Awards season has started with a bang. On January 7, the great and the good of the acting world attended the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards, delivering a masterclass in red carpet dressing. From Helen Mirren in a head-turning purple number to Selena Gomez looking red hot in a satin cut-out gown, our favourite stars pulled out all the stops to attend the Beverly Hilton Hotel ceremony.
This year’s Golden Globes ceremony, hosted by comedian Jo Koy, sees Barbie as the top nominee with nine nods, followed closely by Oppenheimer which is up for eight gongs. Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon is hot on its heels with seven nominations, tied with Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things.
Emma Stone and Carey Mulligan are among the best actress nominees (across two categories, by drama and musical or comedy), while Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper are among the names battling it out for best actor.
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In the realm of the small screen, Succession is the top-nominated television programme with nine nods, followed by kitchen drama The Bear. Netflix’s royal spectacle The Crown and zombie dystopian series The Last of Us are also expected to win big in the TV categories.
Keep scrolling for all the best looks of the night from the red carpet….
Selena Gomez stole the show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in her sumptuous dress from Giorgio Armani. The singer and actress, who is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for her role in Only Murders in the Building, looked divine in the scarlet number, which boasted an asymmetrical full skirt and black crystal embroidered flowers on the bodice.
Barbiecore is back! Margot Robbie was every inch the It-girl in a hot pink, sequinned Armani dress. Channeling 1977’s Superstar Barbie, the Australian actress continued her press tour antics by embodying a past Mattel doll to promote the smash hit film. The V-neck gown was adorned with dramatic tulle ruffles, and the effect was perfection.
Helen Mirren looked incredible in a marvellous mauve look. The acting stalwart, 77, wowed in her pastel gown, which she teamed with a coordinating bubblegum pink-lined coat. Showcasing her eclectic taste in fashion, the talented actress added a pair of platform silver heels.
Proving she never ages, Angela Bassett turned heads in a slinky off-the-shoulder gown. The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress, 65, looked timeless in the long-sleeved number, adding a pair of dramatic drop earrings, a slick of scarlet lipstick, and styling her hair in bouncy waves. Angela joins Michelle Yeoh, Will Ferrell, Amanda Seyfried and George Lopez in presenting awards during this year’s ceremony.
Channelling her Saltburn character Lady Elspeth, Rosamund Pike served up some serious drama on the red carpet. The 44-year-old star looked breathtaking in a strapless black dress with lace embroidery on the bodice and the most fabulous, funeral-worthy headpiece.
Heidi Klum, 50, never fails to make an impact on the red carpet. The statuesque supermodel looked incredible in a ravishing red strapless gown, wearing her long blonde locks down in mermaid waves. A smoky eye and a dusting of golden bronzer completed her look.
Gillian Anderson made an impact in an ivory strapless gown by Gabriela Hearst, adorning herself with Chopard jewels, including an 18k white gold necklace. The Sex Education star, who has been vocal about female empowerment, revealed the dress was embroidered with symbols representing the female anatomy. “[I wore it] for so many reasons. It’s brand appropriate,” she told Deadline.
Proving she’s truly the fashion queen of the pop princesses, Dua Lipa looked mesmerising in a Schiaparelli by Daniel Roseberry bustier gown. The singer, who is nominated for a Golden Globe thanks to her smash hit ‘Dance the Night Away’ from the Barbie movie, was a nod to her mermaid character in the movie and was embellished with glittering gold bones. Styled by Lorenzo Posocco, Dua completed the gorgeous look with a vintage Tiffany & Co. necklace from the 1962 archives.
Keeping it timeless as ever, Jennifer Aniston proved simple is always best. The Friends actress, who has been lying low since the tragic death of her former co-star Matthew Perry, cut an elegant figure in a black column gown with a strapless, sweetheart neckline. Her honey blonde locks were styled in the classic ‘Rachel’ cut she made popular in the 90s.
Issa Rae was a total ray of sunshine in a dazzling Pamella Roland dress in the most beautiful shade of gold. It’s been a big year for the star, who had every reason to celebrate on the night as her films Barbie, American Fiction, Spider-Man: Ac ross the Spider-Verse were all nominated.
Is that Miranda Priestly or Meryl Streep? The Oscar-winning actress looked like she’d stepped straight off the set of her iconic rom-com The Devil Wears Prada in her business meets fashion ensemble. Pairing a shimmering suit jacket and matching floor-skimming sequin skirt with a white pussybow blouse, some serious red carpet attitude and tinted shades, Meryl’s latest look would have Andy Sachs quivering.
Taylor Swift put on a shimmering display on the Golden Globes red carpet, wearing a figure-hugging metallic dress with delicate straps. Proving her Reputation era is just around the corner, the ‘Anti-Hero’ singer channelled a reptilian vibe in her serpent-inspired, snake green dress. She wore her blonde locks down loose and added a pop of red lipstick and glittering silver earrings.
Jennifer Lopez had a princess moment on the red carpet on Sunday night. The multi-hyphenate star looked beautiful in a bubblegum pink Nicole + Felicia gown featuring giant rose blooms on the sleeves. A bouncy, old Hollywood blow-dry completed her ultra feminine look as she showed her support for her husband Ben Affleck, whose film Air is nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Proving Barbiecore is still going strong, Hailee Steinfeld opted for a pale pink Prada column dress with beading around the neckline, styled with long black gloves. Sweeping her brunette locks up into a chic chignon with face-framing bangs, the Pitch Perfect actress did her best Audrey Hepburn impression in the ravishing retro look.
Julianne Moore looked beautiful as ever in a vibrant, red strapless gown. The 63-year-old actress, whose film May December is nominated, was a vision in the full-skirted number, which she accessorized with a silver necklace.
Oprah Winfrey certainly knows how to make an impact. The iconic chat show host commanded attention in a fitted purple gown with an abstract print and an asymmetric cut. Continuing to showcase her recent weight loss, the TV personality exuded confidence as she posed for the cameras.
Cementing his status as one of Hollywood’s most adventurous dressers, Timothée Chalamet exuded cool as he confidently strode down the red carpet. The Wonka actor walked the step and repeat solo while girlfriend Kylie Jenner slipped into the ceremony. All eyes were on the French-American star in his Celine attire featuring a sparkly shirt and slim-fit cigarette pants.
Saltburn star Carey Mulligan always looks impeccable, and Sunday night was no exception. The British star, who was joined by her musician husband Marcus Mumford, looked beautiful in a black hourglass gown with dazzling silver detailing at the bust. Carey’s film Maestro is expected to win big on the night.
Barry Keoghan has come a long way. A total revelation in Emerald Fennell’s black comedy Saltburn, the Irish actor proved he’s a revelation in the style stakes too by breaking the mold on the red carpet. Barry looked dapper in a burgundy checked suit and perfectly polished brogues, adding a ruby necklace and emo-inspired accessories. We love it!
Daisy Jones & The Six star Camila Morrone looked ethereal in a floaty white dress with a strapless cut and a matching stole draped loosely behind her. The gorgeous model and actress wore her long brunette hair down loose and opted for a smoky eye and a glossy lip. Perfection.
Kate Beckinsale stole the show in the most ethereal silver creation. The Pearl Harbour star’s sheer design featured an elaborate tulle train, matching ruffle detailing at the neck and a tight-fitting, sparkling bodysuit. She went all out with her hair and makeup, styling her highlighted tresses in a glamorous updo and enhancing her beautiful features with a glowing beauty blend.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph brought the drama in an eye-catching Safiyaa gown featuring a pop of bright yellow. The off-the-shoulder number boasted a dramatic neckline and fell in a long bow down the back. The star added some gorgeous bling to her ensemble thanks to a Daniel William Diamonds necklace.
Emma Stone proved she’s the belle of the ball in a custom-made, champagne-hued Louis Vuitton gown. The sheer slip boasted a deeply plunging neckline and was embroidered with floral detailing. A pair of delicate silver earrings hung from the Poor Things actress ‘lobes and she wore her auburn bob in a sleek style.
Florence Pugh always causes a stir with her choice of red carpet attire, and the British star certainly lived up to expectations on Sunday. Daring to be different, the Oppenheimer star rocked a sheer scarlet gown covered in floral appliqués. Adding to her edgy look, Miss Flo styled her quiff in gravity-defying waves and modelled a glittering silver necklace and a nose ring.
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