Golden Globe Sunday Sunday, January 11, 2015
Today is Golden Globe Sunday and as a fan of film, fashion, pop culture and really all things Fab I was pretty much glued to my TV set most of the day. I attempted to be productive in the a.m., however by 1pm (when I knew E's red carpet coverage was beginning) I was all in. Starting a lifestyle blog makes me now able to justify my pop culture obsession/addiction as I now call it "work/research". I enjoyed the insight the E network provided regarding what they thought the "stars" would be wearing and I was now hooked as I couldn't wait for the 3pm coverage to begin. As a former Film major I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't (yet) seen many of the film's nominated (I will by the time the Oscar's get presented, it's my goal every year), however I am very well read as to what critics and industry insiders are saying, therefore feel completely validated in providing insight/having an opinion as to who should win. So what are my thoughts on the 2015 Golden Globes? So glad you asked...
What a snooze fest. Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler weren't as funny as I had hoped and I felt uncomfortable with how hot and sweaty everyone looked inside the ballroom. Someone turn on the AC please. That being said, I must say I was pleased with most of the night's winners... Boyhood for Best Drama (this movie was amazing), Patricia Arquette for Best Supporting, Julianne Moore for Best Actress, Amy Adams for Best Actress, Richard Linklater for Best Director and Matt Bomer for Best Supporting were all great choices by the Associated Press. Additionally, I loved Michael Keaton, Gina Rodriguez and Common/John Legend's speeches (I got choked up for all three/four). Aside from those highlights I thought the Golden Globes overall were underwhelming.
Now let's talk fashion... The Globes are suppose to be fun and lively. This show should feel more party and less stuffy, but I just don't think anyone brought it. As someone who loves fashion I was incredibly disappointed with most of the looks on the red carpet. There are better dresses featured on any issue of Vogue. It looked like most women picked out their dresses from the Mother of the Bride section at Neiman Marcus or Saks (Amy Adams in Atelier Versace, Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent, Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney, Catherine Zeta-Jones in Angel Sanchez, Cindy Crawford in Versace, Patricia Arquette in custom Escada, Lena Dunham in Zac Posen, Emily Blunt in Michael Kors, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Miu Miu, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez, Gina Rodriguez in Badgley Mischka, Katie Holmes in custom Marchesa, Robin Wright in Ralph Lauren, Julianna Margulies in Ulyana Sergeenko, Rene Russo in J. Mendel, Katherine Heigl in Zac Posen, Taylor Schilling in custom Ralph Lauren). Yawn...
Let's talk favorites... Kate Hudson (in Atelier Versace) murdered the red carpet (one word...Wow!!), Julianne Moore (in Givenchy Haute Couture) and Jessica Chastain (also in Atelier Versace) were my top three favorites in that order. All three women looked like "Movie Stars" and were impeccable from hair to toe. Their dresses fit them like a glove (although not like the dumb glove Amal Clooney decided to wear.). Other honorable mentions go to Emma Stone (in Lanvin...she always gets it right), Dakota Johnson (in Chanel Haute Couture), Jennifer Lopez (in Zuhair Murad Haute Couture), Reese Witherspoon (in Calvin Klein Collection) and Naomi Watts (in Gucci).
That brings me to my worst looks from the night...Amal Clooney (in Dior Haute Couture), Lupita Nyong'o (in Giambattista Valli Couture) and Keira Knightly (in custom Chanel). Let's dig a little deeper here... Amal has been hitting home runs ever since she was first photographed with George Clooney, however this look was all kinds of wrong. The gloves looked ridiculous and her hands and fingers reminded me of E.T. (anyone agree?), the hair looked a hot mess and because her dress was also black she just looked hot (not in the good way) and miserable. I wanted to really like this and I love Dior, but nothing about this look worked. Now Lupita...she was my absolute favorite last award season and the red Ralph Lauren dress she wore to last year's Globes will remain one of my favorite red carpet looks of all time, but Sunday night's dress looked like a Project Runway "project". It looked like the top portion was made from artificial flower petals purchased from Michael's, not cute nor sexy. And lastly, Kiera Knightly who I always love and was excited to see also failed to deliver. Kiera is pregnant, however that is no excuse for dressing poorly (please reference Blake Lively and Kerry Washington). Chanel is one of my all time favorites, however this dress belongs in an editorial spread in Vogue and not the Golden Globe red carpet. I wonder if anyone actually told her she looked good? Cause they lied. Truly disappointed by all three of these looks as these ladies typically hit home runs. Hopefully, they clean it up before the next red carpet event. I trust they will.
A few home-runs, but mostly misses at this year's Golden Globes. Can't wait for the Oscars...Liomir