The Golden Globes is “a sloppy, loud party and that seemed our thing,” Tina Fey and Amy Poehler said on the red carpet about why they took on duties as co-hosts. “The beautiful people of film are together with the disgusting, horrible people of TV,” Tina Fey said.
The television people dressed up as grandly as the movie people, where the theme seemed to be Old Hollywood. The results ranged from boring to sensational.
Megan Fox wore a strapless pale pink dress by Dolce Gabbana. “It’s tight. It’s lacey,” she said of the gown, that was actually kind of blah. It did show off her flat belly after having a baby only last month with actor Brian Austin Green, who looked great in a traditional black tux.
Kerry Washington, a star of “Django Unchained” and ABC’s “Scandal,” was stunning in the same nude color in a full-length dress by Miou-Miou that looked transparent except for strategically accented sequins.
Lena Dunham looked classy in a flattering and slimming black off-the-shoulder dress by Zac Posen, her former babysitter. “The amount of rubbernecking that goes on is what I’m really looking forward to,” she said.
She mentioned she hoped “to meet Jennifer Lawrence,” with whom she seems to have a girl crush. As for how comfortable her dress was, “I’m not that comfortable in this corset,” she said, as she patted her midriff.
Zac Posen also dressed Glenn Close, who is nominated for best actress for “Damages,” which has ended its six-year run. Her dress was black, with simple and elegant lines and, she said, perfect for the cold weather, which she mentioned was unusual for LA. “I’m open for anything but not another six years,” she said about starring in another television show.
Jodie Foster, recipient of a lifetime achieve award, was dressed in an elegant navy gown by her go-to designer Armani.
Jennifer Lawrence wore a stunning orangey strapless gown with a tiny black belt designed by Dior couture. “It was a last-minute decision,” she said of the dress. As for how many other dresses she tried on before making her choice — surprisingly, only two. But this one was perfect for her age and figure. The actress, who’s nominated for best actress in a comedy/musical for “Silver Linings Playbook,” has not written an acceptance speech. “I’m going to wing it. It seems like bad luck” or being “presumptuous,” she said modestly.
“I stopped trying to make sense of it,” said Bradley Cooper, handsome in a classic black tuxedo, about the progression of his career and the success of “Silver Linings Playbook.” About his portrayal of Pat Solitano Jr. in the David O. Russell movie, he said, “I learned a lot from the character in a way I never did before.”
All eyes were on Globes co-host Tina Fey, who wore a L’Wren Scott strapless cocktail length dress in nude and black. Her hair was beautiful, long and loose. Poehler wore a sexy black pantsuit, and the tuxedo jacket was cut very low. Her cleavage was accentuated by a seriously impressive diamond necklace.
When the hosts were asked what they had prepared to entertain the crowd, Tina Fey joked, “We do a lot of poetry that we’ve written.” Fey also explained about their drinking game. “If someone cries, you take a drink. If someone’s boob falls out of her dress, you take a drink, and if someone thanks Harvey Weinstein, you take a drink.”
Anne Hathaway was alluring in a Dior blush-colored strapless dress, that looked like it was in two parts, a corset and a long skirt in lace accented by small sequins. “I feel like myself in Chanel,” she explained.
Daniel Day-Lewis, with his wife Rebecca Miller, looked like the most uncomfortable nominee on the red carpet. He wore the standard uniform of the night by the men, an elegant black tuxedo with a white shirt, although he was spared the “Who are you wearing?” question.
He did say of “Lincoln” it took him seven years to say “yes” to the project. The English actor said he was anxious about “pretty much everything” when it came to the role. His main concern was that, “If I go down in flames with this one, I’ll never be able to show my face in this country again.”
Adele was elegant in a black dress by Burberry that suited her to a T.
Denzel Washington, who continued the elegant black tuxedo trend for men, was with his daughter Olivia. Washington said he studied drunks on YouTube to get his character as the alcoholic pilot in “Flight” as accurate as possible. His daughter may have blown her father’s sexy guy image when she said, “He’s the biggest nerd you’ll ever meet.”
Jessica Chastain looked stunning in a halter top seafoam gown designed by Calvin Klein that was very Old Hollywood.
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