Although virtual, last night’s 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) did not keep Hollywood stars from dressing in show-stopping outfits. In the absence of the red carpet, stars took to Instagram to show off their outfits for the pre-recorded awards through portraits which are starting to become a norm at virtual award shows.
Some of the best dressed included British-American actor Lily Collins who was a presenter at the event and wore a bedazzled pink dress from Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika’s spring 2018 couture collection. American actor and SAG awards nominee Jurnee Smollett also made an appearance in a dress by another Lebanese couturier, Zuhair Murad. The voluminous fuchsia-colored ball gown featured a plunging neckline and was plucked from the designer’s pre-fall 2021 collection. Lastly, nominated for The Flight Attendant American singer Merle Dandridge chose a black and silver jumpsuit with a bright blue bow for the occassion, from Georges Chakra’s fall 2018 couture collection.
Among other nominees, Viola Davis took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her iconic role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in a bright green Louis Vuitton dress. For her portrayal of Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit, Anya Taylor-Joy won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries, which she accepted in a beige and black Vera Wang dress. American actor Kerry Washington paid homage to the roaring twenties with a heavily suquined royal blue Etro dress, which she paired with a matching headpiece. Irish actor Nicola Coughlan known for her role in Bridgerton as Penelope Featherington, also made best dressed lists for her virtual appearance in a black Christian Siriano dress.