Hollywood’s brightest stars sparkled Sunday on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, the first showbiz awards gala of 2020. Under sunny skies, the best and brightest of film and television gathered at the Beverly Hilton in their finest for the ceremony, hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais. Here is a look at some of the trends spotted on the red carpet:
Black and white
Tinseltown’s A-list wants to make a good impression on the first major red carpet of the year, and how better to do that than in classic black and white, a fashion staple.
Style icon Billy Porter, a nominee for best actor in a TV drama for his work on “Pose,” wowed fans in an all-white Alex Vinash tuxedo with a coat featuring a giant feather train that zips off, he explained to E! Television.
Nominated actress Joey King (“The Act”) created a daring carpet moment in a sculptural black and white Iris van Herpen dress with a mind-boggling wavy detail and bare shoulders.
Actress-filmmaker Greta Gerwig whose “Little Women” was in contention but who was notably snubbed in the best director category turned heads in a black Proenza Schouler dress with a notable side slit and a white off the shoulder neckline.
And Awkwafina, who took home the award for best comedy film actress for her starring role in “The Farewell,” sported a sleek Dior tuxedo with a ruffled collar blouse and a long ball skirt.
Midnight (mid-afternoon?) blues
The stars hit the red carpet in the middle of the afternoon in Los Angeles, but midnight blue was all the rage. Ana de Armas, a nominee for best comedy actress for the murder mystery “Knives Out,” said she was “a little bit of a mess” at her first Globes but looked like a million bucks in a glittering, strapless Ralph & Russo gown with a full skirt.
Beanie Feldstein, a nominee in the same category for “Booksmart,” beamed in her strapless blue Oscar de la Renta gown and matching headband.
Ladies in red
A red dress is the stuff of Hollywood legends, and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars delivered.
Nicole Kidman, who stars in the Fox News harassment scandal flick “Bombshell” as Gretchen Carlson, went strapless a big trend on the night in a crimson Versace gown with a train and strappy stilettos.
Scarlett Johansson, who starred in the searing Netflix divorce drama “Marriage Story,” upped the va-va-voom factor in a plunging strapless Vera Wang gown in a hue that matched her name.
And Olivia Colman, a winner on Sunday for her turn as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s “The Crown,” opted for a red Emilia Wickstead gown with dramatic puff sleeves and an Empire waist.
Shades of green
Charlize Theron, who plays journalist Megyn Kelly in “Bombshell,” looked stunning in an off-the-shoulder vibrant green Dior gown with a black corset bodice.
“Killing Eve” star Jodie Comer channeled her eccentric assassin character Villanelle in a full emerald green gown with puff sleeves and a canary yellow clutch.
Jennifer Lopez is 50 and fabulous, and has earned lots of praise for her Globe-nominated performance as a veteran stripper with a plan in “Hustlers.” Her red carpet moments are sometimes the stuff of legend, like her iconic green Versace dress at the 2000 Grammys.
But on Sunday, her Valentino look topped with a giant green and gold bow was… less than universally loved.
Here are the winners in key categories for the 77th Golden Globe Awards, which were handed out in Beverly Hills on Sunday.
Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” took home three awards including best comedy/musical film honors, best screenplay and a best supporting actor prize for Brad Pitt.
War epic “1917” took home best drama film honors and a surprise best director trophy for Sam Mendes.
Best film, drama: “1917”
Best film, musical or comedy: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”
Best actor, drama: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Best actress, drama: Renee Zellweger, “Judy”
Best actor, musical or comedy: Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”
Best actress, musical or comedy: Awkwafina, “The Farewell”
Best supporting actor: Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”
Best supporting actress: Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Best director: Sam Mendes, “1917”
Best screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”
Best foreign language film: “Parasite”
Best animated feature: “Missing Link”
Best drama series: “Succession”
Best drama actor: Brian Cox, “Succession”
Best drama actress: Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
Best musical or comedy series: “Fleabag”
Best musical or comedy actor: Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”
Best musical or comedy actress: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”
Best limited series or TV movie: “Chernobyl”
Best limited series or TV movie actor: Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice”
Best limited series or TV movie actress: Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”
Best limited series or TV movie supporting actor: Stellan Skarsgard, “Chernobyl”
Best limited series or TV movie supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “The Act”