The Best Dressed Stars At The 2018 Critics' Choice Awards

The second major awards show of the season, the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards, saw stars donning a rainbow of colors after many of them chose to wear black as part of the Time's Up initiative at the 2018 Golden Globes just a few days before. They may have dressed in brighter colors, but that doesn't mean that they are backing down from their stance against sexual harassment. 

Several of the stars chose to comment not just on their blue carpet looks (that's right, the carpet at the Critics' Choice Awards is blue instead of red) but also the Time's Up movement. Here are the best dressed stars at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn emceed this year's awards, and stunned audiences in a red, high-necked gown. In an interview with Vanity Fair a few days before the show, she spoke about coming forward with five other women to accuse Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct in 2017 and the accusations of other high-profile figures that followed.

"For a lot of people who haven't been aware of this abuse and harassment that's been going on for so long, there is this understandable shock and horror that comes out with every new person that is named as an abuser," she said. "But for I think the people that have had to endure it for a long time, it's actually a really great day. We don't have to put up with it anymore."

Munn said that she and everyone involved with the Critics' Choice Awards were particularly careful this year in light of the sexual assault scandals that have gripped Hollywood. "We're trying to handle it in the most appropriate way," she said. "Whenever I say that something doesn't feel comfortable, it's immediately taken out; there's no more questions. And I'm just really appreciative of that."

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka, whose series Feud was nominated for Best Limited Series at the Critics' Choice Awards, made a bold outfit choice, sporting a colorful top and pants set from Delpozo. The whimsical look features pastel pinks and blues with a neon sash and was recently debuted on the Spring 2018 runway. The 18-year-old Mad Men star's look proves that she's not little Sally Draper anymore, but also that growing up doesn't mean that you can't have fun anymore.

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot sparkled on the runway in a metallic Prada gown. The star was awarded the second annual #SeeHer award which is given to a woman who works to "push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape."

Entertainment Weekly reported that, in her acceptance speech, Gadot referred to her her role as Wonder Woman, saying, "She's full of heart, strength, compassion, and forgiveness. She sees wrong that must be made right. She takes action when everyone around her is idle. She commands the attention of the world, and in doing so, she sets a positive example for humanity."

Gadot also spoke out against sexual harassment in her empowering speech. "I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right, standing for those who can't stand or speak for themselves," she said. "And I promise, my commitment to all of you is that I will never be silenced. And we will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality."

Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan was pretty in pink on the blue carpet, wearing a thin-strapped Zuhair Murad dress. "I wore this because it makes me feel fabulous," she told USA Today. "I have never worn pink. It makes me feel like a princess."

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star also commented on standing in solidarity with the Time's Up movement at the Golden Globes, wearing black as part of a campaign fighting against sexual harassment. "The decision to wear black at the Golden Globes was the easiest decision I ever made," she said. I wanted to show solidarity. That conversation continues today."

Upon accepting her award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Brosnahan again referred to the Time's Up movement saying, "Let's not lose focus. Let's keep this going."

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger, whose film In the Fade was nominated for Best Foreign Film, walked the blue carpet in a form-fitting white Vera Wang dress with a chainmail chest and straps overlay. More flawless than her fashion at the awards show was the adorable PDA she engaged in with boyfriend Norman Reedus. 

The couple shared in a blue carpet kiss in what is only their second public appearance together, their first being just a few days earlier at the 2018 Golden Globes. The pair only had eyes for each other, walking into the awards show hand in hand.

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland, one of the stars of Critics' Choice nominated comedy series Modern Family, adopted a ballerina look for the awards. She walked the blue carpet in a black and white dress by Naeem Khan. The white skirt was made with layers of tulle, mimicking a ballerina's tutu. She completed the look with a slick bun. 

Hyland's stylist, Ryan Richman, told E! News "We wanted to create a modern but achievable Audrey Hepburn look. So, I pulled the hair back into a low bun and created fishtail braids for texture." 

Constance Wu

Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu dazzled in a strapless red Galia Lahav gown. Wu was nominated for best actress in a comedy series, but lost to Rachel Brosnahan who won for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 

Wu is an outspoken member of the Time's Up movement, using her Twitter account to speak out against sexual harassment. A few days before the awards, Wu wrote that she "stand[s] with women across every industry," and encouraged others to join in the fight against "abuse, harassment, marginalization & underrepresentation."

Brooklynn Prince

Brooklynn Prince may be just a kid, but she acted like a natural at the Critics' Choice Awards. Prince captivated audiences not just with her blue carpet style but also with her adorable acceptance speech for Best Young Actress. The rising star wore a bright red dress as she accepted her award for her role in The Florida Project.

"Wow, this is such an honor but I would like... all the nominees are great — we should go and get ice cream afterward," she said, according to People.

Natalia Dyer

Natalia Dyer, one of the stars of Critics' Choice nominated television drama Stranger Things, looked stunning in a floral gown with ever-so-slightly puffed sleeves, but the real showstopper was her eyelashes. The look took not one, not two, but three different mascaras.

Vincent Oquendo, Dyer's makeup artist, explained the layered technique to Allure. "The thing is that every mascara has a different texture," he said. "It's like hairspray. You have a light hold hairspray, a medium hold hairspray, and a strong hold hairspray. And a lot of people don't think about layering mascaras with different textures, but when it's done right, it's so pretty." 

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts debuted a new look at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards, which she presumably attended in support of her fellow American Horror Story: Cult star Evan Peters, who was nominated for Best Actor in a Limited Series. 

Wearing a simple, but elegant strapless white silk Giorgio Armani gown, Roberts offset the look with her new hairstyle. Her blunt bangs were cut short, ending well above her eyebrows, giving a bit of attitude to her no-frills outfit.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman switched out her all-black Golden Globes ensemble for a hot pink sheer gown at the Critics' Choice Awards. The actress, who won a Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Big Little Lies, thanked her children in her acceptance speech. Kidman has also won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role, which she said at the Golden Globes "represents something at the center of our conversation right now: abuse."

"I hope we can elicit change... let's keep the conversation alive," said Kidman, according to PopSugar.