Golden Globes 2013: Where’s all the colour?

The Golden Globes are the joker of the pack, they’re an excuse to take a risk on the red carpet and inject some fun into the otherwise serious awards season.

New awards’ hosts Tina Fey and Amy Phoeler received a very warm welcome amongst the celebrities in attendance, with those who watched the ceremony saying that the comedy duo were funny and risque but not so much that they offended the guests like Ricky Gervais has done in previous years.

So why did many celebrities fail to excite me? I mean there was colour in the form of orange and some red, but most went down the crystal embellished route in nude, blush pinks and white. It was almost as if I were witnessing a bridal couture catwalk rather than the Golden Globes red carpet.

It may be why as soon as I saw Lucy Liu’s blue floral printed Carolina Herrera dress that I was so taken with it. Apart from being quite unexpected from the Elementary star, she accessorised with a fabulous fishtail plait and stonking big jewels that made it stand out from all those princess gowns. 9/10

Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera at the Golden Globes Awards 2013

Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera at the Golden Globes Awards 2013

I was absolutely gobsmacked when I saw Michelle Dockery in her Alexandre Vauthier gown. What a difference, her custom-made Louis Vuitton dress she wore to the 2012 Emmys was horrific and landed her on every worst dressed list, but I’m sure she will be on every best dressed list with this stunning white sheath gown and gold guipere bodice. Her wavy bob topped off a risky but fantastic look. 9/10

Michelle Dockery in Alexandre Vauthier at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

Michelle Dockery in Alexandre Vauthier at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

Kerry Washington has just had an amazing run on the press tour for Django Unchained, with an amazing horse printed Giles dress that is well worth checking out. She followed in Emily Blunt’s footsteps who wore an ankle-length Miu Miu dress at the Critics’ Choice Awards, in another stunning ankle-length rhinestone embellished half sheer mini dress. I can forgive the nude colour because of the length, it’s interesting and unique on a red carpet full of tulle, lace and mermaid cuts. And she tempts me into cutting a fringe… 8.5/10

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

Emily Blunt has a banging body, you can see she works hard to keep that sleek and toned so what better way than to show it off in a cut-out Michael Kors gown. It’s on the right side of sexy and risky, but not trashy (yes I’m talking to you Halle Berry) and the high bun keeps it classy, I can imagine too much glossy hair would have added too much to the overall look, the gems and box clutch is just right. Can’t wait to see what she is going to wear for The Oscars. 9.5/10

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

There were a couple of other stand outs on the Golden Globe red carpet, one surprisingly from Lea Michele. After her gorgeous bright pink Elie Saab dress she wore to the People’s Choice Awards she went to the red carpet king again for a slightly bridal looking thigh split white crystal embellished gown. She toned down the pouting, and even though there was still leg to be displayed she worked it without looking like a tart, absolutely deserves an 8/10.

Lea Michele in Elie Saab at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

Lea Michele in Elie Saab at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

Nicole Richie is one of my favourite red carpet celebs, ever since she became a designer she’s gone through a fantastic transformation almost similar to that of Victoria Beckham. She wore a full length sleeve blue embroidered Naeem Khan gown, he’s slowly becoming great competition for the king Elie Saab and I love it. Her House of Harlow fringe clutch and Hollywood wavy hair makes this look a definite 8.5/10.

Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan at the Golden Globes Awards 2013.

Head over to my Pinterest page to see other stand out looks from the Golden Globes red carpet, with a stunning turn from Jaime King, a quick change for Jessica Alba, proof that Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom are still going strong, and Miss Golden Globes Franchesca Eastwood fulfilling her duties.

Here’s the full list of winners:

MOTION PICTURES

Motion Picture, Drama: Argo

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Les Misérables

Actor in Motion Picture, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Actress in Motion Picture, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Actor in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress in Motion Picture: Anne Hathaway,Les Misérables

Director, Motion Picture: Ben Affleck, Argo

Screenplay, Motion Picture: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Foreign Language Film: Amour (Austria)

Animated Feature Film: Brave

Original Score, Motion Picture: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Original Song, Motion Picture: “Skyfall,” Skyfall, Adele & Paul Epworth

TV

TV Series, Drama: Homeland

TV Series, Comedy: Girls

TV Movie or Miniseries: Game Change

Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland

Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland

Actor in a TV Series, Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls

Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change

Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change

Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Jodie Foster

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