The 2014 NAACP Image Awards happened last night in L.A., and some of our very favorite people in the world came out for it and did us a favor by wearing some truly epic couture. Not only did we get to see Lupita Nyong’o in Givenchy and Idris Elba in a tuxedo, Kerry Washington showed up and demonstrated why she knows more about red carpet maternity dressing than anybody in the world.
Check out the sexy cut-outs on display …
We’re going to just start with Idris Elba in a tuxedo, because that’s the best way a person can start their day.
How badly do you want to be Nia Long right now?
Ben Vereen is like the most talented man alive. His silk suit looks like French Vanilla ice cream.
Jessica Oyelowo and David Oyelowo wore blue. Love his polka dot pocket square. We hate her shoes, but love his. Check out this finish:
I would like everything I own to be made out of that leather.
Darby Stanchfield reminds us why all redheads should own something in this color.
Nia Long’s is another excellent green. The dress is draping awkwardly around the boobs, but the back looks awesome.
Backless dresses were a big thing at this event. We approve.
Sleepy Hollow‘s Nicole Behari looks amazing. Next season they should have her dress like this all the time. If Ichabod Crane is going to wear reenactor garb for the rest of his life, Behari might as well just rock some evening gowns.
So we can all agree the boy is Brandy‘s, right?
Michael B. Jordan is wearing exactly what I tried to get my high school boyfriend to wear to prom. Love the big black watch.
If you are not already kind of in love with Michael Ealy, we can only assume you are not watching Almost Human. We recommend correcting that as soon as possible.
Naomie Harris is everything.
Tatyana Ali looks sexy as hell in her shiny fringed dress, but the bust-squishing looks uncomfortable.
Vanessa A. Williams‘ hair and makeup are amazing. We even like the earrings.
Terrence Howard looks great in blue, but Mira Christine Pak‘s dress has too much sheer illusion going on too close to the women’s Figure Skating events.
Oprah is here! Everyone can relax now.
Lupita Nyong’o wore a rust colored Givenchy dress with matching shoes and a cool, two-sided hairdo.
She accessorizes like Wonder Woman with a gold cuff and earrings by H. Stern.
Kerry Washington took home the award for outstanding actress in a dramatic series for her role on Scandal, and she also looked amazing in this off-the-shoulder blue Thakoon dress. Seriously, Kerry Washington and her stylists are the very first people a movie star should call upon discovering she’s pregnant. Nobody does red carpet maternity as well as Kerry Washington.