One of Hollywood's biggest parties, last night's SAG Awards went beyond the basic awards show. With honorees speaking out against recent immigration mandates, several speeches drew rousing reactions from the audience. The Screen Actors Guild started as a labor union in the 1930s, formed to protect members from studio exploitation. In 2012, SAG merged with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and became SAG-AFTRA. The guild has lobbied for standardized pay, pensions, and residual pay for its members. The awards, which started in 1995, have become a place for actors to recognize each others' achievements. And for the occasion, the red carpet fashion doesn't disappoint. This year, Hollywood veterans and relative newcomers all brought their A-game... here's a short list of our favorite looks:
Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen
Emma Stone's McQueen dress was so gorgeously unique and it was the style star of the evening. Lace and embroidery cohabited perfectly within its split bodice.
Claire Foy in Valentino
Claire Foy's Valentino was a gorgeous mix of provocative and proper. A buttoned up collar topped this translucent piece, which also revealed a low-cut under layer.
Nicole Kidman in Gucci
We love seeing Kidman in jewel tones... they complement her red hair flawlessly. This emerald-hued Gucci gown was adorned with a parrot on each shoulder and was the ultimate in glam.
Taraji P. Henson in Reem Acra
Henson's Reem Acra gown was absolutely dreamy, and it expertly balanced daring and demure. The see-through bodice provided the wow factor, while the full coverage skirt brought the drama. Her chin-length wavy bob capped off the look flawlessly.Taraji P. Henson stuns at the #SAGawards! #ReemAcra A photo posted by Reem Acra (@reem_acra) on
Natalia Dyer in Miu Miu
Pink and red is such a pretty (and underused) color combo. Natalia Dyer's Miu Miu frock was a sweet choice for a young starlet. The youthful look was simplicity at its finest. As usual, the red carpet was a fashionable precursor to the main event, so without further ado...