As is tradition the Golden Globes made some commercial choices (The Help and The Descendents), some deserved ones (Woody Allen) and some predictable, but deserved choices (The Artist, Meryl Streep) and you can check out a full list of all the winners from cinema and television here.
One of the things we love about awards season – which is in full swing now – is the chance to reflect on all the great flicks that have come out recently, and perhaps earmark those that we missed. But also, award show season is about fashion, fashion, fashion. Red carpet disasters versus hitting it out of the park.
The gowns that wowed!
Winner Michelle Williams in Jason Wu. The simple, textured, velvet burnout navy gown was a surprising choice for the star. For one thing, it has sleeves, but also the colour. So often recently Williams goes for pale nude and blush tones so this was a pleasant curveball from her.
Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci. Holy smokes! The newly engaged actress who was rightfully nominated for her role in the TV series Mildred Pierce rocked up in this fabulously vampy Gucci halter – all sequins and feathers and that fabulous mix of dark sheeny green and inky black iridescence. We love!
Emma Stone in Lanvin. The structured, bedazzled shoulders, the flowing two-tone skirt, the rock ‘n’ roll choice of belt, the seductive plunge! Age appropriate, fashion forward, perfection!
Salma Hayek in Gucci. The fashion house’s art deco collection is easily in our top ten this season. The black, white and gold beaded and chain embellished gowns have been worn by everyone from Evan Rachel Wood to Camilla Belle to Zoe Saldana to Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Hayek looks utterly breathtaking here. It’s an elegant design which showcases her hourglass figure perfectly.
We’re also in love with Emma Roberts Golden Globes InStyle afterparty gown. Zac Posen created a truly elegant, understated but gorgeous dress for the young star. Love the detailing in the front and back.
Natalie Portman, who was presenting in an award, wore a hot pink gown reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe when she sang Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. Striking colour but weirdly we felt like she was playing it quite safe. Still she looked stunning.
Zooey Deschanel eschewed her traditionally retro-referencing style by rocking up in this black and lime green Prada number. We adore the modern bodice – almost like a pixelated computer screen, but we’d have loved her to rock a sleek pony tail instead of hiding behind her bouffy hair and long fringe.
Julianne Moore in Chanel. A pared back but classic black strapless moment which was elevated by those dangling emerald earrings.
The dresses that fell flat!
Lea Michelle in Marchesa. Like Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy but cast in silver. Although she looks good, it’s a bit fussy and overworked for our taste.
Apart from the fact that her boobies looked super-squashed we were actually digging Madonna’s gown but she killed it by wearing one fingerless leather gloves. Why Madge?! It doesn’t toughen up your outfit, or make you look more youthful and daring. It’s just all kinds of wrong. In addition Andrea Riseborough who usually gets it right looked very costumey in her cream, lace, boned number. No thanks!
Check out Madonna biting back at the Ricky Gervais. Check out the snipey exchange here:
Additionally – Piper Perabo wore a dirty voluminous bed sheet, Kelly Osbourne wore grey and a strong shouldered blue floor length number (it’s just too boxy for her figure!) and the normally flawless Freida Pinto opted for a teal Prada gown which, while we love the colour, the unflattering hang of the skirt is doing nothing for her.
And finally – lady of the moment Jessica Chastain. Bad hair, dated dress. Not digging it.
The fashion gong for – “Thank Goodness You’re Not Wearing Black” goes to Angelina Jolie. At last she wore a shade that wasn’t black, navy or even nude. She wore cream with a colour pop of red courtesy of Atelier Versace. It’s not something we’d ever opt for on the red carpet and actually we preferred her in emerald last year, but still – props Angie. And of course major congrats for the nomination for her directorial debut.
Sitting on the fence: Dianna Agron in Giles. We love the bodice on the Glee actress. It’s daring and intricate, but the ruffle skirt which follows it leaves us a bit cold.
It’s a put it away please moment! Channing Tatum’s undoubtedly stunning wife Jenna Dewan wore a green gown which showcased both her ample cleavage and her bare back. It didn’t help that you could see her nude backless/strapless bra and underskirt. Also those earrings: no.
Although she’s not an actress we must mention Elle Macpherson’s arms. More muscular than Madonna’s surely. She looks great for her age (47), but she does not dress age-appropriate. Put it away!
Special mention to Erin Wasson. Uh… Eat a burger. Put some clothes on.
Nice work but more effort next time please!
Kristen Wiig in a nude floor length number. She looks pretty, but a bit washed out and blah for an awards show of this magnitude, particularly considering that Bridesmaids was up for a gong and is BRILLIANT.
Winner of the eve Kate Winslet in Jenny Packham. She looked classic in this monochrome number but it was just a tad uninspiring. Still we agree with her win. She was fantastic in Mildred Pierce.
Reese Witherspoon in a strapless, sweetheart neckline Zac Posen number. We were surprised by her choice of colour – red – and her hair – bedhead. She looked hot, but oddly a bit lacklustre.
Mila Kunis looked beautiful as always but the black chiffon Dior number was also a bit of a snooze. So far from last year’s killer looks.
The WTF-have-you-gone-back-in-time award goes to Nicole Kidman.She’s not only stopped her skin aging but she appears to have gone back in time. She’s getting YOUNGER in the face and it’s creeping us out. Time to step away from the fillers we-thinks. We will say that her studded cream gown fits her body like a glove.
Phewf! We’re fashioned out. For tonnes more red carpet pics click here!
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