NOTE: Yes, I know the Oscars are starting any minute, which makes this post about 89 awards shows late. However, I did start writing this the day after the Globes and figured it was worth posting. A little more brief than past years, but technically, my annual streak is still in tact!
So many great films this year. (If you’re asking, my personal favorite was Hell or High Water, but I think the best film of the year was Moonlight.) And there were some great looks to kick-off the awards season. My picks for the 2017 Golden Globes …
BEST OF CHANNELING OF YOUR ROLE: Natalie Portman
I’m sure it’s difficult to dress a pregnant belly, but every year at least one woman nails it at the Golden Globes. This year, that woman is Natalie Portman. I love the daring color choice of this chartreuse Prada gown. And the silhouette pays homage to both Natalie’s delicate state and Jackie Kennedy’s impeccable 1960s style. The makeup and hair is enviable. Perfection.
MOST BREATHTAKING FACE: Ruth Negga
True, Ruth Negga probably has one of those faces that doesn’t require makeup to look stunning. But, wow, was she gorgeous on Sunday night! The custom Louis Vuitton dress was so chic in liquid metal. The finger waves and amethyst shadow are on point. Eyebrows are a clinic in shaping and grooming. Perfect highlighting is paired with a mauve lip. With a face like that (and a liquid metallic dress), no jewelry is required. I’ll definitely pin this look to try and emulate in the future.
BEST TUX (and most coveted look!): Evan Rachel Wood
Like many people, I watched the first season of Westworld. Beautiful show, but I’m not sure I’ll continue next season. I just don’t know that I want to have to think so hard. I mean, can’t they just explain what it all means!
Despite the terrible confusion Westworld brings me, I’ll be forever grateful that the show brought Evan Rachel Wood a nomination and an excuse to wear this AMAZING look at the Golden Globes. I saw her and instantly thought, “How do I get a custom tux made?!?” This is unbelievable. Look at that tailoring! And she’s got the perfect hair and makeup to go with the Alturzarra tux. It’s just too good.
The icing on top is what Evan said about her couture choice:
“I’m not trying to protest dresses but I wanted to make sure that young girls and women knew that they aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to—to just be yourself because your worth is more than that.”
BEST STAYING TRUE TO YOUR STYLE: Janelle Monáe
I’ll never forget seeing Janelle Monáe perform at SXSW, circa 2009. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen a woman produce that kind of electricity on stage. Styling her signature pompadour, Janelle’s powerful voice was matched by her throwback power suit.
Seven years later, she’s still rocking her own style and looking gorgeous. On Sunday night she wore a custom Armani Privé gown, with whom she collaborated. More often than not, I hate a high-low hem, but this just works. Just two colors, but many textures — sequins, taffeta, tulle. The poof of the skirt is perfectly balanced by the immaculately tailored bodice. And the pearls in the hair – genius!
BEST LOOK OF THE NIGHT: Reese Witherspoon
Reese has had many memorable red carpet moments. I mean who can forget the vintage Christian Dior ballgown she wore the night she won the Oscar for Walk the Line. She looked like a Southern princess. And remember when she wore that yellow Nina Ricci cocktail dress at the Golden Globes?
Ten years later, yellow proves another winning choice for Reese. She looks like a bombshell in a custom Atelier Versace. The lemony yellow is dreamy with her creamy complexion. And that Tiffany and Co. necklace?!? The updo and makeup is absolutely stunning. Modern Hollywood glamour all the way. Reese knocks it out of the park!
What’s been your favorite of this awards season?
Images: Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga, Evan Rachel Wood, Janelle Monae, Reese Witherspoon