24.12.13 Best Of

Promo Tour Star 2013 – Elizabeth Banks for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Promo Tour Star 2013 – Elizabeth Banks for 'The Hunger Games Catching Fire'

For most outlets, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ promo tour was all about Jennifer Lawrence, but here we were in awe of Elizabeth Banks.

While some thought her overdressed, considering she wasn’t the lead actress, others like me are glad she stepped up to the plate, taking this promo tour by the scuff of the neck and making it one of the most impressive promo-tour runs in memory.

With Elie Saab and Alexander McQueen her go-to designers, she kicked things off in grand style wearing a Jason Wu custom gown worthy of a world premiere.

Just when we thought she may have peaked too soon, she floored us with an Elie Saab Couture gown, which was one of your favourites of 2013 and was her best look of the tour.

The only other person who came close to Elizabeth this year for me was Kerry Washington for ‘Django Unchained’, who was my favourite to take this award until Elizabeth picked us up and swept us off our feets.

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Best Dressed Teen 2013 – Kiernan Shipka

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Best Newcomer & Breakout Star 2013 – Lupita Nyong’o

11 Responses to Promo Tour Star 2013 – Elizabeth Banks for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

  1. EmmaWoodhouse December 25, 2013 at 21:52 #

    Kerry won for me, Elizabeth brought the drama but most of her looks weren’t my style. Still well-deserved.

  2. Lena December 24, 2013 at 18:58 #

    Still think Kerry was more deserving of this title. Elizabeth’s choices were ‘simple’, easy to pull off is what I mean. Kerry’s choices were more risque especially for her height.

    • lola December 25, 2013 at 01:07 #

      Agreed! I am just not a fan of Elizabeth’s style, and I was not wowed by her promo looks as much as others seemed to be.

  3. Jess2 December 24, 2013 at 15:23 #

    Naturally 🙂 She was amazing yet again this year.

  4. vanillarose December 24, 2013 at 12:56 #

    Whilst I went for Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth did look amazing every time. It is a shame that she upstaged J-Law so much, especially as she is lead actress, but I guess that that is because she always has to wear Dior looks that aren’t right for her.

  5. Christine December 24, 2013 at 11:29 #

    She definitely deserved this award!
    Kerry was my runner up as well.

    • Yeliz December 24, 2013 at 13:49 #


  6. Serenity December 24, 2013 at 11:25 #

    I only had eyes for Elizabeth in this category. While Kerry’s Giles was on my BDOTY top ten, Elizabeth had several from this promo in my top 20. She just looked so glamorous every single time. I almost voted for her for most underrated, but I don’t think any of us wil take her for granted any time soon.

    • Christine December 24, 2013 at 11:30 #

      Haha. Agreed!

  7. Alex December 24, 2013 at 11:21 #

    The Elie Saab dress was an epic moment in fashion. Breathtaking!

  8. Alina December 24, 2013 at 11:07 #

    Elizabeth was my pick too – she had an outstanding run!
    I agree that Kerry Washington was a veeery close runner-up.

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