Golden Hollywood Hour: The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards


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Last night marked the seventy-third annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place in none other than the land of the stars themselves…Hollywood, California. Though some argue that these shows are pointless, I actually enjoyed last night’s run, thanks to the hilarious host, Ricky Gervais. That being said, a favorite past time of mine is watching the red carpet. As much as I love to see my favorite actors, actresses, screenwriters, etc. win validation for their hard work, I also love to see which of my favorite runway moments will come to life. However, in the past few years I have been increasingly disappointed with the selection of attire that is donned among said stars. This year is no exception. There weren’t many outstanding or breathtaking looks. Nearly everyone seemed to play it safe. Without further ado, in no particular order are my favorite looks from what felt to me like a lackluster red carpeted evening. (Photos courtesy of Popsugar, E! Online, and NYMag The Cut)

Kate Hudson wore a Michael Kors two-piece gown that accentuated her toned and slim physique while highlighting her beautiful golden tan. It was simple, yet effective and let her show the right amount of skin for such a high profile night. Her simple waves kept the entire look light and fresh. Hudson’s jewels were by Forevermark Diamonds.

Zendaya Coleman, always the stunner looked sublime in a red embroidered, v-necked gown by Marchesa. The actress also donned jewels and a clutch by the same designer. Though I wouldn’t call this her best yet, Zendaya does know how to turn heads wherever she goes and for that I have included her on my list.

Rooney Mara’s Alexander McQueen dress was not a favorite of mine, but I did love her hair and makeup. Mara was one of the stars that I could not stop staring at last night. The bold brow/lip combo with a next level ponytail did so much for her. I only wish she wore a better dress that did not match her skin tone so closely.

Brie Larson looked beautiful in a Calvin Klein Collection dress and Tiffany & Co. jewels. This look was very reminiscent of a 90s red carpet, but relevant enough to be worn today. It was sleek, glamorous, and fun. 

Alicia Vikander looked sublime in a white Louis Vuitton gown. White gowns can be very wedding-like and are therefore difficult to wear, but Vikander pulled hers off effortlessly. I loved the simple hair and minimal jewels. Proving that side-boob is once again the new cleavage, Alicia Vikander’s look was without a doubt one of the evening’s best. 

Eddie Redmayne will always remain a favorite of mine. Last night’s patterned suit proved that menswear does not, by any means need to be boring or tacky when it comes to black tie dressing. Perfectly tailored, artfully coordinated, and lovely addition of a handkerchief. Suit by Gucci.

Melissa Benoist evoked freshness and youth last night in a Monique Lhuillier strapless, floor length dress. Wearing Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Judith Leiber clutch, and Irene Neuwirth jewels, Benoist looked sensational last night. Her soft waves and simple makeup tied up the look very nicely.

Lady Gaga looked sensational in a black off the shoulder, plunging neck gown by Atelier Versace. I am loving the new look that is less about a distasteful shock value, and more about celebrating her classic beauty. 

Kirsten Dunst is back and she’s better, as Bryson Tiller would say. Her black Valentino gown looked so right last night. The symmetry in the front and the nearly non-existent back spoke volumes for the Fargo actress who I feel like I haven’t seen in ages. Well done!

Amy Adams reminded me of the Little Mermaid’s Ariel last night. In a sleek, blood red, sequined Atelier Versace number, the actress looked nothing short of beautiful.

Brad Pitt—all I can say is Ding! Dong! The beard is dead! I was not a fan of the long haired, bearded days that were recently upon us. Now I am ecstatic that they are over. Pitt looked very chic and put together last night in a black suit, with a matching bow-tie. (Designer unknown).

Helen Mirren was the epitome of class and grace in a black Badgley Mischka gown with Harry Winston jewels. I loved the bit of sheer at Mirren’s neck and the pop of color on her lips.

Judith Light showed all of us how to rock an off-white tuxedo in the winter. Accessorized with silver shoes and jewels, the actress’ Maggie Norris couture tuxedo was a scene-stealing outfit that I am saving for future reference. 

Caitriona Balfe’s Alexander McQueen gown was the perfect ode to funeral core—a phenomenon coined by writer, Esther Levy last Spring. The airy, gothic, floor length piece was very welcome among metallic, white, and brightly colored dresses on the red carpet. 

Lastly, the ever so dapper Jon Hamm looked elegant last night in a navy three piece suit. Though the designer is unknown, his classic charm will transcend time.

Do you have a favorite look from last night? A least favorite? Let us know in the comments! 

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