Elisabeth Moss to Bono: The fierce faces from Britain’s GQ Men of the Year Awards

Britain’s GQ Men of the Year Awards took place Tuesday night in London. Like any ceremony put on by a glossy fashion magazine and attended by hordes of carefully coiffed celebrities, it yielded several red carpet photos of famous people making Fierce Face.

You know what Fierce Face is. No, it’s not the way Christian Siriano used to look when he dubbed virtually everything fierce on “Project Runway.” I mean fierce in the slightly more traditional sense: giving off a vibe that says “Do not mess with me because I’m super-sexy.” It’s basically the expression that celebs learn to make when they go to Red Carpet Orientation Class, which for the record, is a pre-requisite for awards season.

Here are a few of the quality Fierce Faces that appeared at the GQ event, held at London’s Royal Opera House.

Elisabeth Moss

Displaying her new platinum ‘do and a Fierce Face that says “Don Draper, I can totally quit you. Wait ... already did.”


(Jonathan Short/AP)

Jessie J

Showing some leg (as she is wont to do) and the classic version of Fierce Face, aka Lips Slightly Parted Fierce Face.


(Jonathan Short/AP)

Olivia Munn

Does this one know Fierce Face or what? Um ... excuse me ... I’m talking about her face. Eyes up here.


(Ben Pruchnie/GETTY IMAGES)

Dominic West

He has perfected his own signature look, called McNulty Fierce Face.


(Ben Pruchnie/GETTY IMAGES)

Tinie Tempah

Fierce ... and possibly a little bored?


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Damian Lewis

The “Homeland” star, working his “I Am a Mysterious, Handsome Ginger” Fierce Face. Conan O’Brien, you’re taking notes, right?


(Ben Pruchnie/GETTY IMAGES)

Lana del Rey

A little fierce but definitely oozing draaaa-maaaaa.


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Alison Brie

There’s a twinkle of the Fierce in her eyes, but Brie is really doing Saucy Closed-Mouth Grin here, which is what most people learn in their second semester of Advanced Red Carpet. Nevertheless, I included the ”Community” and “Mad Men” star because a. she looks great and b. I like the idea that she and Moss sat together inside the awards ceremony and whispered all kinds of devilish secrets about Pete Campbell.


(Jonathan Short/AP)

Mo Farah


(Jonathan Short/AP)

And finally, we wrap up this post with the King of Making Fierce Face While Wearing Tinted Glasses...

Bono

Here is Fierce Face Look 1.


(Jonathan Short/AP)

And Fierce Face Look 2.


(Ben Pruchnie/GETTY IMAGES)

And Fierce Face Look 3. I mean, people: this is how it’s done.


(Ben Pruchnie/GETTY IMAGES)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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