sag 2012 best dressed SAG Awards 2012: Viola Davis, Julie Bowen, Rose Byrne and more best and worst dressedWe’re happy to report that, as red carpets go, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were a pleasant surprise. We literally had difficulty coming up with celebs to populate the worst dressed category. But more on that later.

First, the evening’s most stunning looks. We’re big fans of Viola Davis (and her stylist) so it’s no surprise that she turns up here wearing an absolutely jaw-dropping Marchesa strapless gown. Emily Blunt, too, made a statement in a saturated green one-shoulder Oscar de la Renta gown with just-right slit.

“Modern Family’s” Julie Bowen totally rocked in a modern fuchsia draped dress from Temperley London that totally made up for that pantsuit she wore last year. Michelle Williams who, we admit, is a favorite — was utterly charming Valentino. As for pantsuits, Rose Byrne showed us that it is possible to make one work — or for her to make her sparkly Elie Saab version work.

sag 2012 worst dressed SAG Awards 2012: Viola Davis, Julie Bowen, Rose Byrne and more best and worst dressedAt the other end of the spectrum, we have three stars who we love but totally picked the wrong look. We will say that “The Big Bang Theory’s” Kaley Cuoco (middle) pale sea-foam gown looked great on TV, but just doesn’t translate to still photography. Maya Rudolph doesn’t exactly pass herself off as a fashionista, but we don’t even want to know made what she’s wearing. It just needs to go away. Finally, we’d like to like Shailene Woodley‘s L’Wren Scott Spring 2012 gown, but it just looks something she picked it up at Forever 21. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but we’re sure she had access to something less… loud.

What do you think? Who rocked the red carpet?

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson