Critics Choice Awarded Best Actress Anne Hathaway In Ferre Dress

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People’s Choice was Kate Hudson while Critics Choice is Anne Hathaway. Both brides got awarded, each in her own ceremony. Even if the awards weren’t attributed for their respective roles in Bride Wars.

Anne Hathaway’s outfit for the night was an asymmetrical Gianfranco Ferre black and white dress matched with Brian Atwood peep toe pumps. I can’t decide what feelings go towards this dress, but I can’t overlook it (Anne Hathaway herself said, when asked whose dress that was “It’s Gianfranco Ferre and I don’t know, I love it cause it’s pretty.. Ha-ha”).

And if you haven’t seen her acceptance speech.. Well, you should, because only that “performance” can really top the weirdness of the dress! I can’t wait to see the movie (Rachel Getting Married) and see why people think Anne’s acting wasn’t authentic and she didn’t deserve the Critics Choice Award this year! However, getting back to the Ferre, does it look clown-ish to my eyes only? (photos via justjared)

Anne Hathaway Critics Choice Awards 2009 Gianfranco Ferre dress


#1 Dolly Bird on 01.09.09 at 2:40 pm

I don’t know what to make of the dress either.Fortunately her big Julia Roberts smile takes attention away from it.
I saw her acceptance speech too and poor thing she seemed so green at winning an award and almost thanked Meryl Streep for being alive.Oooh Angelina looked livid but so serene and regal as usual.

#2 Ellington on 01.09.09 at 8:12 pm

I find the dress architecturally interesting, and I like Anne.
I didn’t hear her speech I avoid award shows but I do like to check out the following day’s red carpet photos. As for her role in Rachel Getting Married, I have heard that she has received excellent reviews for her acting.

#3 Hapsical London Fashion Blog on 01.10.09 at 8:08 am

Miranda Priestly would not be impressed.. (!)

#4 Adriana on 01.10.09 at 9:15 am

LOL at Hapsical!

Since I know all ins and outs of film critics that award doesn’t impress me either.

That speech…omg….Angelina livid but serene? Priceless, that was Lucrezia Borgia, god if looks could kill…well, at least she didn’t act if she was ‘happy’ for Anne to win!

#5 Ellington on 01.10.09 at 9:42 am

Okay, now I have watched Anne’s speech on youtube and I actually found it kind of charming. She was so nervous, shocked and grateful.
Why do you think she is performing? It brought to mind the raw and real emotion that Halle Berry had when she won her Oscar, not to compare these two awards but I think that this is Anne’s first big win of anything and she tied with Meryl Streep who is an acting deity. Angelina looked non plussed to me actually,not livid and serene.
Oh and I do like her dress, its different, is not loud and tasteless and goes with the mood I suggested before about the economy. Oh and she seems to have the latest mid-length hairstyle of the moment too.

#6 Miss Cavendish on 01.10.09 at 7:32 pm

I don’t mind the dress in stills (not a blazing endorsement), but didn’t like how it moved when I watched Anne’s acceptance speech. The white starchy part looked somewhat napkin-y and, well, overly stiff . . .

#7 Adriana on 01.11.09 at 10:55 am

Ellington maybe its my down-to-earth attitude that makes me cringe when I hear and see some off these American stars going that histerical. I’ve never ever have seen Dutch rewarded artists acting that way. Sorry, that’s how I see it. I found Halle Berry complete over the top. I believe afterwards she felt the same by showing being a good sport to joke about it when she ‘won’ a Razzy for (I believe??) ‘Catwoman’. I remember Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Roberts, who couldn’t stop. And of course the legendary words by Sally Field “You like me, right now, you like me!” (See YouTube).
I can’t stand it I’m not able to watch the Golden Globes tonight. Its here in the middle off the night. Its on a pay-channel now. But I make sure I have it back on when the Oscars will be on.

I don’t like these dress at all. Its like the designer had no real idea its more like what looks best the left or the right side?

#8 Adriana on 01.11.09 at 11:00 am

I forget something. The first black woman that won an Oscar was not Halle that was the so loveable Hattie McDaniel as Mammy in ‘Gone with the Wind’!

#9 Ellington on 01.11.09 at 4:46 pm

Yes Hattie was the first Black best supporting actress to win an Oscar and she was not allowed to come into the front with the rest of the actors and nominees and she was not allowed to sit with them either. It was a long time coming Halle Berry’s win and it was for Best Actress. So I completely understand her emotional reaction to her win. It was a big thing for women of colour! Much like on the scale of Obama wining the Presidency of the USA. A day of pride and joy for people of my hue.
I remember watching her win and I cried too. So many women of colour get passed over for things, kudos, prime parts in the entertainment world and the modeling world and in the everyday world. On that night Denzel Washington also won for Best Actor. Before Halle’s win for best Actress only Dorthy Dandridge and Angela Bassett were nominated and neither of them won. For Best Actor the last male person of colour who won before Denzel was Sidney Poitier. For Best Actor you have Louis Gosset Jr. and Morgan Freeman. So you see when you look at all the years in between these nominations of people of colour, its pretty pathetic. You say your attitude is more down to earth I would say that it is pragmatic and European. There is nothing wrong with either ways of expressing and not expressing ones self, but we should not cringe at someone being emotional, its nothing to be ashamed of. To be vulnerable like that is in a way show of strength.
And yes Halle went to get her Razzie for Catwoman, she said that she earned both her Oscar and her Razzie. I like her and to me that attitude is down to earth, she does not take her self too seriously.
Gwyneth reacted that way because her father had just passed away and he didn’t get to see her win and it was her first nomination. Julia Roberts reacted that way because after all the movies she had done she was finally nominated and she won. Sally Field when she won was not even considered a ‘real’ actor because she came from a television background of shows like Gidget and The Flying Nun. The win for her was at last an acceptance from her peers.
Its a brief moment in time and a moment of a lifetime for them. Its not about us its about them, and if they wish to cry, laugh and thank everyone who means something to them so be it. I cannot condemn them or feel ashamed of them.
Oh and thanks for trying to give me a history in Black actors but I know a lot already.

#10 Adriana on 01.11.09 at 5:58 pm

Ellington, I do know all of that and I think your reaction is overly sensitive. Which I do not really understand. Because its me who wrote that……
Plus I do love all the actors you’d mentioned no matter what their colour or background is!

#11 Ellington on 01.11.09 at 7:00 pm

Yes that’s great that you love them no matter what the colour of their skin or background.
I brought it up because a) you were mentioning how you cringed at the emotional reaction of Anne Hathaway and I had said that Anne’s reaction was real and charming to me just like Halle Berry’s reaction was when she won her Oscar.
I understand where they are coming from.
b) You were the one who mentioned Hattie McDonald’s win and I simply pointed out that yes Hattie won for Best supporting actress and that Halle’s win was for Best Actress two different awards that were separated by over 62 years! So when Halle cried her eyes out I found (unfortunately) that some people who were mostly white seemed to find her reaction over the top.
I did cry when she won, and when I saw a documentary on Ms Hattie Macdonald I was moved by her win and angered and ashamed that she was treated that way at the time and by the fact that she was only offered the roles of a maid or a house keeper after her big win. Like I said the opportunities for women and men of colour then and sometimes even now are few and far between. Hence there only seems to be one Black model allowed at a time in the fashion world and we hardly if ever see any other women of colour in the pages of Vogue, Elle ,WWD etc, or the catwalk. The rare exception being Italian Vogue’s All Black model issue, which I hope is not a once in a lifetime thing, but we shall see.
Its not as simple as you love them no matter what they look like that is not the point of what I said or what I am stating. Have you ever heard me or any other person of colour that you know say I like Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Anne Hathaway,Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchet or Jennifer Aniston no matter what colour they are? No I am pretty sure that you have not also its rather condescending to say that. Adriana I really like you and care for and appreciate your kindness and good heart. I am glad that we are virtual friends. But please know that race is never a simple thing. If it was we wouldn’t have a lot of the foolishness that goes on in the world
What I said and stated was not an over reaction or me being overly sensitive. It was actually quite pragmatic, something I thought you would appreciate.
When I made the comments that I did and mentioned the actors and actresses I did it was for the reason to assert my point for the reasons of their emotional acceptance speeches. It does not make me cringe to see people feel or cry on tv if that is in their heart to do so. It is their moment like I said, its not about us.
Take care my friend and I will chat with you anon.
Ellington : )

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