Kate Beckinsale in Kaufmanfranco at the AMAs: striking or predictable?

The 42nd Annual American Music Awards
We’ll be covering the AMAs this morning. You can see a complete list of winners and nominees here. There weren’t a lot of big names last night, but there were some interesting gowns. First off we have Kate Beckinsale in a white deep v neck Kaufmanfranco. I like that she didn’t stick with her typical ball gown look with big hair, but this dress isn’t that interesting apart from how well it showcases her incredible figure.

2014 American Music Awards - Arrivals

The 2014 American Music Awards in LA

Giuliana Rancic was gushing over Kate during the red carpet interviews and asked her what her secret was. Kate joked “I’m embalmed,” which doesn’t look too far from the truth. Her face looks much different, but it’s been that way for some time. I hope she stops visiting her dermatologist soon because she looked much better before. I do like her high ponytail and makeup, her styling is well done. That snake necklace is incredible too.

The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan (Maggie) was a presenter along with her costar, Danai Gurira, whom we’ll see next. Lauren was in a short cap sleeve black BluMarine dress that was almost as low cut as Kate Beckinsale’s gown. This looks a little too casual to me, but I guess a music awards show would be the place to wear it. Check out her studded shoes in the gallery. Those are pretty hot.

2014 American Music Awards

2014 American Music Awards

I didn’t even recognize The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira (Michonne) when I saw her get out of her limo on E! I’ve covered Danai at events so I should be able to recognize her without her dreds for the show. Here she is vamping it up in an emerald silk Naeem Khan gown featuring a subtle feather pattern and an asymmetrical shoulder bow. Unlike Kate Beckinsale’s gown, this was very striking. I love that jewel tone. That dress is amazing.

The 42nd Annual American Music Awards

The 42nd Annual American Music Awards

Performer Charli XCX wore a very low cut Vivienne Westwood gown on the red carpet. She seemed haughty to me in her red carpet interview but I guess some artists are like that. She performed her hit “Boom Clap” from The Fault in Our Stars and also “Sucker”. You can watch her performance on Just Jared.

The 42nd Annual American Music Awards

This is Charli’s outfit for the press room. I don’t know who designed that dress, but woah. She didn’t take home an award so I’m not sure why she was posing so hard. (She was up for Single of The Year, for “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea, which went to Katy Perry for “Dark Horse”. Fault in Our Stars lost out for Soundtrack to Frozen.)

2014 American Music Awards - Press Room

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  1. kri says:

    I have that necklace that Kate B is wearing (well the knockoff). LMAO on embalmed. At least she has a sense of humor. Holy Michonne!! AMAZING!! Charli Roman Numerals is going for Dita VT and not quite making it.

  2. Stef Leppard says:

    I don’t usually like the open-toe bootie look but I love Maggie’s shoes.

  3. Gine says:

    Whoa, Kate seriously looks like wax figure in the first picture. Yikes.

    Danai’s dress is gorgeous (that color!) but I wish it didn’t have the bow–it’s a little too much and the placement is awkward.

  4. Kitten says:

    Danai looks amazing in that dress–the green is just to die for. Michonne is the best part of TWD imo.

    Kate Beckinsale is really pretty but her look is always so 2001, you know?

  5. Birdie says:

    Kate Beckinsale is pretty, but that botoxed forehead makes me sad, it is so obvious and unnecessary.

    • bella says:

      i’m with you.
      but it’s more than a botoxed forehand going on.
      her eyes are different and her cheeks are enhanced and frozen.
      she used to be so fresh and lovely.
      i just can’t stand her anymore.
      but i love her hair like this – a nice break from her pageant hair.
      and the dress is too formal, but does show off her figure.

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        Right? She used to be so cute and sweet looking, think “Cold Comfort Farm” and “Shooting Fish” days. So Hollywood now.

      • Jessica says:

        I was wondering if I was the only one who prefers the pre-Hollywood Kate. She looked better and, I think, was a more interesting actress. And I love Shooting Fish and Cold Comfort Farm!

  6. Etheldreda says:

    I’m glad you told me that was Kate – I wouldn’t have recognised her otherwise. She’s had SO much work done.

    BTW other than attend red carpet events, what exactly does Kate do these days?

    • kay says:

      Kate is prepping for her Oscar worthy come back in UNDERWORLD 8!!

      There’s a reason she only gets work as a werewolf killing vampire!

      SUCH DEPTH AND RANGE! Julianne Moore could never!

    • stacat1 says:

      Agreed. She looks very different. Something changed.

  7. taxi says:

    Danai knows how to dress for a red carpet! She’s stunning. And I’m very bored with all the split-to-the-waist dresses.

  8. Common sense anyone? says:

    Kate seems to be suffering from a slight case of Megan Fox Syndrome. Hopefully it will pass….

  9. QQ says:

    Danai and Lauren Looked REALLY GOOD and presenter-level appropriate, Kate Beckinsdale was aight and that’s high praise cause usually she gives me the Blahs! I don’t understand how her career is real life LOL (shwo up to the opening of a box of cereal swanning about super over dressed and do one movie every few years about the same dumbness which your husband hires you for..>DASSIIT)

    I don’t pay attention to Charlie XCX or whatever but i kinda love her second Outfit

  10. Bridget says:

    I happened to catch a few minutes of the new Total Recall on TV, and the top half of Kate Beckinsale’s entire face is completely immobile and has that weird shiny quality. Embalmed probably is the appropriate word.

  11. Abby says:

    Kate is so pretty. She’s always my ponytail inspiration.

  12. Shambles says:

    I just have to say that I wish I had Kate’s accent. She sounds so sultry when she speaks. She could read the phone book and make it sound sexual.

  13. HoustonGrl says:

    Embalmed is indeed the “operative” word. I like Kate’s dress, it has the simple elegance of an iPod. But Snake necklaces are kind of overdone and cliche at this point.

  14. Val says:

    I always thought Kate was incredibly beautiful…

  15. eliza says:

    Looks like Kate paid a visit to Renee Zellweger’s plastic surgeon.

  16. lucy2 says:

    I’ve always liked Kate and think she’s gorgeous, but she does seem to be overdoing the botox or something.
    At first I disliked Danai’s dress, but now I’ve changed my mind. It is striking.

  17. danielle says:

    The first dress Charlie xt or whatever wore was awesome! The 2nd pic looks like her neck is super short. Maybe just the pose?