The Best Looks From the 2020 AMAs Red Carpet
Taraji P. Henson (you know, Oscar- and Emmy-nominated, Golden Globes winner, certified badass) is playing host tonight at the 2020 American Music Awards ceremony, which is taking place at Los Angeles's Microsoft Theater.
Even a pandemic won't stop the annual star-studded event: Jennifer Lopez and Maluma, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and BTS are set to perform during the big show. This year's nominees include Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion, Lady Gaga, and Cardi B.
While fans and viewers won't be casting votes for the red carpet — the AMAs is the world's largest fan-voted awards show — presenters and guests arrived ready to impress. Lopez, Dua Lipa (who beamed her look in from London), and Megan Fox all showed that sexy never goes out of style and even the guys got in on the action, with Maluma smoldering on the carpet before the broadcast.
Here are the looks everyone will be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.
Taraji P. Henson
Host Taraji P. Henson set a good example with a plastic mask (the show and the red carpet were socially distanced) and a relaxed, but luxe, embellished dress with fringe detail. She finished her look with a turban.
Before taking the stage tonight, Jennifer Lopez arrived in a sparkling silver two-piece Balmain look (complete with the brand's signature strong shoulders) with a coordinating clutch and barely-there strappy heels.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
Megan Fox's asymmetrical, emerald-green, one-sleeved mini almost got outshined by her beau Machine Gun Kelly's hybrid hoodie-tuxedo and futuristic metallic high-tops. Almost. Bonus: this is the couple's official red carpet debut.
A Versace mermaid moment. Dua Lipa wore an under-the-sea micro-mini from Donatella and Co. She arrived at Royal Albert Hall in London, where she'll be performing.
Workwear meets formalwear in Maluma's twist on red carpet dressing, which blended cargo pockets with traditional tailoring. His suit is by Dzojchen.
While they didn't make it to the ceremony in L.A., BTS posed for a backstage snap before performing tonight.
Dancing With the Stars alum Derek Hough wore a turtleneck and double-breasted suit, complete with cummerbund.
Shine bright like Cara Delevingne. The model and actor (and presenter!) wore a bold metallic suit and sported a deep part with Veronica Lake waves. Instead of opting for Hollywood's go-to no-shirt look, Delevingne wore a nude bodysuit with corset detailing.
Another daring diamond-studded look came courtesy Bébé Rexha. She is set to perform alongside Doja Cat.
Doja Cat eschewed her usual Technicolor, Lisa Frank-inflected aesthetic for a more pared-down.
While the red carpet wasn't actually red, Ciara brought her own with his dramatic scarlet dress, complete with sky-high slit, flowing train, romantic sleeves, and graphic black lapel.
Laverne Cox brought some not-so-heavy metal with her molten gold gown and sheer cape.
The Weeknd continued his After Hours aesthetic, only he took his bloody nose and black eye to a whole new level with full facial bandages.
In what seems to in keeping with the unofficial theme of the night, Paris Hilton wore a shimmering silver mini with a plunging neckline and statement shoulders.
Kristin Cavallari offered up a slightly more covered-up version of Angelina Jolie leg. While her leg was on full display, she was covered up everywhere else in a slinky turtleneck dress and stacks of bracelets.