In honor of the 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at some of our favorite fashion moments from DGA Awards past… starting with our girl Cate Blanchett! At the DGA Awards in 2003, the actress was effortlessly cool in a metallic suit that she finished off with some frosty eyeshadow, a glossy lip and clear sandals. Keep reading to see more throwback pics…
Filmmaker Greta Gerwig stunned in a minimalist two-tone strapless Alexander Wang gown at the DGA Awards in 2018, where she was nominated for her film "Lady Bird."
If there's one look that encapsulates the early 2000s perfectly, this is it! Halle Berry attended the 54th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in 2002 looking absolutely stunning in this simple yet sophisticated ensemble. From the gray tank to the matching silk skirt and shawl, the actress looked beyond chic. Combined with her signature pixie cut and icy jewelry, this look was quintessentially early aughts!
Saoirse Ronan stunned in a dark nylon fabric Calvin Klein Collection gown with a plunging neckline at the DGA Awards in 2018. The "Lady Bird" star kept things understated with a simple necklace and a bold red lip with tousled locks.
"Monster" and "Wonder Woman" filmmaker Patty Jenkins killed it in a gray and black lace cocktail dress at the 2012 DGA Awards, where she took home the award for outstanding achievement in directing a TV drama for her work helming the pilot episode of "The Killing."
Mandy Moore hit the 2017 Directors Guild Awards red carpet serving looks in a black suit with cropped pants by Salvatore Ferragamo. She finished it off with a slicked-back bun, hexagon-embellished pumps and a bold dark lip.
Gillian Anderson, who was wrapping up her first run on "The X-Files" that year, looked incredible in a champagne satin dress cut on the bias at the 54th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in 2002.
Sarah Paulson certainly knows how to make an impression on the red carpet! The actress turned heads in this shiny blue Miu Miu ensemble at the 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards. From her blunt bob to the way the light hit her shimmery cut-out dress, we loved every part of this bold look.
Actress Minnie Driver showed up to the 1998 Directors Guild of America Awards in a gown that was the perfect balance of elegant and sexy. From the delicate detailing and mesh skirt to the fitted A-line silhouette, the dress was pure '90s perfection.
Another sartorial muse! Sandra Bullock attended the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in 2014 in a strapless black dress with minimal jewelry. Her dark berry lip added the perfect amount of drama to this streamlined look.
Yalitza Aparicio stunned in Delpozo at the 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards. The "Roma" star donned a white and purple strapless gown with delicate embellishments on the bodice. Finishing the look with some light purple eyeshadow and gorgeous statement earrings, Yalitza looked beautifully elegant.
When filmmaker Sofia Coppola attended the 1991 DGA Awards with her father, director Francis Ford Coppola, she looked like the ultimate '90s cool girl. Her simple black dress with a sheer black overlay was a classic design of the time.
Leslie Mann channeled Old Hollywood when she hit the red carpet at the 70th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in 2018 in this sequin and lace paneled black gown by J. Mendel. Her dramatic side part and sleek, straight hair made this look all the more glamorous!
Actress Marla Sokoloff looked red-hot in a beaded ruby-hued cocktail dress as she and then-boyfriend James Franco arrived at the 2002 DGA Awards.
Like prom, but make it glam! Linda Cardellini looked gorgeous in this black strapless Armani Prive gown at the 2019 DGA Awards. The black sequin detailing, subtle layers of tulle and vintage silhouette felt both flirty and chic.
Sandra Oh is one actress who certainly doesn't shy away from going bright and bold at an award show. At the 2005 Directors Guild of America Awards, the "Grey's Anatomy" star donned a red halter-style dress with a keyhole bodice and a slit up the skirt. The peeks of skin give this classic silhouette a subtle yet sexy edge.
We always appreciate a fun print on the red carpet. Lisa Edelstein made quite the impression at the 2019 DGA Awards in a playful printed gown. Aside from being funky and fresh, the dress also fit like a dream!
Another Sarah Paulson look we can't get enough of? This dark blue Andrew Gn gown with delicate embellishments that she wore to the 2017 DGA Awards ceremony. Her deep red lip and tousled long bob made for dramatic finishing touches.
For the 2003 DGA Awards, Renee Zellweger chose a halter-style black gown with a red bow accent at the waist and a matching red lip.
If you didn't own a structured minidress with a sweetheart neckline, did you really live through the mid-2000s? Anna Kendrick donned this teal blue dress at the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in 2014 and looked absolutely adorable in the playful choice.
Helen Mirren looked as chic as ever when she hit the red carpet at the 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards in a black dress-and-pants Brandon Maxwell ensemble paired with punchy pink pumps.
Excuse us while we take a moment to process just how 2000s this entire look is! Actress Morgan Brittany arrived at the 2000 Directors Guild of America Awards in a frosty monochromatic ensemble. From the metallic, icy blue hue of the gown and shawl to the beaded purse and everything in between, we adore this throwback look from head to toe!
"Get Out" breakout star Betty Gabriel didn't shy away from bold color at the 70th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in 2018, hitting the red carpet in a rich coral gown with gold detailing.
Jamie Lee Curtis kept things simple when she attended the DGA Awards in 1989. That evening, the "Halloween" star proved that a little black dress is perfect for any occasion!
Constance Wu stunned at the 2019 DGA Awards in a black-and-white Miu Miu gown. The "Crazy Rich Asians" star definitely turned heads in this beautiful dress — from the feathered detailing to the delicate silver beading, Constance was a total vision that evening.
Nicole Kidman was a vision in a 1920s-inspired pale silver-beaded dress as she accompanied her "Moulin Rouge!" director, Baz Luhrmann, to the 54th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in 2002.
What comes to mind when you think of edgy-meets-chic? Elsie Fisher's 2019 DGA Awards look, of course! The "Eighth Grade" actress attended the award show in a simple, patterned ensemble. She completed her look with a tiny red purse, a matching red lip and some patent square-toed boots.
Sometimes less is more — and this is certainly the case for Laura Harrier's 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards look. The "BlacKkKlansman" actress looked effortlessly chic in her strapless, streamlined gown by Brandon Maxwell. She finished off her minimalist design with a pair of gorgeous waterfall earrings plus a dainty ring and bracelet.
Cinematographer Reed Morano looked exquisite in this strapless black-and-white-striped gown at the 2018 DGA Awards.
Mimi Deaton looked incredibly chic at the 2019 DGA Awards. The associate director radiated sophistication in this black dress with a peplum detail and sheer sleeves.