Often referred to as the Australian Oscars, The Australian Academy of Cinematic and Television Arts awards, now in their third year, brought together the best of Australian talent to celebrate the achievements made in the past year. Baz Luhrmann’s epic, The Great Gatsby proved to be the night’s big winner, with the cast and crew taking home the majority of the awards, and mini series Power Games and Top of The Lake were equally awarded. But who were the winners on the AACTA red carpet? Here are our favourite looks.
Actress Grace Huang looked stunning in her crimson cut-out gown, designed by Yeojin Bae. The look was kept sleek with simple make up, classic jewellery by Jan Logan, and thin strapped sandals. We loved the geometric cut-outs and daring centre split, and the classic red hue of the gown was perfectly suited to her skin tone.
Also riding the cut-out trend was Delta Goodrem, wearing a plum gown by designer of the moment (and creator of that dress Beyoncé wore at the Grammy’s), Michael Costello. The fit was impeccable, and the high neck and train worked to place the emphasis on the sexy peek-a-boo in the bodice. Tousled hair and a smoky eye completed her look.
Making their red carpet debut as a couple, Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington kept it classic in his and hers all black outfits. Opting for a longer variation of a knee length Ellery Pre-Fall dress, Lara carried the dramatic look by wearing her hair tousled, simple make up, and a bold red lip. The exaggerated bell-sleeves with contrasting white lining made the look striking, and the thigh high split added her signature sex-appeal. Sam chose a classic black black Louis Vuitton suit with a silk lapel and a crisp white dress shirt, echoing the black and white palate of his partner.
Cate Blanchett has one dozens of awards for her portrayal of the titular character in Blue Jasmine, and has been consistently named best dressed this award season. For the AACTA awards, a metallic hued Givenchy gown was her pick for the night and continued to put her best foot forward on the red carpet. The low cut bodice drew attention to her cinched waist, and lengthened her body, and the mixture of bronze, gold, and silver added drama to the look.
Actress/Director Gracie Otto was among the few that opted for a shorter hem line, wearing a stunning black lace mini from Dolce & Gabbana. The lingerie-inspired dress was very on-trend, and showed off her best assets. A simple slicked back bun, and red lip completed her look.
Actress/Singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte followed the jewel tone trend we’ve been seeing a lot this red carpet season, opting for a revealing emerald gown by Leah Da Gloria. The sequinned gown was balanced with full sleeves, offsetting the low neckline and up to there split. Wisely, the rest of her look was kept simple, making her look effortlessly sexy, and not overdressed.
One of the more adventurous looks on the carpet came courtesy of Elizabeth Debiki, wearing an Armani Prive look straight from the runway. Playing with hard and soft fabrications, the look stood out from the sea of gowns and was completed perfectly with a messy bun and clean make up.