Veneta ‘Crystal Knot’ framed woven clutch, a pair of fawn colored Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist Goosebump’ nappa leather sandals, and vintage gold set Cartier diamond leaf drop earrings all would ensure the the bohemian glamour of this look continues on. Kathryn Newton doesn’t have an individual nomination this year at the Critics Choice Awards, but she is part of two casts nominated for Best Acting Ensemble. Honestly I don’t know if we will see Kathryn on the Critics Choice red carpet. She wasn’t out during the promo tours and film festivals for either Lady Bird and Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri, but with those nominations and with the likeliness of Big Little Lies likely to take home the title of Best Limited Series I am hoping she will. It was over last year that we saw Kathryn catch the eyes of big brands like Gucci and Dior. She started the year wearing a lot of Gucci and ended the year wearing a lot of Dior. I decided that for this red carpet that another Dior moment would be great. Out of all of the gowns from this collection I was most expecting this red pleated gown from the Christian Dior Cruise 2018 collection which features crystal embellished straps and a thin leather belt was one that I was sure we would see on a red carpet. So the fact that it is still available for wear is shocking to me. I think that for someone who is just part of nominated casts and doesn’t hold a singular nomination that this is the perfect simple, yet chic statement to make on this red carpet. I think that with a red Christian Dior ‘Diorama’ wallet on chain clutch, romantic updo, smokey eye, nude lips, black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Ada’ gold heeled sandals, and a pair of vintage ruby and diamond Fred Leighton delicate chandelier earrings all would make this look perfection. Mary J. Blige is definitely one to watch on the red carpet this awards season. She has been working with red carpet super stylist Law Roach and they have been making magic together. I love the way that Law has elevated Mary’s style, and I am really excited to see what more they have in store for this awards season. For the Critics Choice Awards I went to this absolutely dazzling white and gold La Perla Spring 2018 RTW fringe gown. This gown screams glamour, with a hint of sex appeal. But the sex appeal of this gown isn’t the standard of what we would expect from La Perla lingerie. This is a stark contrast to the La Perla gown that Mary wore to the 2017 Met Gala, but this is perfect for a Hollywood film awards red carpet. I would go all out with the glamour for this look adding a gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Speccio’ faceted box clutch, a smokey eye, gold Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Coline’ jeweled three strap sandals, a red lip, glamorous updo, and a pair of emerald and diamond deGrisogono statement earrings.On the heels of the Kevin Spacey allegations House of Cards fired him and promoted Robin Wright to top billing for the shows final season. I think that with her performance in the shows last season earning her a Critic Choice Award nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series and with her role being elevated that we will most likely see Robin on the red carpets this awards season promoting the show. For this red carpet I want to see Robin rock the red carpet wearing this white and silver striped Diane von Furstenberg sleeveless column gown. This gown is the sleek statement that I think we are now accustomed to seeing Robin bring to the red carpets. I think that since this category is really tough, and Robin is a dark horse, that this is a perfect, simple modern glam moment for her to bring to life on this red carpet. Add a white and silver Edie Parker ‘Wolf’ acrylic shard clutch, a sleek hairstyle, kohl rimmed eyes, red lip, silver Aquazzura ‘Casa Blanca’ lamb leather buckled ankle cuff sandals, and a pair of diamond and sapphire Chopard Red Carpet Collection drop earrings to ensure this look is perfection, head to toe. This last season Tyra Banks took over the hosting duties for America’s Got Talent from Nick Cannon and it earned her a nomination for Best Reality Show Host. We should expect that no matter what Tyra wears on this red carpet that it will be a major LEWK. Over the course of she show we saw Tyra wearing a lot of Michael Costello, and the brands off spin STELLO, on the AGT stage, so I went back to the brand to pick to perfect gown for her to rock on this red carpet. Ultimately I picked this grey fully beaded Michael Costello Fall 2017 RTW long sleeve, coat style gown which features a plunging neckline and a sexy center split. I have a distinct memory of seeing this gown come down the runway during New York Fashion Week seeing the model slink down the runway effortlessly despite the weight of the gown and beads flying everywhere. It was a real moment, and I think that if anyone could make this gown come to life on the red carpet it would be Tyra. I would have her finish this look with full curls, a smokey eye, dark red glossy lips, a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Alien’ gold detailed mules, and statement Jacob & Co. earrings made up of yellow & orange sapphires and orange briolette to really finish this as a real major moment.
The 2018 Critics Choice Awards will take place on Thursday January 11, 2018.