Serena and Venus Williams sparkle at the Critics Choice Awards

Twinning and winning! Serena and Venus Williams serve up glamor in matching silver Versace gowns as they join King Richard cast at Critics Choice Awards

Serena and Venus Williams looked magnificent as they stepped out on the red carpet at the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday.

The sisters showed off their sparkle in silver Versace gowns, with Serena, 40, donning a form-fitting cleavage-baring gown, and Venus, 41, showcasing her toned legs in a saucy number with waist-high side splits. 

King Richard – the biographical drama film based on their lives – is nominated for best picture at the ceremony.

Magnificent: Serena Williams, 40, and Venus Williams, 41, looked magnificent as they stepped out on the red carpet at the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday

Serena’s dazzling floor-length creation – which perfectly highlighted her toned arms – featured a beautiful long train.

The tennis superstar – who has won an astonishing 23 Grand Slam singles titles – accessorized the look with diamond bracelets and lovely drop earrings.

She wore her brown tresses parted on the side and in a chic shoulder-length bob style.

Wow! The sisters showed off their sparkle in silver Versace gowns, with Serena, 40, donning a form-fitting gown, and Venus, 41, showcasing her toned legs with a saucy split

As for glam, the athlete went with a well defined-brow, bronze eyeshadow and light pink lipstick.

Serena also took to her Instagram Stories earlier in the day to show off the stunning dress. 

Meanwhile her sister showcased her ample cleavage with a deep v-cut in her dress, which was cinched in at the waist.

She paired the stylish ensemble with silver high heels and a sparkly silver clutch. Her long black tresses were parted in the middle and worn down in a sleek style. 

Hourglass curves: Serena’s dazzling floor-length creation – which perfectly highlighted her toned arms – featured a beautiful long train

She’s got the spark! The tennis superstar accessorized the look with diamond bracelets and lovely drop earrings

Beauty: Serena also took to her Instagram Stories earlier in the day to show off the stunning dress

The famous sisters received a standing ovation as they stepped onto the stage inside to present the award for Best Drama Series to the cast of Succession.

The athletic duo flashed bright smiles for the warm welcome as their crystal gowns sparkled in the spotlight. 

Other members of the King Richard cast on the red carpet included Will Smith, who won the award for best actor for portraying the tennis superstars’ father, Richard Williams, in the film.

The actor, 53, looked dapper in a black suit with a brown vest, which he paired with a matching brown and black tie.

Always keeping it classy, he sported a pair of sleek black dress shoes for the occasion. 

Standing ovation: The famous sisters received a standing ovation as they stepped onto the stage inside to present the award for Best Drama Series to the cast of Succession

Crystal dreams: The athletic duo flashed bright smiles for the warm welcome as their crystal gowns sparkled in the spotlight

The superstar was joined by his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, who looked stunning in a strapless gold gown.

The Matrix actress sported a shaved-head for the event, and paired her edgy yet classic look with a unique diamond head accessory.

Another beauty from the cast was Saniyya Sidney, 15, who played young Venus Williams in the film.

Winner: Will Smith, who won the award for best actor for portraying the tennis superstars’ father, Richard Williams, in the film, looked dapper in a black suit with a brown vest

Family affair: The superstar was joined by his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, who looked stunning in a strapless gold gown

Edgy: The Matrix actress sported a shaved-head for the event, and paired her edgy yet classic look with a unique diamond head accessory

The young actress wore a sensational one-shoulder pink gown, which she paired with elaborate earrings, and silver rings.

Her lovely raven tresses were parted on the side and curled into dreamy loose waves cascading down her back and shoulder.

In terms of glam she went with a gold eyeshadow and a pop of color with her red lipstick.

In pink: Another beauty from the cast was Saniyya Sidney, 15, who played young Venus Williams in the film

Beauty: The young actress wore a sensational one-shoulder pink gown, which she paired with elaborate earrings, and silver rings

Young Serena: Demi Singleton, 15, who portrayed young Serena Williams, sported a beaded black creation, with a large bright pink bow, and pointed toe black heels

Demi Singleton, 15, who portrayed young Serena Williams, sported a beaded black creation, with a large bright pink bow, and pointed toe black heels.

Layla Crawford looked magnificent in an iridescent long-sleeve purple dress and black heels. 

The actress played Lyndrea Price, who is the sister of the famous tennis duo.

Aunjanue Ellis, 53, was a showstopper in a pink sequin gown with a mesh neckline. She paired the lovely look with a golden braid atop her head.

Iridescent: Layla Crawford looked magnificent in an iridescent long-sleeve purple dress and black heels

Showstopper: Aunjanue Ellis, 53, was a showstopper in a pink sequin gown with a mesh neckline. She paired the lovely look with a golden braid atop her head

The actress recently received her very first Oscar nomination for playing Oracene Price, the mother of the tennis icons. 

Tony Goldwyn, 61, who played Venus and Serena’s tennis coach Paul Cohen, looked dapper in a velvet tuxedo with a black bow tie.

Meanwhile Jon Bernthal, 45, who played their long-term coach Rick Macci, looked sharp in a striped suit and had his voluminous black hair gelled back.

Sharp: Tony Goldwyn, 61, who played Venus and Serena’s tennis coach Paul Cohen, looked dapper in a velvet tuxedo with a black bow tie

Sharp:  Jon Bernthal, 45, who played their long-term coach Rick Macci, looked sharp in a striped suit and had his voluminous black hair gelled back

Venus and Serena are both executive producers on the film. Serena spoke about how much the film meant to her in a 2021 interview with Forbes.

‘I think it was a great opportunity to see how amazing African-American fathers are. A lot of Black men aren’t seen in that light. And a lot of people think that my dad was a different character. He wanted us to have fun first over anything. That’s the thing that I loved most,’ she revealed.

King Richard is also nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture at the upcoming 94th Academy Awards.

Up for Best Picture: King Richard – the biographical drama film based on the lives of Serena and Venus and their father Richard Williams – is nominated for best picture at the ceremony

The 27th Critics’ Choice Awards WINNERS

Film Awards

BEST PICTURE

Belfast 

CODA 

Don’t Look Up

Dune

King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog – WINNER

tick, tick…Boom!

West Side Story

Contender: West Side Story lead with 11 nominations 

BEST ACTOR

Nicolas Cage – Pig

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog

Peter Dinklage – Cyrano

Andrew Garfield – tick, tick…Boom!

Will Smith – King Richard – WINNER

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye – WINNER

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

Lady Gaga – House of Gucci

Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jamie Dornan – Belfast

Ciarán Hinds – Belfast

Troy Kotsur – CODA – WINNER

Jared Leto – House of Gucci

J.K. Simmons – Being the Ricardos

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Caitríona Balfe – Belfast

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story – WINNER

Ann Dowd – Mass

Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard

Rita Moreno – West Side Story

Impressive: The Power of the Dog also received 11 nods 

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Jude Hill – Belfast – WINNER

Cooper Hoffman – Licorice Pizza

Emilia Jones – CODA

Woody Norman – C’mon C’mon

Saniyya Sidney – King Richard

Rachel Zegler – West Side Story

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Belfast – WINNER

Don’t Look Up

The Harder They Fall

Licorice Pizza

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

BEST DIRECTOR

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Guillermo del Toro – Nightmare Alley

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Denis Villeneuve – Dune

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Zach Baylin – King Richard

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast – WINNER

Adam McKay, David Sirota – Don’t Look Up

Aaron Sorkin – Being the Ricardos

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter

Siân Heder – CODA

Tony Kushner – West Side Story

Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth – Dune

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Bruno Delbonnel – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Greig Fraser – Dune

Janusz Kaminski – West Side Story

Dan Laustsen – Nightmare Alley

Ari Wegner – The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Haris Zambarloukos – Belfast

One to beat? Judi Dench pictured above in Belfast 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Jim Clay, Claire Nia Richards – Belfast

Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau – Nightmare Alley

Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo – The French Dispatch

Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo – West Side Story

Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos – Dune – WINNER

BEST EDITING

Sarah Broshar and Michael Kahn – West Side Story – WINNER

Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – Belfast

Andy Jurgensen – Licorice Pizza

Peter Sciberras – The Power of the Dog

Joe Walker – Dune

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Jenny Beavan – Cruella – WINNER

Luis Sequeira – Nightmare Alley

Paul Tazewell – West Side Story

Jacqueline West, Robert Morgan – Dune

Janty Yates – House of Gucci

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP

Cruella

Dune

The Eyes of Tammy Faye – WINNER

House of Gucci

Nightmare Alley

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dune – WINNER

The Matrix Resurrections

Nightmare Alley

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

BEST COMEDY

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Don’t Look Up

Free Guy

The French Dispatch

Licorice Pizza – WINNER

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Encanto

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells vs the Machines – WINNER

Raya and the Last Dragon

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Hero

Drive My Car – WINNER

Flee

The Hand of God

The Worst Person in the World

BEST SONG

Be Alive – King Richard

Dos Oruguitas – Encanto

Guns Go Bang – The Harder They Fall

Just Look Up – Don’t Look Up

No Time to Die – No Time to Die – WINNER

BEST SCORE

Nicholas Britell – Don’t Look Up

Jonny Greenwood – The Power of the Dog

Jonny Greenwood – Spencer

Nathan Johnson – Nightmare Alley

Hans Zimmer – Dune – WINNER

This just in: Don’t Look Up scored a Best Picture nomination

 TV Awards

BEST DRAMA SERIES

Evil (Paramount+)

For All Mankind (Apple TV+)

The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Pose (FX)

Squid Game (Netflix)

Succession (HBO) – WINNER

This Is Us (NBC)

Yellowjackets (Showtime)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)

Mike Colter – Evil (Paramount+)

Brian Cox – Succession (HBO)

Lee Jung-jae – Squid Game (Netflix) – WINNER

Billy Porter – Pose (FX)

Jeremy Strong – Succession (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Uzo Aduba – In Treatment (HBO)

Chiara Aurelia – Cruel Summer (Freeform)

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Katja Herbers – Evil (Paramount+)

Melanie Lynskey – Yellowjackets (Showtime) – WINNER

MJ Rodriguez – Pose (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Nicholas Braun – Succession (HBO)

Billy Crudup – The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

Kieran Culkin – Succession (HBO) – WINNER

Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)

Matthew Macfadyen – Succession (HBO)

Mandy Patinkin – The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Lead: Succession has earned a whopping 29 nominations

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Andrea Martin – Evil (Paramount+)

Audra McDonald – The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Christine Lahti – Evil (Paramount+)

J. Smith-Cameron – Succession (HBO)

Sarah Snook – Succession (HBO) – WINNER

Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us (NBC)

BEST COMEDY SERIES

The Great (Hulu)

Hacks (HBO Max)

Insecure (HBO)

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

The Other Two (HBO Max)

Reservation Dogs (FX on Hulu)

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) – WINNER

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Iain Armitage – Young Sheldon (CBS)

Nicholas Hoult – The Great (Hulu)

Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Kayvan Novak – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) – WINNER

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Elle Fanning – The Great (Hulu)

Renée Elise Goldsberry – Girls5eva (Peacock)

Selena Gomez – Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Sandra Oh – The Chair (Netflix)

Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)

Jean Smart – Hacks (HBO Max) – WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ncuti Gatwa – Sex Education (Netflix)

Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) – WINNER

Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Brandon Scott Jones – Ghosts (CBS)

Ray Romano – Made for Love (HBO Max)

Bowen Yang – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Strong: Dune has received ten nods  

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Hannah Einbinder – Hacks (HBO Max)

Kristin Chenoweth – Schmigadoon! (Apple TV+)

Molly Shannon – The Other Two (HBO Max)

Cecily Strong – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Josie Totah – Saved By the Bell (Peacock)

Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) – WINNER

BEST LIMITED SERIES

Dopesick (Hulu)

Dr. Death (Peacock)

It’s a Sin (HBO Max)

Maid (Netflix)

Mare of Easttown (HBO) – WINNER

Midnight Mass (Netflix)

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)

WandaVision (Disney+)

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Come From Away (Apple TV+)

List of a Lifetime (Lifetime)

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (Amazon Prime Video)

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)

Oslo (HBO) – WINNER

Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas (The Roku Channel)

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Olly Alexander – It’s a Sin (HBO Max)

Paul Bettany – WandaVision (Disney+)

William Jackson Harper – Love Life (HBO Max)

Joshua Jackson – Dr. Death (Peacock)

Michael Keaton – Dopesick (Hulu) – WINNER

Hamish Linklater – Midnight Mass (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Danielle Brooks – Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Lifetime)

Cynthia Erivo – Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)

Thuso Mbedu – The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)

Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision (Disney+)

Margaret Qualley – Maid (Netflix)

Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown (HBO) – WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Murray Bartlett – The White Lotus (HBO) – WINNER

Zach Gilford – Midnight Mass (Netflix)

William Jackson Harper – The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)

Evan Peters – Mare of Easttown (HBO)

Christian Slater – Dr. Death (Peacock)

Courtney B. Vance – Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)

Second time lucky? Lady Gaga in House of Gucci 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus (HBO) – WINNER

Kaitlyn Dever – Dopesick (Hulu)

Kathryn Hahn – WandaVision (Disney+)

Melissa McCarthy – Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu)

Julianne Nicholson – Mare of Easttown (HBO)

Jean Smart – Mare of Easttown (HBO)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES

Acapulco (Apple TV+)

Call My Agent! (Netflix)

Lupin (Netflix)

Money Heist (Netflix)

Narcos: Mexico (Netflix)

Squid Game (Netflix) – WINNER

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

Big Mouth (Netflix)

Bluey (Disney+)

Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

The Great North (Fox)

Q-Force (Netflix)

What If…? (Disney+) – WINNER

BEST TALK SHOW

The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)

Desus & Mero (Showtime)

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – WINNER

Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

BEST COMEDY SPECIAL

Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix) – WINNER

Good Timing with Jo Firestone (Peacock)

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 (Vimeo)

Joyelle Nicole Johnson: Love Joy (Peacock)

Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American (Netflix)

Trixie Mattel: One Night Only (YouTube)

 

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