By Nuzhat Naoreen
You know what they say, when it rains, it pours and it definitely poured on Hollywood tonight as the 2010 Golden Globes got underway. Of course, a little downpour wasn't enough to keep H-wood's finest away from the red carpet (although it did leave many hiding under massive umbrellas), and thankfully so, because what's an award show without some good old glamour? As usual, the Globes brought out both the best and worst in fashion, and while some celebs totally fizzled this year, surprisingly enough, many of them managed to dazzle us (which is not an easy task!).
Yet, before we get into all of that, we just want to point out that beyond all the diamonds, cute clutches, rocking shoes and head pieces, our favorite accessory of the night, was by far a small red and yellow ribbon worn by many of the stars to honor and remember the tragedy in Haiti. It was definitely the night's ultimate fashion statement.
Now, let's get started with some of the red carpet looks we absolutely loved!
OK, so there's no question that actress Zoe Saldana is absolutely stunning. I mean, the girl looks great even when she's colored in blue from head to toe with weird alien like features (“Avatar” anyone?). So, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise, that as far as best dressed gals from the “Globes” go, Zoe's at the top of our list. Zoe looked fabulous at the awards in a ruffled maroon dress by Louis Vuitton, which perfectly complemented her skin tone. Of course, she wasn't the only one that impressed us.
Her closest contender for best dressed? Definitely Emily Blunt. Nominated for her role in “The Young Victoria,” Emily graced the red carpet in a light pink Dolce and Gabbana gown, which can only be described as dreamy, so, so dreamy. To top it off, Em paired her dress with thick bracelets on each hand and a cute Ferragamo silver clutch. Not to mention, that much like Zoe, she decided to wear her hair loose (a good choice considering the rain!), which helped add a natural touch to her otherwise perfectly put together look.
One of the big colors on the “Globes” red carpet was purple, and no one wore it better than Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock. Sandra hit the red carpet in a vibrant purple strapless Bottega Veneta gown (reportedly see through from the back!), which she paired with a pair of dangling silver earrings. We also loved her hair, which was put up in a casual up-do with a few loose strands casually dangling about.
“Cougar Town” nominee Courteney Cox looked absolutely stunning in black (another color which played heavily on the red carpet), designed by the one and only Victoria Beckham. Courteney wearing Victoria? We didn't see it coming, but we're definitely glad it happened. We loved Court's dress, which stood out thanks to a slither of silver work across her waist, as well as her dangling earrings and eye makeup.
Ok, so we're usually used to seeing “Glee” actress Jane Lynch in tracksuits and sneakers (at least while she's in character). So, we had to do a double take when we caught sight of her at the “Globes” in a radiant green gown, with a halter-neck top. We're having a hard time figuring out how we're going to go back to seeing her as a tough gym teacher again (I mean we were half-expecting her to pull out her whistle on the red carpet!), but then again, we are glad she glammed it up for the night, especially since “Glee” won top honors for Best Comedy (yay!). Another one of our faves was “Crazy Heart” star Maggie Gyllenhal, who arrived at the “Globes” in a light peach Roland Mouret gown, with a fitted bodice and flared bottom. Oh, and as for the jewelery, it was Bulgari. Jealous is an understatement.
If we had to pick out a fashion rebel for this year's “Globes,” it would have to be Olivia Wilde. While most of her peers showed up to the red carpet in girly gowns, Olivia (who by the way was totally girly at last year's “Globes” in a beautiful lilac Reem Acra dress), decided to majorly mix things up. The “House” star hit the red carpet in a metallic silver Gucci dress, with a low-cut neck, that totally screamed rock star. The best part of Olivia's dress? She's giving it away to an auction to raise aid money for Haiti. Now, that's what we call fashion forward.
Another starlet who took a pretty big risk last night was "Mad Men" vixen Christina Hendricks. While most actresses hit the “Globes” red carpet wearing well-established designers, Christina opted to wear a gown designed by none other than "Project Runway" alum (and one of our faves!), Christian Siriano. We've got to say, it was definitely a risk well worth taking because Christina looked great in Siriano's Champage-color gown.
“Gossip Girl” may have started the whole headband trend, but Carey Mulligan, who was nominated for her role in “An Education,” made it look extra-fabulous last night. Carey wasn't the only one that attempted to wear a headband to the “Globes,” but she's one of the few who did it right. Her 19th century Fred Leighton headpiece served as the ideal accent to her dark blue strapless Nina Ricci gown. Topping off our list of fashion winners for the night would be “Up in the Air”
star Anna Kendrick. The newcomer graced the red carpet in an off-white, one-shoulder Marchesa gown.
Oh, and before we forget, like we said, this year quite a few starlets managed to impress us with their fashion sense. Picking out only 10 best-dressed ladies was no easy task, so we couldn't help but squeeze in two worthy honorable mentions. So, who almost made the cut? Amy Poehler, for one. The “Parks and Recreations” star looked great in a one-shoulder chiffon Jay Godfrey red gown. Another actress who just barely missed our top 10 was "Nine" star Marion Cotillard, who looked stunning in a dark green piece by Christian Dior. Again it was a difficult decision, and before we sound anymore like a college rejection letter, we'll just say, that there's always next year!
Click on any of the photos above to see MTV's full Golden Globes red carpet flipbook!
Who was on your list of best-dressed females at the Golden Globes?