Film, Fashion and Tina Fey… It’s the Golden Globes 2014

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The Golden Globes are one of my favourite award shows of award season. They are considerably less serious than the Oscars, but in my humble opinion, they are more fun, TV gets a well deserved look in and the fashion is often better too. Last night saw practically ever movie and TV star on the planet come out to celebrate the first official award show of the season: The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2014, and most of them looked mighty fine while doing so. With the brilliant Tina Fey and Amy Poehler a.k.a ‘Randy‘ at the helm (watch their hilarious opening monologue here), the cream of Hollywood cheered as the finest movies and TV shows of the past year were deservedly rewarded.

Movie-wise, American Hustle was the clear winner in the film half of the awards, taking three major prizes, while pre-show favourite 12 Years a Slave only managed one. To the surprise of many, Matthew McConaughey 12 Years a Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor, to triumph in the best actor (drama) category, while Jared Leto carried off the best supporting actor for the same film. I was thrilled to see Cate Blancett win a well deserved statue for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, while just as I predicted Leonardo DiCaprio was rewarded for his portrayal of disgraced broker Jordan Belfort in the Martin Scorsese-directed Wolf of Wall Street with the best actor (comedy or musical), which was a long time coming for the versatile actor, who tends to be over-looked come award season. Blockbusting space walk thriller Gravity snagged the best director award for Alfonso Cuarón, which I was happy about, despite the over-hyped movie. Alongside the gags (“It’s my blood,” quipped Emma Thompson, showing off her red-heeled shows) and some technical glitches, Diane Keaton also accepted the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award on behalf of Woody Allen, which understandably, didn’t go down too well with Mia Farrow on Twitter.

On the TV front, Breaking Bad fans around the globe rejoiced as  Bryan Cranston, a.k.a Walter White, graced the stage for two awards in a row. He took home the honor of Best Actor in a Drama TV Series, and Breaking Bad won Best Drama TV Series. I was disappointed to see Girls not scooping any prizes, but thrilled to see Best Actress in TV Series – Drama go to Robin Wright for the brilliant House of Cards. I think a few were disappointed to see Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical go Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which I can’t pass comment on as I’ve yet to see this), but aside from that, the TV aspect was fairly quiet save for a few dodgy speeches (I’m looking at you, Jacqueline Bissett). You can see the full list of movie and TV award winners here.

My favourite hair and Beauty look of the night goes to the beautiful Amber Heard

My favourite hair and Beauty look of the night goes to the beautiful Amber Heard

Fashion Frolics

Okay before we get started on the fashion, did everyone see the epic moment in which Jennifer Lawrence photo bombed Taylor Swift?!  Okay, good. Just needed to get that out there. One of my favourite aspects of the show has to be the fashion, and one of the reasons the Globes tend to go down so well in the fashion stakes is that the ladies tend to not play it ‘safe’ like they would at the Oscars. My favourites were the gorgeous Zooey Deschanel in a glorious gold Oscar De La Renta, Rising star Lupita Nyong’o wore an incredible red Ralph Lauren with cape detailing, Kate Beckinsale dazzled in an embellished Zuhair Murad gown and I adored Modern Family’s Sarah Hylands’ choral dress and beautiful Valentino inspired hair do. Cate Blancett also stole the show in a beautiful Black Armani gown with flawless hair and makeup. Baby bumps also made a suitably stylish apparence on the red carpet: Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataky wore a draped black style with embellished neckline, Olivia Wilde wore a shimmering Gucci number,  Scandal star Kerry Washington wore a beautiful Balenciaga gown, and my personal favourite was Drew Barrymore, who opted for a colourful Monique Lhuillier number. Stunning.

The misses came from Sandra Bullock, whose muti-coloured gown just didn’t do it for me, Jennifer Lawrence also failed to impress with a Dior gown, that looked like it was taken straight out of a Disney movie, and though I adore Lena Dunham, her bright canary-yellow choice didn’t do much for her either.

There’s plenty more gowns to mull over in the gallery below, so take a lookie! What are your favourites?

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  1. Delighted to see Breaking Bad win!

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