While most eyes tend to be on the Oscars, the Screen Actors‚Äô Guild Awards always present a wonderful glimpse at red-carpet looks as well as an insight as to who the favourites for Hollywood‚Äôs upcoming big night might be.
There was plenty of colour this year on the red carpet with Keira Knightley in a purple Erdem Moralioglu gown, showing off her baby bump, and Camila Alves wore a similar shape with her Donna Karan gown.
Plunging necklines were also spotted on the red carpet, as Sarah Hyland walked in her Vera Wang design, Emilia Clarke in Donna Karan, and Jennifer Aniston in a vintage John Galliano‚ÄĒshowing you don‚Äôt need something from the last couple of seasons to make an impact.
Rosamund Pike wore a ruffled blue Christian Dior, and Julianna Margulies wowed in blue, too, donning a design from Giambattista Valli Couture.
Red still made a startling statement for Edie Falco in Randi Rahm, Kaley Cuoco in Romona Keveza, and Sof√≠a Vergara in Donna Karan (complete with a sizeable engagement ring).
Emma Stone wore a black tuxedo gown by Dior, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus belied her 54 years in a stunning Monique Lhuillier design.
Showing that every colour was present, in green were Julianne Moore in Givenchy, Patricia Arquette in a draped, off-the-shoulder emerald dress, and Claire Danes in an olive Marc Jacobs number.
Uzo Aduba contrasted with bright yellow, and Reese Witherspoon wore a white Giorgio Armani gown with sequin detailing. Maggie Gyllenhaal chose white, too, in a cr√™pe gown by Thakoon Panichgul, also with a plunging neckline.
Finally, Tatiana Maslany, in Oscar de la Renta, and Lupita Nyong‚Äôo, in Elie Saab, showed that they weren‚Äôt afraid of stripes as they headed down the red carpet.
Birdman was the winner of the night among the motion picture awards, taking the Outstanding Performance by a Cast award, while Eddie Redmayne won best actor for The Theory of Everything and Julianne Moore won best actress for Still Alice. Supporting wins went to J. K. Simmons for Whiplash and Patricia Arquette for Boyhood.
In the television section, Downton Abbey won for drama, and Orange Is the New Black for comedy. Drama‚Äôs top acting awards went to Kevin Spacey for House of Cards and Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder; comedy‚Äôs best actor was William H. Macy for the US remake of Shameless and Uzo Aduba, giving an emotional speech, for Orange Is the New Black.
In the TV movie and miniseries category, Mark Ruffalo was the best actor for his performance in The Normal Heart, while Frances McDormand was best actress for Olive Kitteridge.
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