Let’s get one thing straight:
is a national treasure. Every event is better when she attends. From Melissa McCarthy bringing sandwiches to the Golden Globes to cracking jokes in interviews, the 48-year-old just makes every red carpet so much more fun. But that doesn’t mean that she’s not also serving some serious looks while she’s making us laugh! Scroll through the gallery below to see the Can You Ever Forgive Me? actress’ best awards show looks ever.
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2019 Golden Globe Awards
Melissa absolutely stunned at the Globes, rocking this literally star-studded purple gown by Reem Acra for 11 Honoré. The look had the perfect amount of sass, regality and fun!
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Melissa showed off her trim figure in this sexy black number. We loved the lace cut-outs — it was such a unique way to look hot while staying comfortably covered up.
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2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
Shine bright! The
Life of the Party actress always dazzles when she walks into a room, but that was especially true in 2012 when she rocked this sequined royal blue dress!
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2018 People’s Choice Awards
We stan a daring fashionista! Melissa went a little edgy in 2018 when she traded your average gown for a polka-dot overcoat that looked chic and a little naughty.
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2017 People’s Choice Awards
Again, Melissa tried something new when she wore a matching suit at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. She also had lighter hair, which made this look so youthful and fun!
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2016 MTV Movie Awards
Is that Catwoman or Melissa? In 2016, our fave rocked a sexy black leather number to the MTV Movie Awards.
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2016 Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
Apparently Melissa was riding that villain vibe in 2016, because she looked just like Poison Ivy with her red hair and floral dress at the Critics’ Choice Awards as well!
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2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Simply chic! Sometimes Melissa goes all out, and sometimes she tones it down and lets her natural beauty shine, like she did in this simple but stunning SAG Awards gown.
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2012 Annual Academy Awards
Fit for a queen! Melissa looked like pure royalty at the Oscars in 2012.
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2012 Golden Globe Awards
Emerald is definitely Melissa’s color, and she proved it at the 2012 Globes.
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2012 Emmy Awards
Melissa went Old Hollywood glam for the 2012 Emmys, wearing swept-back hair, a black gown and loads of diamonds.
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2013 Academy Awards
Big hair, don’t care! Melissa chose a simple gown and dramatic hair for the 2013 Oscars.
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2013 MTV Movie Awards
Hell on heels! Melissa rocked these killer stilettos for the always-fun 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and they looked awesome with her jumpsuit and stack of necklaces.
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2014 Emmy Awards
Make way for Princess Melissa! We love this black gown with a super-cinched waist and explosive tulle skirt. So beautiful!
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2015 People’s Choice Awards
Totally cool! The
Spy actress rocked skinny pants and a blaser to the People’s Choice Awards in 2015, and topped it off with a killer clutch!
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2015 Golden Globe Awards
YAS QUEEN! Melissa looked so sharp in this black and white ensemble in 2015. We loved her feminine bowtie, and you can tell she feels super confident!
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2011 Emmy Awards
Back to blue! Melissa wore her fave dress color again, and totally popped on the carpet.
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2014 Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
Flower power! We totally loved this floral look on Melissa.
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2016 People’s Choice Awards
We think Melissa looks so pretty in pink! She rocked this silky top and skinny pant at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards.
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2016 Golden Globe Awards
The Heat actress definitely isn’t afraid to try something different, like she did in this shiny blue gown. We love her daring choices!