Award shows are the "Hunger Games" of the 21st century: there can only be one winner (in each category), competitors are thrust under the spotlight of public scrutiny, and, most importantly, fashion is key if you want to make a big impression. While The "Hunger Games" feature a little more blood, sweat, and tears, the red carpets of some of entertainment's biggest nights is a lot like the Tribute Parade.
Not long ago, we marveled as some of Young Hollywood's best and brightest worked it on the Golden Globes red carpet. Although no one was literally on fire, à la Katniss Everdeen, the fashion was definitely white hot. Here are some of my favorites of the night and my predictions for what you can expect at February's upcoming ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards and the Grammys.
Honorable mentions go out to Emily Blunt, Marion Cotillard, Zooey Deschanel, Nicole Richie, Kerry Washington and Robert Pattinson, who all showed unique, modern, and sophisticated style at the awards.
For upcoming events, expect the deep V-cut that Allison Williams worked, as well as pops of red, like Jennifer Lawrence. Also, the ever-popular up-the-leg cut, perfected by Lea Michele, will most definitely be seen again -- maybe even at this weekends' SAG Awards. Until then, watching all of the Oscar-nominated Best Films is a great way to prepare for the more "educated side" of the awards. Consider it like when the Tributes are scored before the games!
Good luck to all the nominees, and may the odds be ever in their favor!
Where better to start than with the Girl on Fire herself? Jennifer always looks young and glamorous on the red carpet, and the Golden Globes was no exception. Despite battling the flu, Jennifer rocked a jewel-toned Dior dress, and gave one of the night’s most endearing (and hilarious!) acceptance speeches.
Although Anne is growing up, we all remember her as the Princess of Genovia, which she jokingly referenced in her acceptance speech. With her pixie cut, Anne looks sweet but modern, and her elegant Chanel dress has a similar vibe.
Unlike Hathaway, Lena’s short hair is a bit more edgy, much like her eggplant-y purple Zac Posen gown. Although she had a tough time walking in her heels, Lena’s creator/writer/director/star status on HBO’s hit "Girls" proves she’s a creative force to be reckoned with -- and in this dress, a fashion force as well. Likewise, Allison Williams turned heads in her super V-cut J. Mendel dress. Zosia (pronounced Zah-sha, because everyone is definitely wondering) Mamet also shined in a black Tony Ward Couture dress with edgy leather paneling and a not-so-deep V.
Wearing one of my favorite designers, Lea Michele didn’t disappoint in her white Elie Saab gown. While many attempted to rock the leg-slit, Lea nailed it, and her accented-green jewelry was an effortless match.
In a velvet jacket and bow tie, Eddie looked hip but classic in Hugo Boss. Perhaps his Hugo suit was a nod to author of Les Miserables, Victor Hugo? As Marius, Eddie looked stunning in French Rev attire, and as a former Burberry model, he’s already a Men’s style icon.
Despite the fact that he’s never won an Oscar (All together now: “WHAAATTT!!!???”), Leo always manages to look sharp, classy, and all around timeless on the red carpet. His Tom Ford suit encompasses all three of those characteristics, and reminds us all how much of a winner he is in our hearts (plus he’s gorgeous so there’s that too).
Max (almost) always looks perfectly put-together while playing "New Girl"’s loveable Schmidt, and he proved that he’s also crisp and clean on the red carpet. Although he didn’t win, Max’s clean look earns him an honorary fashion Golden Globe (which is something I seriously just made up, but he deserves it nonetheless). It’s also worth mentioning that Max kept his wife on his arm all night – what a gentleman!
Follow Bizzy Emerson on Twitter: www.twitter.com/bizzyems