18 of the best looks celebrities wore for the Critics Choice Awards, from sparkling pantsuits to semi …


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Regina King wears an Atelier Versace gown for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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  • The annual Critics Choice Awards were held on Sunday to celebrate cinematic achievement.
  • Celebrities like Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Regina King all attended virtually in standout looks.
  • Sparkling pantsuits were popular this year, as were dresses with semi-sheer details.
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Celebrities brought their fashion A-game to the Critics Choice Awards this weekend — even while attending virtually.

Stars like Regina King, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Zendaya all made appearances in showstopping dresses, while Kaley Cuoco, Jurnee Smollett, and Uzo Aduba rocked suits. Dan Levy and John Boyega also put unique spins on traditional menswear for the event.

Here’s a look at some of the best celebrity outfits from Sunday’s ceremony.

Amanda Seyfried and her daughter drew a “red carpet” with chalk so the actress could show off her sparkling outfit.

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Amanda Seyfried wears a Miu Miu suit for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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She wore a Miu Miu suit comprised of “black cady smoking pants” and a tulle top covered in crystals and a sparkling bow, as the designer wrote on Instagram. Seyfried also wore pointed pumps and Fred Leighton jewels.

On Instagram, the actor’s stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, said Seyfried’s ensemble was inspired by Greta Garbo, Liza Minnelli, and Charlie Chaplin. Alique Studio captured Seyfried standing on her makeshift red carpet.

Regina King dazzled in a blue Atelier Versace gown and standout hairstyle.

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Regina King wears an Atelier Versace gown for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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Her sparkling dress had a thigh-high slit, countless blue sequins, and silk sleeves that ruffled at her shoulders. The latter fabric was also draped across her gown’s bodice in a crisscross pattern, and down its back to create a small train.

King was styled and photographed by Wayman + Micah, and her updo hairstyle was created by Larry Sims.

Anya Taylor-Joy stood out in a semi-sheer tulle gown with matching gloves.

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Anya Taylor-Joy wears a Dior Haute Couture gown for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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Her sleeveless dress was Dior Haute Couture. It had a pleated, floor-length skirt and a crisscross design across its bodice, which both created a semi-sheer effect. Taylor-Joy also wore sheer, elbow-length gloves that matched her dress, and long purple earrings from Bulgari.

Law Roach styled Taylor-Joy for the event, and photographer Pip captured images of her look.

Dan Levy put a unique twist on traditional menswear.

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Dan Levy wears a Dior suit for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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His suit, designed by Dior, was black with white trim and star-shaped buttons. The actor also wore his dress pants tucked into shining leather boots and accessorized with Cartier jewelry.

Erica Cloud styled him for the event, and Ted Belton photographed Levy in his outfit.

Viola Davis looked elegant in a floor-length gown designed by Greta Constantine.

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Viola Davis wears a Greta Constantine dress for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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Her blue dress, styled by Stewart, had ruffled sleeves, a matching collar, and pockets with the same design. It retails for $1,645.

Along with the gown, Davis also wore Lorraine West jewelry and sparkling eye shadow. 

Yara Shahidi stole the show in a multicolored Dior minidress.

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Yara Shahidi wears a Dior dress for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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On Instagram, the actress shared a photo taken by Kai Byrd that showcased her standout dress. It had a patchwork vest with an embroidered kangaroo design over a tan, collared top with semi-sheer bell sleeves. 

Its skirt, on the other hand, was light brown and adorned with multicolored shapes made from silk. Shahidi was styled by Jason Bolden.

Catherine O’Hara opted for an all-black ensemble with bold accessories.

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Catherine O’Hara wears an Elie Saab ensemble for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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According to stylist Andrew Gelwicks, who shared a photo of the actress on Instagram, O’Hara’s dress was designed by Elie Saab. It included long sleeves that puffed at the shoulders and a tiered skirt.

She also wore thigh-high Louboutin boots, and statement jewelry from Jacob & Co.

Kaley Cuoco rocked a bedazzled suit and sparkling heels.

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Kaley Cuoco wears a Dolce & Gabbana suit for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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Her outfit was designed by Dolce & Gabbana. It featured a short jacket with crystal-encrusted lapels, a matching vest, and a white button-up that was also covered in crystals. Her pants flared at the ankles, and her Louboutin heels had a zig-zag crystal pattern.

Candy Ice Jewelry provided Cuoco’s accessories, Brad Goreski and Daniela Viviana Romero styled the actress, and Bryan Rodner Carr photographed the occasion.

Uzo Aduba wore a purple jumpsuit to accept her Critics Choice Award.

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Uzo Aduba wears a Christian Siriano jumpsuit for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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The custom design was created for the actress by Christian Siriano, and styled by Cristina Ehrlich. It had a V-shaped neckline, a bow-style bodice, and wide-legged pants that reached the floor.

H.E.R. was one of the few stars to wear pastels for the virtual event.

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H.E.R. wears a Miu Miu pantsuit for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.


She wore a baby-blue Miu Miu suit with a pink-and-green crystal flower print from top to bottom. The outfit, styled by Wouri Vice, also included sparkling heels, Chopard jewelry, and oversized sunglasses.

John Boyega looked dapper in a Louis Vuitton suit.

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John Boyega wears a Louis Vuitton suit for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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Across his white suit, Boyega wore a black-and-white monogram scarf. He completed his look with a silver ring and shining black shoes.

Jurnee Smollett brought back the “no-shirt” trend in a sequin-covered pantsuit.

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Jurnee Smollett wears a Louis Vuitton suit for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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Her outfit, designed by Louis Vuitton and styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn, included a blazer with shoulder-length sleeves, and matching pants with a black belt across the waist. Smollett also wore black pumps, multiple bracelets, and layered necklaces.

Photographer Marc Patrick captured her wearing the outfit.

Daisy Edgar-Jones chose a red minidress and updo hairstyle for the occasion.

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Daisy Edgar-Jones wears a Louis Vuitton suit for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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Her dress was designed by Oscar de la Renta. It had oversized, puffy sleeves that extended to her elbows, a plunging square-shaped neckline, and a short skirt. Edgar-Jones completed the look with star-shaped earrings and a ponytail.

Nicky Yates styled the actress.

Ashley Park wore one of the brightest dresses of the night.

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Ashley Park wears a Versace gown for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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Her sleeveless green gown had a scoop-style neckline and a high-low skirt that extended into a long train behind her. It was designed by Versace, styled by Erin Walsh, and photographed by Christian Högstedt.

Park also wore platform silver sandals and dangling earrings from Nam Cho Jewelry.

Cynthia Erivo took an edgy approach in a black-and-white Vera Wang gown.

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Cynthia Erivo wears a Vera Wang gown for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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The gown’s skirt was made from black fabric, while its bodice was created with tan tulle that extended into “hand-draped Juliette sleeves,” as stated on the Vera Wang Instagram page. The lighter fabric was also covered with black, hand-cut macrame lace that perfectly matched its skirt.

Bolden styled Erivo for the event, and Juan Veloz photographed her in the outfit.

Emma Corrin matched her bold earrings to her daring minidress.

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Emma Corrin wears a Schiaparelli dress for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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Her black dress, designed by Schiaparelli, had long sleeves and a high neckline. It also featured a circular cutout across the chest, which was surrounded by 3D embellishments made from gold and pearls.

Harry Lambert styled Corrin for the event, and William Waterworth took the photographs.

Andra Day looked stunning in a strapless outfit and curled ponytail.

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Andra Day wears a Prada ensemble for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

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The Prada ensemble was purple up top, gray in the middle, and green across the bottom. She paired the look with neutral makeup, curled hair, and bold jewelry.


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