The Best and Worst of the 2016 Golden Globes
From stunning gowns and sharp suits to questionable hairdos and suspect cutouts, see the best and worst outfits of the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, ahead.
BEST: Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence rarely plays it safe during awards season, but this crimson Dior design with daring side cutouts (and amazing diamond collar!) is absolutely fearless. Just one question: It this winning look 100% trip-proof?
BEST: Alicia Vikander
Delicate Danish Girl star Alicia Vikander has been sporting Louis Vuitton all season (she’s a model for the brand), so she’s used to wearing straight-off-the-runway looks. That said, this is definitely her biggest red carpet moment to date, since this ivory sequined Louis Vuitton design – its feminine ruffles a complete contrast to its suspender-style back – is guaranteed to wow over fashion fiends. (Even if in the words of EW staffer, it looks somewhat like a “fancy pinafore.”)
BEST: Laverne Cox
Can we just take a moment to applaud Laverne Cox for her choice of gown here? She looks luscious – yup, we said it – in an icy-white, figure-skimming column gown by Elizabeth Kennedy. Also, by taking a classic Hollywood look and making it her own, Cox is making it clear she’s not about subscribing to old standards – she’s about turning them on their head and creating a new kind of cool.
BEST: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
The model-turned-actress was angelic in Saint Laurent. She opted for a dreamy gold dress with delicate straps, embellished detailing, and a flowing skirt.
BEST: Gina Rodriguez
Sophisticated in a midnight navy, floor-skimming Zac Posen gown, small screen star Gina Rodriguez looked absolutely flawless. Slay queen, slay!
BEST: Jacob Tremblay
At just 9 years old, Room star Tremblay is already impressing on the red carpet. The young star was dapper beyond his years in a black tuxedo and a black bow tie with a coiffed hairstyle.
BEST: Olivia Wilde
Gorgeous as ever, Wilde turned heads in a plunging Michael Kors gown. With the handsome Jason Sudeikis on her arm, she accessorized with a clasp-top clutch and a statement necklace.
BEST: David Oyelowo
The British star went bold in Dolce & Gabbana. The leading man rocked a patterned purple suit, complete with a vest and black bow tie.
BEST: Judith Light
The Transparent actress lit up the red carpet in a chic white suit. Light paired the cream blazer and high-waisted pants with a sexy white collared shirt, upping the ante with metallic stilettos and simple jewelry.
BEST: Sam Smith
Let’s just state the obvious: Sam Smith looks totally sexual right now, showing off his major weight loss in a dapper slim-cut suit that James Bond would totally endorse. We just have one piece of advice: Next year, make sure to shave before the show.
BEST: Brie Larson
Crowned one of Hollywood’s brightest stars this season, Brie Larson glowed in a sparkly gold, halter-neck Calvin Klein number. And those peek-a-boo cutouts? Sheer sex appeal.
BEST: Taraji P. Henson
The Empire leading lady continued her reign in a white hot strapless gown. The Stella McCartney number was red-carpet ready with a caped back.
BEST: Zendaya Coleman
Let’s just set the record straight: Zendaya can wear whatever the hell she wants and still look amazing. However, she looks like sheer perfection in this super-modern Marchesa gown, its swoon-worthy color and tiered silhouette glamorous and gorgeous – a great choice, hands down.
BEST: Lady Gaga
Meet Lady Gaga, version 52.0 (or is it 43247382021??? I’ve totally lost count.) Gone are meat dresses or mammoth, rainbow-colored wigs: Instead, Gaga embodies total glam in a vampy, off-the-shoulder Versace gown. And that hair! You have to love a girl that wears a stylized bob that appears double-dipped in two shades of blonde, a subtle hint to her wild pop star past.
BEST: Viola Davis
A glamorous-looking Viola Davis had fans seeing stars with this shimmery, ombré Marchesa gown. On anyone else, it’d be gaudy; on her, it’s proof that the How To Get Away with Murder lead is basically the whole universe. (And we love her for it!)
WORST: Eva Longoria
In theory, this keyhole neckline and mermaid silhouette should work on petite Telenovela star Eva Longoria, but the sequins and floral embroidery? Better luck next time.
WORST: Bryce Dallas Howard
One of the first stars on the red carpet outside of the Beverly Hilton, Howard didn’t do herself justice in a lace-embellished sleeved gown. The dated pattern and dark palette kept the gorgeous actress from shining through.
WORST: Kate Hudson
This look just isn’t one of her best, a barely there column dress with a cropped midsection that appears to have been sacrificed in order to wrap said fabric around her neck. Thankfully, the SAG Awards are in just a few weeks and we’re hoping she can make up for this outfit.
WORST: Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette won an Oscar last year, and this year was swallowed whole by the bow on her dress.
WORST: Channing Tatum
Far from his Magic Mike XXL sex appeal, Tatum veered into greasy and grimey territory at the Globes. While his tuxedo was a perfect fit for the red carpet, the actor’s piecey hairstyle and questionable facial hair took the attention away from his black tie attire.