The 2019 Junos Red Carpet Was Deeply Canadian

Maija Kappler
Tessa Virtue attends the 2019 Juno Awards.

The Junos are like the Grammys, but more Canadian. That means politicians on the red carpet, frequent interjections of "Huh, I didn't know they were Canadian." and outfits that don't always go there they way they do at the big American awards shows. We're understated and cool, we get it.

But, this year brought us Jeremy Dutcher, who's doing for Canadian red carpets what Billy Porter did stateside (we love a good cape!). Here are the best looks and biggest names on this year's Junos red carpet.

Jeremy Dutcher

Jeremy Dutcher in a stunning floral cape. The Canadian Press

Sarah McLachlan

Host Sarah McLachlan in a dress that looks excessively difficult to walk in. Tom Szczerbowski via Getty Images

Coeur de pirate

Béatrice Martin, known by her stage name Coeur de pirate, looks like she's thinking about how easy it would be for Sarah McLachlan to trip on that train. Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Tessa Virtue

Tessa Virtue opted for a tamer, jumpsuit version of Sarah McLachlan's dress. The Canadian Press

David Foster

It's easy to forget that former "Real Housewives" villain David Foster is Canadian, but he's actually from Victoria and has a decades-long music career.  Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Hubert Lenoir

Well, this isn't boring! Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Andrea Horwath and Jill Andrew

Ontario's NDP leader Andrea Horwath, left, and Toronto MPP Jill Andrew look thrilled to be out of Queen's Park for the night. Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Jann Arden

Never stop being you, Jann Arden. Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Rick Mercer

Doesn't he look like he's plotting something mischievous? Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Amanda Parris

Go big or go home. Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Jessie Reyez

This looks comfy af, which isn't something you can always say about awards show outfits. Carlos Osorio / Reuters


Wallpaper chic. Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Maestro Fresh Wes

A symphony of monochromatic tones in full effect.

Carlos Osorio / Reuters


Stylish, and clearly the ones having the most fun already.  Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Meghan Patrick

Tulle, leather and a classic red-carpet pose.  Carlos Osorio / Reuters

The Washboard Union

One of these things is not like the others, but they are all wearing matching shirts.  Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Exco Levi

This is a nice, breezy, hopeful-for-spring look.  Carlos Osorio / Reuters

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