Hollywood's Golden Night Out
This year the stars brought laughs, glam, and lots to gossip about at the 69th Annual Golden Globes.
Yes, it has come and gone already folks, the 69th Annual Golden Globes, where fabulous celebrities put on their Sunday’s best and viewers and audiences alike cringed at what naughty, sometimes cruel but usually funny jokes host, Ricky Gervais, dished. Sorry Kim Kardashian, but you had it coming. The champagne was certainly flowing, 9,000 glasses to be exact, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The stars walked the red carpet while critics feverishly gawked at some of the nights big fashion mistakes and triumphs. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association certainly did not disappoint with top a-list presenters and an impressive list of nominees.
While we were humbled by winners like, Best Supporting Actor, Christopher Plummer from ” Beginners” and Best Supporting Actress, Octavia Spencer from “The Help”, host Ricky Gervais warned acceptors to thank the two most important people in their lives, no not their mothers, but God and their agents. While no movie or television show swept the competition, it was a mixture of expected and unexpected wins. If being two-timed sexiest man alive wasn’t enough, George Clooney, looking dapper as always, picked up Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama in the “Descendants”, while the “Descendants” beat out the favored “Help” for Best Motion Picture Drama for the night. Meryl Streep swept the nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama in her portrayal of Margret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady”, but Rooney Mara’s hair-raising performance as the troubled but devilish lovable heroine really should have stolen the globe.
In TV land, winners of this coveted globe weren’t TV’s usual suspects. To much surprise, Kelsey Grammer of “Boss” beat out our favorite bootlegging Jersey boy, Steve Buscemi of “Boardwalk Empire” for Best Actor in a TV Drama. How YOU doin! Another big surprise was “Friends” alum, Matt LeBlac’s snag of Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for “Episodes”. We all related to funny gal pal Zooey Deschanel’s lovable dorky character in “New Girl”, but unfortunately she was beat by Laura Dern of “Enlightened” for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical.
A well desereved and beloved Morgan Freeman was this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. De Mille Award. No wonder he always plays “the almighty one” in all our favorite movies, he truly is the friendliest man on the silver screen.
While the men dawned their usually penguin suits, the women of Hollywood really stepped it out (with the help of SPANKS of course!). Leaving 2011’s vibrant colors on the pages of last years Vogue, pale cool whites, fiery ruby reds, and armored metallic hues were all the rage. My favorite looks for this years globes were; Charlize Theron, wearing a Dior couture gown with a flawless fresh face, Nicole Kidman, wearing a beaded Versace gown paired with Fred Leighton jewels, blonde bombshell Reese Witherspoon in a crimson Zac Posen gown, and sultry funny girl, Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and 160 carats of Harry Winston diamonds worth over $5,000,000. Young Hollywood was impressive, but veterans do it best. Girls take notes. Hollywood alum, Glen Close, Diane Lane, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helen Mirren looked timeless.
Some major fashion disappointments of the night had to be Angelina Jolie’s red and ivory vampire inspired Atelier Versace gown, Lea Michele’s strange sci-fi Marchesa gown, and “New Girl” Zooey Deschanel’s Prada halter.
While the men might be disappointed with the lack of raised hem lines and cleavage bearing v-necks, the Hollywood stars really brought glitz, class and of course the glamour. If you thought your favorite star got snubbed by this years Golden Globes, there’s always the Oscars!
For complete coverage on this year's best and worst dressed visit the official Golden Globes photo gallery.