The 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are tonight. This year, the ceremony is pre-taped and will forgo a host, while still honoring the best in film and TV from 2020. More importantly, the fabulous fashion will be out in full force. Though it won't have a traditional red carpet, the style choices during the ceremony is bound to be fun and festive: compared to the bigger spectacles of awards season, such as the Golden Globes or the Oscars, the SAG Awards typically see stars feel less pressure to wear traditional gowns or suits, which on the whole makes for more risk-taking, vibrant looks.
Looking back all the way to 1995, the inaugural year for the awards ceremony, there has certainly been some standout fashion moments. But even more eye-catching during the deep-dive? Some seriously epic couples looks. Over the years, hot duos have hit the carpet together and served up a stylish united front.
In 1996, Julia Roberts attended with actor Benjamin Bratt. She wore a long chocolate brown dress with a lace trim, throwing a streamlined suede coat overtop. Monochromatic and chic, just like Bratt’s pale pink tie. A few years later, in 2002, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke walked hand in hand wearing matching suits; Thurman’s style was given a more feminine feel with simple heels and a white lace top.
In recent years, stars have continued the stellar coordination. In 2015, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber did sleek black ensembles (Watts in an off-the-shoulder Balenciaga gown, Schreiber in a classic tux with black bow tie). In 2017, Nicole Kidman wore an unforgettable green Gucci gown, while husband Keith Urban kept it minimal in a black and white tux—sometimes, you just have to let your spouse shine.
Just last year, Amatus Sami-Karim and Mahershala Ali did modern evening wear right-Ali in a velvet suit by Ermenegildo Zegna XXX, and Sami-Karim in a color-blocked gown. What will this year’s power couples serve? We're about to find out.
Below, power couples who rocked the SAG Awards red carpet.
Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt, 1996
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, 1999
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, 2002
Edward Norton and Salma Hayek, 2003
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, 2012
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, 2015
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, 2015
Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe, 2016
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, 2017
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, 2017
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2020
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley