- The 68th Annual Golden Globe
Awards at the Hollywood Hilton set the tone for awards season - and it's all about glamour!
The ladies started and ended the night in gowns, not pretty dresses, but real, true, honest-to-fashion dramatic gowns. Trend watchers noted during the red carpet pre-shows and the broadcast a return to shoulder pads from the "Dynasty" era with Angelina Jolie
, Anne Hathaway
in Giorgio Armani
Prive, and Katey Sagal
, Scarlett Johansson
, and Leighton Meister
all working the look.
Black was back in full force on the red carpet where for years blush-colored gowns ruled supreme. Olivia Wilde
was stunning in an OSCAR's-worthy statement ballgown from Marchesa
that commanded attention. Winning ladies Annette Bening
, Jane Lynch
, and Melissa Leo
were vamping it up in the dramatic hue as were Eva Longoria
, Julianne Hough
, Julia Stiles
, Kim Kardashian
, designer Georgina Chapman
, and Piper Perabo
Golden Globe winner for "Black Swan," Natalie Portman in Viktor + Rolf.
The one-shoulder trend is still the story for the lovely "Glee" actress Lea Michelle
who glided across the red carpet in a peony pink ruffled gown by Oscar de la Renta
. "Modern Family
" star Julie Bowen
donned a sterling gown by Tadashi Shoji
. Julianne Moore
of "The Kids Are Alright
," which took home the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy, was on trend in hot pink. Vanessa Williams
was stunning in ivory. Jane Krakowski
of "30 Rock
" rocked her baby bump in a cornflower blue Badgley Mischka
. Nicole Kidman
gave one shoulder the night off as well - however her white Prada gown was a bit lacking for most style-watchers.
While some ladies covered up, many others went for it in strapless gowns. Taking the lead was "Black Swan
" star and Golden Globe winner, Natalie Portman
in a pink satin Viktor + Rolf. Critics are split on the overly large red rose but not on her glowing performance which has people screaming, "OSCARS!" No one does drama better than Catherine Zeta-Jones
who wore a deep emerald ruffled silk gown by Monique Lhuillier
as she walked the press lines with husband Michael Douglas
. Country star and "American Idol
" winner Carrie Underwood
glittered in quartz sequin Badgley Mischka Couture.
Sadly, they can't all be glamazons and these are the Worst Dressed as per the editors of Hamptons.com. Leading lady Helena Bonham Carter
needs to get another stylist! Her mismatched shoes and over the top Vivienne Westwood
tea-length silk and tulle frock was just a mess. "Burlesque" star Christina Aguilera
is hard to call. Xtina hit the red carpet in a too-tight sheer black lace over nude mermaid dress by Zuhair Murad
with her cups running over, in a word, tacky. Jo Champa
proved that there is too much of a good thing in a clingy animal print. Finally, there was no question that the very talented Tilda Swinton
, in white and pale yellow satin Jil Sander, was also on the Worst Dressed list.
Check out the photo gallery with these ladies and more and be sure to name your own hits and misses. Next stop on the fashion train...the Academy Awards in February 2011.
Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com