Behold, HCG's take on our favorite awards show of the year! HCG's Golden Globes Best Dressed (in no certain order):
- Claire Danes (top left): We really never imagined Angela Chase would grow into such a poised, super slender adult woman who looks immaculate at nearly every public appearance, but Claire Danes has consistently impressed us over the past few years. This custom Calvin Klein Collection pink silk halter dress did not disappoint. The cut of this gown looked so great on Danes it just kept prompting the same lingering question in our minds: How the hell does Claire Danes stay so damn thin?
- Eva Longoria (top second from left): Eva Longoria looked simply gorgeous in this fitted Zac Posen gown which had an open back and an incredibly flattering cut. Longoria is t-i-n-y, but this dress somehow made her seem statuesque and was a perfect choice for such a petite woman.
- Emma Stone (top second from right): The young Emma Stone - whose skin glowed so much each time she appeared on camera we swore the chick was barely a teenager - took a page from the style handbook of Claire Danes and wowed us in a custom Calvin Klein Collection cap sleeved, open back dress in nectar silk crepe. We found this choice refreshing in its minimalist (and signature Calvin Klein) style, and we loved that it was such a far cry from the looks worn by many other young actresses who tried too hard and failed (you know who you are Lea Michelle).
- Anne Hathaway (top far right): When Rachel Zoe styles Anne Hathaway, it's usually a given that Hathaway will look ba-na-nas, and this year's Globes was no exception to that rule. We loved this Giorgio Armani Prive evening gown covered in pailettes and Swarovksi crystals, and the amber tone works wonderfully with Hathaway's skin and hair. Bravo, RZ!
- Jennifer Lopez (bottom center): HCG loves a woman who takes a risk (except Helena Bonham Carter), and we generally love Jennifer Lopez. This white Zuhair Murad gown with what appears to be a crystal embellished sheer capelet was not conventional, but it was interesting. Plus, no one can argue that J. Lo's hair and makeup was beautiful. Some people may try to compare this look to something a 15-year-old girl would wear to her quinceñera, but we say those people are just Hispanic haters.
- Leighton Meester (bottom right): Leighton Meester looked great in this Burberry Prorsum dress. We loved the lightness of the fabric and the long sleeves, and Meester's dewy skin and fresh makeup perfectly complemented her soft look. Although Meester has gotten flack that this dress looks like something a sister wife on "Big Love" might wear, we thought it was awesome. What can we say, we like a little modesty (take note, January Jones).
- Jennifer Lawrence (bottom left): We have no idea who this girl is, but we were big fans of her special collection Louis Vuitton dress.
Olivia Wilde (far top middle) wore a very pretty Marchesa dress, but she is not on our best dressed list. We just couldn't find an image with all the people we liked that excluded her.
HCG on Natalie Portman: Like most everyone else who cares about what actresses wear to awards shows, we expected Natalie Portman to wear Dior or Rodarte to the Golden Globes, but Portman shocked us and showed up in Viktor and Rolf. While we loved the color and the cut of this dress, we weren't crazy over the flower. But we love NP too much to say anything negative about her, ever. Except that we just saw "No Strings Attached" and it was painful. We're sorry NP.We can speak more highly of NP's after party look by Azzaro which we loved - mostly because the shorter length and embellished neckline seemed to fit NP's usual aesthetic. Plus, we were very impressed that she changed into FLATS. HCG hopes the following people make better decisions at the SAG Awards:
1. Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham. Sandy, girl, we love you. You were absolute perfection when you romped through the 2010 awards season in succinctly styled ensembles and thoughtfully chosen hair and makeup, but these bangs are too much. We know you've been going through some tough personal times (even HCG would feel depressed if our ex-husband proposed to Kat Von D only seven months after our divorce), but you are better than this. Your Jenny Packham gown has potential, but we were so distracted by your bangs we couldn't focus on your dress. 2. Michelle Williams in Valentino. Again, this one breaks out heart. We saw "Blue Valentine" with MR only two days before the Globes, and it made us even more smitten with Michelle Williams than we already are. We love her blond pixie cut, and her 2006 canary yellow Vera Wang Oscar dress is one of our all time favorites. But this sad, wrinkled shapeless daisy print Valentino was by far the most disappointing dress of the evening. 3. Halle Berry in Nina Ricci. Like every other human being on the planet, we think Halle Berry is incredibly gorgeous and has an enviable body, but this dress is just not right. As much as we'd like to blame Berry or her stylist, the fault lies on Nina Ricci who we were surprised to learn made this dress. Woof.4. Nicole Kidman in Prada. Each awards show, we hold out hope that Nicole Kidman will step it up and wear something cool. We're still waiting. Congrats on the new secret baby! Other notable figures:
1. January Jones in Versace: We've tried to analyze this dress, but we just can't look past January Jones's body - or, more bluntly, her breasts. We like that she went a little Serena van der Woodsen on us and left little to the imagination, but HCG prefers a more modest approach to the red carpet. As expected, Jones wore Versace, and while this whole look - hair, makeup, fit of the dress - definitely works, we just can't bring ourselves to love it. 2. Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier: Look at Mandy Moore making a comeback! First, girlfriend acts as the voice of Rapunzel in the animated film "Tangled" and then she sports a super cute cobalt blue Monique Lhuillier gown to the Golden Globes. MM wins HCG's award for most surprisingly pleasant dress of the evening. 3. Brad + Angelina in [No One Cares]: We never really pay attention to what Brad and Angelina wear, but we do pay attention to what they do. Apparently, the camera people at the Golden Globes share our fixation on America's most famous couple. Each pre-commercial shot of Brangelina - Angie adjusting Brad's bow tie, the two of them snuggling - left us even more fascinated with them, but nothing intrigued us more than seeing Angie quickly swipe on lip gloss. She's just like us! What did you think? You know you want to tell us.