Jennifer Davis
Jan 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

For the first time ever Sunday's 2018 SAG Awards had a host, and they couldn't have chosen a more hilarious emcee. The show tapped The Good Place's Kristen Bell to be its inaugural host, and she nailed her red carpet look and her opening monologue.

For the red carpet, she donned a strapless J. Mendel gown in a gorgeous magenta shade:

Host Kristen Bell attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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She then changed into a plunging black dress for her intro.

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"As we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let’s make sure we’re leading the charge with empathy and with diligence because fear and anger never win the race," she said during her monologue—watch it in part in the video at top.

Back in December, Bell took to her Twitter account to reveal her hosting news with a hysterical video. "Hey guys, guess what? I’ve been asked to host the SAG Awards this year, which means, to all my friends who’ve been nominated, I get to choose who wins!” she begins. Her excitement quickly turns to disappointment as she's informed that this is not actually the case.

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"That’s not how it works? Then what am I doing? Like, Anne Hathaway and James Franco did? I’m doing that? Why, did I lose a bet?" Someone off camera let's her know that hosting is an honor. "Okay, well who else has hosted? I need to call them and get their advice." Once she realizes that she's the first, she tries to back out only to be told that there would be "legal ramifications" if she doesn't. Got to read the fine print, Kristen

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