68th Anual Golden Globes: Top 10 Best Dressed + Honorable Mentions of the Red Carpet

17 Jan

Hosted by snarky british comedian and writer Ricky Gervais, the 68th annual Golden Globes were swept last night by unexpected winners and some of the most dazzling stars in Hollywood. While The Social NetworkGlee, The Kids Are All Right, and Boardwalk Empire ruled the night, Calvin Klein, Marchesa, Versace, and Vera Wang reigned supreme as the true powerhouses of the red carpet.

Modern minimalist was the running theme of the evening with asymmetrical silhouettes, backless gowns, and a multitude of surprising textures in shades of pink, red, and a rich smattering of emerald green on The Tourist superstar Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta Jones. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara repped Old Hollywood with flowing, loose waves and a crimson Vera Wang number, while Olivia Wilde of Tron channelled her inner prom queen in a super sparkly, floor-length Marchesa and pair of spiked Louboutins.

Volume is definitely back this season with ultra-voluminous hair straight off Spring 2011 runways transferring into the red carpet looks of Scarlett Johanson and Black Swan nominee Mila Kunis, along with dewy summer skin, berry-stained and nude lips, and vibrant blush.

Take a look at my top ten best dressed picks of the 68th annual Golden Globes as well as some pretty choice honorable mentions on the next page. 

1.) Emma Stone — The Easy A star made a huge splash on the red carpet in this body-conscious backless Calvin Klein gown. The Easy A star turned her new bronzed-out bottle blonde look from questionable to classy for the occasion with pulled-back hair and elegant diamond drop earrings. The coral hue was also an excellent choice for those green eyes, and I especially love her coordinated pout.

2.) Natalie Portman — Mother-to-be Natalie Portman surprised everyone by opting for Viktor & Rolf over Dior after the launch of her international ad campaign with the luxury brand. Nevertheless, Portman looked flawless as usual accepting her Golden Globe for Best Actress in her draped pale pink Viktor & Rolf maternity gown adorned with a sparkly red rose and Cartier necklace.

3.) Eva Longoria — Eva Longoria payed tribute to Old Hollywood glamour and chose a fitted black Zac Posen dress, replete with an elegant train, serious declotage action, and a very sexy cutout back. The Desperate Housewives star kept it simple with oversized diamond studs and a plain black clutch. Longoria’s luscious black lashes struck a dramatic chord against a polished nude lip and subtle salmon cheek.

4.) Angelina Jolie — While Angelina Jolie looked bored for most of the night, her emerald green Versace was anything but. The leading lady of nominated film The Tourist glittered down the red carpet in this long-sleeved conservative number and simple emerald studs. Her simple, side-swept hair, glossy nude lips, and black cat-eye lashes complimented the outfit perfectly without being overdone.

5.) Claire Danes — Claire Danes made the right choice in this minimal pink Calvin Klein halter dress. The former My So-Called Life teen star finished off her clean-lined, feminine look with a cool, 70’s-era gold cuff bracelet and diamond studs. Hair and makeup were also kept simple with an elegant back-sweep, black mascara, and frosty pink gloss. Danes later won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for her work in Temple Grandin.

6.) Anne Hathaway — Nominee Anne Hathaway’s dress was, in one word, SICK! The Love and Other Drugs starlet shimmied her way down the red carpet in this utterly modern, blush-hued Armani Privé backless gown accessorized with simple gold studs and nude, peep-toe heels, and carried a gold clutch. I wasn’t crazy about her lighter, chestnut-gold locks initially, but the color grew on me.

7.) Mila Kunis — Mila Kunis played a perfect black swan to Natalie Portman’s white swan in this dramatic, one-shouldered Vera Wang gown in a rich emerald green. The Black Swan beauty rocked a voluminous pompadour updo and kept her face entirely neutral, save for intense black mascara and lightly-rimmed eyelids.

8.) Olivia WildeTron hottie Olivia Wilde harnessed all the constellations in the sky for this intensely glittery Marchesa gown. The tulle and sequins evoked a definite prom queen vibe, but the spiked Louboutins added just the right amount of playful spunk. Wilde’s eyes were breathtaking in smudged grey cat-eyeliner, while her lips and hair remained appropriately understated.

9.) Julianne MooreThe Kids Are All Right nominee Julianne Moore proved that redheads really can wear pink in this asymmetrical hot-pink Lanvin gown and leg-lengthening nude pumps. A tiny gold clutch and pretty gold choker tie-off the look with just a smidge of glitz.

10.) Halle Berry — Halle Berry went for a short, sexy, and asymmetrical entrance with her choice of this black, corset-top Nina Ricci. The Frankie and Alice nominee accessorized smartly with diamond cuffs on each wrist, strappy black sandal heels, and oversized diamond studs. The tousled pixie, smokey eye, and nude gloss lend a sexy boudoir quality to the overall look.

Honorable Mention: Sofia Vergara — The always-sexy Modern Family star looked smoldering in her crimson-red Vera Wang gown. I especially love the black satin tie highlighting her curvaceous figure.

Honorable Mention: Megan Fox — Baby Angelina Jolie rocked a blush Armani Privé gown replete with deep slit and nude platform pumps.

Honorable Mention: Amber Riley — Glee star Amber Riley jumped on the sparkle bandwagon with this ultra-glam, one-shoulder gown. Not sure who the designer is, but I love its “Greek Goddess” appeal.

Honorable Mention: January Jones — While Betty Draper–err, Francis’ statement-making, bright-red Versace gown hit almost every worst dressed list on the Internets, I enjoyed its architectural feel and Ms. Jones’ simple hair and makeup.

Honorable Mention: Amy Adams — The Fighter star Amy Adams looked sweetly sophisticated in this rich navy Marchesa. You can’t see it immediately, but the one-shoulder ruffles feature some pretty sick cut-out detailing. Love.

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