Best Dressed at Hollywood Film Awards: Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie, and a Scandalous J.Lo!

Awards season is here, guys! The Hollywood Film Awards happened Friday night and there are some very good reasons to be interested. Jessica gave us a handy cheat sheet with interesting facts and pointed out that this guy is often a good indicator of what movies and actors will get Oscar nods. As such, the red carpet is filled with big names in gorgeous dresses.

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Reese Witherspoon picked a pleated number in contrasting black and red from J.Mendel. She kept her accessories simple, typical for her, and I like how it lets the bold colors stand out.

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Another award show, another black dress for Angelina Jolie (seen here with Jack O’Connell, the star of her movie Unbroken). I’m especially impressed by this one, with smart construction around the hips that creates curves instead of a straight up-and-down column dress.

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She can be so casual on the red carpet, but Shailene Woodley got dressed up for the night in a beige Valentino gown with a low neckline and short sleeves. I love the whimsical starfish print.

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I’m a huge fan of Jennifer Lopez’s dress and the way it’s super steamy, but not because of a high leg slit or lots of cutouts. Instead, the black twirls on the bodice, laid over a nude illusion fabric, make you do a double-take.

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Need proof that pale skin doesn’t mean you can’t wear white? Julianne Moore looked super chic in the optic hue and kept it going with her clutch and sandals.

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Felicity Jones’ all-black gown had a sexy touch—that skirt is actually sheer, showing off a pair of briefs. The good news is that if she suffers any wardrobe malfunctions, erm, like getting her dress caught in an escalator, costar Eddie Redmayne was also in attendance. Her shoes are Brian Atwood.

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The bright print of this number felt full of youth and energy and I loved it as a pick for Hilary Swank, who typically opts for sophisticated, minimalistic gowns. And the white pumps and hot pink clutch? Perfect accents.

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The white, the silver branches, the voluminous sleeves that pooled near her wrists…everything about Keira Knightley’s choice felt just perfect to me.

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From the front, Chinese actress Jing Tian’s dress was pretty, but from the side it became super interesting! The back is siren red and made from a totally different fabric.

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Metallic accents can feel stiff and rigid, but the front of Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s dress looked like it was softly wrapped around her bodice, creating a chic contradiction. For shoes, she picked Brian Atwood.

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