Queen of the bright colours, Viola Davis, went for a muted look at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards, held in LA on Monday night.

Perhaps she couldn’t decide on which neutral to try first, donning a split black and white Raoul Pre-Fall 2012 halter gown which was cinched with a thick, black belt.

I’m on the fence about this dress, although I am thankful that it has a bit more coverage than her NAACP Awards gown.

Like Octavia, Viola has been loyal to the designer by wearing a lot of Raoul dresses during awards season.

Do you like this more straight-laced look for Viola, or is it too Cruella de Vil?

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