By Cassandra Shaffer
Our favorite TV shows and movies of 2016? Check. Inspiring speeches from our favorite stars? Check. The best dressed on the red carpet? Double check.
The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards was full of memorable moments and glamorous fashion on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Plunging necklines, sparkling embellishments and various shades of pink and yellow were huge trends seen on the first red carpet of the year.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross, winner for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series for her role in “Blackish,” amazed in a strapless Zuhair Murad beaded midi dress. Topped with a handful of ornate diamond rings designed by Noudar, L’Dezen by Payal Shah, YEPREM and Kavant&Sharat, Ross’ look certainly gave meaning to the phrase “shine bright like a diamond.” Ross is the first African-American woman to win this award in more than 30 years.
Lily Collins chose to wear a dusty-rose Zuhair Murad Couture gown to attend her first Golden Globes as a nominee. With tons of tool and a delicate floral design, this ultra-feminine ball gown made the nominee for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture look like a modern-day princess.
Acting in too many hit TV shows and movies to even count, Drew Barrymore gave off major Greek goddess vibes in an embellished Monique Lhuillier gown. Barrymore’s ensemble was a successful mash-up of some of this year’s biggest trends. From the cold shoulders and deep V-neck to the sparkling embellishments, Barrymore certainly knows how to dress for a red carpet.
Evan Rachel Wood
“I love dresses. I’m not trying to protest dresses,” Evan Rachel Wood told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. “But I wanted to make sure that young girls and women knew that they aren’t a requirement.” We bow down to Wood for her choice to nix the typical gown and wear a custom Altuzarra tuxedo, complete with a pussy-bow tie. Wood was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama TV series for her work on HBO’s “Westerwold.”
Ever since Mandy Moore reappeared on our TV screens with her comeback role in NBC’s “This Is Us,” she has consistently dominated every red carpet she’s walked. Moore paired her chic Naeem Khan cape dress with a pair of statement teardrop earrings for a memorable look. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV.
Not only did Ryan Gosling win Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his role in “La La Land,” he also won our hearts in his contrasting Gucci suit. Gosling paired black pants and shoes with a matching white shirt and dinner jacket and topped off the look with a pop of red in the flower pinned to his lapel. His partner Eva Mendes is the true winner in this situation.
She can sing, she can act and she can dress for a red carpet. This year was Hailee Steinfeld’s first time at the Globes as a nominee, and her style did not disappoint. Nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for her role in “The Edge of Seventeen,” Steinfeld wore a lavender Vera Wang Collection gown with trendy cold-shoulder sleeves and a plunging neckline.
Nominated for her breakout role in the historical drama film “Loving,” Ruth Negga literally shined in a custom Louis Vuitton gown. Negga’s armor-like ensemble was made from a mix of rose gold, yellow gold and silver sequins. The look was topped off with gold cuffs and a smoky eye for a futuristic warrior look.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV for her badass character in “Westworld,” Thandie Newton stunned in her off-the-shoulder Monse dress. The copper sequined hem made Newton appear to be walking on flames, which is appropriate because her look was white hot.
Emma Stone was the literal star of the night, taking home Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture. Her light-pink Valentino gown, embellished with stars and a deep V-neckline, was the perfect mix of feminine and daring. Stone epitomized the definition of best dressed by keeping the rest of her ensemble simple, only adding a diamond collar necklace.