If the Oscars and the Emmys are your fancy old uncle who drinks expensive scotch and loves British shows on PBS, then the People’s Choice Awards are your aunt who drinks canned Bay Breezes and asks if you wanna get high in her LeBaron. The People’s Choice Awards are for the people, damn it, and they don’t need prestige or class or gowns that requires every inch of your intestines to be crammed into Spanx.
Blake Lively clearly knows this and after going full-fashion at the Golden Globes two weeks ago, she wore one of Britney Spears’ rejects to the People’s Choice Awards. It’s like she couldn’t find her glasses and just assumed the dress code on the PCA invitation said: “Come dressed as a dancer from a Bob Mackie-inspired cruise ship show who is trying to get fired.” She looks like the messiest pledge at a sorority for ravens.
Some people still don’t understand that you don’t have to try so hard at the People’s Choice Awards. Jennifer Lopez, I’m looking at you.
JLo looks great, but she’s too fancy for the PCAs. Although she does deserve all the credit for overpowering her inner stunt queen and not showing up in a sexy t-shirt dress with an airbrushed portrait of Drake framed in rhinestone-studded hearts on the front.
Some people went really casual. Ellen DeGeneres wore the zip-up from an 80s teamster’s best formal tracksuit. And Portia de Rossi wore whatever this is.
I know I should hate the shirt that Portia wore last night, but I can’t. Her shirt looks like something Lindsay Bluth Fünke would have begged Michael to give her $1000 for and worn to a bogus charity event for something called Orphans with Cold Arms.
Here’s more from last night, including Blake’s date Robin Lively and the Fifth Harmony girls looking like they’re auditioning for the part of Saraghina in a small town theater production of Nine.