Monday, January 30, 2017

SAG Awards 2017 Red Carpet Rundown: The Good!

My dear readers, I must start by confessing that with all of the scary and disturbing things that are happening right now in America it feels mighty frivolous to write about what celebrities wore to an awards show. I feel I should rather be urging you to call your representatives or donate money to a worthy cause. Honestly, it was a little hard to find the motivation to even collate the photos from last night's red carpet. But then I thought about how much I have appreciated little breaks from the constant barrage of badness such as Eric Reads the News or absolutely stupid Buzzfeed quizzes (I should be a "wicked travel guide," by the way) and I decided that maybe it's okay to have a little time in our days to celebrate/skewer expensive outfits worn by famous people. We here at Way Too Shay are against racism, xenophobia, and strapless dresses with bare clavicles. 


Yara Shahidi!
Let's start with some Dr. Seuss realness. This red carpet saw a lot of pattern, a lot of stripes, a ton of pants, and a vague end-of-disco feel and I am HERE FOR IT. This here is a lot of look and she is executing it flawlessly. 

Dev Patel!
Speaking of flawless.... jeez. I don't have a single thing to say other than hands out of pockets when being photographed, please. 

Sofia Vergara!
THIS! This is what I've been looking for from her! It's a completely different silhouette and it looks phenomenal. Could it use a necklace? Yep. Could Use A Necklace. But! I am just so delighted to see her in something that is not a skintight metallic, I could just jump through the computer and hug her.

Gwendoline Christie!
Slay! This is pure Liza at the club giving perfectly casual ferocity. 

Ryan Gosling!
Perfect to the point of boredom.

Josiah Bell and Jurnee Smollett-Bell!
Absolutely killing it. Jurnee CUAN or at least a very large bracelet but that's a minor quibble.

Angela Sarafyan!
I am so in love with the construction of this dress with the dramatic cinch and exaggerated hips. It's unlike anything else you'll see on this red carpet. Alas, I believe this dress is wearing this woman but honestly I would let that dress wear me any day.

Ellie Kemper!
Ellie Kemper continues to have one of the best stylists in town. It's simple, it's elegant, and she looks great.

Samira Wiley!
I am not actually sure if I like this but it does look fabulous on her. It's definitely a new look for Samira and it's one of my favorite interpretations of this length. Also, I'm just so excited to see Samira and her new hair. I guess that's one good thing about The Thing That Happened on OITNB Which I Still Have Trouble Discussing - she can play with different hair styles now! 

Rami Malek!
There is no way this should work as well as it does. Then again, it's Rami Malek and he is unstoppable on the red carpet, so I shouldn't be surprised.

Octavia Spencer!
Gorgeous, love the neckline oh so much. I wish for a different bag, perhaps something to compliment her earrings.

Bryce Dallas Howard!
No comments or suggestions, this is elegant and stunning.

I'd love to see a little more shirt cuff but I think it might just be the way he's posing. Tux-wearers of the world: print this out and put it next to your mirror for inspiration. 

Michelle Dockery!
This is fabulous - the fit is flawless and the styling is exactly right. Her makeup artist chose the perfect lip color for this look - that could have gone horribly wrong. I was not into this dress when I first saw it but it has really grown on me. I think I might like a thin black sash at the waist, but I can also be happy with it as is.

Sarah Paulson and Marcia Clarke!
Pretty great, all around. Marcia's dress is a little Mother of the Bride but I'm not mad at it. Both of their heads look perfect. Well done, ladies.

Ashton Sanders!
Fantastic, I'm into it. 

Shannon Purser!
I'm feeling this 1950s glamour with all that Pigpen dust cloud tulle. Love it.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus!
Color me surprised to see JLD in yet another column dress. This one at least has an interesting pattern, paired with the perfect necklace. I'd do anything to see JLD with a side part, though.

Riz Ahmed!
In my dream world, Dev Patel and Riz Ahmed go shopping for skinny suits and tuxes together. In said dream world, I would be the shop assistant who got to compliment them over and over for how great they look. 

Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps!
No but actually yes, right? Busy has the better dress but together they are the sequined cool girls of the red carpet. Michelle's even making that dumb piece of fabric around her neck work... almost!

Lily Tomlin!
Sure, it's a little casual but it fits great and her accessories are spot-on. Besides, it's refreshing to see flats on the red carpet.

Anthony Anderson (seen here with Alvina Stewart)!
He looks fantastic. Love the attention paid to shoe-lapel match detail.

Kimiko Glenn!
Dainty and sexy - red is a fabulous color on her. 

Courtney B. Vance!
CBV makes perfection look effortless. I love the tie size, especially in relation to lapel size. Expertly done.

Alia Shawkat!
I love the construction on this dress, I love the shoes with it, and my only wish would be for a necklace. But then, you knew that, didn't you?

Filliam H. Muffman!
As usual, they are stunning and everything is pretty much perfect with their looks. I'm honestly a little bit bored by this consistency but I am DELIGHTED by this prom pose. 


  1. thanks for giving me something to read and not too much of a brain drain. a wonderful break

  2. I know this is very picky, but I wish someone would have pressed the hem on Michelle Dockery's dress when they were done. A hang-up from my days of sewing my own clothes.

  3. Um, I think you were awfully easy on the CUANs.

  4. Thank you! And I passed your tuxedo comments in to my husband.