The 20 Best Looks on the SAG Awards Red Carpet

From Michelle Williams in red lacy Valentino to Rose Byrne in an embellished jumpsuit by Elie Saab.

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Michelle Williams wears Valentino at the 2012 SAG Awards.
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The SAG Awards are presented for actors by actors, and typically present an environment where celebrities take a more playful, relaxed approach to dressing. The risk-taking look that paid off the most was Rose Byrne's embellished white jumpsuit by Elie Saab, which felt at once black tie formal and seriously fun.
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Emma Stone also took the bold step of nixing a floor-length gown for a full-skirted Alexander McQueen dress with an explosion of lace at the top. The result: a youthful, fashion-forward take on red carpet dressing.
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The best look of the night belonged to Michelle Williams, whose lacy red Valentino had an effortless kind of chic. With barely-there accessories, the look felt both relaxed and elegant.
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A similarly unfussy choice: Jessica Chastain's custom Calvin Klein gown, which suited her figure perfectly and provided an eye-catching blue color on the carpet.
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Emily Blunt's lovely green Oscar de la Renta dress also provided a bold pop of color to a red carpet otherwise mostly saturated with neutral and reddish hues.
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White and shimmery gowns provided one of the evening's main trends. Julianna Margulies sported a perfectly-fitted Calvin Klein gown covered in embellished lace.
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Zoe Saldana sported a risk-taking Givenchy couture gown that had only just been debuted at the couture shows in Paris last week. The silhouette was lovely, the details at the neckline and waist were stunning, and the simple white tank layered underneath the sheer top felt playfully stylish.
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"Modern Family"'s Sarah Hyland opted for a slightly retro-inspired Temperley gown with pink lips and classic jewelry.
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Tilda Swinton was a study in simplicity on the red carpet, sporting a subdued cream Lanvin gown with a chunky gold bracelet and bright red lips.
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Judy Greer is not a name that typically pops up on red carpet lists, but her ladylike Colette Dinnigan dress was simply impeccable, especially paired with subtle red droplet earrings.
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Viola Davis made a showstopping impression in this Grecian white Marchesa gown.
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On the opposite end of the color spectrum were a number of celebrities who opted for classic black. Angelina Jolie arrived in a liquid-looking Jenny Packham gown that had a sexy, '70s vibe.
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Ever since she's started appearing as George Clooney's date, Stacy Keibler has gotten the memo to keep it classy. This black lace Marchesa gown telegraphed old-school Hollywood dressing.
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Ashlee Simpson was a surprise attendant on the red carpet -- there to support her boyfriend, "Boardwalk Empire"'s Vincent Piazza -- and was also surprisingly chic in a simple hair 'do and a vintage-looking gown by Jenny Peckham.
While the height of Amber Heard's hair 'do approached witchy dimensions, her peek-a-boo Zac Posen gown was one of the night's more exciting looks.
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While Octavia Spencer has joked about her wardrobe in comparison to the waif-like stars on the red carpet, her silvery Tadashi Shoji look at the SAG Awards was the best we've seen her wearing this year and flattered her to a tee.
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Kudos to Shailene Woodley for being one of the more daring of the young stars on the red carpet in this sequined floral gown by L'Wren Scott. The minimal accessories and simple silhouette provided good counter-balances to the dress's bold print.
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Rounding out the evening's color wheel were a selection of stars in reddish gowns, like Sofia Vergara, who stuck with her usual slim-fitting mermaid silhouette (hey, it works!) in this magenta Marchesa look.
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Natalie Portman did not walk the red carpet, but she definitely turned heads in this plum-colored Giambattista Valli gown, perfectly paired with ruby and diamond earrings, at the press room.
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Kyra Sedgwick's modern Pucci gown did an expert job of flattering her impressive figure, and we like that she kept her hair relaxed and beachy.
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