2018 Producers Guild of America Awards Red Carpet Wish List

Today’s wishes seem like a quick blip in comparison to all of the big sets of wishes for events like the Golden Globe Awards and the Critics Choice Awards and the upcoming sets I have for the SAG Awards. The Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards are usually star studded. The stars of nominated films and television programs usually come out, but this year I feel like the red carpet will be different. Many style stars are either nominated or being honored, so in a contrast to being presenters or just guests I feel like some of the stars will up their game. Producer, directHER, writer, and activist Ava DuVernay will be honored with The Producers Guild Visionary Award recognizes television, film, or new media producers for their unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance. Ava is being recognized with the Visionary Award for her work in creating topical films and television shows focusing on important social issues such as The 13th, the riveting documentary about race in America for which she earned two Emmys and an Academy Award nomination, as well as her critically-acclaimed hit television series Queen Sugar. DuVernay is a fierce advocate for underrepresented filmmakers. In 2010, she founded ARRAY, a non-profit collective dedicated to the distribution and amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers. Over the course of her Hollywood career Ava has continued to break down barriers. She was the first African-American woman director to have a film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards with 2014’s Selma, as well as the first to earn the Best Director Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Her upcoming film Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, makes her the first African-American woman to direct a film budgeted over $100 million dollars. Not to take away from all of the actual work that she has done but Ava has also emerged as a style star as well, which in comparison to her other accomplishments seems quite trivial. On the red carpet she just exudes confident, power, and glamour and I cannot wait to see what she and her stylist Jason Bolden come up with for this red carpet. Since she is one of the big stars of the evening I would love to see Ava go for the bold with this red Michael Kors chiffon caped gown. This gown is strong glamour personified and I know that if anyone could really make it come to life on a red carpet it would be Ava. I think that if she took this gown and paired it with a large high braided bun, smokey eye, nude lips, a red satin Judith Leiber Couture coffered rectangle clutch, a pair of red satin Stuart Weitzman ‘Curvia’ pointed toe pumps, a statement Bulgari diamond and ruby necklace, and a Time’s Up pin that she would have another major moment on her hands.Margot Robbie was AMAZING in I, Tonya. I saw it last night. What I didn’t realize until the credits started to roll was that she also was an executive producer of the film. So I decided to add her at the last minute. Margot delivered an 80’s style moment in a custom silver embellished black Gucci gown at the Golden Globe Awards this weekend. I decided to pick yet another black gown for Margot to rock for the 2018 Producers Guild Awards with this black Versace Pre-Fall 2018 silk cady column gown which features gold medallion embellished straps, sweetheart neckline, and daring split. I moved up a decade to the 90’s for the inspiration for this look. Donatella has been looking to the archive a lot recently and this gown it a quintessential 90’s style Versace gown and I think that Margot would definitely make it come to life on the red carpet. I think that Margot would definitely take this gown and breath the sensual glamour that I know it needs to be a really major moment on the red carpet. Add a black Versace clutch with a gold safety pin detail, sleek hair, bold defined eyes, a red lip, and a pair of black and gold Gianvito Rossi ‘Lory’ pointed toe crystal embellished pumps to really make this a real major sexy glam moment for Margot. Unlike the film nominees the producers who will accept the awards for television projects are still being worked out. When I saw that Big Little Lies was nominated for the The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama (since it was announced that a Season 2 would be continuing the story of Season 1) I went back to who was a named producer for the show at last years Emmy Awards. Nicole Kidman has taken home every trophy she has been nominated for with this show, but with the new really heavy competition in this category from The Handmaid’s Tale, The Crown, Stranger Things, AND Game of Thrones I’m not sure they have this one in the bag. Since the Oscars last year Nicole has been KILLING the fashion game and I am really excited to see what the whole awards season run will bring from her. I think that for the PGA Awards that couture isn’t necessarily the first thing I think of, but I think that since Nicole holds a nomination why not? Go big or go home right? Nicole has never worn a Ralph & Russo look on a red carpet, but I think that this diamond white satin Ralph & Russo Fall 2017 Couture caped midi cocktail dress which features major delicate embroidery would be a perfect moment for Nicole to wear to shut down this red carpet. I think that a romantic updo, bold eyes, a soft pink lip, silver Sophia Webster ‘Rosalind’ crystal heel three strap sandals, and a pair of simple and chic white agate and diamond Fred Leighton sphere earrings all would ensure that Nicole shuts this red carpet down.Reese Witherspoon tends to stick to classic styles on the red carpet. She has never been one to push boundaries. I haven’t seen any evidence to the contrary this awards season so far that indicates that is about to change anytime soon. Reese has long been a champion of not giving a damn about what women wear on the red carpet and focusing solely on their achievements. I totally understand her place, but I also know that neither has to be mutually exclusive. For the PGA Awards I went to this chic champagne beaded Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2018 strapless column gown which features a gold banded neckline. This shape is totally something that I can see Reese being drawn to. Since the gown is so simple in its shape and event the air it exudes, the styling has to be on point. I think that if Reese wore her hair in a sleek high ponytail adding a defined eye, red lip, champagne gold Jimmy Choo ‘Lane’ sandals, and a pair of vintage 18k gold set Tiffany & Co. by Jean Schlumberger diamond cluster earrings that she would deliver a perfectly chic 90’s glam moment on this red carpet. Allison Williams has been all over the promotional and party circuit for her film Get Out. This seems to be the little film that could. When it was released it seemed to be destined for cult classic status, but has become a serious awards season contender. I think that has a lot to do with the studio running a second promo tour for the film late last year. While Allison doesn’t have the biggest role in the film she is the only female red carpet star among the cast. She has stuck to some of the more obscure brands for the bulk of her red carpet looks recently wearing looks from the likes of ADEAM, Gabriela Hearst, The Row, and Guy Laroche. I decided to go left of her usual feminine suspects like Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and Alexander McQueen in favor of this black pleated Yigal Azrouël Pre-Fall 2018 midi dress which features a one shoulder asymmetrical scarf neckline and a snap button embellished split. This look is edgy and glam and I think that for someone who is attending a smaller awards show as a guest that this is a perfect look. It is chic and statement making enough to catch the eyes of fashion critics, but simple enough to not overshadow the true honorees of the night. I would keep the edgy glam going with a pair of black Tony Bianco ‘Kendall’ PVC strap sandals, a sleek bun, bold defined eyes, a red lip, and art deco Fred Leighton diamond chandelier earrings to ensure head to toe perfection.Greta Gerwig wasn’t a producer on Lady Bird, but I feel like if anyone from the film will be on the red carpet to support the films nominated producers that it will be the films director. She is very up and down with her style and I cannot say that I have really LOVED anything that she has worn this awards season so far. I am hoping that with an Oscar nomination (for Best Original Screenplay and maybe Best Director) seemingly imminent I want Greta to be on better than her top form. I think that this black and off-white Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2018 color block gown which features a V neckline, a center twist detail, and a rouleau button placket down the skirt would be a really chic way for her to do just that. I think that this gown would definitely speak to Greta’s style, and that with the perfect styling that she would definitely take this look and make it a major moment. I think that with sleek hair tucked behind the ears, a smokey eye, nude lips, simple black Schutz ‘Cadey Lee’ sandals, statement vintage Cartier gold flower cluster earrings that Greta would be on tip top form.

The 2018 Producers Guild of America will take place on Saturday January 20, 2018.


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