In a simple pale blouson gown by Versace, the actress shimmered, simmered, and stole the show on the red carpet.
As Slumdog Millionaire swept the night, winning four awards including best drama, the movie’s star won over the red carpet in this delicately draped, daringly hued gown.
While she stuck with her go-to designer, Carolina Herrera, the actress tried something new, and nude, with this silhouette. It didn’t work.
A softly scalloped bodice was the perfect, unexpected finishing touch to the Desperate Housewife‘s fire-engine red Reem Acra.
Turns out two risks (asymmetrical top, cocktail length skirt) can make a right — at least when it came to the Ugly Betty star’s platinum number by Oscar de la Renta.
This ill-fitting pewter strapless gown hugged Lively’s curves in all the wrong places. Gossip Girl would not approve, and neither did we.
Animal print usually earns the wearer an automatic worst. But in this patterned blue Lanvin column gown, the Dark Knight star wowed, proving conventional wisdom wrong.
The overgrown sundress didn’t do anything for The Office star…except wash her out.
In a flocked Oscar de la Renta gown, the Doubt star brought full-skirted glamour to the Globes.
With just one swish of her white Marchesa goddess gown, the teen star proved she could dress her age — beautifully.
The tiered sleeves, the many (many) necklaces, the brocade belt… Did The Wrestler star go five rounds with her closet (and lose) before getting dressed for the night?
The pale blonde Mamma Mia! star set off her even paler gown to perfection with a rosy pout.
With Mad Men taking home the Globe for best TV drama, Betty Draper won our award for best use of ice blue on a red carpet.
It was an unusually hot day in L.A., so to give the supporting actress nominee (In Treatment) the benefit of the doubt, maybe the black plastic bow melted down her dress without her realizing it?
In a two-toned, one-shouldered creation, the Confessions of a Shopaholic star was singularly stunning.
BEST DRESSED MAN
The Jonas Brothers
While the musical trio bested the rest in their coordinating tuxes, it was youngest JoBro Nick who, in a smart velvet jacket and — look Ma, no tie! — polka dotted-pocket square, proved the night’s most dapper.
BEST DRESSED/WORST HAIR
The diaphanous off-the-shoulder Dior was a winner, but Drew needed to turn down the volume on her hair — by a few notches — to make this an all-out best.
There was nothing particularly wrong with the nominee’s Armani Prive gown, but even with all those sequins the navy number failed to dazzle. Let’s hope for something bigger, bolder…dare we say, bester, if the Rachel Getting Married star gets another awards night out.
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