Amy Adams' daughter is always on ''cleavage patrol'' when she dresses up for awards ceremonies.

The 42-year-old star's six-year-old child, Aviana - who she has with artist husband Darren Le Gallo - is constantly on the lookout to see if her Hollywood actress mother is showing off too much of her assets when she dresses up for glitzy events.

Speaking at the Critics' Choice Awards at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar in California on Sunday (11.12.16), she said: ''She's a little concerned about this region.

''So sorry about that, Av. I was saying that 'American Hustle' ruined that for her - she's like, 'Oh, mama.'

''Seeing the posters on Sunset, she was like, 'Ugh!' So she's now always on, like, cleavage patrol.''

Amy dressed to impress in a white off-the-shoulder Versace dress for the Critics' Choice Awards and her 'American Hustle' character Sydney Prosser wore several low-cut gowns throughout the 2013 movie.

But the star insists she has learned to ''appreciate'' red carpets more and feel less ''judged'' at big events as she has grown older.

She added to PEOPLE: ''I think when I was younger, I was so caught up and it felt like there was a lot of judgement - you just got caught up things that weren't important.

''As you get older, you just realise how fortunate you are, and it's a wonderful honour, and you just appreciate it in a different way.''

Amy was nominated for Best Actress at the Critics' Choice Awards for her role as linguist Louise Banks in 'Arrival', but she lost out on the accolade to Natalie Portman, 35, for her portrayal of the former US first lady Jackie Kennedy in 'Jackie'.

Darren accompanied her to the ceremony and the couple - who tied the knot last year - were spotted sharing a smooch on the blue carpet.