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The 12 best-dressed stars at the Critics Choice Awards 2023

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The 28th annual Critics Choice Awards was held at the Fairmount Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday 16 January.

The ceremony, hosted by Chelsea Handler, celebrated the year’s best performances in film and television.

Notable trends on the red carpet event included shimmery, voluminous silhouettes, neat tailoring and large ruffles, sported by the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Janelle Monáe and Angela Bassett.

Here are the 12 best looks from the night:

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Janelle Monáe at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery nominee and SeeHer Award recipient Janelle Monáe wore a sheer, crinkled silk chiffon Vera Wang Haute gown with chic hip cut-outs.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Elle Fanning at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

Fanning wore a draped cream Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2023 ready-to-wear dress with a subtle cut-out, creating a voluminous silhouette.

Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Michelle Yeoh at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

Everything Everywhere All at Once nominee Michelle Yeoh stunned in a vibrant Carolina Herrera gown and Jimmy Choo heels.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images for Critics Choice)
Anya Taylor-Joy at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images for Critics Choice)

The Menu star wore a structured sheer beige Dior dress, embellished in diamonds.

Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Jennifer Coolidge at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

Jennifer Coolidge, who won Best Supporting Actress in a limited series at the Golden Globes last week, and won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the Critics Choice award for her portrayal of Tanya McQuoid in The White Lotus, wore a sleek, black custom Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Amanda Seyfried at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

The Dropout nominee sported a metallic Dior Haute Couture dress from the spring-summer 2020 collection, cut from a single piece of twisted, fringed gold lamé chiffon.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Kerry Washington at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

Kerry Washington wore a strapless, sequin Giorgio Armani Privé dress with crystal embroidery and a white double buckle Santoni platform sandal.

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Angela Bassett at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever nominee Angela Bassett wore a voluminous, tiered velvet Christian Siriano gown and gold choker.

Phoebe Dynevor

The Bridgerton star was dressed in a custom pleated ivory silk Louis Vuitton gown with hand-painted pastel, embellished flowers.

Phoebe Dynevor at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Phoebe Dynevor at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images for Critics Choice)
Andrew Garfield at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images for Critics Choice)

Dressed in slick, retro tailoring, the Under the Banner of Heaven nominee Andrew Garfield wore a dusty rose Zegna made-to-measure suit paired with Christian Louboutin loafers.

Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Aubrey Plaza at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

The White Lotus star Aubrey Plaza sported a fierce custom sequin Louis Vuitton with a thigh-high slit and black sandals.

Henry Golding

Henry Golding at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Henry Golding at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards (Getty Images)

TV host Henry Golding wore a deep teal velvet suit with a turtle neck, worn with patent leather dress shoes on the 2023 Critics Choice Awards red carpet.