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Posted at 7:14 AM ET, 01/31/2011

SAG Awards 2011: Best and worst dressed

By Jen Chaney

Our best dressed ladies. (Photos by AP, Reuters and Getty Images) | More red carpet photos

The Screen Actors Guild Awards may not have quite the fashion profile of the Golden Globes or the Oscars. But when the stars of film and television walk a red carpet, best and worst dressed candidates are bound to emerge.

Here are my picks for the five most stunning ensembles and the ones that totally did not work.

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The best dressed

Mila Kunis: The "Black Swan" co-star told E!'s Giuliana Rancic that her floaty, splashy-red Alexander McQueen gown was the most comfortable one she had ever worn. It showed; she looked at ease and confident in a strapless dress that dripped with color even bolder than the red carpet on which she stood.

Annette Bening: After perhaps not looking quite her best at the Golden Globes, the wife of Warren Beatty rebounded nicely with a shimmery, crystal Tony Ward Couture gown and a swept-up version of her signature 'do that perfectly complimented the look.

January Jones: In another post-Globes rebound, the woman most commonly known as Betty Draper switched from barely-there fire-engine red to a gold and black, lace-accented Carolina Herrera that highlighted her figure without baring much flesh. She looked pretty flawless.

Julie Bowen: Okay, this one is somewhat controversial. Plenty of fashion policers will put the "Modern Family" mom on their worst dressed lists for having the audacity to wear a pant suit to a major awards show. Well, guess what? Sometimes women actually want to be comfortable at these things. And Bowen looked like she was in a black, sophisticated Catherine Malandrino that also managed to be both glamorous and sexy at the same time. That's right, I'm pro-Julie-Bowen-in-pants. Deal with it.

Natalie Portman: Detractors of Portman's rose-adorned maternity gown from the Golden Globes -- which, for the record, we in Celebritology totally loved -- certainly couldn't argue with this white Azarro dress with shimmery trim. Very elegant.

Token mention of a well-dressed male -- Armie Hammer: The women tend to hog all the attention on these lists, so it only seemed fair to give a shout-out to one of the guys. I'm going with Armie Hammer, who wore an Armani tuxedo that he said made him feel like James Bond. Nicely done, Winklevoss.

The worst dressed

And our worst dressed ladies. (Photos by AP, Reuters and Getty Images) | Photo gallery

Nicole Kidman: Usually pretty on-point when it comes to fashion, Kidman's Nina Ricci with lace cut-outs was a bit too Prince circa 1984 and a rare miss for her. The necklace is also a total distraction and should have been ditched.

Winona Ryder: Ryder looks frightened in that photo, doesn't she? Perhaps that's because she looks more like an attendee at an '80s prom than she ever did in any of her '80s teen movies. She's far too pretty to get lost in a get-up like this.

Christina Hendricks: Our Joan from "Mad Men" seems to have lost both her "va-va" and her "voom" in this L'Wren Scott gown that completely overwhelmed her. The overly heavy black eyeliner, which makes Robert Smith of The Cure look like a master of make-up subtlety, also did her no favors.

Jennifer Lawrence: The "Winter's Bone" star is still new to this whole high-profile red carpet thing, so hopefully she'll learn from the mistake that was this belted, so hot-pink-it's-melting-my-eyes Oscar de La Renta gown.

Jane Lynch: Sue Sylvester lands in the worst dressed column only because she's been so consistently well-dressed at these ceremonies. That's why her Ali Rahimi -- in a pretty shade of lavender, but dragged down by a skirt that droops like a two-tiered, deflated balloon -- is extra-notable for being a bit off-note.

Token mention of a badly-dressed male -- Eric Stonestreet: Maybe the "Modern Family" star was in a rush because of some pre-awards show emergency. If not, then there's no good excuse for the facial scruff, the lack of a tie and the unbuttoned collar, all of which collectively screamed, "Oh crap, the SAGs are tonight?"

Agree with these best and worst dressed choices? Or did we miss some? Add your two cents of fashion commentary by posting a comment.

By Jen Chaney  | January 31, 2011; 7:14 AM ET
Categories:  Awards Season, Celebrities, Fashion  
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One can safely say this time unlike the recent Golden Globe awards the catastrophe’s were thankfully in short order this time- well except for that of Helena Bonham Carter who it seems is intent on being the downtrodden anti- hero. Oh well, each to their own.

But Angie Harmon was divine and was simply into a class of her own.

Posted by: zoezoe123 | January 31, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Worst-dressed: Kidman, Ryder and Bonham-Carter, no question. And you really don't expect that from Nicole Kidman, who has everything going for her in height and a slender figure. Those sleeves! Agree with your bests except Julie Bowen (outfit looks like a Victoria's Secret clearance sale), and would add Angie Harmon as a Best. She made some Worst lists for all those frills, but pulled off a look few other women could, and she looked radiant.

Posted by: GreybirdK1 | January 31, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

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