Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012: Red Carpet Arrivals
6:17 PM PST 1/12/2012 by Chris Godley
Michelle Williams, Andy Serkis, Octavia Spencer and Martin Scorsese were among the Hollywood notables who turned out for the 17th annual awards ceremony. The show was broadcast live Thursday, Jan. 12, on VH1.
Ben Kingsley walked the carpet before presenting George Clooney with a best actor nod.
The Tree of Life actor walked the carpet sans Angelina Jolie and ultimately went home empty-handed.
Charlize Theron walked the red carpet in a stunning gown by Azzedine Alaia.
Chloe Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz was on hand to support Hugo director Martin Scorsese, as he was honored with the Critics' Choice Music + Film Award. The young actress took home the award of best actor under 25 at the People's Choice Awards the night before.
Diane Kruger, Busy Philipps, Michelle Williams
Diane Kruger, Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams got together for a group shot on the red carpet.
Just one year after her big Sundance debut, the actress spoke with THR about returning to the film festival next week. "Last year was my first time out and I was a bit like a deer in the headlights. This year I know what to expect — and all my producers of Martha Marcy will be there, they're my guys. I think this time I'll be able to enjoy it — that will be novel! Now I'm like an old pro. Last year I was totally wet behind the ears."
Elle Fanning looked age-appropriate in a yellow floral ruffled Rodarte spring 2012 gown.
Emma Stone's The Help nabbed the honor of best acting ensemble, while co-stars Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis won best supporting actress and best actress, respectively.
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood chose Valentino for the occasion.
Jean Dujardin's The Artist took home the evening's top award of best picture.
Jessica Chastain, in a candy-pink halter by Balenciaga and 8.5 carat black diamond studs with a white diamond border by Palladium Jewelry, told THR: "I hadn't seen [the dress]. I was supposed to wear something else and it wasn't finished. This arrived today, fit perfectly and all it needed was a hem. So 10 minutes before I got in the car to come here, my dress was being hemmed! But I feel very lucky at how it turned out in the end!"
Kirsten Dunst donned Dior for the show, where she served as one of the first presenters of the evening alongside Owen Wilson.
Martin Scorsese was feted by Leonardo DiCaprio and Olivia Harrison during the show, which also included a special musical tribute from Bob Dylan.
Michel Hazanavicius, Berenice Bejo
Michel Hazanavicius and wife Berenice Bejo walked the carpet arm-in-arm. The best director winner told THR: "I am getting some good offers here in L.A. — it's exciting. I've met so many great actors now at all the events, I'd love to get a chance to work with some of the best actors in Hollywood. So I'm weighing all the options very carefully.”
Octavia Spencer took home some new hardware during the show.
Paul Feig and Judd Apatow accepted the award for best comedy for their surprise hit Bridesmaids.
Paul Scheer served as the night's host, along with Rob Huebel.
Shailene Woodley, Missi Pyle
The Descendants' Shailene Woodley and The Artist's Missi Pyle embraced on the red carpet.
Stacy Keibler's beau, best actor George Clooney, told THR: "I played basketball, then threw on a tuxedo. But Stacey spent six hours getting dressed! That's the deal for women at these things. I wouldn't want to be a female coming to one of these things!"
Stacy Keibler, George Clooney
The Armani-clad duo posed together on the red carpet.
"I consider it an honor to pay homage to these woman who at that time period were not allowed to dream," said Viola Davis in her powerful acceptance speech.