SAG Awards 2012: Best Dressed

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Ashlee Simpson, Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and Angelina Jolie.

Is Meryl's Margaret Thatcher better than Michelle's Marilyn Monroe? Who are we to say?

But when it comes to the dresses on display at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, we've got some strong opinions, and more than a few favorites.

Though she skipped the red carpet, presenter Natalie Portman left us coveting her strapless wine-hued Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2012 gown, which featured an oversize floral detail. (Nothing like brand-spanking-new couture to win us over.)

Despite the strong presence of jewel-toned designs on show, a trio of jet-black gowns commanded our attention. Emma Stone evoked the 1950s with her poufy Pre-Fall 2012 "exploding" lace bustier number from Alexander McQueen, who also provided her black peep-toe heels and knuckle duster clutch.

Ashlee Simpson went gothic-meets-Great-Gatsby in a black beaded dress with a sheer neckline from Kate Middleton fave Jenny Packham, with Loree Radkin jewelry providing some additional sparkle.

Of course, nobody works a black dress better than Angelina Jolie, who returned to vampy form in a slinky black metallic halter-neck, also by Packham. Resistance is futile, boys.

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Sofia Vergara, Ariel Winter, Emily Blunt and Michelle Williams.

That said, some of the evening's brightest spots (literally) came in the form of vibrant gowns, with Sofia Vergara's hot pink Marchesa, Michelle Williams' lacy red Valentino, and Emily Blunt's one-shouldered emerald Oscar de la Renta providing a welcome shot of color.

Meanwhile, Modern Family star Ariel Winter was adorably age-appropriate (and so un-Alex-like!) in a pale blue cocktail-length Colette Dinnigan creation with a beaded bustier top and lace skirt. Matching pumps and romantic curls braided at the crown completed the teen dream look.

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Octavia Spencer, Rose Byrne and Lea Michele.

Taking risks proved lucky for Rose Byrne, who eschewed tradition with a shimmering white Elie Saab jumpsuit. Never underestimate the value of standing out from the pack!

Finally, Octavia Spencer and Lea Michele each presented their own spin on silvery gray, with dramatically different results.

Spencer, who took home the Best Supporting Actress prize, went sophisticated in a short-sleeved Tadashi Shoji number boasting a winning combo of beading, ruching, and draping.

Michele, meanwhile, unleashed her inner bombshell with a one-shouldered Versace gown with a dramatic slit that left little to the imagination. Guess Rachel Berry's knee socks got left behind in the Glee wardrobe department?

Congrats to these glam gals. Trophy or no, you're all winners to us.

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