SAG Awards 2012: Angelina Jolie, Stacy Keibler, Amber Heard and Ashlee Simpson stick to dark and dramatic gowns on the red carpet at the SAG Awards

Beautiful in black: Angelina Jolie, Stacy Keibler, Amber Heard and Ashlee Simpson stick to dark and dramatic gowns on the red carpet at the SAG Awards

It's the staple colour of any wardrobe and it appeared that tonight on the red carpet stars stuck to the black is best mantra.

Angelina Jolie, Stacy Keibler, and Amber Heard Ashlee Simpson led the stars in the dark and dramatic style stepping out in sleek shiny gowns, lashing of lace and cut out creations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this evening.

Miss Jolie arrived with her partner Brad Pitt and the 36-year-old sashayed up the carpet in her draped Grecian style gown in black lam.

Black is best: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and George Clooney and Stacy Keibler opted for all-black outfits

Black is best: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and George Clooney and Stacy Keibler opted for all-black outfits

Black is best: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and George Clooney and Stacy Keibler opted for all-black outfits

Group shot: Hollywood's Golden couples Brad and Angelina and George and Stacy posed up together

Group shot: Hollywood's Golden couples Brad and Angelina and George and Stacy posed up together

Simple and sophisticated: Angelina Jolie opted for a draped Grecian-inspired gown in shining lam

Simple and sophisticated: Angelina Jolie opted for a draped Grecian-inspired gown in shining lam

Simple and sophisticated: Angelina Jolie opted for a draped Grecian-inspired gown in shining lam

Centre of attention: Angelina didn't seem phased by the wall of photographers who were calling her so they could secure a great shot of her

Centre of attention: Angelina didn't seem phased by the wall of photographers who were calling her so they could secure a great shot of her

Angelina gave some tips to aspiring actors and said: 'I think the most important think is to have a very full life.'

Brad
dropped hints the Hollywood's power couple would love to work together
on screen again and said: 'We’re planning on it we haven’t seen anything
specific, but we want to. We are working on it.'

Stacy Keibler also stepped out in black but she had donned a lace, off-the shoulder creation by Marchesa, which boasted a fishtail train.

The former wrestler was beaming as she made her way up the red carpet on the arm of George Clooney who looked dapper in midnight blue Giorgio Armani.

Cut out creation: Amber Heard donned a cut out gown by Zac Posen which she teamed with a oversized quiff hairstyle

Cut out creation: Amber Heard donned a cut out gown by Zac Posen which she teamed with a oversized quiff hairstyle

Cut out creation: Amber Heard donned a cut out gown by Zac Posen which she teamed with a oversized quiff hairstyle

Making a statement: Ashlee Simpson

Making a statement: Ashlee Simpson donned an ethereal Jenny Packham gown, Emma Stone stepped out in an angular Alexander McQueen gown

Making a statement: Ashlee Simpson donned an ethereal Jenny Packham gown, Emma Stone stepped out in an angular Alexander McQueen gown while Jane Krakowski added a flash of metal and peach on her bodice

Making a statement: Ashlee Simpson donned an ethereal Jenny Packham gown, Emma Stone stepped out in an angular Alexander McQueen gown while Jane Krakowski added a flash of metal and peach on her bodice

Clooney, who was nominated for a SAG told Guiliana Rancic that he was happy people had been so positive about The Descendants.

He said: 'It’s always nice when people are nice to you but it’s nice when they like the stuff because sometimes they don’t.'

Stacy joked that she had seen the film four times but admitted she loved it.

Clooney and Pitt, who are close
friends shared a warm embrace and a friendly greeting while the men
posed up together with their partners for a golden couple glamour snap.

Red hot: My Week With Marilyn star led the bright red trend in her fire engine red Valentino dress, Ahna O'Reilly wore a simple backless gown

Red hot: My Week With Marilyn star led the bright red trend in her fire engine red Valentino dress, Ahna O'Reilly wore a simple backless gown

Red hot: My Week With Marilyn star led the bright red trend in her fire engine red Valentino dress, Ahna O'Reilly wore a simple backless gown

The Rum Diaries star Amber Heard donned a
cut out gown by Zac Posen which she teamed with a oversized quiff
hairstyle and flicked out bronze eyeshadow to finish off her look.

One
of the first stars to step out onto the red carpet was singer Ashlee
Simpson, who stepped out in a Jenny Packham gown with a short blonde
crop and she spoke about her heavily pregnant sister.

Speaking about Jessica she said: ‘She’s completely content she’s so happy it’s fun to be around her.’

Showing off her best assets: Sofia Vergara showed off her incredible shape in a raspberry pink Marchesa satin gown which she teamed with purple Judith Leiber jewels

Showing off her best assets: Sofia Vergara showed off her incredible shape in a raspberry pink Marchesa satin gown which she teamed with purple Judith Leiber jewels

Showing off her best assets: Sofia Vergara showed off her incredible shape in a raspberry pink Marchesa satin gown which she teamed with purple Judith Leiber jewels

Emma Stone steered away from her
usual green palette and also conformed to the colour of the evening
stepped out in an angular Alexander McQueen gown.

While black was one of the most prominent trends there was also a burst of bright berry shades also complemented the carpet.

My
Week With Marilyn star Michelle Williams opted for strawberry red and
looked great in a simple Valentino gown with lace overlay and scallop
cut detail around the chest area.

Sofia Vergara showed off her
incredible shape in a raspberry pink Marchesa satin gown which she
teamed with purple Judith Leiber jewels.

Glee-ful: Lea Michele looked stunning in a pale grey dress with a thigh-high split and a glamorous long train

Glee-ful: Lea Michele looked stunning in a pale grey dress with a thigh-high split and a glamorous long train

Glee-ful: Lea Michele looked stunning in a pale grey dress with a thigh-high split and a glamorous long train

Glee girls: Naya Rivera donned a plunging glittering silver gown by Naeem Khan, Amber Riley went for bows and lace while Dianne Agron looked pretty in pink

Glee girls: Naya Rivera donned a plunging glittering silver gown by Naeem Khan, Amber Riley went for bows and lace while Dianne Agron looked pretty in pink

Glee girls: Naya Rivera donned a plunging glittering silver gown by Naeem Khan, Amber Riley went for bows and lace while Dianne Agron looked pretty in pink

Glee girls: Naya Rivera donned a plunging glittering silver gown by Naeem Khan, Amber Riley went for bows and lace while Dianne Agron looked pretty in pink

Heather Morris

Heather Morris

Heather Morris, Ashley Fink

Feeling moody: Glee stars Heather Morris, Ashley Fink and Lauren Potter all opted for the dark colour

Feeling moody: Glee stars Heather Morris, Ashley Fink and Lauren Potter all opted for the dark colour

The Modern Family star said that
every always remarked on her chest but she was quick to show off her
impressive derriere which was emphasised perfectly in her gown.

E! co-presenter Giuliana Rancic opted
for a scarlet Basil Soda gown with fierce gold metal detailing which
looked great on her trim frame.

Aside from red tones to match the red carpet there was a lack of bold colour on the red carpet.

Jessica
Chastain looked incredible in her simple Calvin Klein collection gown
in colbalt blue while Emily Blunt made us green with envy in her
stunning Oscar de la Renta dress.

Bright and bold: Jessica Chastain looked incredible in her simple Calvin Klein collection gown

Bright and bold: Jessica Chastain looked incredible in her simple Calvin Klein collection gown while Emily Blunt made us green with envy in her stunning Oscar de la Renta

Bright and bold: Jessica Chastain looked incredible in her simple Calvin Klein collection gown while Emily Blunt made us green with envy in her stunning Oscar de la Renta dress

Ash tones and silver was also a key trend on the red carpet and the stars proved there was nothing boring about grey shades.

Glee's Lea Michelle raised the bar in
a dramatic stone-coloured Versace dress with a thigh-high split. The
figure hugging gown displayed her trim figure to perfection.

Lea's co-star Naya Rivera
donned a plunging glittering silver gown by Naeem Khan, while Dianna
Agron was the few stars of the show who went further along the colour
spectrum.

Dianna, complemented the red carpet in a shocking pink Carolina Herrera dress with a cute fishtail plait around her head.

Modern Family star Ariel Winter also
worked the grey trend stepped out in elaborate strapless dress by
Collette Dinnigan with a jewel basque and a lace skirt.

The Help's Octavia Spencer opted for
silver a Tadashi Shoji gown which complemented her curves and an elegant
up hairstyle which added extra glamour to the evening.

Looking all white: Zoe Saldana

Looking all white: Zoe Saldana, Kristen Wiig

Looking all white: Zoe Saldana, Kristen Wiig and Tilda Swinton took on shades of snow

Looking all white: Zoe Saldana, Kristen Wiig and Tilda Swinton took on shades of snow

Simple yet stylish: The Help's Viola Davies pulled off a winning look

Simple yet stylish: The Help's Viola Davies pulled off a winning look while Linda Gray, seen posing with Patrick Duffy also opted for a white gown

Simple yet stylish: The Help's Viola Davies pulled off a winning look while Linda Gray, seen posing with Patrick Duffy also opted for a white gown

Bridesmaid's
writer and star Kristen Wiig opted for an off-white Balenciaga gown
which she teamed with a rather retro choker around her neck.

The actress brushed over Giuliana's inquiry about a sequel to Bridesmaids but she did say she was working on another project.

She revealed: 'I hope to do dramatic
stuff as well, I have something that I’m writing, I shouldn’t really
mention it as I can’t talk about it.'

Just
like at the Golden Globes white also proved popular on the red carpet
with Viola Davis, Tilda Swinton and Zoe Saldana also channeled their
inner brides.

Black and white: The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies

Black and white: The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies donned glittering white Paz Vega opted for monochrome

Black and white: The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies donned glittering white Paz Vega opted for monochrome while Jayma Mays dressed in black covered in sequins

Black and white: The Good Wife star
Julianna Margulies donned glittering white Paz Vega opted for monochrome
while Jayma Mays dressed in black covered in sequins

Bold and bright: E! Presenter Giuliana Rancic opted for a scarlet Basil Soda gown while Kelly Clarkson stepped out in a white Badgley Mischka gown which clinched her in at the waist

Bold and bright: E! Presenter Giuliana Rancic opted for a scarlet Basil Soda gown while Kelly Clarkson stepped out in a white Badgley Mischka gown which clinched her in at the waist

Bold and bright: E! Presenter Giuliana Rancic opted for a scarlet Basil Soda gown while Kelly Clarkson stepped out in a white Badgley Mischka gown which clinched her in at the waist

E! presenter Kelly Osbourne also tried on the trend in a stylish white Badgley Mischka frock that cinched in at the
waist, perhaps taking inspiration from all the light gowns seen at the
Golden Globe awards earlier this month.

Kelly Osbourne treated fans to a sneak peek of her red carpet outfit ahead of the SAG Awards.

The 27-year-old was among the first to arrive at the event as she prepared to perform duties as a E!'s fashion correspondent.

Nothing drab about grey: Modern Family star Ariel Winter stepped out in elaborate strapless grey dress with a jewel basque and a lace skirt

Nothing drab about grey: Modern Family star Ariel Winter stepped out in elaborate strapless grey dress with a jewel basque and a lace skirt

Nothing drab about grey: Modern Family star Ariel Winter stepped out in elaborate strapless grey dress with a jewel basque and a lace skirt

Beautiful in blue: Glenn Close wore an elaborate midnight blue gown while

Beautiful in blue: Glenn Close wore an elaborate midnight blue gown while Diane Lane wore a blue hammered satin one shoulder evening gown by David Meister

Jane Lynch

Beautiful in blue: Glenn Close wore an elaborate black gown which appeared midnight blue when photographed while Diane Lane wore a blue hammered satin one shoulder evening gown by David Meister and Jane Lynch donned a custom marine jacquard ball gown by David Meister

Showing off their curves: Melissa McCarthy also opted for midnight blue while The Help's Octavia Spencer opted for silver a Tadashi Shoji gown

Showing off their curves: Melissa McCarthy also opted for midnight blue while The Help's Octavia Spencer opted for silver a Tadashi Shoji gown

Showing off their curves: Melissa McCarthy also opted for midnight blue while The Help's Octavia Spencer opted for silver a Tadashi Shoji gown

She tweeted a portrait along with the caption: 'I looooooove my dress so much!'

Diana Lane wore a blue hammered satin
one shoulder evening gown by David Meister a popular designer for the
evening and The Artist star Penelope Ann Miller donned cobalt blue
embroidered tulle cap sleeve gown by the same designer.

Nominated actor Arnie Hammer walked
the red carpet with his gorgeous wife Elizabeth Chambers and the pair
were both wearing Gucci.

Red carpet style: Maria Menounos opted for a tight satin gown

Red carpet style: Maria Menounos opted for a tight satin gown, Shaun Robinson donned a strapless hot fuscia dress

Red carpet style: Maria Menounos opted for a tight satin gown, Shaun Robinson donned a strapless hot fuscia dress, while Renee Bargh decided on a plunging plum gown

Red carpet style: Maria Menounos opted for a tight satin gown, Shaun Robinson donned a strapless hot fuscia dress, while Renee Bargh decided on a plunging plum gown

Going against the grain: Kaley Cuoco stepped out in a silk organza gown by Romona Keveza while Natalie Portman decided not to walk the red carpet

Going against the grain: Kaley Cuoco stepped out in a silk organza gown by Romona Keveza while Natalie Portman decided not to walk the red carpet

Going against the grain: Kaley Cuoco stepped out in a silk organza gown by Romona Keveza while Natalie Portman decided not to walk the red carpet

Not everyone decided to step out onto
the red carpet and Natalie Portman, who presented an award at the
ceremony, decided to steer clear of the camera flashes.

Before stars graced the carpet a bomb scare forced the Shrine Auditorium to be cleared out.

The
auditorium, located on West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles, was
evacuated along with the red carpet set-up this afternoon.

Deadline.com
reported that bomb-sniffing dogs were brought to the area after those
in the theater were told to leave ‘immediately’.

A
spokesman with the Los Angeles Police Department, however, told
MailOnline that they knew of no security threat at the auditorium.

The venue also hosts major L.A. events like the Emmy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and the Oscars.

Modern couple: Modern Family star Sarah Hyland posed up with her beau Matt Prokop

Modern couple: Modern Family star Sarah Hyland posed up with her beau Matt Prokop

Best fashion foot forward: Emily Watson, Kate Flannery, Shailene Woodley and Brooke Anderson

Best fashion foot forward: Emily Watson, Kate Flannery, Shailene Woodley and Brooke Anderson

Best fashion foot forward: Emily Watson, Kate Flannery, Shailene Woodley and Brooke Anderson

Best fashion foot forward: Emily Watson, Kate Flannery, Shailene Woodley and Brooke Anderson

Best fashion foot forward: Emily Watson, Kate Flannery, Shailene Woodley and Brooke Anderson