Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 Golden Globes

Another good year for fashion at the 2011 Golden Globes! I definitely have some favorites and least favorites. Since I'm a nerd who takes notes during my favorite award shows (since I was little!), it only made sense to share my likes, dislikes and highlights again - like I did last year for the 2010 Oscars.

The red carpet definitely showed us some new trends and also some really fugly decisions. How many times do I have to yell "What were they thinking?!" at my TV? I definitely wasn't a fan of Alexa Chung as she interviewed celebs arriving on the red carpet. She's cute, but I don't know if it's because she's new at it, or just awkward in general; Her manly voice didn't help, and neither did the dress she wore. She looked like a fashion-confused little person, wearing a boring, red, neck-high dress that she borrowed from her great aunt. Her choice of style definitely made sense to me, seeing as her "favorite" red carpet looks were all of my least favorite.

Alexa Chung in all of her.. weirdness.
Moving on..


Julianne Moore in Lanvin -- Not only did Julianne look frumpy and uncomfortable, but her lop-sided dress made it look like she had a giant arm-cast. Her middle-parted hair made her look homelier than she already looks, plus she is still needing to get a hold of some Crest Whitestrips. Ouch, sorry.
Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf -- I usually really like Natalie Portman. Right now she'es pregnant, so going with a 'flowy' dress was definitely a smart move. Just not the right dress. Sheeny pink with a big, gaudy red rose? Yuck! I did, however, like her makeup.
Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood -- I like Helena and her dark Tim Burton-inspired fashion sense. Of course, we can usually expect to get something crazy from her, but c'mon! Mix-matched shoes? Head to toe, her look was so unfortunate.. think, hideous bridesmaid meets 1991 exercise video instructor with extensions.
January Jones in Versace -- Usually she's really classy/cute, but this year? I was totally disappointed. I don't know what it was, but she didn't really look like herself.. she seemed off. Mostly, her hair and makeup made her look cakey and much older. I wasn't a fan of her cheap-looking dress either - especially with the invisible, built-in loin cloth. No no, January.
Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Mirad -- I am usually really excited to see what JLo's going to wear, but big MISS on this one. As much as I loved the white, the veil-ish cape ruins it all. What's the point? Her hair was OK, and I did like her makeup. Overall, forgettable.
Tilda Swinton in Jil Sander -- When, oh when will this woman make it off my worst-dressed list?? Her stylist must be blind. Doesn't she realize that it's OK to wear makeup (and that she desperately needs it!)?? And that hair! Doesn't she have any honest friends that care about her? I actually feel bad for her, not only for her terrible, washed-out, fashion sense, but also for her inability to read a nomination as it is. C'mon Tilda, saying "televisual" instead of "television" doesn't make you cool.
Michelle Williams in Valentino -- Can anyone say 1963 bedsheets?? I'm sorry, but she looked hideous. Her make up was very plain, very.. nice. I'm assuming she chopped her hair off for a role, but the dress? I read a description on NY Mag, that her dress "actually looks dusty". Haha! It does!
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace -- Not sure if Ange was tired or half-asleep, but her hair and makeup were some of the most drab I've seen by her in a long time. I was pretty surprised. I do think emerald is always a great color for her, but she looked so tired and disengaged. Who cares, I'll always be Team Aniston.
Tina Fey in Zuhair Mirad -- I truly adored Tina's hair, in fact.. I loved it. The dress was a whole new story. The color was good for her, but the dress is just ugly. I couldn't tell if it was silk or velvet, but either way, it looked super outdated. The fringe-inspired sleeves! Not the worst look of the night, but definitely not her best.
Christina Aguilera in L'Wren Scott -- At first glance, I thought she was Kelly Osbourne. I could barely even recognize her! Assuming she's preggo, her dress wasn't awful, but it didn't do anything for her and her bleached-out/burned-out hair. I noticed a lot of celebs (even guys) parted their hair down the middle. Blah.
Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab -- Did Scarlett go to her hair stylist and say, "Just gimme the alien-blowback style"?? Are you kidding me right now? She looks like she's bathed her hair in cement spray and hung her head out the car window. Her dress is pretty, but why choose a dress the same exact color as your skin tone? I couldn't help but yell, every time she came on my TV screen.

Julie Bowen in Tadashi Shoji -- This dress was by far, one of my favorites of the night. I'm always a sucker for ruffles (especially these ones) and the color was absolutely perfecto. Hair, makeup and accessories were spot on. Love!
Olivia Wilde in Marchesa -- I adored this dress! Olivia totally made herself look really effortless with her hair down, and classy makeup. The dress totally fit her. So beautiful!
Eva Longoria in Zac Posen -- Eva rarely disappoints on the red carpet. I've never really followed her as a fan, but her look was amazing! The open-back might have been the best part of the dress, but I loved the front too! Loved the black with her dramatic eyes. Totally appropriate for her, and totally gorgeous!
Emma Stone in Calvin Klein -- Holy cow, this might be the most beautiful I have ever seen Emma Stone. I think she's super cute, but she looked amazing on the red carpet. Her hair color with the dress color? Plus the open back? I thought she looked incredible!
Megan Fox in Giorgio Armani Prive -- I loved Megan's romantic look. Really classy and sweet.
Halle Berry in Nina Ricci -- A lot of people said she looked like she was in lingerie, but I thought it was great! I loved the "legginess" of the dress, with Halle's sexy-attitude spin on it.
Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham -- Sandra bang bang! She totally rocked the bangs with her flowing, nude gown. She looked fabulous! My favorite part was when she was asked what she was wearing and she responded, "a dress". Ha!
Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive -- Loved her plunging backline, I think she totally pulled this off. The front was a bit dynasty-influenced and I didn't exactly love the puffy shoulders, but overall, I really liked this dress for her.
Amy Adams in Marchesa -- Her gown totally fit her to a T! I loved the color especially. Her hair and makeup complimented everything really well too.
Maria Menaunos in Pamella Rolund & Kaley Cuoco in Katharine Kidd -- They both looked amazing! Maria's dress is probably my favorite of the whole night. I loved the color, the layers, so very simple-yet-elegent. I loved Kaley's wavy ponytail.. Definitely a lot more common on the red carpet over the past couple years.
I noticed a lot of the male celebs walking the carpet, looked a lot more scruffy and bearded than usual. For crying out loud, even Christian Bale (with his extremely long hair) practically looked homeless. No signs of George Clooney, Brad Pitt was barely seen, and Johnny Depp looked as dashing as usual.

A few of my favorite, best-dressed men:
Jake Gyllenhaal in Burberry -- Classic black

Robert Pattinson in Gucci - Classic navy

When I found out Ricky Gervais was hosting this year's Golden Globes, you can bet I was disappointed.

Ricky Gervais
I used to think the fangly-toothed little guy was somewhat funny, but the more I have heard his material, the more I can't stand him. He's bluntly rude and offensive - which some people find entertaining. I find it obnoxious and too far. Even Russell Brand, who's hosted MTV Awards shows in the past, is mega-offensive and crude, but I would rather tolerate him before Gervais any day. During the evening, Ricky made plenty of digs at celebrities, including a nasty remark about the head honcho of the HFPA. Word-on-the-street? Apparently, Ricky won't be allowed to host any more Globes, as well as can count on never receiving a nomination for his work in the future. Ouch. I did find myself laughing a handful of times, including his crack about the team who extreme-airbrushed the photo for the Sex and the City 2 poster, Hugh Hefner's age, and the fact that Cher is a has-been. Check out a video of a few of Ricky's attempts to be funny as the evening's host.

More highlights from the evening:

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
Colin Firth in The King's Speech - Won
James Franco in 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Halle Berry in Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman in Black Swan - Won
Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine

Nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp in The Tourist
Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version - Won
Jake Gyllenhaal in Love & Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey in Casino Jack

Nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Annette Bening in The Kids Are Alright - Won
Anne Hathaway in Love & Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie in The Tourist
Julianne Moore in The Kids Are Alright
Emma Stone in Easy A

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Christian Bale in The Fighter - Won
Michael Douglas in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield in The Social Network
Jeremy Renner in The Town
Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams in The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter in The King's Speech
Mila Kunis in Black Swan
Melissa Leo in The Fighter - Won
Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom

Best Director - Motion Picture
David Fincher for The Social Network - Won

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network - Won

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network - Won

Best Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 3

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network - Won

Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are Alright - Won
The Tourist

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama
Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire - Won
Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall in Dexter
Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Hugh Laurie in House

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Drama
Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men
Piper Perabo in Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal in Sons of Anarchy - Won
Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical
Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock
Steve Carell in The Office
Thomas Jane in Hung
Matthew Morrison in Glee
Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory - Won

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical
Toni Collette in United States of Tara
Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey in 30 Rock
Laura Linney in The Big C - Won
Lea Michele in Glee

Best TV Series - Drama
Boardwalk Empire - Won
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Best TV Series - Comedy/Musical
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee - Won
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

One of the funniest parts of the evening was when Justin Bieber and some other girl read the nominees for Best Animated Film. As the director for Toy Story 3 went up to accept his award, he looked at Justin Bieber and said, "Wow.. were you even born when the first Toy Story came out?? Haha" I love it!! As annoying as I think Justin Bieber is.. it's about time he upgraded his cheesy teeny-bop hairstyle, eh?

The King's Speech had the most nominations and ended up with just 1 win, The Social Network was up for 6, and left with the most: 4 Golden Globes! I definitely was disappointed that neither Inception nor Johnny Depp won anything. They actually deserved the recognition -- not ridiculously cheesy/annoying shows like Glee. Ew. Total bumski.

Movies on our To See List:
The Fighter
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
Social Network
127 Hours
Love and other Drugs
The Tourist

Photo Sources:
Just Jared / Buzznet
New York Mag


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for catching me up! I almost never watch award shows, I just look at the dresses on blogs afterwards :)


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