The 78th Annual Golden Globes marked the first one in history that was held virtually, due to safety precautions in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was hosted by beloved comedic duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and awards were voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Although the nominees weren’t allowed to gather all in one space to celebrate their achievements in film and television, the glamour was still dialed up to a 10 — gone are the days of conventional red carpet correspondence and ushered in is the age of Instagram as a place to show off the outfits that would have graced the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. Below, we’ve rounded up the 10 most breathtakingly fashionable looks of the night.
At the Golden Globes, as a nominee for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in The Great, Elle Fanning shows the woman she has become. She was clad in a mint blue, silver-bedazzled cocktail dress with ribbon-like sleeves from Gucci, which is reminiscent of the classical silhouette and style of the fashion house, and has a sense of whimsical youthfulness that Fanning embodies in every creative project.
Emma Corrin appeared on our silver screens as the iconic Lady Diana in the Netflix smash hit The Crown, the series based on the British royal family. Corrin took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama. For her look, she enlisted stylist Harry Lambert (who also notably dresses Harry Styles). The result was a custom black and white Miu Miu piece and Cartier jewels that blend the sophisticated look of monarchy with a sense of sad playfulness, hence the reference image of a sad clown, with a silver tear streaking down her face.
Anya Taylor-Joy starred in Autumn de Wilde’s retelling of the Jane Austen period drama Emma and broke the internet with her complex portrayal of chess star Beth in The Queen’s Gambit. Now, the Miami-born Argentinian actress has officially won the 2021 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Queen’s Gambit. For the night that was undoubtedly hers, Taylor-Joy wore a gorgeous emerald green dress, custom designed by Maria Grazia, creative director of Dior. She paired the stunner with a corresponding emerald green kimono and green heels.
With a supporting role in one of award season’s most talked about film, Promising Young Woman, Laverne Cox stunned in the red carpet preshow. In a long red dress with embroidered detailing from Thai Nguyen, Cox showed off her stunning, graceful presence. She paired the look with braids and custom Dena Kemp jewelry.
Nominated for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in the HBO Max series The Flight Attendant, Kaley Cuoco was a dazzling gem on the virtual red carpet. In a spectacular gray Oscar De La Renta custom gown, with hand-placed crystals and star details, Cuoco pretty much looked flawless.
Amanda Seyfried stunned on the Golden Globes virtual red carpet from her home, attending for her nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in Mank. The dress was handcrafted in the Oscar De La Renta atelier, featuring a fitted bodice and a sweeping skirt in a lovely sorbet color. The outfit also includes handmade flowers with petals that were individually embossed on a draped shawl.
The cult-classic actress that Twitter can’t seem to get enough of — and star of the Netflix film I Care a Lot — is Rosamund Pike. She took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, thanking America’s corrupt legal system for the popularity of her role. For her winning turn, she wore a tulle gown from Molly Goddard, keeping in the signature shade of red that her character, Marla Grayson, wears in the film.
Andra Day, singer of everyone’s favorite motivational anthem “Rise Up,” starred in The United States vs. Billie Holiday as the iconic Billie Holiday. The starlet won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Her look consists of a white mesh and tulle creation from the mind of Chanel Creative director Virginie Viard, which walked the runway for Chanel Spring/Summer Haute Couture 2021 collection. She accessorized with Chanel’s Brins de Diamants earrings and Lion Astral ring, both epitomizing the costume jewelry that is so synonymous with the fashion house.
One of three women to be nominated in the Best Director – Motion Picture category for her work on One Night in Miami, Regina King came into the night knowing she was here to make history and therefore needed an outfit to match. Louis Vuitton came to the rescue, offering a metallic-front dress with black sides and sleeves that made King shine throughout the entire night.
No red carpet roundup in complete with the supreme herself, Sarah Paulson, who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama for her role as the terrifying Nurse Ratched in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series Ratched. Paulson was ready to conquer and entertain, if unknowingly: she paired her ’50s-esque off-the-shoulder black satin dress with a purple cast on her arm, both, according to her stylist Kate Welch, custom Prada. With blonde highlights and bleached off eyebrows, Paulson always manages to find the drama and humor within the art of being herself.
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