The Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globes were on last night. Did you catch them? I was almost tempted to not watch, because these awards shows can be so boring. And let’s be honest, I’m really only in it for the red carpet. So let’s start with that! These were my favorites of the night:

Faves 1

Cate Blanchett, Lizzy Caplan, Lupita Nyong’o

These women all look classy and statuesque. Their gowns feel very Old Hollywood, yet modern at the same time.

I also really liked these ones:

Faves 2

Elisabeth Moss, Olivia Wilde, Taylor Swift, Mila Kunis

There were many pregnant celebrities walking the red carpet this year. Many people raved about Kerry Washington’s dress, but that wasn’t really my thing. I thought Olivia Wilde looked fantastic though.

I don’t love dresses that are shorter in the front than the back like Elisabeth Moss’s, but in general I think this is the most gorgeous she’s ever looked.

But of course, I also have to mention my Worsts. There were many. So many! But here’s a handful of some of the worst of the night:

Worst

Tina Fey, Julia Roberts, Zooey Deschanel
Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, Paula Patton

I tried to find a good photo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the dresses they wore during the opening of the show, but came up empty. I liked Tina’s dress then MUCH better than what she wore on the red carpet. The print, the weird skirt… no good.

Julia Roberts wore a collared shirt under a bustier like it was 1998. Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Paula Patton ALL looked like they crafted their gowns as part of a Project Runway challenge with limited supplies (toilet paper! electrical tape!) fifteen minutes before the show.

Normally I love Zooey Deschanel’s red carpet style, but this time it wasn’t for me. That weird little top particularly didn’t work with the shape of her skirt.

As for the show, Tina and Amy did a great job hosting for the second year in a row. In fact, some of their jokes actually made me laugh out loud.

  • “Congratulations to all the wonderful actors nominated tonight, from the amazing Chiwetel Ejiofer, to the stunning Lupita Nyong’o, to American treasure Tam Honks. …Damnit, I knew I was going to screw that up.”
  • “Meryl Streep, so briliant in August Osage County, proving that there are still great parts in Hollywood for Meryl Streeps over 60.”
  • “Matthew McConaughey is here. For his role in Dallas Buyers Club, he lost 45 pounds, or what actresses call ‘being in a movie.'”

Perhaps the funniest moment of the night, though, was thanks to Emma Thompson – she came out barefoot, holding a cocktail, and tossed her shoes aside when she needed a free hand. Man, that woman is a genuine delight.

The winners and stuff… as always, they were surprising. Why didn’t 12 Years a Slave get more recognition? Robin Wright instead of Taylor Schilling or, most deservedly, Tatiana Maslany? BALONEY. Jon Voight instead of Aaron Paul? Andy Samburg…?

I’m publishing this post before the show is even over, and I’ll catch up on the recording tomorrow. These things are always so long! If anything cool happens in the last hour we’ll all see it on Buzzfeed tomorrow anyway.

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3 Responses to The Golden Globe Awards

  1. Dana says:

    One of my favorite actual dresses was Michelle Dockery’s ( I do like that skirt shorter in the front thing as long as the dress lays nicely and doesn’t look like a poofy tafetta mess), but the color was all wrong for her skin tone. In general a lot of boring fashions this year. People need to stop wearing the ‘almost nude’ tones.

  2. Mum says:

    Let’s also talk about why Lena Dunham always looks so terrible at these events. Last year her dress was hideous and too big (on top) and this year it was too small (everywhere)!!! She needs to stop picking dresses she likes and start picking dresses that flatter her. Loved Mila Kunis in that silver and grey.

  3. Vanessa says:

    I agree with your top 3 choices and I would throw in Michelle Dockery and Julianna Margulies to round out a top 5.

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