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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 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 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