Last night I was excited to sit back and take in the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, especially since I've seen the majority of the films nominated this year, with the exception of The King's Speech. Congrats Colin, I'll catch you on Netflix old chap.
As for the red carpet looks, overall I'm sad to report that the theme was more Golden Girls than Golden Globes, with gowns that were long, heavily adorned, and a bit dowdy. Blanche, Rose and Sophia would have looked smashing in most of the dresses that made their way down the red carpet (Dorothy would have worn pants), but most of the starlets who were 30 and under came off looking like they had just arrived at the Kodak Theater after spending the day playing dress up in their Nanas' closets.
Nevertheless, here are my golden pics for the best dressed chicks of the night.
Love and Other Drugs best actress nominee and future Oscar host Anne Hathaway got my attention even while seated in a striking backless amber Armani Privé gown embroidered with Swarovski crystals. My boyfriend did not like Anne's dress, but he is a boy and straight, therefore his Fashion Police opinions are overrided.
I kinda liked Leighton Meester's Loretta Lynn-like long sleeved Nude Crepon Print Ruched Crescent Dress from the Burberry Prorsum collection, thanks in part to the sexy open front slit, but I loved her sparkling Jimmy Choo shoes even more, proving that shoes have the power to transform any mediocre outfit.
Claire Danes won Best Actress in a Miniseries for her multicolored performance of Temple Grandin and she also won points from yours truly for taking a chance on the color wheel in her custom Calvin Klein Collection neon silk halter dress that was bold, backless and an awesomely flattering shade of hot pink.
Best actress nominee, Easy A star Emma Stone scored an Easy B minus in my grade book, making an understated choice in a minimal peach hued Calvin Klein number. Even though she came off as prim, poised and plain, I still couldn't take my eyes off of her Grace Kelly doppelganger effect due to her dyed blond Gwen Stacy hair for her role in the next Batman movie. Simple and nicely played Emma, you wore enough slutty outfits in Easy A.
Natalie Portman didn't look her best in her Valentine's Day inspired pink frock with a sequined red rose splattered on the bodice, but she's pregnant and won Best Actress, so she is forgiven.
Helena Bonham Carter. You are not Lady Gaga. You are nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The King's Speech, which I did not see but heard was lovely. Match your shoes.
Michelle Williams. Michelle, my belle. You are not allowed to dress like this after rocking the red carpet year after year. This gown is fine for Drew Barrymore, not for you. Even though your daisy decked dress is Valentino, I'm not feeling the flower power.
Tilda Swinton. Enough with the Oxfords and skirts. Help her Jil Sander. You can do better, and put on some make-up, people are taking pictures of you.