Amanda Seyfried In Miu Miu, Zendaya In Valentino, More Must-See Fashions From 2021 Critics Choice Awards

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Mar. 10 2021, Updated 11:50 a.m. ET

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The (virtual) 2021award season continues!

On Sunday March 7, the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards took place honoring the finest in film and television. Historically, the awards are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations.

Airing on The CW, the in-person/virtual hybrid ceremony was hosted for the third time by acclaimed film, television and stage star Taye Diggs.

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Nomadland led the winners in the film categories, taking home four awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Chloé Zhao and Best Cinematography for Joshua James Richards. Zhao is the first Chinese woman to win as either director or writer. 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom followed closely behind, winning three categories including Best Actor for the late Chadwick Boseman, Best Costume Design, and Best Hair and Makeup. Best Actress was awarded to Carey Mulligan for Promising Young Woman, which also earned a Best Original Screenplay win for Emerald Fennell. Best Supporting Actor went to Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah, and Best Supporting Actress was awarded to Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.


In the series categories, The Crown took four categories, the most of the night, winning Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series for Josh O’Connor, Best Actress in a Drama Series for Emma Corrin and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Gillian Anderson.  

In the comedy genre, Ted Lasso won all three categories for which it was nominated: Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Sudeikis, and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham. The Queen’s Gambit took the prize for Best Limited Series, and its leading lady Anya Taylor-Joy won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television. 

The race for Best Comedy Special, which was dominated entirely by Netflix nominees, resulted in a tie between Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill and Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia

John David Washington presented this year’s SeeHer Award to his Malcolm & Marie co-star, Zendaya. The SeeHer Award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the SeeHer movement, to push boundaries, defy stereotypes and acknowledge the importance of authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape. 


Due to the pandemic, just a handful of presenters walked the red carpet at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The rest of the nominees tuned in virtually. Ether way, the fashion was certainly not forgotten about.

From Amanda Seyfried's Miu Miu tux to Zendaya's Valentino ball gown, scroll through the gallery below to see some of the must-see fashion moments of the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

Amanda Seyfried

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Taking a cue from her retro Hollywood film Mank, the Best Supporting Actress nominee wore a Miu Miu black embellished crystal top with sequin bow tie detail and a black cropped smoking trousers. 

"If this look was a cocktail, it would be one part Greta Garbo in Berlin with two parts Liza Minnelli in Cabaret and add a dash of Charlie Chaplin," said her stylist Elizabeth Stewart.

The tux-like ensemble was complete with Stuart Weitzman pumps, Fred Leighton jewels, a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch and a 1920s finger waves hairdo.

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Kaley Cuoco

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Also in a menswear-inspired look, The Flight Attendant star rocked a Dolce & Gabbana black and silver embellished suit from the label's Secrets & Diamonds Fall 2018 collection. Christian Louboutin pumps and Candy Ice jewels finished the ensemble. 

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In this case, bigger was better! Styled by Law Roach, the Malcom & Marie actress had a modern princess moment wearing a Valentino Spring 2021 Haute Couture look featuring a simple white tank top and orange high-waist, oversized ball gown skirt. Bulgari jewels were added for some extra impact.

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Regina King

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Styled by the dynamic duo Wayman + Micah, the One Night In Miami director went ultra glam on the 'gram, wearing a black sequin pleated Atelier Versace Spring 2021 gown with dramatic pleated shoulders. She accessorized with Cartier jewels and Stuart Weitzman sandals. 

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Orlando Bloom

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The Carnival Row actor chose a blue Brunello Cucinelli tuxedo for the big night.

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Uzo Aduba

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The Mrs. America star, who took home the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, looked powerful in a purple custom Christian Siriano wide-leg jumpsuit, which was styled with Neil Lane jewelry and Stuart Weitzman sandals. 

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Josh O'Connor

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Looking regal as always, The Crown star wore a custom Loewe look inspired by the Fall 2021 collection, along with Loewe oxford shoes and a Bvglari watch.

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Sidney Flanigan

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The Never Rarely Sometimes Always actress mixed up styles wearing a vintage-inspired Rodarte Spring 2021 white and black dotted dress teamed with Vans sneakers.

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Kyra Sedgwick

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Styled by Jacqueline Zenere, The Closer actress, on hand as a presenter, wore a fun Gabriela Hearst Fall 2020 yellow fringe panel dress and Fred Leighton jewelry. 

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Catherine O'Hara

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Moria Rose would be so proud. The Schitt's Creek actress was, as usual, wearing an Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2021 black tier dress accessorized with Jacob & Co. jewelry and Christian Louboutin boots, thanks to the styling of Andrew Gelwicks.

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Eli Goree

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 The One Night in Miami actor rocked a red custom Etro tuxedo featuring velvet lapels styled with David Yurman jewelry and a Cartier watch and pin.

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Julia Garner

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Styled by Elizabeth Saltzman, the Ozark actress donned a cool colorful striped dress from the Christopher John Rodgers Spring 2021 collection, along with Mejuri jewelry and Tamara Mellon heels.

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Dan Levy

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The Schitt's Creek star chose a military inspired Dior Men Fall 2021 ensemble which featured an officer jacket with star embroidery. Black leather Oblique embossed Dior Explorer boots completed the look.

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Gal Gadot

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The Wonder Woman star wore a flirty Prabal Gurrung Fall 2021 ivory sleeveless hand draped, satin faced organza sculptural top which was paired with black trousers, thanks to stylist Elizabeth Stewart

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Viola Davis

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Stewart also styled the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom actress in a bright blue Greta Constantine Spring 2021 sleeveless gown with ruffled detailing, teamed with Lorraine West earrings.

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Dylan McDermott

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Amanda Seyfried

The American Horror Story actor gave off some major #holidays vibes wearing an emerald green velvet Emporio Armani suit.

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Nominated for Best Song, the acclaimed musician wore a light blue beaded Miu Miu suit, which she accessorized with a dazzling collection of Chopard including a sautoir necklace featuring 34.89-carats of Ashoka cut diamonds set in platinum, a ring featuring 1.32-carats of diamonds set in 18K white gold, a ring featuring 3.07-carats of marquise cut diamonds set in 18K white Fairmined gold and a ring featuring a 20.99-carat cushion shaped blue sapphire, 1.71-carats of blue sapphires, 1.62-carats of diamonds and .34-carats of pastel blue sapphires set in 18K white gold.

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Cynthia Erivo

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Thanks to stylist Jason Bolden, the Harriet actress wore one of the most breathtaking looks of the night, showing off a Vera Wang Spring 2021 nude Italian tulle split-away gown with hand draped Juliette sleeves, accented by black hand-cut place macrame lace and worn over a black silk floor-length flared skirt. Tiffany & Co. jewels added even more glam.

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Leslie Odom Jr.

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The Hamilton star donned a Celine Homme pinstripe with chunky chains and a frilled collar.

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Angela Bassett

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Thanks to the impeccable styling of Jennifer Austin, the 9-1-1 star came through sparkling in a sleek black sequin Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Fall 2018 Couture suit teamed with Sarah Flint sandals and jewelry by David Yurman and Graziela Gems.

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Andra Day

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The United States Vs. Billie Holiday star donned a strapless color-block Prada pleated jumpsuit with a draped panel and a collection Chopard jewels.

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Yara Shahidi

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Photographed by Kai Byrd, the Grown-ish star wore a whimsical Christian Dior Spring 2021 Couture tulle embroidered mini dress with trumpet sleeves. 

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Anya Taylor-Joy

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The Queen’s Gambit star, who picked up the Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television, wore a Christian Dior Spring 2020 Haute Couture raspberry-colored tulle ballgown which featured a draped bodice and delicate braided waistband. She styled the look with long opera gloves and dangly tanzanite earrings and a floral sapphire ring from Bvlgari.

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Daisy Edgar-Jones

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The Normal People actress rocked a Oscar de la Renta puff sleeves mini-dress featuring a square neckline, styled with silver Jimmy Choo  sandals and subtle silver jewels.

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John Boyega

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Picking up a best Best Actor win for Small Axe, the British-Nigerian star rocked a cool Louis Vuitton Fall 2021 white suit with the kente cloth.

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Dominique Fishback

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Styled by Madison Guest, the Judas and the Black Messiah actress wore an elegant Reem Acra Fall 2019 gown featuring an illusion panel caplet and embellished neckline, teamed with Casadei shies and crystal adorned side-parted updo.

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Shira Haas

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The Unorthodox actress wore a pretty pastel Armani Privé dress featuring a delicate sheer overlay and crystal embellishments.

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The British actress, who took home the Best Actress in a Drama series for her portrayal of Lady Diana in The Crown, went for an edgy Schiaparelli Spring 2021 Haute Couture LBD with bold shoulders and bejeweled front cut-out. Black Wolford tights and Jimmy Choo pumps finished the look

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Vanessa Kirby

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As the ultimate Lady In Red, the Pieces of a Woman star and best actress nominee rocked a Saint Laurent high-neck, red lace midi-dress and black stilettos.

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Maria Bakalova

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Styled by Jessica Paster, the actress looked nearly unrecognizable to her Borat character wearing a Prada gown accented with a crystal bow and crystal headband, complete with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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Gillian Anderson

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Shot b Filip Kartous, The Crown star kept her look simple and sleek, wearing a perfectly tailored Christian Dior Spring 2018 Haute Couture suit featuring a cape jacket with wide satin lapels. Dior Joaillerie jewels completed her look.

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Jurnee Smollett

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The Lovecraft County actress sparkled in a silver sequined suit from Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2021 collection, black Jimmy Choo pumps and JustDesi jewelry.

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Rhea Seahorn

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The Better Call Saul actress glammed up from home wearing a Marmar Halim red gown with a plunging neckline and a shoulder bow details.


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