Our Favorites of the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards
The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards was another star-studded night in Hollywood. While not the biggest award ceremony of the season, it was still worth watching with all the glamorous looks on the red carpet and all the funny moments on stage. Here’s what Wishbone voters thought were the most note-worthy moments of the night.
Another stunning look for Gina Rodriguez this season, the “Jane the Virgin” star looked flawless in a peach Safiyaa dress. Her floral double ring and swept up hair made for an eye-catching look to stun the crowd. From “Fresh Off the Boat,” Constance Wu looked breath-taking in a flowy serenity blue dress with a low neckline. Both ladies looked sensational in unique colors but voters couldn’t get over how elegant Constance looked.
Dare to go Black
Bryce Dallas Howard went for a black Balmain dress with a plunging neckline that still managed to look classy yet flirty. Paired with T-strap platforms and stunning jewelry, Bryce was sure to bring her A-game to gain the critics’ approval. Recently engaged Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took the classic black dress to another level with a thigh high slit and asymmetrical neckline. Her tight bun and simple Anita Ko jewelry had us all thinking one word: smokin’. Wishbone voters seemed to think as well with 80 percent agreeing Rosie was the show-stopper of the night.
“Jessica Jones” actress Krysten Ritter looked like a super star in a burgundy Zuhair Murad dress. The dress’ silver beading along with her H. Stern jewelry brought enough shimmer to her look without it being overbearing. Rachel McAdams outfit had similar features to Krysten’s but took an entirely different approach. The burgundy Elie Saab dress was beautifully embroidered on the hem with a skinny belt to top off the look. The dark color complemented Rachel’s blonde hair and enhanced her features. It was a close call but Rachel took the award for Best in Burgundy at the Critics’ Choice red carpet.
Perfectly Simple or Living on the Edge?
“Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere wore a simple yet sexy blush dress by Maria Lucia Horan. Hayden has yet to disappoint on the red carpet and knows how to play up her features. Portia Doubleday from “Mr. Robot” made a see through Novis dress incredibly chic with her Farbod Barsum clutch and Bionda Castana heels. It was a beautiful design that was unique on the red carpet but voters like playing it safe on the red carpet with Hayden’s more classic look.
With both broadcasting at the same night, it was a tough decision on whether to watch the Critics’ Choice Awards or the Democratic Debate. Wishbone users clearly tuned into the awards ceremony and the majority avoided the political night’s events. Reports indicate that 1.2 million viewers watched the Critics’ Choice Awards while 10.2 million tuned in for the debate. While one is the clear winner of the war, the Wishbone battle was won over by the star-studded ceremony.
For those who know actor and comedian TJ Miller they are prepared for his unique and edgy sense of humor. The “Silicon Valley” star made for an interesting monologue with his four “dancing critics” that are attached to him from the bars on his hinds and legs. It was just the right amount of funny and silly, especially when he attempted to greet Matt Damon in that getup. He was able to maintain the humor at various points throughout the night and proved his hosting capabilities.
Amy Schumer was awarded the MVP Award for the night and reminded us why with her hilarious speech. “I want to thank Guy Oseary and then the other managers that I’ve fired, Jimmy Miller, Itay Reiss, Derek Van Pelt,” she said. “Thank you, but I thought I could make slightly more money with someone else and so I went to them.” She went on to thank Judd Apatow repeatedly for directing her worn in “Trainwreck.” But Jacob Tremblay won our hearts with cuteness overload when he won in the category Best Young Actor/Actress for his role in “Room.” No one’s speech could go against Jacob’s or looked as good doing it.