Another award season is officially in the books, so we decided to take a look back and pick the top gowns to hit the red carpet this year. It definitely wasn’t an easy task since celebs really stepped it up, decked out in everything from flashy metallics to bold colors and ornate embellishments. As expected, two nominees stole the spotlight throughout much of the season in awe-inspiring creations, resulting in both actresses earning two spots on this list. See where each look ranks on our best of award season countdown.
10. Taylor Swift at the Grammy Awards
It was a shiny Gucci Première metallic gown with mesh overlay for Taylor on music’s biggest night. She added even more sparkle in the form of Lorraine Schwartz jewels and capped off the look with Jimmy Choo heels.
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9. Julianna Margulies at the Golden Globe Awards
The Good Wife actress impressed in an enchantingly dark Andrew Gn Resort 2014 creation with strategic gold embroidery. Julianna’s jewelry perfectly polished off the look, including black and gold statement earrings as well as a gold cuff.
8. Lupita Nyong’o at the Golden Globe Awards
Lupita’s Ralph Lauren Spring 2014 off-the-shoulder gown made an impact thanks to its red hot color and cape-like accent. Fred Leighton gems and Paul Andrew shoes served as accessories.
7. Cate Blanchett at the Golden Globe Awards
Armani Privé’s Fall 2013 black tulle and lace gown featuring a daring open back was Cate’s sensational selection for the Golden Globes. Diamond Chopard earrings and Jimmy Choo pumps rounded out the look.
6. Angelina Jolie at the Oscars
Angelina left her mark at the Oscars in a marvelous metallic Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture beaded gown. She finished off the luxe look with Robert Procop jewels and Salvatore Ferragamo pumps.
5. Pink at the Oscars
Pink’s amazing performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow during the ceremony required an equally incredible onstage outfit. Her deep red Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture V-neck gown accented by Forevermark jewelry certainly fit the bill.
4. Amy Adams at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
Amy’s striking electric blue Antonio Berardi gown with crystal waistline seamlessly melded modern structure and old Hollywood glamour. Cartier gems and Jimmy Choo Vibe platform sandals completed the look.
3. Kate Hudson at the Oscars
Kate stunned at the Oscars in a breathtaking Atelier Versace Spring 2014 gown with draped cape detail. Neil Lane jewels, a coordinating Versace clutch and Jimmy Choo sandals wrapped up the look.
2. Cate Blanchett at the Oscars
This elaborately embroidered Armani Privé neutral-colored gown ensured Cate would be the center of attention when it came time to accept her Best Actress honor. She accessorized with Chopard drop earrings and Roger Vivier heels.
1. Lupita Nyong’o at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
While Lupita delivered several outstanding moments at this year’s award shows, her turquoise Gucci was in a league all its own. The eye-catching color of the grand gown was amplified by an embellished floral neckline along with delicate Fred Leighton jewelry.