The first awards show after the Golden Globes wasn't about politics

Color returned to the red carpet on Thursday as celebrities attended the Critics’ Choice Awards following the Golden Globe’s blackout.

Arriving ready to make a statement on their own, all of Hollywood’s leading ladies lit up the arrivals in sparkling sleek dresses and gorgeous colorful gowns. Host Olivia Munn took on two of the night’s trends, wearing a bright red dress with silver embellishments, while Gal Gadot and Mary J. Blige dressed in various metallics. Men came dressed to impressed as well, with Nick Jonas and many others wearing dark velvet suits.

Audiences may still be keeping their ears open for potential presidential speeches, but in the meantime, check out all of the evening’s best dressed.

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Gal Gadot in Prada

The Wonder Woman star went with a metallic deep V-neck gown with a crisscross back and a black beaded waist. (Photo: Getty Images)

Olivia Munn in Prada

The show’s host went for a fiery and sophisticated look for her first outfit of the night. (Photo: Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo

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Mary J. Blige in Vivienne Westwood Couture

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Yara Shahidi in Giambattista Valli Spring 2017 Couture

The teenage Grownish star looked all grown up in a hippie-inspred lilac number. (Photo: Getty Images)

Margot Robbie in Chanel

The I, Tonya actress accessorized her striped Chanel dress with a gem belt and black bow in her hair. (Photo: Getty Images)

Elisabeth Moss in Erdem

Moss stuck with black but added some flowers with her Erdem dress for the occasion. (Photo: Getty Images)

Heidi Klum in Georges Hobeika

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Laura Dern

Dern, who won for her role in Big Little Lies, went with a sleek hairstyle nad equally sleek tuxedo jumpsuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Reese Witherspoon in Prada

Witherspoon accessorized her minidress with sapphire jewels. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kaley Cuoco

Cuoco’s light pink look was see-through on the bottom. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jessica Chastain in Vionnet

Chastain’s red hair shined even brighter than usual when paired with her emerald Vionnet gown with a diamond chest cutout. (Photo: Getty Images)

Leslie Mann in J. Mendel

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Saoirse Ronan in Michael Kors

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Emilia Clarke in Dolce & Gabbana

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Constance Wu

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Chris Sullivan

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Samira Wiley

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Aziz Ansari

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Sterling K. Brown

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Laurie Metcalf

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Betty Gabriel

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Zoe Kazan

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Greta Gerwig

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Susan Kelechi Watson

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Natalia Dyer

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Octavia Spencer

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Brooklynn Prince

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Nick Jonas

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Armie Hammer

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Liev Schreiber

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Alexander Skarsgard

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Timothee Chalamet

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Ricky Whittle

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Milo Ventimiglia

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Mary Steenburgen

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Diane Kruger

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Jessica Biel

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Alexis Bledel

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Sarah Hyland

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