Singing, dancing, and the usual all-around jolly vibe was out in full force at the 2010 Tony Awards.
The one major difference that set this year apart from years past? Three of the biggest awards of the night went not to theater stars, but to movie stars.
Scarlett Johansson picked up the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play in a glittering black Fall 2010 Elie Saab gown.
Denzel Washington walked away with the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play trophy.
Catherine Zeta-Jones took home the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical award, in a baby blue strapless Atelier Versace gown.
The other big news of the night was hair. Katie Holmes, in a grey bustier Armani chiffon gown, looked better than ever with longer hair, while Cate Blanchett showed off her newly chopped mane.
Fittingly, the actress paired her cropped do with a menswear-inspired look from the Spring 2010 Armani Prive collection. While I’m not a fan of the metallic silver organza suit, Blanchett manages to pull off the look with her thoughtful gaze and pale complexion.
Lucy Liu, who many didn’t even know was pregnant until she hit the red carpet with a noticeable bump, opted for classic Marchessa. The actress dazzled in the rosé strapless Fall 2010 tulle gown, which was beautifully embroidered in signature Marchesa style, and finished with elaborate sculpted details. Jada Pinkett-Smith also opted for Marchesa, and while her body is to die for, the popping red mini fan dress she wore seemed better suited for someone 10 years her junior.
Though there weren’t any glarring flops at this year’s Tony Awards, there weren’t any stand-out stunners either. If I had to pick one, however, Naomi Watts takes the award for best dressed in an RM by Roland Mouret Jansen mermaid gown. The long-sleeve gown is simple and flattering, with just enough details to be memorable. It’s great to see that Mouret is finally getting some recognition beyond his day and cocktail looks.