Fashion from the Writers Guild Awards
The Writers Guide of America has held its annual awards ceremony for outstanding achievement in television, film, and radio since 1949. Categories include awards such as Best Original Screenplay, Best TV Drama Series, and Best Radio News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report. This year’s ceremony was held on February 14, 2015, and honored writing done over the previous year. It was simultaneously held in both New York and Los Angeles due to the fact that the awards are co-presented by the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West. While the awards are all about the writing, the awards ceremony is often about who is escorting whom, as well as what everyone is wearing. This year was no different, and a good amount of attention was on the fashion. Take Ben Affleck, for example. While he didn’t walk the red carpet at the beginning of the event, he was a presenter. Mr. Affleck went with a classic white shirt, black jacket, black tie, and a solid black tuxedo vest. Scott Foley, on the other hand, did walk the red carpet. The actor currently stars in Scandal, which wasn’t nominated, but he attended to support several of his friends. He also chose to go with a classic black suit, complete with black tuxedo shoes. It’s a traditional look that many men look amazing in, and Foley was no exception. Men weren’t the only ones who were wowing the crowd on the red carpet. Gillian Flynn, the award-winning author of the Gone Girl series, strode down the red carpet in a metallic dress. She added a sheer black overlay to it to create a look that was unique yet very stylish. A pair of flats and long, dangle earring completed her look. In addition to writing the novel, Flynn also wrote the screenplay and was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay award. Comedian/actress/writer Sarah Silverman appeared wearing a very interesting outfit. She chose to attend the ceremony in New York, and eyes were on her mosaic-patterned top and long brown and white skirt. Her comedy special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles was up for Best Comedy/Variety Special but ultimately lost to the 71st Golden Globe Awards. Writer/director Wes Anderson took home top honors for his 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson wrote, directed, and produced the film based on a story he and fellow writer Hugo Guinness created. While accepting the Best Original Screenplay award, Anderson made certain all eyes were on him by wearing a burnt orange velvet suit, white shirt, and a grey formal long tie. Novelist, screenwriter, and producer Nic Pizzolatto created the series True Detective, and he walked away with not one but two awards for the series. It beat out contenders like Man Men and Game of Thrones to win the Best Drama Series award, and it also took home the trophy for Best New Series. Pizzolatto sported a snazzy dark wine colored jacket with black lapels while accepting his awards. These are just a few of the outstanding outfits worn to the awards. Will these awards serve as a hint as to who will win best screenplay at the Oscars? We’ll find out in a few weeks.