America Ferrera Shines Bright at Award Season: From Dazzling Dolce & Gabbana to Alberta Ferretti Elegance

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Gracing the 29th Critics Choice Awards held in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday, January 14, America Ferrera captivated everyone with her radiant presence.

The 39-year-old American actress joined the event alongside renowned celebrities like Dua Lipa, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore, and Carey Mulligan.

America Ferrera, dazzling in a dark brown sequined column gown by Alberta Ferretti, stands gracefully at the 29th Critics Choice Awards in Santa MonicaAmerica Ferrera, dazzling in a dark brown sequined column gown by Alberta Ferretti, stands gracefully at the 29th Critics Choice Awards in Santa Monica on January 14, 2024 (Credit: Jennifer Bloc / Future Image / Cover Images)

For the occasion, America Ferrera turned heads in a dark brown sequined column gown from Alberta Ferretti’s Resort 2024 collection, emphasizing her silhouette.

Adorned with sparkling sequins, the sleeveless dress boasted straps gracefully wrapping around her shoulders. A structured bodice, scoop neckline, and a hem delicately brushing the ground added to the gown’s allure.

Beneath the long hem, matching open-toed heels subtly peeked through, complementing the Ugly Betty star’s ensemble.

Styled by Karla Welch, America Ferrera exudes sophistication with chunky gold and diamond bangles, Iconica chainlink earrings, and a Catene ring by PomellatoStyled by Karla Welch, America Ferrera exudes sophistication with chunky gold and diamond bangles, Iconica chainlink earrings, and a Catene ring by Pomellato (Credit: Jeffrey Mayer / Media Punch / INSTARimages)

Styled by Karla Welch, recognized for her work with A-list clients like Greta Gerwig, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Sarah Paulson, Ferrera elevated her appearance with chunky gold and diamond bangles on each wrist, Iconica chainlink earrings and a Catene ring by Pomellato.

Hairstylist Aviva Jansen crafted the Superstore actress’ chic brunette bob with a middle part, allowing it to cascade into gentle curls, almost touching the tips of her shoulders.

Linda Hay, her makeup artist, applied winged eyeliner and rosy blush and completed the look with a nude-colored matte tint on her lips.

America Ferrera’s SeeHer Award Acceptance Speech

America Ferrera was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress category for her notable performance in the billion-dollar Barbie film. Yet, the award ultimately went to Da’Vine Joy Randolph for her role in The Holdovers.

However, during the awards show, the Real Women Have Curves star was also recognized with the #SeeHerAward, presented by her co-star, Margot Robbie.

In her acceptance speech, Ferrera expressed, “Receiving an award for my contributions to more authentic portrayals of women and girls is so incredibly meaningful to me… Because I grew up as a first-generation Honduran-American girl in love with TV, film, and theater, who desperately wanted to be a part of a storytelling legacy that I could not see myself reflected in.”

She continued, “Of course, I could feel myself in characters who were strong and complex, but these characters rarely, if ever, looked like me.”

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress mentioned that approximately two decades ago, as she embarked on her career in the industry, “it seemed impossible that anyone could make a career portraying fully dimensional Latina characters.”

Ferrera added, “But because of writers, directors, producers, and executives daring enough to rewrite outdated stories and challenge deeply entrenched biases… we had the chance to bring through some deeply layered Latina characters.”

She noted, “This is the best and highest usage of storytelling. To affirm one another’s full humanity. To uphold the truth that we are all worthy of being seen. Black, brown, indigenous, Asian, trans, disabled, any body type, and any gender, we are all worthy of having our lives richly and authentically reflected.”

A Pre-Award Elegance: Ferrera at the BAFTA Tea Party

One day before the 2024 Critics Choice Awards, she attended the 2024 BAFTA Tea Party presented by Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic, and BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions at The Maybourne Beverly Hills.

America Ferrera owned the 2024 BAFTA Tea Party red carpet in a custom Erdem pre-fall 2024 sleeveless shift dress, the black base punctuated by a vibrant fuchsia silk-faille panel that dipped higher in the front, a flattering tweak from the runway versionAmerica Ferrera owned the 2024 BAFTA Tea Party red carpet in a custom Erdem pre-fall 2024 sleeveless shift dress, the black base punctuated by a vibrant fuchsia silk-faille panel that dipped higher in the front, a flattering tweak from the runway version (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)

Dazzling in Dolce & Gabbana at Golden Globe Awards

At the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills last week, America Ferrera graced the red carpet, accompanied by her husband, Ryan Piers Williams, creating a glamorous ensemble that exuded sophistication.

Embodying elegance, the Curb Your Enthusiasm star showcased her stunning physique in a form-fitting silver gown from Dolce & Gabbana.

Crafted from a mesmerizing blend of sequins and beads and adorned with floral embellishments, her outfit featured silver shoulder straps elegantly lined with round white pearls.

At the 81st Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, America Ferrera, accompanied by her husband Ryan Piers Williams, radiates glamour in a form-fitting silver gown from Dolce & GabbanaAt the 81st Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, America Ferrera, accompanied by her husband Ryan Piers Williams, radiates glamour in a form-fitting silver gown from Dolce & Gabbana (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Complementing the ensemble, Ferrera elevated her stature with matching silver Dolce & Gabbana heels.

Styled by Karla Welch, the Cesar Chavez actress accessorized her look with a two-strand white diamond necklace and dangling silver rhinestone earrings from Harry Winston.

Her classic makeup featured enhanced lashes with mascara, a shimmering pink eye shadow, light pink blush, and a highlighter accentuating her cheekbones, completed with a glossy, rosy pink tint on her lips. Ferrera’s short, brunette locks, artfully parted to the side, cascaded into gentle waves.

Ferrera's ensemble is complemented by a two-strand white diamond necklace and silver rhinestone earrings from Harry Winston, while her makeup and side-parted wavy hairstyle add a touch of classic eleganceFerrera’s ensemble is complemented by a two-strand white diamond necklace and silver rhinestone earrings from Harry Winston, while her makeup and side-parted wavy hairstyle add a touch of classic elegance (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Meanwhile, Ryan Piers Williams complemented his wife’s glamour with a dapper appearance, donning a classic black suit paired with a white dress shirt and a black tie.

The 42-year-old American actor and director slipped into a pair of sleek, black shoes to complete his polished look.

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