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2014 Blue Dragon Awards

As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair mix of indie films getting nods alongside bigger blockbusters, with new faces (like Chun Woo-hee, above, for Best Actress) joining the old familiars on the winners list (like Song Kang-ho, Best Actor).

As for the red carpet looks… well, people looked beautiful, but I’d say that’s more because these are beautiful people who’d look good even when you handicap them with lackluster threads, and not because anybody was particularly well-dressed. You’d think there’d be more stunners for a big event like this, but maybe everybody’s saving up their energy for all the red carpet events yet to come?

WINNERS LIST

Best Picture: Attorney
Best Director: Kim Han-min (Roaring Currents)
Best Actor: Song Kang-ho (Attorney)
Best Actress: Chun Woo-hee (Han Gong-joo)
Supporting Actor: Jo Jin-woong (A Hard Day)
Supporting Actress: Kim Young-ae (Attorney)
New Actor: Park Yoochun (Haemoo / Sea Fog)
New Actress: Kim Sae-ron (A Girl at My Door)
New Director: Lee Soo-jin (Han Gong-joo)

Cinematography: Kundo: Age of the Rampant, Choi Chan-min
Lighting: Kundo: Age of the Rampant, Yoo Young-jong
Editing: A Hard Day, Kim Chang-joo
Music: Kundo: Age of the Rampant, Jo Young-wook
Art Direction: Haemoo, Lee Ha-joon
Technical effects: The Pirates, Kang Jong-ik
Screenplay: A Hard Day, Kim Sung-hoon
Short Film Award: Mrs. Young
Box Office Audience Award: Roaring Currents
Popularity Award: Kim Woo-bin, Song Seung-heon, Shin Se-kyung, Im Shi-wan

 

Aw, yay for Chun Woo-hee (Han Gong-joo), whose performance in the powerful sleeper indie movie have won her raves and newfound acclaim. She looked absolutely shocked and thrilled to get the top nod for acting over seasoned veterans like Sohn Ye-jin, Kim Hee-ae, and Jeon Do-yeon, and over audience favorite Shim Eun-kyung in Miss Granny; hers wasn’t the name people would have guessed as the winner, but as one headline put it, her win was “a twist, but still totally understandable.”

She was dressed like a winner, in this sparkling gold gown…


 

…which, OOPS, also got sent to Jo Yeo-jung, who was nominated in the supporting category for Obsessed. She even had to sit a few seats over from Chun Woo-hee during the awards. Awk-ward!

She looks great in it and she’s smiling and radiant in all the pictures from the event, but sadly, Chun Woo-hee edges her out for walking away with the trophy. Is a designer about to get ripped a new one for losing track of gown loans? Is a stylist quaking in her boots, hoping to survive the snafu?

 

How big do you suppose the trophy room is at Song Kang-ho’s house? Or at Hwang Jung-min’s, who is last year’s winner, presenting him with his award for Attorney? I feel like the Best Actor award just gets circulated between the same half-dozen veteran actors every year—not that they don’t deserve them, since that inner circle is so awesome.


 

Kim Hye-soo (Coin Locker Girl) had a costume change for the latter part of the event. The black feels pretty typical of her so I like the gold, although I don’t really love either one. Which do you prefer?


 

Okay, so I’m probably never going to think Sohn Ye-jin (nominated for Accomplices) looks bad, but I dunno, I’m not feeling this dress. I get what she’s going for and it’s interesting and modern…. I guess… but I think maybe I want it to be more daring or more safe. It’s kind of in that in-between stage.

That said, omg her skin is amazing.

 

Jung Woo-sung was nominated for crime thriller God’s Play, and I dig the bit of contrast with his patterned scarf.

 

Here’s his BFF Lee Jung-jae (Face Reader), who does like the velvety patterned jackets, doesn’t he?

 

And here he is with Kim Woo-bin (nominated for Friend 2), together giving us the picture of Oppas Past and Present. Don’t they look dashing together…

And okay, also separately. Kim Woo-bin has just been making it work for every fancy red carpet event I’ve seen him at in the past year, proving that you may be a dude, but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe choices have to be the same every ceremony. I’m totally looking forward to seeing all the different looks he trots out for the station awards in another couple weeks.

 

Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny) must be wearing extensions, which is a big ol’ shame since I thought her short, casual cut in Cantabile Tomorrow was adorable.

 

Choi Jin-hyuk was nominated for God’s Play, and was making faces in half his photos. It was kind of cute, but also kind of hard to find normal-looking shots. Good thing they exist, because I love his crinkly-eyed smile.

 

Aww. I just want Im Shi-wan to follow around Lee Sung-min for the rest of his career, casting adoring hero-worshippy eyes at him. They’re here for different projects (Shi-wan was nominated in the new actor category for Attorney and Lee Sung-min in the supporting category for Kundo) but you really can’t escape the Misaeng connection, it is too strong.

 

Im Ji-yeon has been having a great debut year with the charged ero-melodrama Obsessed, and changes up her look this time after going edgier at the recent Grand Bell Awards. Again, I feel like she is a beautiful woman in an okay dress. One with the most unforgiving cap sleeves ever. (Ow.)

 

Honey Lee is another nominee (Tazza 2), and I think she looks like an absolute stunner—but again, not because of the dress. It’s okay. The bow looks a little awkward—it cutes up a dress that’s otherwise sophisticated—but it’s mostly fine.

 

I find it super endearing that at awards ceremonies and formal events, Yoochun (Haemoo / Sea Fog) often looks like I feel when taking staged photos—which is to say, you can almost hear him thinking, Like this? Am I smiling? Does it look okay this way? Teeth showing or no teeth? He is adorable, but I swear I always have to comb through dozens and dozens of photos to find the best ones where he doesn’t look completely awkward.

 

His Haemoo co-star Han Ye-ri seems to have no trouble channeling her fierce red carpet diva, though:

 

Go Soo (The Way Home) is so handsome. I have always found his nickname Govid (as in, Michelangelo’s David) to be odd, but I’ll admit it’s growing on me. And it’s true he he is chiseled and manly.

 

Kim Sae-ron (Girl at My Door) is growing up so fast, and I do think she’s outgrown this dress. I don’t even mean that figuratively—I mean, the dress is super short, and she has become very long. Maybe time for an upgrade?

 

I don’t really love this dress worn by Kim Yoo-jung (Elegant Lie, for which she was nominated), but following the theme of the night, she looks beautiful anyway. I love how happy and smiley she is here.

 

Song Seung-heon (Obsessed) is handsome but looks exactly the same every day in every situation for every event. I just want to muss him up to prove that he’s not some perfect robot with every hair always in place. Below, he presents with Ra Mi-ran, who was nominated for My Love, My Bride.


 

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the look put together by Shin Se-kyung, winner of a popularity award (Tazza 2), though I wish the color were bolder. Her shoes could maybe kill a man. *stab*

 

Adorable Yeo Jin-gu (Hwayi) looks almost tall when you put him next to the teeny-tiny Park Bo-young (Wolf Boy). Love the monochromatic look with his black-on-black.

 

Esom is having a very good year with Madam Bbaeng-deok, her melo-romance thriller with Jung Woo-sung. I like this clean, polished look much better than the doily she wore to the Grand Bells. (Does she remind anyone of Ginnifer Goodwin here?)

 

Rawr. Looking sharp, Choi Siwon (Dragon Blade), who’s rocking the red carpet here. Okay, I amend my statement about nobody wearing anything outstanding; the ladies are not, but perhaps this Blue Dragons is all about the men outshining the actresses.

 

Kim Hee-ae (Elegant Lie) favors these long, elegant sheath dresses, and probably for good reason, since she tends to looks regal on every red carpet.

 

Bromancey buddies Lee Seon-kyun and Jo Jin-woong totally had a surprise hit on their hands with their thriller A Hard Day, but it has been raking in the acclaim all year long, and I’m thrilled for both of them.


 

The red, white, and black work perfectly for Yeom Jung-ah (Cart), who looks strong and poised as she presents an award.

 

Yoo Hae-jin was up for a supporting acting award for the blockbuster action movie The Pirates, which may not have been the most brilliant movie ever but did know how to be cool and fun. And you know, fun counts for a lot!

 

I’m not particularly struck by Moon Jung-hee’s (Cart) gown, but it’s kind of a best-of-the-middle deal today. It’s perfectly fitted, super flattering, and looks like it moves beautifully. I’m a fan of the slate-gray color, and also how happy she looks. She presents here with director Bong Joon-ho (last year’s winner for Snowpiercer).

 

I count this one as another good-ish dress, worn by (Kim) Soo-hyun (The Avengers: Age of Ultron). It’s pretty, and the silver detailing is nice, but it strikes me as a bit over-ruffly. She makes me think of the prettiest jellyfish in the sea.

 

Along with Hwang Jung-min and Song Kang-ho, you could pretty much leave a permanent slot open on the nominees list for Choi Min-shik, whose nod came this year for Roaring Currents. Perhaps it’s noteworthy that Attorney edged out Roaring Currents in this awards ceremony, while the balance had tilted in the other direction earlier in the year. In any case, both are reportedly well worth the accolades, and on my interminable must-watch list.

 

Samcheonpo! Okay, Kim Sung-kyun (Kundo: Age of the Rampant) can go out and do as many acclaimed thriller/drama/crime movies he wants, but it’s gonna be a long time before he’s not primarily Samcheonpo, isn’t it?

 

Kim Young-ae won in the supporting actress category for Attorney, and has a long list of credits with multiple films and dramas to her name… but right now, I kind of hate her for being such an effectively mean, vapid, and shrewish mom-in-law in Birth of a Beauty.

 

Kim Yun-jin (Gukje Market) nearly tripped on the red carpet, but thankfully managed to stay on her feet. I like the flow of her gown, but the sharply contrasting textures make it look like she’s wearing a skirt and top.

 

Drama fans probably know Park Ji-soo best as the terrible second lead in Surplus Princess, but she actually earned a lot of acclaim for her role in the Yoo Ji-tae-directed Mai Ratima, for which she won the Blue Dragon last year.

 

Ryu Hye-young is a new face to me, but she was nominated for My Dictator in the new actress category. She’ll also be in Jaejoong’s upcoming drama Spy next year/month. I think I would’ve liked her dress more if the line of the shorter underdress weren’t so stark, making it look like she wrapped a tablecloth around a miniskirt.

 

Voice actress and VJ Seo Yu-ri came in a bright poofy skirt that brings out my inner 5-year-old. I mean that in a good way; I would have loved the hell out of her dress as a child going to a fancy party. (If I went to fancy parties as a child, I suppose.)

 

OKAY, Noh Soo-ram (Miss Korea), WE GET IT. WE SEE YOU. ALMOST ALL OF YOU IN FACT.

And here we have the requisite B-(or-under)-lister coming to a red carpet wearing a sartorial cry for attention. You know you’ll always have at least one, trying to get her name to the top of search engine lists by sporting a risque look, figuring that any attention is better than no attention. And yes, it generally does work, which I guess means we’re all rewarding bad behavior. Le sigh.

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I am so happy for Lee Seon Kyun and his film A Hard Day. Congrats on the nomination! Too bad he did not win it, but I guess it's not easy considering the competition.

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Something MUST be done about korean actresses and their greasy looking faces in red carpet photographs.

Someone needs to introduce powder to Korea and stat.

Ok now I got this off my chest, the best dress in Han Ye Ri. That dress is beautiful.

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I thought that what we call "greasy looking" is what Koreans consider to be the "dewy" look (which is apparently sought after by Koreans).

Different strokes for different folks.
I prefer a more powdered look as well though.

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So following this logic, will my oily/greasy skin be beautiful in Korea??
Ha, just kidding, but I have definetly heard of the 'dewy' look. But to me it still does have a teenager-going-through-puberty look about it.

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Yeah, while we (American) sought for matte foundations/BB Creams nowadays, Koreans are into dewy BB creams.

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now it reminds me of Ji Min from gag concert

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I scrolled down and saw Jo Yeo Jung's picture and had to scroll back and forth a couple of time to make sure the first two actresses were different people.

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Me too! The dress is lovely enough to wear twice! ha. bet they are angry.

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Park Ji Soo looks so pretty in her gown!

And the Misaeng bromance :D

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I like Sohn Ye Jin's dress. Although any shoulder-less dress makes me nervous if it is not hugging the armpits because I think it is going to fall off.

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Sohn Ye Jin looks like she spilled something on her blouse and had to wrap the nearest silk window sash around her chest to appear in public.

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I absolutely love Sohn Yejin's dress. Hers and Honey Lee's are my favorite gowns of the evening!

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Agree with you on Honey Lee's dress.

Though I did think the photo images were visually cluttered. I'd love to see her ditch the flowers, clutch and ring on her index finger. And pair the dress (if it's crepe) with a pair of black suede pumps that are stylistically along the lines of Louboutin's Decollete 554. Or maybe the Body Strass, if her hair was done in a more dramatic style (but that's a big maybe).

Whatever... I'd just like the lines of her accessories to be classic, strong, and clean like the dress.

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Sometimes i want to reach in with a napkin and dab the excess oils off their face..

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Kim Woo Bin! He always makes me so happy...I don't even know why. I was grinning like an idiot during his whole Running Man episode and now I'm doing it again with his photos.

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I literally gasped when I saw the last picture. Don't know who she is but "attention-grabber" definitely fits her.

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Apparently she wasn't even given a formal invitation lol like she was invited by some acquaintance but not by the blue dragon award themselves soooo awkward...to say the least xD

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LOLOL!
I love this... awards news is the chance we have to talk clothes and make-up! Love this!

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i'm just gonna say it: this noh soo-ram girl's dress made her look disgusting. there's too much of her and not enough of the dress. i'm not picking on her figure, but if anyone wanted to try making that dress work and possibly avoid looking that slutty and desperate, it should have been someone much slimmer.

i liked kim yoo-jung's look. she looked warm (long sleeves!) and comfortable. it was a pretty dress and a pretty color, and above all, age appropriate. (not sure how i feel about the peep toes though).

i love kim sae-ron, she is SO ADORABLE. but i feel like she's worn the same short poofy cupcake dress to every awards show in years past. it might have worked when she was a tiny little girl on won bin's arm, but she's definitely outgrown the style. she's still so young, and all legs and arms, and i think she would have looked more her age in something like what kim yoo-jung wore.

i know park bo-young wasn't specifically covered, but i hated that baby doll dress she wore in that picture next to yeo jin-goo. it looks waaaaaay too short. she could look so much better.

i liked yeom jung-ah's look. i appreciated the strong jacket thing she had going on—i personally thought it was pretty unusual when typically everyone seems to go for flowy or slinky or whatever. but then again, i'm no korea-red-carpet expert.

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Every year there will be at least one attention-grabber and dress-malfunction.

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I agree, Park Bo-young's dress looked like a slip or negligee.

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"there’s too much of her and not enough of the dress."

whats weird is that theres actually a LOT of dress material, just a lot of it is sheer so it gives the illusion of showing a lot more than it actually does. its so odd. shes technically fully covered but we still see everything. its so... idk. i mean people can dress however they want... i just think its an ugly dress. i don't like the design at all tbh. idc whether its ~risque~ or not, i just dont think its an attractive dress period

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@Saranga

Technically there is enough of the dress, in fact she's the only fully covered actress among them, it's just that parts of the dress are see-through xP

And what I find truly disgusting are your slut-shaming remarks.

Plus you're clearly picking on her figure, despite denying it, and thus perpetuating the ridiculous and sexist demands on a woman's body. How do you decide how slim one has to be to wear any dress one wishes to?

I hope you realize that your comment is offensive and backward, and if you fail to realize it, please take your small-mindedness elsewhere.

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Do you realize how narrow it is to deny others a right to their own opinions?

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of course i realize that there is enough material to the dress. i realized that when i wrote it, but assumed it would be understood that what i meant was that there was too much sheer and not enough opaque.

i think there is a line between being edgy and avant-garde, and just plain inappropriate. i haven't seen all angles of this dress, but given the flurry of news coverage i don't think i'm alone in thinking it was in bad taste—FOR THIS EVENT. this dress was clearly worn with the intent to attract a maximum amount of attention.

i pride myself on being a feminist and i firmly believe she has the right to wear whatever she likes. if one of my friends had worn this dress to a costume party or masquerade, or some private party, i never would have had a problem with it. i just don't think that this awards show was the time nor the place for this dress.

i stand by my original statement, that i am not picking on her body. i absolutely NEVER meant to pick on her body. i don't find her overweight at all, but the dress clearly didn't flatter her. i acknowledge that the phrasing might have gotten a little off, but i meant to be sarcastic when i wrote that someone thinner (and i'm talking really, really super rail-thin) MIGHT have been able to pull it off.

i feel like this should be a place where all opinions can be freely expressed without the fear of being attacked for them, so long as they don't cross a line.

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"avoid looking that slutty and desperate"
Of course you can voice your opinion freely but the need to slut-shame a woman isn't the way to go about it.

On another note i wish these awards show would have a more pop of color in the dresses and tux, it would make it the red carpet runs much more interesting.

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it was not my intention to "slut-shame" this girl. merely, i wanted to emphasize how inappropriate and distasteful i found her wardrobe choice to be, and consequently her behavior.

i regret if you found my vocabulary choice ("slutty") to be offensive, but it certainly wasn't used with the intent to "slut-shame" in the traditional sense. it was more meant to be used to describe the dress itself, which to me, screams desperate and "look at me!".

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i should also add that it really isn't your place to tell me to direct myself and my opinions elsewhere, among other things.

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The dress that Kim Yun Jin wore is the same one that Taylor Swift wore awhile back when she met Prince William. It definitely looks better on Taylor.

I am thrilled for Chun Woo Hee! And loved pics where she was crying. Song Kang Ho and The Attorney was so good so I'm glad he won, though Roaring Currents was epic-awesome too. These results were pretty legit and a good representation of the films this year. Enjoyed it a lot.

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I agree that the men generally look dashing and the women generally look boring at this red carpet.

Congrats to Yoochun. I'm somehow not surprised one bit that you find it difficult to find good pics of him, javabeans. In the Cassie fandom, we call it Chun!face. :P

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I just googled chunface. omg.

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It's kpop derp at it's best.
Chunface has been our source of laughter for many years now ?

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OMG! I googled as well. How funny!!! :-D

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JB, I'm surprised u didn't know bout chunface :lol:
OMG! I really really love CHUNFACE! He always made my day. I just read his SNS [LINE] message to his fans. Gosh, I'm tearing up reading it. The boy who rarely left a message but once he did, it gives u a very deep meaning & u will remember every words of it. But then I saw "chunface" word! damn, just "chunface" alone can make me laugh :lol:

Congrats Yuchun, I'm happy for you. This is your 5th Rookie Award and I'm not surprised at all honestly. Thanx for every projects u have gave to us. I enjoyed it to bits! Hope to see more good project[s] after this.

But I guess, the winners this time were more relevant compare to the Grand Bell Awards. Anyway, congrats to all the winners!

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bhah I didnt expects to laugh THAT much!

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Some of the best Chunface ever came from Rooftop Prince. God, his character was so ridiculous. That drama was ridiculous.

(Also, omg, you just responded to me. I feel like I just talked to a celebrity.)

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Choi Jin Hyuk's eye-crinkle smile is beyond adorbs. He just looks really happy to be at all the award events this year. Not that I blame him LOL this is his second Blue Dragon Awards, I'm sad that he didn't get to present an award like last year. He reunited with Gumihot mommy (Lee Yeon Hee).

I still am pleasantly surprised he was nominated for "Best New Actor" in God's Play (aka The Divine Move) because he was only in it for like a grand total of 20 minutes or less. But hot damn does he work that evil charismatic villain well (we should know - Dark Wol Ryung). I'm happy for him to get recognized by the panel/judges, but Yoochun has been deservedly, the rightful winner.

Siwon on the other hand, wow, didn't think anybody could pull off the whole blue suit thing, but he did. He looks super sharp.

Woobin, tho, hot damn, you are working those tuxedos. You have been KILLING it, sir.

Yeah, I agree, on a whole, the men have been sharp and dashing on the red carpet, while the ladies are a general hit or miss.

Also not digging the over-reliance on bb creams. It makes your face look oily, not dewy. Just oily. It's really not a great look in front of the camera especially because the camera captures all that shine when those flashes go off.

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Kim Woo Bin always looks dashing in every.awards.show.ever...
This man has tons of charisma and charm and manages to make every clothes work on him. Applauds!

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I only love the pix with woori JGR and Chief Oh .... * MiSaeng love ❤️

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"rewarding bad behaviour"
sorry, but isn't that a bit too harsh? I understand that you find this to be a bad practice, but I actually welcome provocative or just-out-there outfits, because usually these red carpets are a bit boring.
And it IS hard as an actress to stay over water, so why don't make a spectacle out of it? she's not hurting anyone or doing something morally wrong, so just take it as it is. shake your head or laugh about the dress with others and continue your scrolling.

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I also found it way to harsh on her. I mean, its kind of expected at a red carpet event for someone to have a risque outfit. Besides she isn't the stylist, and probably wasn't the only one making the decision to wear it.
I feel that people are particularly critical to women during any red carpet events. Men can put on a suit and bow-tie and its all good, But a womens dress is either, too safe, too risque, not the right color, too short, too long, too outdated, etc... It bothered me a bit that this recap praised every male, and was a lot more critical to the females, especially since there are some young ones there.
Especially bothered by 'perhaps this Blue Dragons is all about the men outshining the actresses' In an industry thats male dominated, i dont think thats necessary. I dont mean to come off all feminist or anything, But as a women, it bothered me a bit.

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@meimei and @chi +1
@meimei I think everything that you just said was feminist, and that's okay. Embrace it.

That last description was egregious and really harsh, not to mention really freaking sexist.

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"I feel that people are particularly critical to women during any red carpet events." Thanks for saying this, it really needed to be pointed out.

The comment about Noh Soo Ram isn't just harsh--it's straight up misogynist. They're basically calling her a slut. Before you go around criticizing a woman for wearing revealing dresses for attention, you'd better think about why it is that she feels she needs that attention. Maybe it's because she's in an industry where men can look constipated for a bit and then get lauded for "amazing" acting skills, while women's looks and fashion choices take precedence over their talent. Stop blaming women for living in and reacting to a society which devalues them.

Also, it's nobody's business what she wears. Is she making YOU wear it? God.

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'Also, it’s nobody’s business what she wears.'
Umm it is if she wears it to an awards show. And actually, I find that dress offensive.
Also you can say that she is 'living and and reacting to a society which devalues her' but ultimately she is responsible for her own choices.

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ot, but what a coincidence...Meimei = little sister in chinese and chi = big sister in vietnamese ;)

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I agree with this! Kudos to @Chi @meimei @passerby @Ashley for pointing it out. It is misogynist. Women are oppressed too much these days. It's sad when a female criticizes another woman for what they wear... just shows how much society and social constructs are integrated into our lives. It's disappointing.

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What baffled me the most is a comment that literally said 'that dress would work on someone much slimmer'. What the hell are we thinking really.
Some commenters think they're above anything by posting the most stupid and disgusting remarks about actresses. I know the internet is full of them, but I really like this blog and you just kinda expect everyone to have some common sense...I guess that's a wild goose chase.

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The woman in the see-everything dress... most women that would wear that would have the figure to support it; SHE looks like a hippo in a tutu. And not in a good way.

The young girl in the white fluffy dress, looks like she is going to a (religious) communion ceremony!

Find it very surprising that the women who are so fashion-forward and stylish in film, look so frumpy in formal clothing attending these awards shows. Example: How "big" is Honey Lee? She looks gi-normous in that silly dress.

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*checks Honey Lee's picture* *re-reads comment* *checks pic again* Should I buy new glasses? Oh, wait. I'm not the one with the problems with the eyes. Gi-normous? Really?

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I didn't get that either, and my glasses are new. I wouldn't mind being gi-normous if that's the case.

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HAHAHA. Amazing.
It's not you Newbie, someone else should get their eyes checked. Or the dictionary.

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Thank you for the photos and the comments.

SSH is the Barney Stinson of photos no? I'd like to volunteer for mussing him up a bit :)

Completely agree with you as regards to the gowns, nothing really stands out. And your assesment on SYJ is right on the spot. However I think it is one of her assets to be always in the middle (never as daring as say, Jeon Do Yeon, but never boring either) and stay fresh and the dress is a good compliment to that quality.

Now Shin Se Kyung won an award for popularity? She is the actress who usually kills a drama even before it is aired (the only exception is Tree With Deep Roots but JH and HSK's combined talent and charisma were probably too strong for even her black void of boring) She simply is not a good actress and does not have a likable presence. I thought she has rich relatives or something backing her up...

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I am also wide-eyed in shock.
People voted for her? I find this impossible to believe.

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Barney Stinson of photos. Ha!

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Okay javabeans and Dramabeans, I just want to give you some real talk here. I've been following you for years and reading your reviews about fashion on the red carpet at these awards, and I've always noticed that you hold women to much higher standards than the men. Man after man after man is wearing a FREAKING TUXEDO/SUIT/ETC. and as far as I can see, many of them look like they're cosplaying as a cabaret singer--maybe they're moonlighting as one to substantiate their poor careers, WHO KNOWS.

At any rate, the way you describe women's dresses (especially that last description there about Noh Soo Ram) is REALLY GENDERED and REALLY MISOGYNIST. It's not a quantitative "oh I've said this thing or that thing about men, too" sort of deal, it's a pretty repetitive and consistent thing that I see on Dramabeans--and not only about the red carpets, if you know what I mean. Maybe you have more interest in women's gowns than men's tuxedos; I understand, tuxedos are pretty boring to look at. But you always can't help but talk about women's fashion choices like "*yawn* boring" or making some comment as though their wardrobe overrides their ACTING SKILLS.

You claim to be a deconstruction of Korean dramas, which I'm really thrilled to find being discussed online, but sometimes I'm not sure whether it's actually a deconstruction or just the same old same old thing where you expect women to maintain higher standards than men, while men get lauded for the tiniest bit of decency.

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"but sometimes I’m not sure whether it’s actually a deconstruction or just the same old same old thing where you expect women to maintain higher standards than men, while men get lauded for the tiniest bit of decency."

Yeah like when men play the same kind of characters over and over (sorry, Kim Soo Hyun & Lee Min Ho who is, by the way, on record as an assaulter. See here: http://windypicnic.tumblr.com/post/80654595170 Why don't we talk about that sometime?) and are still beloved, but women get criticized all the damn time because they're playing damsels in distress/Candies/whatever.

I get it, we all want to see interesting women in our dramas. I don't want to see women sitting around wringing their hands, waiting for a big strong man to save them either. But wanting better roles for women doesn't mean criticizing every single female character because they don't meet impossibly high standards--standards which men aren't held to.

If you want to really deconstruct Korean dramas (or any kind of media for that matter), then stop blaming women for every single perceived misstep and start questioning WHY it is that they have to do things like dress provocatively or take shitty roles over and over.

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KSH plays the same kind of characters over and over? Could you tell me where to find that assaulter record? Obviously, someone is just trying hard to stand their opinion by promoting some unknown tumblr page?

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Kim Soo Hyun has actually played the same characters over and over: tortured, brooding man who is so devastated by the woman who is literally there to be his love interest. Moon Embracing the Sun and YFtS anyone? Regardless of what your stance on that may be, it is NOT A SECRET that Lee Min Ho assaulted Park Shin Hye. Just google it. You'll find a slew of articles where he apologizes for kissing her without telling her, and how she was surprised because she WASN'T EXPECTING IT. If that isn't sexual assault, then I don't know what you would classify as assault.

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i don't want to interfere with the arguments going around here, but your part about 'unknown tumblr' just ticks me off the wrong way. is there anything degrading to be unknown? does it make the posts less legit if it's from an 'unknown tumblr' compared to a popular site? or are people here just flaunting their selves around in the site to show 'hey, see me, i'm part of this popular community'...which...tsk....
oh btw, i'm not the owner of that link...but i'll admit i am an owner of an unpopular blog, that still manage to get flocks of ppl from a popular site to suddenly come bcuz i post what popular site doesn't...oh and no worries, no unknown links shared.

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Of course you're entitled to your opinion regarding the presence/absence of misogyny in this blog, but this:

"making some comment as though their wardrobe overrides their ACTING SKILLS."

I just don't see that. It's a red carpet rundown, so javabeans comments on the fashion. This particular post is not exactly the right venue for an in-depth film review.

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Agree.
I have NEVER read of JB or GF judging whether or not an actor/actress should be in a drama/movie based on looks. And they are both plenty critical of men and women who are not good actors, and plenty praising of those that are. I like the fact that they don't delve into the private lives of the actors/actresses (eg Park Shi Hoo - but it's definitely not true that he remains beloved around here).

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Please, they classify female actors as "a pretty face who can't act" like ALL THE TIME and much more frequently than for male actors (who I've rarely seen being described that way). Misogyny isn't an opinion btw just because you don't want to talk about it.

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You have obviously not heard of The Hand Towel.

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i also agree with you.

i've been reading this blog for years and i think jb and gf do a really classy job of staying neutral and "professional" when it comes to referring to actors' personal lives and controversies, as well as commenting on red carpet looks. they've never crossed the line in my book.

on this platform, they're bloggers, not professional journalists, so they have every right to inject their opinions into their posts however they want. when they do sassy, they still always dole it out with a basic measure of respect towards whoever they're mentioning. sass with class.

misogyny is an unfortunate thing, but i also REALLY HATE it when just because a woman happens to critique another woman for her wardrobe or personal choices, it must make her as a misogynist, which is both seriously offensive and insulting to the person who was probably just (innocently) expressing an opinion on something that's just so plainly out there to be commented on.

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I agree as well. It is an awards ceremony after all and it is pretty natural to comment on the fashion. And I do feel that dress is provocative and inappropriate. It all ultimately boils down to how each person feels about it. And I am sure as everyone is entitled to their opinion, javabeans is also entitled to her own.

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There's a difference between commenting on someone's dress and writing a paragraph on how she's attention-seeking and "immodest" for wearing a dress like that. It's definitely an attack on female actors and celebs.

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This is so over the top, she wrote a paragraph about everyone and saying that dress was a way to seek attention was the least anyone would say, even the woman wearing it, she would obviously laugh and agree. If you have any other solid argument to call the site misogynist ok but this remark on the dress is not a good example.

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You said everything I wanted to say and so much more a lot more eloquent than I ever could.

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The thing I agree on, how is it that the guys are better dressed? The only thing that they can put themselves in is a tuxedo, and you can't really look bad in a tux unless you choose some absurd colours to go with it. And I thought Lee Jung Jae's and Kim Woo Bin's suits were ugly, but that may be just me.

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I am thinking about your comment.

My first instinct is to point out what has been mentioned above, that it's a fashion post and not a post about gender inequality in acting roles, and I have no problem saying what I said about her dress (it is attention-seeking -- I didn't denigrate her appearance beyond the ugly dress, I think some conflation is going on between me and other comments). But while I think your comments are more tangential than apropos to this post, they aren't untrue in a greater context (just not this one specifically -- I think it twists the conversation into a character it didn't have). So, I am thinking about your comment.

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I would just like to say that I don't agree with your characterization of Dramabeans.

A comment on the appearance of an actor or actress does not equal a "comment as though their wardrobe overrides their ACTING SKILLS." It is simply an opinion on a piece of clothing. Their comments have nothing to do with acting skills. Javabeans' opinion that Kim Sae-Ron's dress looks a bit small for her doesn't mean Kim Sae-Ron isn't a great actress.

Time and again, Javabeans and Girlfriday (as well as the other recappers) have called out male actors for their performances, e.g. Song Seung Hoon, Kim Hyun Joong, Yunho, etc. They have also expressed opinions about some horrible male fashion choices (e.g. Lee Min Ho).

Finally, Noh Soo Ram. I personally don't give a flying flip that she wore that dress. Javabeans, once again, expressed an opinion. Disagree if you will but don't turn that into a tirade that summizes this entire site and years of wonderful discussion as gendered and misogynistic.

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...Or maybe female Korean fashion is just kind of boring at red carpets? JB and GF have definitely said when they like a female actress' dress before, and have called out actors for not dressing well. Are they not allowed to give their opinions? In this post even, JB often said that while she liked so-and-so actress' makeup and hair, the dress just didn't really do it for her.

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Hi passerby,

I certainly don't know whether JB historically holds higher standards for women than for men, since I haven't followed her for as long as you have.

But is it fair to say, in general, that given the sheer variety of different dress styles available to women to adorn themselves to events like these, not to forget the many many more ways to do their hair, and countless shoe and accessory choices, etc., that viewers and critics would naturally have MORE opinions and higher standards of judgment for women than for men...almost by default?

Like you pointed out yourself, men don't get much of a choice in outfits; they either wear a suit or...come suit-less? It's like your hands are tied when it comes to critiquing men. Men simply can't do too much to look good in a normal, non-bizarre way other than by keeping trim/buff, taking care of their skin, and getting better grooming. If a guy invests in an anomalous bit of accessory--say, suspenders, hat or bowtie--one's tendency would most likely be tolerant of it, to credit him for trying in the first place, right? Perhaps that is why JB appears to be more lenient?

After awhile, all I personally notice is how good a George Clooney looks regardless of whether his suit is single- or double-breasted, black or navy... So, unfortunately, I too am of the more-critical-of-women camp.

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@passerby
I haven't read your whole thread, so maybe someone has pointed these things out.

A while ago Dramabeans decidedly branched out beyond deconstructing dramas (largely done in the recaps and reviews) into carrying more 'Newsy' items. Covering the awards ceremonies fits into this category. It seems the broader Dramabeans audience has interest in this; and the site is - after all - also a business.

In my mind the big question is: should we take the awards show coverage or comments as a serious commentary on human dignity or worth? Most Awards shows are simply a part of the self-congratulatory ritual the entertainment industry does worldwide. And most of the actresses and actors are wardrobed by companies seeking to promote their products. So discussing what they wear is really no different than discussing whether or not we like something in a magazine spread or ad.

And about the concern many of us share about seeing a young actress willing to promote herself via overt exposure of her body... I think there's legitimate room for concern about the broader implications of this. It seems exploitative and diminishing of a person's inherent dignity.

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I believe I have to see this Han Gong-joo movie to see Chun Woo Hee's performance. See there are quite a few Korean actresses I love, including several of her fellow nominees, but as far as I'm concerned they're all second tear compared to Jeon Do-yeon which means when someone beats her I pretty much expect the best performance anyone anywhere in the world has ever given.

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Omg, what the hell with that Chun Woo-hee/Jo Yeo-jung dress snafu. I mean, CWH won Best Actress, so in the larger scheme of things, whatevs. But it's unbelievable that in these stylist-driven times, 2 actresses actually wore the exact same dress at the same event. And it's a high-profile awards event at which they're both nominees, so it's not like it could get swept under the rug and easily forgotten given the extensive red carpet/ceremony coverage. Wow, somebody majorly f#cked up there.

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I highly recommend The Attorney. It's available at myasiantv.com. It's quite moving, based on a true story. Im Shi-wan is so impressive. Song Kang-ho is always strong, and Lee Sung-min excellent in a supporting role. Kim Young-ae truly deserves her award -- she gave a fantastic performance. (Yes, quite a shock to see after her shrewish mother-in-law in Birth of a Beauty.)

I too just want to see Im Shi-wan to follow around Lee Sung-min for the rest of his career. Us. Together. Always.

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One thing that cracked me up. The Attorney has yet another one of those wacky "Hey, we're-just-all-sittin'-around-laughin'-and-havin'-fun-together" posters, that has nothing to do with the content. Very much like the poster for Misaeng. Quite a disconnect! You can see it here:
http://asianwiki.com/The_Attorney_(Korean_Movie)

Looks like it would be for a comedy, certainly not for a serious drama about political torture, based on a true story.

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Swoon!
Kim Woo-bin and Siwon totally awe me *save picts*
Thank you for the review JB...

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I know it must be the weirdest cheering of the thread but... Yeah Kundo and your music award! I love the original soundtrack of the film (so spaghetti western) and the incorporation in it of Riz Ortolani's theme. He died last year I think and was one of the less known Italian soundtrack composers. I find it moving that some people in the other side of the world recognized his work.

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YES IT WAS SOOO FUN! Made me smile too.

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Is a stylist quaking in her boots, hoping to survive the snafu?

I can see that scene being played out in a drama. There would be hell to pay. Probably a slapping scene. The candy character would be the one getting slapped and the evil second female lead character set her up.

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Eek ! Look at some of the fashion here.

A Virtual Voyage has pics from TVB's award show.

TVB 48th Anniversary Awards Ceremony (2014)

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Exactly how many years is one considered a rookie Actor/actress?

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No matter how many dramas an actor/actress has done but when you film a movie for a first time, you will still be count as a rookie in the movie industry. It also works that way for drama.

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sartorial. Oh My Gosh! it is a word I did not know!

Awesome! Mind blown.

This makes my day. lalalalala a new word!!!

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idk i really like this comment

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Oh my lord, that last dress, that last dress, that last dress! I just...I just.... And I'm not even a prig..but...wow! Reminds me of the Toni Braxton tape dress back in the day. Just so embarrassed for this actress.

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oh carole --hits the nail on the head once again--that dress soo ugly.

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Apparently, Noh Soo Ram wasn't even invited to attend the event, so eventually had to leave right away after her walk down the red carpet, because even if she were to make it into the building/venue of the event, she wouldn't even have a place to sit, as seats were assigned and only those who were invited--whether it be because they were a winner of an award, a nominee, or a presenter-- had a seat assigned to them XD

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Congratulations to all the winners! I'm looking forward to the drama award ceremonies, mostly, though.

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Same dress? Someone's getting fired.

I like Kim Hye-soo's black gown, it's interesting. Don't like the hair though.

As far as I'm concerned Kim Yoo-jung looks great. I'd wear that dress. Hope her career continues its upward trajectory because I really like her.

I'm thrilled for Lee Seon-hyun and Jo Jin Woong too. WOOT WOOT. Jo jin-woong is my favorite male supporting actor ever.

Soo-hyun's dress makes me think of a princess who ends up a castaway on a desert island. That's not an insult because I want to see that show bow.

Noh Soo-ram's dress isn't nearly as bad as the red S&M I see you vjayjay dress from the last awards show javabeans posted.

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New Actress: Kim Sae-ron (A Girl at My Door) ???? What? How is she new?

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I know Kim Young-ae is a respectable senior, however, I wish she wore something more appropriate for the event. She looked almost like an ajuma where everybody came dressed to the nines.

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it's very bad

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omoo... B*tch stole maa look!! cant believe they actually wore the same dress to the same event...
I liked han ye ri's dress the most!! she looks beautiful and I like Sohn Ye jin's dress for being something different... I liked the teens' dresses, they look age-appropiate... what dont look age-appropiate are those hells O_O I kinda expected to see all the girls from Elegant Lie to be invited :( anyways, I really wonder how is Kim Sae Ron a new actress??? shes a baby actress!

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Lee Jung-jae and Kim Woo-bin in the same room as each other?? GET THEM A MOVIE TO STAR IN TOGETHER!! Even if its just two and a half hours of them sitting around, watching TV, checking their phones and playing mahjong, I'd watch it.

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If Noh Soo-Ram had sported a fake tat on her thigh it would have given her a kind-a cool avant-garde vibe, but as is the dress reminds me of a nightgown for a honeymoon.

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IMO the worst part of that see-through dress is that it actually makes her thighs look bigger than they are, since the high cut extends the visual with her upper thigh. Had she gone with a normal high slit that ended at her hips I actually think the dress might have looked fine.

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Is that Han Hye Jin who is standing beside Chun Woo-hee, she looks really stunning. Please post a photo of her also

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The most hilarious thing is that Noh Soo Ram wasn't even invited for the event, so she really was there just to gain attention. I find it so absurd how someone can just crash an awards show like that.

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Actually, I think they actually have said a number of times how easy it is for the men to dress for the red carpet.
They have been wearing the same style for decades, while the women need to be innovative, stylish, classy, AND different, etc every time.

I don't think it is fair to say they are holding the ladies up to a higher standard. The standard exists without them.

Plus, how interesting would a post be without critique? Isn't that the whole point?
I can't imagine a post here with photos that says
Miss A's dress was really nice. I liked the colors. Oh, and Miss B's dress was really nice, too, etc.

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