Best Dressed: CATE BLANCHETT
gown by Armani Privé, earrings by Chopard
There are few things on earth more filled with ethereal beauty than Cate Blanchett’s wardrobe. (Maybe a field full of unicorns, but only maybe.) True to form, the stunning actress absolutely killed it in this black lace dream of a gown. And the earrings – oh, the earrings! They might each be worth the gross domestic product of a small country and they STILL don’t look over-the-top on Cate. THAT’S HOW GLAM SHE IS. And things only got better from behind:
The English language has yet to invent a word for how other-worldly beautiful the back of this gown is. That random lady with the Chanel purse touching her butt is like, the luckiest assistant on earth.
Runner-Up: NAOMI WATTS
gown by Tom Ford
From the chain neckline to the subtle cut-outs, Naomi Watts’s gorgeous Tom Ford gown was a little bit punk and a whole lot of gorgeous. Love the gold accessories – she’s just sparkling from head to toe, and not in a lame Twilight vampire kind of way.
Honorable Mention: AMY POEHLER
gown by Stella McCartney, shoes by Charlotte Olympia
What is there to say about national treasure Amy Poehler? She looked flawless. She and Tina were marvelous hosts. She finally, FINALLY won a Golden Globe for Leslie Knope. She made out with Bono. This bitch is living the dream.
gown by Gucci, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie solidified herself as a red carpet commodity with this mind-blowingly fierce Gucci gown. The emerald embellishments are crazy glamorous, and although I’m usually not one for too much matchiness, the emerald shoes tie the look together beautifully. I think the high slit is sexy enough to overcome the potential bridesmaid effect the shoes could have had. Kudos for the classic but stunning diamond earrings and ring. It’s an utterly polished look.
tuxedo, shirt, bow tie, and shoes by Calvin Klein
An eggplant tux and a diamond brooch? Usher might be doing red carpet fashion better than anyone else on the planet right now.
gown by Lanvin
An absolutely perfect look for Emma Thompson, who held her shoes in one hand and her drink in the other while on stage at the Globes, because she’s a living legend. We can all only aspire to be this awesome and beautiful at any age.
ELSA PATAKY and CHRIS HEMSWORTH
Elsa’s gown by Paule Ka, Chris’s jacket by Dolce & Gabbana
Do you think if I ask very nicely, Thor will let me borrow his velvet jacket? Because that thing is fabulous.
gown and purse by Balenciaga, shoes by Casadei
In case you were curious, yes, Kerry Washington is as beautiful pregnant as she was before, if not more so. I don’t think this gown photographed particularly well, but she looked like a goddess on camera.
gown by Carolina Herrera
Probably one of my favorite Taylor Swift looks of all time, solely because I didn’t see it coming (i.e., it’s not covered in glitter and it doesn’t immediately make me think of Disney princesses). The train was way too long, and she could have used a necklace, but the faux bob looks pretty damn great on her.
gown by Miu Miu
I love the ombre beading at the bottom of this gown, but those cups are a mess.
gown by Christian Dior, purse by Roger Vivier
Well, it’s official. Two consecutive press tours, one for a franchise box office hit and the other for a star-studded awards darling, and Jennifer Lawrence has finally run out of Dior gowns. It’s time to get her out of that contract, because this was a whole lot of nothing.
tuxedo by Tom Ford
Cute, even if there is nothing lamer than pointing at the camera when you’re a legitimate movie star. Leave that move to suburban dads, Bradley.
gown and shoes by Oscar de la Renta, jewelry by Neil Lane, purse by Charlotte Olympia
Zooey Deschanel hit the Globes looking like a very fancy American Girl doll. I don’t hate this look – it’s the best thing she’s worn in awhile, and it was my red carpet prediction for Elizabeth Olsen, but the styling makes it all look so fussy.
gown by Jenny Packham, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by L.K. Bennett
A good effort, but it would have been a thousand times better in a color, and with a slightly better fit.
gown by Prabal Gurung
Points for trying to wear something interesting, but this was a risk that did not pay off for dear Sandy.
gown by Zuhair Murad, purse by Edie Parker
This is literally the only thing I have ever seen Kate Beckinsale wear.
gown by Zac Posen
I have a feeling the fit on this gown is actually perfect, but Lena doesn’t know how to stand up straight in it. A shame, because I love her in this obnoxiously bright yellow, but nothing on the red carpet looks good without good posture.
gown by Dolce & Gabbana
Surprisingly tame coming from Leslie Mann, who tends to come up with something creative for big events like this. But from the lace to the mermaid shape to the peplum, this was just a combination of trends we’ve seen before.
gown by Monique Lhuillier, purse by Edie Parker, shoes by Roger Vivier
I veto this. And she doesn’t even get a Pregnancy Freebie, because Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde both sported baby bumps and looked fabulous doing it, so Drew’s got no excuse.
gown by Rani Zakhem
Creepy prom dress.
gown by J. Mendel
It’s time for some hard truths, Kate: First of all, you are not pulling off that blonde hair. You just aren’t. Second, if you’re going to bring out the girls for a major awards show, you need to do it in a fabric that doesn’t look like it came from the American Apparel line of cheap-ass textiles.
Worst Dressed: PAULA PATTON
gown by Stéphane Rolland
I would question her sanity, but she’s married to Robin Thicke, so I think the ship has kind of sailed on that issue.