Venus and Serena Williams Step Out in Silver at 2022 Critics Choice Awards

Venus Williams and Serena Williams
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The sisters hit the red carpet Sunday night to celebrate 'King Richard,' which was up for six awards at the 27th annual awards shows.

Venus and Serena Williams came to shine at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards Sunday.

The sisters stepped out in silver for the 27th annual awards show, where King Richard, the biopic which details their father's journey as he raises his daughters into tennis icons, was nominated for six awards.

Venus wore an Atelier Versace gown with a plunging neckline and waist-high slits. Venus's outfit included a pair of shimmering bike shorts that were draped by the slits of the dress. The tennis star paired the look with a pair of platform heels by Sophia Webster. Venus kept the rest of her look simple, wearing her hair down, long and straight. Adding a few touches of silver jewelry to complete the look.

Serena also wore Versace to the show Sunday. The elegant evening gown featured a scoop neckline, which was held up by sparkling spaghetti straps. The dress was followed by a pleated train that burst from her left hip and trailed at least six feet behind her. The athlete wore her highlighted hair in a short, curly bob, also opting for simple, silver accessories.

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Will Smith, who plays Venus and Serena's father, Richard Williams, in the film, took home the award for Best Actor. During his acceptance speech, he thanked the Williams family for their inspiration, not only to him, but to "everyone around the world."

"Thank you very much. I am here tonight with Venus and Serena, and their sister. And I really just want to say to all of you, thank you for entrusting me with your story. What you were able to do and what your family was able to do inspired everyone in this room, everyone in this country, and everyone around the world," Smith said.

"You all define the American dream. You represent the best of what we all hope this world and this country can be," he continued. "And I want to also share this and say to your mother, who for a lot of years, took a really quiet role, and I love that we were able to show what your mother did to help create and mold and shape your family, and to be able to show to the world the power of faith, the power of unity, the power of the family the power of discipline." 

Smith also thanked his co-star, Aunjanue Ellis, who played his wife, and Venus and Serena's mother, Oracene Price.

"In the same way, I feel that it would be disingenuous for me to accept this role without acknowledging Anujanue Ellis. Thank you, Aunjanue," Smith said before again giving praise to the Williams family.

"But, to the Williams family, thank you, thank you all so much for the years of inspiration, and studying your family, and working hard to understand and deliver your story. I saw the secret, scary, hard places that you went out on that court, and you smiled, and you did your job," he added. "Thank you all for your story and thank you all for this award.

The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards air Sunday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.