Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet Review

Good morning ladies and gents! The ever anticipated Award Season is upon us.  The Golden Globes is always the more light-hearted, fun, and festive awards show...and I always enjoy a good red carpet review.  Yet for this 2016 edition, I have to say I am not as familiar with many of the movies and shows.  The only winner to which I can attest his stellar performance is Jon Hamm of Mad Men, whom I adore (woo-hoo!!!!!) Sadly, we just have not been to the theatre much this year, but I am hoping to squeeze in a few before the Academy Awards.  I especially would like to see Carol, Room, Spotlight, Joy, The Big Short, Trainwreck (I know, I have really been living under a rock), Steve Jobs, Concussion, The Martian, and The Revenant.  (See full list of winners below)....

In terms of fashion, it was a typical mix of hits and misses.  There were certainly some favorites, a few solid choices, and the inevitable less-than-desirable gowns...OK, here we go...

My Top 10 Favorite Gowns of the Evening....

I adore this Louis Vuitton ruffled (and subtly beaded/sequined) gown on Alicia Vikander.  It has a beautiful silhouette and graceful movement.

Amy Adams wows in this gorgeous orangey-red Atelier Versace tank gown.  Red is not always easy for red-heads to pull off, but this was smashing on her! I also loved the simple gown design with the interesting asymmetrical sequin detail...

Olivia Wilde looks amazing in this gorgeous burgundy Michael Kors sequin gown.  I don't always love the deep v-neck, but this dress fits her like a glove and is simply beautiful on her.  I also love her messy, effortless low pony-tail and elegant choker necklace.

Brie Larson kills it in this custom Calvin Klein number.  The midriff cutouts can be tricky to pull off but this gown was certainly made for her!

Helen Mirren is "sometimes-less-is-more" personified in this elegant Badgley Mischka black gown with a sheer neckline.  She always stuns in fashion that is both flattering and age appropriate.

I very well may be the ONLY person to like this, but here Jane Fonda proves that "sometimes-more-is-more"...Despite the reference to Spanish terracotta roof tiles, I LOVE the graphic, architectural design of this dress.  Definitely one of my favorites of the night!

Malin Ackerman in Reem Acra. Love the feminine silhouette of this silver peplum gown.  

This fun and flirty Delpozo gown seems to be very hit or miss for people, but I loved it.  I am typically not a fan of the asymmetrical hemline, but somehow it worked with this dress.  I also loved the cool, graphic, color-block design. Very modern and fun.

Amber Heard is stunning in this airy chiffon pink and red Gucci gown.  The floral detail is incredible and I love how it meanders down the back.  She also seems to pull off the retro hair style better than most... 

I am not sure Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a real human being, nevertheless, she looked gorgeous in this gold Atelier Versace gown.  The color complemented her hair and skin tones without washing her out.

The next few were solid choice, runner-ups....

This sapphire blue Ralph Lauren gown is gorgeous on Kate Winslet,
but her too-fussy-retro hair was stiff and severe.  Plus, it seems she has worn this similar if not same look several times before?

LOVED this aqua blue Badgley Mischka gown on Queen Latifah.
The color and style were both so pretty and flattering on her!

Kate Bosworth is pretty in this feminine pink sequin Dolce & Gabbana column gown, but again, she appears stiff and uncomfortable....I hope she was able to loosen up and enjoy the evening!

Emmy Rossum's red Armani Prive gown fits her like a glove and the color is stunning on her...Yet, I did NOT love the seemingly outdated-yet-contemporary necklace design.

I am not going to jump on the Giuliana Rancic figure-critiquing bandwagon....This is Hollywood after all.  Yet, I think this orangey-red (I think she called it coral) color was beautiful on her and the style of the dress is unique, fun, and suits her well.  I particularly LOVED the color combo of this shade with the turquoise earrings.  

Taraji P. Henson looks fabulous in this white Stella McCartney gown.  The silhouette is clean and simple, and the bright white color pops against her beautiful skin.  Great choice for her and loved her cute black clutch as well!
How cute is this couple by the way?! Ken and Tran Jeong....LOVED her graphic black and white (not sure the designer) gown with intricate floral detail. So pretty and feminine!
Not familiar with her, but Jane Wu looks chic and stunning in this silver beaded column gown. Love the deco vibe!

Another actress I am not familiar with, but Portia Doubleday rocks this killer Naeem Khan disco-ball-esque gown that was fun and festive for the GG!

The next group of gowns had a LOT of potential, but something went awry...

I could cry in my coffee over Eva Longoria's Georges Hobeika gown.  The top of her dress is stunning. The beautiful, feminine beaded neckline is so unique and pretty.  I really wish this was the only detail in the dress with a simple column skirt.  Yet, the embroidered floral detail at the hips was unflattering and distracting....

Regina King's Krikor Jabotian's gown also has a LOT of potential.  The circular sequin gold and silver design throughout the gown is amazing....but the superfluous cape threw the entire dress off.  Also, the neckline could be cut a little lower for a more flattering design.

This emerald green color is gorgeous on Jaimie Alexander, and the graphic pattern in her Genny gown is unique and interesting.  Yet, I did not love the deep V-neck.  Call me old fashioned, but I almost always find these deep necklines distracting as I fear they will turn into an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction!!

JLo looks stunning in this golden yellow color by Giambattista Valli....Yet, the style could use some tweaking. (more shoulder, less leg, perhaps?) 

Again, the gorgeous sapphire blue color by Tom Ford is gorgeous on Julianne Moore, but the velvet lasso-esque neckline could be tweaked a bit...It looked like it was strangling her a bit.  But the long sleeved column silhouette is striking on her!

Major misses....

Again, I am likely the only person NOT to love this, but Jennifer Lawrence's Dior gown just did not work for me.  The midriff cutout was architecturally interesting, but unflattering.  Also, her stiff hair and choker necklace is reminiscent of Ludmilla Drago (wife of Ivan Drago in Rocky IV) 

Cate Blanchett usually hits it out of the park, but unfortunately last night, not so much.  The color of this Givenchy gown is certainly pretty on her, but the drapery-esque fringe detail does not work for me.

Similarly, I usually love Kate Hudson's fashion choices, but not so much with this Michael Kors Collection nude number.  This is more suited to a wrestling match ring girl attendant than Golden Globes gown, but who am I to say? The color and fabric are both beautiful, (and I do like the choker part) but perhaps if it were strapless OR with midriff showing, but not both at the same time?

Katy Petty is FANTASTIC in concert, and she puts on amazing performance.  However, last night was not her best fashion showing.  This busty bubble gum pink Prada number is highly unflattering and the Morticia Addams hairstyle looks dowdy and downright scary!

Congratulations to the following 2016 Golden Globes winners in each category:

Best motion picture, drama: "The Revenant"

Best motion picture, musical or comedy: "The Martian"

Best performance by an actress in a motion picutre, drama: Brie Larson, "Room"

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role: Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role: Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

Best director, motion picture: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "The Revenant"

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy: Matt Damon, "The Martian"

Best screenplay, motion picture: Aaron Sorkin, "Steve Jobs"

Best original score, motion picture: Ennio Morricone, "The Hateful Eight"

Best motion picture, animated: "Inside Out"

Best original song, motion picture: "Writing's on the Wall." "Spectre"

Best motion picture, foreign language: "Son of Saul"

Best television series, drama: "Mr. Robot," USA

Best television series, musical or comedy: "Mozart in the Jungle," Amazon Video

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television: "Wolf Hall" PBS

Best performance by actor in TV series, drama: Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Best performance by actor in TV series, musical or comedy: Gael Garcia Bernal, "Mozart in the Jungle"

Best performance by actor in leading role in series or motion picture made for TV: Oscar Isaac, "Shoe Me a Hero"

Best performance by actor in supporting role in series or motion picture made for TV: Christian Slater, "Mr. Robot"

Best performance by actress in a TV series, drama: Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"

Best performance by actress in a supporting role in series or motion picture made for TV: Maura Tierney, "The Affair"

Best performance by actress in a leading role in a series or motion picture made for TV: Lady Gaga, "American Horror Story: Hotel"

Best performance by an actress in a TV series, musical, or comedy: Rachel Bloom, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

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