The 2020 E!’s People Choice Awards took place Sunday, November 15 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The fan-voted, coronavirus-conscious ceremony was hosted by Demi Lovato and featured performances by Justin Bieber and Chloe x Halle.
Big winners of the night included the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Tyler Perry, Joey King, Tracee Ellis Ross, Will Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Hemsworth, Cole Sprouse, Ellen Pompeo, Sofía Vergara, Ariana Grande and BTS.
As red carpets slowly return as the norm, we certainly had our pick of the litter when it came to standout style moments.
Check out our picks for the best stars of the night below.
Foregoing her usual bombshell sexy aesthetic, the People’s Icon Of 2020 winner wore an unexpected whimsical red Christian Siriano bubble mini-dress styled with Forevermark jewelry, clear Gianvito Rossi heels and a tight, sleek ponytail.
The This Is Us star and Drama TV Star of 2020, who is currently expecting her first child, showcased her growing baby bump in a chic black mock turtleneck gown by Brandon Maxwell. A pair of sapphire Emmanuel Tarpin earrings and matching strappy heels completed the simple and chic look.
The Good Place star had her own modern Barbie moment in a neon pink Christopher John Rogers suit that included an oversized shouldered jacket and wide-legged pants, accessorized with Alessandra Rich earrings and Anabela Chan and D’Razio rings.
The night’s host rocked several different looks throughout the night and nailed them all. She kicked off the night by hitting the red carpet in Naeem Khan’s Pre-Fall 2020 burnt orange sequin jumpsuit featuring a mock turtleneck and bat wing sleeves, styled with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Peter Marco rings, Nickho Rey earrings. She later changed into a golden blonde wig and wore an Alexandre Vauthier metallic purple draped gown, an Elie Saab nude beaded gown, a colorful striped sequin mini-dress from Halpern the Fall 2020 collection with an Eriness ring and, finally, an elegant long-sleeve black sparkly gown with a dangerous slit by Greta Constantine styled with Messika by Kate Moss Jewelry.
Machine Gun Kelly
The rapper rocked a cool Berluti Summer 2021 Collection look which included an alpine green patina leather jacket, black and white turtleneck and alpine green wool trousers, paired with white boots.
The TikTok star looked red hot in a Sophie Theallet floor-length gown that featured a mesh detailing along the bust, with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
As usual, the Mad Men star oozed old Hollywood glamour in a silver Marchesa gown with a Jimmy Choo clutch, No. Thirty Three jewelry and Schutz heels. Hairstylist Kat Thompson curled Christina’s signature red bob and make-up artist Beau Nelson applied her MAC Cosmetics ‘Ruby Woo’ red lip.
The Community star was in a black beaded and Swarovski crystal encrusted Dolce & Gabbana midi-dress teamed with Sophia Webster crystal embellished ankle strap heels and Mejuri jewels.
Tracee Ellis Ross
The Black-ish star, who took home the Fashion Icon Award, arrived wearing a brown double breasted power suit with gold buttons and front faux pockets from the Schiaparelli Spring 2021 collection teamed with dramatic gold chandelier earrings and nude Christian Louboutin “So Kate” pumps. She later accepted her honor wearing a Alexander McQueen white long-sleeve gown with a black leather harness, thigh-high boot and a collection of Ana Khouri jewels including a Diamond Phillipa Ear Piece, Diamond Phillipa Ring and Diamond Noah Ring.
The “Insecure” actor looked sharp in a shimmering suit jacket over a black turtleneck with tailored trousers and boots.
She sizzled in a curve hugging, Dsquared2 black sequin mini dress, diamond chain link choker and coordinating heels.
The Descendants star made a dramatic entrance in a black one-shoulder Giambattista Valli ruffled gown.
The Supermarket Sweeps host, who won The Comedy Act of 2020, made a statement in a black Christian Siriano suit emblazoned with the names of victims of police brutality including included Breonna Taylor and Philando Castile. Stuart Weitzman “Anny” pumps completed the look.
The E! host had some fun in a risky but rewarding Falguni Shane Peacock sparkly mini-dress with green feathered sleeves.
The Modern Family star looked lovely in a romantic red Dolce & Gabbana lace bustier strapless tea-length dress styled with bejeweled Dolce & Gabbana shoes and jewelry and a Jean Dousset Elle Diamond Eternity band.
The Kissing Booth actress took home the Comedy Movie Star award while wearing a Robert Wun Spring 2021 look comprising of peplum with sculptural folds and razor sharp pleats teamed with Giuseppe Zanotti platforms and Natia X Lako jewels completed her look.