Best Dressed at the 2008 SAG Awards

Big-screen beauties (Angelina! Cate!) and small-screen stars (America! Eva!) dazzle at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2008's first big red carpet. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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ANGELINA JOLIE

ANGELINA JOLIE
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The best actress nominee for A Mighty Heart goes for high drama in her flowing patterned vintage Hermes gown.

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CATE BLANCHETT

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The expectant mom – and double nominee – is dazzling in a Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière draped bustier dress with multi-colored silver embroidery, Fred Leighton jewels and Roger Vivier sandals.

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AMERICA FERRERA

AMERICA FERRERA
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Nothing Ugly here – the best actress in a comedy series nominee romances the red carpet in a charcoal gray Monique Lhuillier lace gown with a jeweled shoulder and Jimmy Choo heels.

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ELLEN PAGE

ELLEN PAGE
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The best actress nominee for Juno makes it short and sweet for her first major awards show in her black Zac Posen.

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CHRISTINA APPLEGATE

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The Samantha Who? nominee leaves no questions about her style savvy in her dazzling Elie Saab and Neil Lane diamonds.

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ELLEN POMPEO

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The newlywed (in Fred Leighton diamonds) confesses to picking her platinum Nina Ricci gown right out of the pages of a magazine, saying, “I saw it in the January issue of Vogue and said I have to have it!”

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DEBRA MESSING

DEBRA MESSING
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Up for The Starter Wife, the actress shines in a gold sequined Oscar de la Renta sheath, a Neil Lane diamond bubble ring and rough cut diamond earrings.

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TINA FEY

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The 30 Rock star – and best actress in a comedy series winner! – is simply elegant in her draped knee-length chiffon Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti cocktail dress, Daniel Swarovski clutch and Lorraine Schwartz bangles.

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MARION COTILLARD

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The best actress nominee for La Vie en Rose is magical in a pale gray, strapless Nina Ricci gown and Chopard diamonds.

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KYRA SEDGWICK

KYRA SEDGWICK
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The Closer star is true blue in a L’Wren Scott cobalt silk crepe and Chantilly lace dress and Fred Leighton diamond earrings, bracelet and ring.

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JENNA FISCHER

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Nominated along with the rest of The Office cast for best ensemble in a comedy series, the actress gets glam in a navy Colette Dinnigan gown and Daniel Swarovski purse.

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AMANDA BYNES

AMANDA BYNES
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The 21-year-old Hairspray actress is a modern princess in her beaded Marchesa, Jimmy Choo sandals, Kwiat diamonds and loose braids.

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EVA LONGORIA

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The actress shows off her toned back – and new tattoo – in a glittering Naeem Khan white gown and Verdura jewels.

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BECKI NEWTON

BECKI NEWTON
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The Ugly Betty star glows in her tiered white sequined Elsie Katz gown and Mary Norton minaudière.

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REBECCA GAYHEART

REBECCA GAYHEART
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Stealing the scene from her McSteamy husband Eric Dane, the actress sizzles in a red Marchesa gown, H. Stern earrings, a Mary Norton clutch and a simple ponytail.

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KATE BECKINSALE

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The Snow Angels star achieves her goal of bringing some “sunshine” to the red carpet in her bright yellow Luisa Beccaria gown, Roger Vivier Boite De Nuit Bubulle, and piles of Van Cleef & Arpels vintage jewels.

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DIANE LANE

DIANE LANE
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The Untraceable actress is unmistakably chic in her dark green silk satin Versace evening gown, Neil Lane cuff bracelet, Roger Vivier clutch and sleek bob.

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VANESSA WILLIAMS

VANESSA WILLIAMS
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Wilhelmina would approve! The Ugly Betty star is a bright spot on the red carpet in her black-sashed marigold Escada gown, vintage Fred Leighton diamonds and Daniel Swarovski clutch.

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MICHELLE PFEIFFER

MICHELLE PFEIFFER
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The Hairspray actress is timeless in her taupe strapless Versace dress, matching Christian Louboutin pumps, Neil Lane jewels and Lambertson Truex crocodile clutch.

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JANUARY JONES

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Her show Mad Men was nominated for best ensemble in a drama series, and the actress is tickled pink in her Giorgio Armani Privé silk organza gown and Neil Lane diamonds.

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ASHLEY TISDALE

ASHLEY TISDALE
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The High School Musical star is sophisticated in a Badgley Mischka Couture white chiffon gown with crystal and jet pinstripe beading and loose locks.

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MARCIA CROSS

MARCIA CROSS
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The Desperate Housewife passed on the credit for her stunning turquoise Monique Lhuillier and Lorraine Schwartz, admitting that “I literally wear what [stylist] Jessica Paster puts in front of me.”

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KATE HUDSON

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The Fool’s Gold star hits the jackpot in her Cartier diamonds, Roger Vivier clutch and empire waist Balmain gown.

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