By Alexandra Whittaker
Updated Jan 05, 2019 @ 7:00 am
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On the dullest red carpets, when every outfit is ill-fitting or ridiculous and choosing a "best dressed" seems impossible, all it takes is Viola Davis being announced by a P.A. to get us scooching to the edge of our seats. Davis is consistently polished, taking her "lit from within" spirit and translating it effortlessly into her clothes.

The 53-year-old's signature red carpet style typically involves one head-to-toe color and a lot of attention to silhouette, with dress cuts that often highlight her toned arms.

Scroll through some of our favorite Viola Davis red carpet fashion moments, and see for yourself the rainbow that is her wardrobe.

In Teal Green at the 2014 Oscars

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Davis wore a satin Escada dress to the Oscars when she presented, channeling Old Hollywood along the way with classic waves and simple bangle jewelry.

In Elsa-esque Blue at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards

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With a look like this, all Davis needed to do was sing "Let It Go," and she'd basically be an IRL Elsa. She walked the blue carpet in a racerback Michael Kors gown and pearl drop earrings.

In Sunshine Yellow at the 2017 Golden Globes

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Before the Golden Globes this Sunday, it's high time to revisit this stunner from Davis's past. Two years ago, Davis wore a canary Michael Kors Collection dress, once again pulling off the one shoulder look.

In Strapless White Vivienne Westwood at the 2017 SAG Awards

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Here comes the bride — er, SAG Award winner. Davis took home top honors from the night in a wedding-worthy white gown by Vivienne Westwood.

In Red Hot Armani at the 2017 Oscars

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With help from stylist to the stars (and part-time Julia Roberts twin) Elizabeth Stewart, Davis wore what is hands down one of the chicest Oscars dresses of all time. She debuted a new pixie cut (and took home a new trophy) in ever-elegant red Armani.

In Regal Purple at the 2017 TIME 100 Gala

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Davis once again chose Armani (if it ain't broke, don't fix it) while being honored at the TIME 100 Gala in 2017, looking like a regular queen of cinema in a deep purple dress with an asymmetrical neckline.

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In Barbie Pink Michael Kors at the 2018 Oscars

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What a way to make a return to the step and repeat — Davis chose one of her favorite labels, Michael Kors, to make a statement in bright pink with voluminous curls.

In Demure Black Elizabeth Kennedy at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival

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Davis's Elizabeth Kennedy dress was as simple as red carpet dresses come, but it made the perfect backdrop for her bright House of Yimama tribal choker.

If you're jonesing for more Viola, check out her best red carpet dresses here.