Best Strapless Dress: Kyra Sedgwick. She almost always looks gorgeous and despite the fact that you could kind of see her tan lines, this whole look was a big win for her.
Pretty In Purple: It's a tie! Julie Benz knocked my socks off with this pretty plum number.
She Got It Almost 1/2 Right: Drew Barrymore's whole "shocked, humbled, um, um, um" speeches are obnoxious. This is the second one and if she does it again at the Emmy's I'm going to lead the campaign to revoke the awards on the basis that you shouldn't win acting awards when you can't convincingly act appropriately while accepting them. But I'm not here to talk about her behavior, I'm here to talk about her dress...and hair. The bodice of the dress was gorgeous. On the telecast you could see some of the intricacies of it that get lost a bit in the photos and believe me, it was lovely. I believe I would have dubbed the whole dress a winner if not for that extra skirt in the middle which looks like something someone sewed on at the last minute to hide a rip on the butt. She might have received 2/3 credit for the look if her hair didn't look like Helena Bonham Carter did her hair for her.
She's Awesome, But The Dress...Ugh: Betty White is more than deserving of the Life Achievement honors they bestowed. She is hilarious and sweet and wonderful. Her dress though...I mean, all they had to do was take off the blue things and extend the lace the full length of the arms (rather than the odd bands of it that it has now) and it would have been ok. Not great, but the woman is 88 years old and that's kind of how the little old ladies dress so whatever.
Scarlett O'Hara Would Roll In Her Grave: At least when she wore her drapes, she made them into an actual dress first. Julianna Margulies looks like she just wrapped herself up in them toga style and headed out. Her hair isn't even good and that's a damn shame because her hair is consistently AWESOME on The Good Wife.
I Can't Make Up My Mind About This Dress...: When I first saw this dress I thought "boring...this is like the dress version of that stupid backward tuxedo that Celine Dion wore a million years ago." Then I took another look and decided that I appreciated the simplicity of the cut and the beautiful detailing on the hip and the general all-covered-up-with-one-sexy-exception aspect and thought "I hope Blake Lively is taking notes." But after a couple of days and a few more views of the bordering-on-uncomfortable way it lays on her in the front, I am back to thinking maybe I don't like it that much.