Post-awards girly time

If you read my blog, I’m making the leap and assuming you knew that the Golden Globes were on TV last night. Am I right, or am I right? I PVRed the 7 pm pre-show with Carson Daly, Alexa Chung, and Natalie Morales, and started watching it at 8, which allowed me to fast-forward through all the commercials of the entire GG marathon. Ah, technology.

By now, even if you didn’t watch the show yesterday, I’m sure most of you have checked out all the dresses and gossiped with at least one person about which actresses looked beautiful and which ones are sure to end up on the “worst dressed” lists. Here are my thoughts:

Seriously – does she ever look bad? And she’s pregnant! This isn’t my absolute favourite dress (Viktor & Rolf) of the night, but my vote for best-looking overall goes to Natalie Portman. I also thought her winner’s speech was genuine, and found her laughter at her own jokes to be funny and endearing. She seems perfect, but, to me, is also one of those rare celebrities who can pull off this image without seeming endlessly irritating. Are you with me?

Another pregnant lady, Jane Krakowski. She looks fantastic, and her Badgley Mischka dress flatters every curve of her body. The periwinkle colour is also pretty.

Love it or hate it? I bet you can guess that I love it. As a redhead, I fantasize about dresses in this colour, and I’m a fan of the cut as well. Long sleeves were seen quite a few times on the red carpet this year, and I think Angelina Jolie’s Atelier Versace version fit and fell the best. But how annoyed were you with the countless camera pans to Brangelina? Did she really have to lean back against him THAT much? Blech.

I first saw Eva Longoria’s Zac Posen dress when she came out on stage as a presenter, and I said to Darcy right away that hers is the dress I can most see myself actually wearing. You can’t see it here, but there is a silver applique that sits on her right hip, and I love the flashiness of it against the relative simplicity of the rest of the dress. The dress’ neckline is also right up my alley, and the back is open as well, which checks all the “sexy” boxes on my list, if I were ever to attend a red-carpet event. Do you think Zac Posen reads my blog and will send me a comp dress? *Hoots of laughter heard ’round the world*

Catherine Zeta-Jones always looks good, too, and when the camera landed on her and Michael Douglas during the pre-show, I gasped. I thought she looked so beautiful and elegant. She can definitely carry the colour and volume of her Monique Lhuillier dress.

I’m not a “Gleek,” but how classic and gorgeous does Dianna Agron look? Her hair, makeup, and accessories perfectly complement her J. Mendel dress. So glamorous!

Claire Danes shows that less is truly more in her Calvin Klein Collection dress. The colour doesn’t look as bright here as it did on TV, but the lines and cut pop out in exactly the same way. Understated, yet sexy – it gets my vote!

I recently started watching the TV show Party Down, and so became an even bigger fan of Jane Lynch. Here, in her Ali Rahimi dress, I think she looks age-appropriate and sophisticated.

Green alert! Mila Kunis is wearing one of the colours of the 2011 Golden Globes, and she’s pulling it off wonderfully. The wrappings of her Vera Wang dress fit around all the right places and make her tiny body look curvy. Oh, to afford yon magical couture.

It’s another love-it-or-hate-it moment. What was your initial reaction? Mine fell into the “love it” category, but I guess that isn’t really surprising since I also liked Angelina Jolie’s dress. During the pre-show, the camera was up close on Anne Hathaway’s face, and her hair looked so thick and luxurious. In this shot, her shade of brunette and the easy waves  of her hair really stand out against the coppery tones of her Giorgio Armani Prive dress.

Now, for the dresses and looks I didn’t like:

When I first saw January Jones in this Versace dress, I thought I liked it. But then I saw the fringed panel that only falls halfway down her legs. And then I noticed how oddly pushed-together her breasts look.  And then I realized her hairstyle doesn’t really complement the dress. I officially declare that I don’t like her look at all.

Jennifer Love Hewitt looks pretty, but there’s just too much going on with her Romona Keveza dress. Jennifer is busty enough without extra ruffles and pouf and circumstance. The bottom of the dress is voluminous, too, which just creates the overall effect of making her look bigger than she is.

Here lies Helena Bonham Carter in a Vivienne Westwood dress. A perennial favourite on the worst-dressed pages, Helena’s position as Queen is secure.

Ew. Jennifer Lopez, in her Zuhair Murad dress, reminds me of a cheesy 1970s lounge singer. I hate that sheer overlay!

I don’t like to dis The Klum, but I don’t think this Marc Jacobs dress does anything for her. Her waist has disappeared, the bracelets and midsection ruffles are competing for attention, and her lipstick clashes. Why, Heidi?

No, no, no. Halle Berry, in your Nina Ricci dress, NO.

When I saw Michelle Williams in this Valentino dress, I gasped, and not in a good way. What the $&#! The daisies? The frumpy stance? The oatmeal colour? As Elaine Benes would say,  ”vegetable lasagna.”

Christina Hendricks actually doesn’t have her ample cleavage on display, which is a nice change, but the huge flower applique on this Romona Keveza dress is still too much. If her hair was pulled back, if there wasn’t a satin strip lining the bottom of the dress, if the flower wasn’t there at all…if, if, if.

I think the Mad Men women need stylists. Elisabeth Moss’  Donna Karan dress appears to droop too low on her chest, thanks to the downward-pointing triangles, and the dress’ fabric panels just don’t seem to be sitting and wrapping in the right places. Hair and makeup are also suspect.

Quick – Jaime Pressly or Emma Stone? If you guessed the latter, you’re right. I can’t believe the resemblance now that Emma’s hair is blonde! Is this colour for a role? The whole ensemble of blonde hair, orangey skin, and a peach/apricot Calvin Klein Collection dress just isn’t working for me. It’s as if she’s one colour from head to toe.

And there you have it – my top 10 favourites and top 10 questionables from the Golden Globes. What were your likes and dislikes?

I realized while writing this tonight that before the Oscars roll around on February 27, I hope to have seen a few more of the “best” movies of 2010. As it stands, out of the nominees for various categories in last night’s show, I have seen Black Swan, Inception, The Social Network, The Tourist, Love and Other Drugs, and Easy A. That means I have forty days in which to see the nominated-in-one-way-or-the-other The Fighter, The Town, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (???), The King’s Speech, Burlesque, Country Strong, Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Tangled, 127 Hours, Alice in Wonderland, Despicable Me, Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, The Kids Are All Right, Animal Kingdom, Casino Jack, Barney’s Version, Frankie and Alice, Blue Valentine, Rabbit Hole, Winter’s Bone, and Red. Uhhhhh, I’m suddenly not feeling so optimistic…

*All pictures above are from usmagazine.com*

6 thoughts on “Post-awards girly time

  1. Claire Danes was by far my favorite! I agree though, in that picture the color of the dress isn`t nearly as lovely…. when she walked on stage to accept her award it was the only time that night that I said to Chris “OMG I LOVE that dress!”.

    January Jones was def my least fav… when a guy (ie my husband) even finds it repulsive, when showing that much boob… you know you got the look wrong.

    AND… I was so confused at first when Robert Downy JR was refering to Emma Stone and they kept panning (when taking a two min break from Brangelina, wtfrig was with that??) to Jamie Presley. Haha I quickly realized it was Emma, but totally agree… they could be twins!!! I kind of liked her look though…

  2. I’m not in love with Natalie Portman’s dress. The colour and fabric look cheap to me. But it was flattering and of course her hair and makeup were perfect as usual.

    I agree with all your other picks. I read one review of dresses yesterday and they were actually praising January Jones and Elisabeth Moss! Hideous!

    My favourite was Anne Hathaway’s I think. It’s so simple despite it’s crazy sparkle; it’s age appropriate; and it fits her perfectly and makes her look super thin. A++ Front of the class, Anne!

  3. Ami, Claire Danes did look lovely on-stage, and I liked her acceptance speech, too – she sounded natural and like she didn’t rehearse anything. The only comment Darcy made about any of the women was pertaining to Christina Aguilera, and that was to say, “She’s looking a bit plump.”

    Erin, someone was praising the Mad Men ladies? Why? Haha. And yes, I agree that Anne Hathaway’s dress was super-slimming and flattering!

  4. What a funny coincidence — I, too, looked exactly lke Natalie Portman while I was pregnant. Ahem.

    Okay, in my dreams maybe!! That woman always looks stunning, and it’s true that she can seemingly do no wrong.

    I did very much also enjoy Anne Hathaway’s dress, but I thought it could do without the shoulder pads.

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