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SAG Awards Trends

February 16, 2016

So, in case you’ve been living under a rock, we’re knee-deep in awards season. But, before we dive into the Serious Glam that went down at the SAG Awards, let me catch you up on my personal list of  Things You Should Know As An Informed Person before watching the Oscar’s on February 28th:

The struggle is real. This news is enough to make anyone apathetic about the film industry and the state of race in this country, which is why it was refreshing to see that this year’s SAG Awards saw some major wins for people of color. YAS! Now that’s some fashion I can get behind.

Film

1. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo Dicaprio, The Revenant

Wearing: Giorgio Armani tuxedo, Martin Katz studs and cuff links

Mr. Dicaprio cuts a classic look in his tux. No surprise there. Of particular note are his square buttons and his fluffy bow tie.

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2. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room

Wearing: Atelier Versace

Ms. Larson was a vision in a sky blue, slightly Grecian-looking drapey dress. This seemingly simple dress has a lot going on: the slit, the silver knots on the front, the twisted neckline detail, and the surprising bright orange strap in the back. Somehow Ms. Larson manages to pull all of the various elements of this dress and make it look elegant. (Maybe her drop-dead gorgeousness has something to do with it?)

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3. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Wearing: Ermenegildo Zegna Made-to-Measure, Christian Louboutin Shoes

Mr. Elba received not one, but two awards. Good thing he wore a snazzy suit that was worth the extra limelight! I mean, this man looked dapper in his steel blue three-piece suit. Gentlemen, take note.

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4. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Wearing: Louis Vuitton

Ms. Vikander’s Mondrian-esque sequined dress was one of my personal favorites. The fit is just so flawless and classic. Its simplicity allows for the pattern to pop, and yet even though it’s bedecked with sequins, the pattern and the colors aren’t garish or over-the-top. With its slight shimmer, it just works, long sleeves and all.

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Television

1. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Wearing: Giorgio Armani

Mr. Spacey stayed classic, if a little bit dull. There’s nothing terrible about this ensemble, but there’s nothing very interesting about it either. Sleek, modern, simple. The one thing that stands out as remotely interesting is the silver tie clasp.

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2. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Wearing: Zac Posen dress, Buccellati jewelry, Rauwolf clutch

Can we just take a beat to marvel at the beautiful, shimmery dusty lilac color of this dress? I mean, whoa. Ms. Davis knows what works, and this dress delivers. I’m loving the bold off-the-shoulders look and the trumpet cut of the dress. The seams on the front of the dress accentuate her hourglass figure and her jewelry is on point – simple, but bold. I’m also on board with the deep plum lip and fingernail colors and the way they pair with the dusty lilac. Win.

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3. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Wearing: ??? A mystery I’m not too interested in solving.

Okay, I know men’s clothing is (arguably) less varied, but nothing? Not even a tie clasp? Or a pocket square? Is it just me, or is there something slightly arrogant about men not attempting to add even a little bit of flair? Like, they don’t have to engage because fashion is for women? Or it’s beneath them? In any case, upon really, really close examination Mr. Tambor’s tie seems to have the tiniest hint of something reminiscent of texture.

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4. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Wearing: Zac Posen dress, Sergio Rossi shoes

Women really brought it with this year’s color palette. This emerald green gown is exquisite. I really appreciate the fine bead-work and the way the vertical stripes interact with the dress’s pleats. Aduba’s accessories work beautifully with dress and don’t overpower her look which is elegant and sophisticated.

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5. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Idris Elba, Luther

Wearing: Ermenegildo Zegna Made-to-Measure, Christian Louboutin Shoes

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6. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Queen Latifah, Bessie

Wearing: Michael Costello dress, Bavna earrings, Aquatalia sandals, Rauwolf bag

Whoever styled Ms. Latifah for the SAG Awards is a genius. I mean, everything about this dress is beautiful: from the fit to the color to the cut, but what’s awesome is that it highlights Ms. Latifah’s beauty and does not overpower her. Its subtle and intricate sequins in geometric patterns add an understated texture and shimmer to the dress, and it fits in all the right places.

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Consensus: Mr. Elba’s steel blue three-piece suit showed up the male contenders, and I’m hoping that the male contingent puts a little more effort for the Oscar’s.

In contrast to the men, the ladies wore a whole lot of flawless flair in a decidedly sleek and elegant way. Like the Golden Globe winners, the SAG Award winners wore sleek, form fitting dresses that showed off their curves. Of some note: Ms. Vikander and Ms. Latifah went for form-fitting long sleeves (always a risk) and wore them well while Ms. Vikander and Ms. Larson rocked a middle part, which could be a returning trend.

What’s your favorite SAG Award look? And what are you hoping to see during the Oscar’s?

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