And the A-list ladies wore.... pink. The dress code for the 2011 Golden Globes was fashion's most feminine hue - from hot candy to palest blush beige. Nice to see a return to romance on the red carpet.
As Grazia Daily predicted, the woman of the night, Golden Globe winner and mom-to-be Natalie Portman, opted for a billowing pink gown but the satin Viktor & Rolf number was less about romance and more about roominess, 'I just wanted to be comfortable' she said 'so I still want to wear something beautiful, but... loose and flowing, which is wonderful...'
And if you're wondering how shopping for awards show gowns works in this modern age...Julianne Moore revealed that Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz telephoned her 'about 15 minutes' after she was nominated; 'He said over the phone, "How do you feel about pink?" and I said, "Yeah, whatever."' Spoilt, much?
Grazia Daily couldn't decide whether Emma Stone should opt for a fun and youthful design or go down the sophisticated route, but this simple peach Calvin Klein Collection dress is the best of both worlds.
Claire Danes in a bright pink halter-neck dress by Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection.
Lea Michelle in a pale pink ruffled asymmetrical ballgown by Oscar de la Renta.
Giorgio Armani "face" Megan Fox in Armani Prive.
Of course, it's not easy to dress for a major awards show that will be broadcast to billions, although it's not hard to steal the show if you stick to the age-old tactics of every starlet, including this year's nominee Sofia Vergara, who arrived in a lipstick red Vera Wang corset gown, tweeted, "I don't care!!! I already have my Golden Globes!!!!!!!!hahhahha".
For others, looking a million dollars on the red carpet may be the result of preparations costing not far off that figure...
Black Swan nominee Mila Kunis reportedly had a $7,000 facial, the "HD Diamond and Ruby Peel", which apparently involved being scrubbed with precious gemstones, including rubies that "act as the antioxidant" and diamonds that "provide a topical sheen." Sure. Her gorgeous emerald green gown with an asymmetrical neckline and dramatic train is by Vera Wang.
Meanwhile, the newest guests to this year's ceremony season are finding it hard to disguise their excitement. A D&G tuxedoed Justin Bieber elbowed aside a Tom Ford tuxedoed Brad Pitt to pose for photos with Angelina Jolie (this isn't Madame Tussauds, young man..). Bieber later tweeted 'Halle Berry was at my table. #badass'. Grazia Daily is mightily impressed to see Angie wearing a sparkling sharp-shouldered Versace gown in a rich emerald tone. So, as you can see, green is the other colour statement of the night...
Catherine Zeta Jones opted for a forest green tone with this ruffled ballgown by Monique Lhullier.
Nominee Elisabeth Moss brought another dash of green courtesy of a pleated satin strapless Donna Karan gown.
Meanwhile, don't expect any style help from your celebrity husband. Nicole Kidman explained that Keith Urban 'has nothing to do with' her fashion choices; his only contribution to picking her nude Prada gown was the traditional male non-committal statement-of-choice; 'looks pretty' (which we all know actually means 'hurry up').
But for the truly stylish, the choice is simple. Grazia Daily predicted die-hard fashionista Michelle Williams would chose ladylike Valentino on the night but rather than our more modest selection, she arrived for the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in a beige daisy covered gown from the Italian fashion house, saying of the dress; 'it was the one I liked the most'.
Amy Adams looked splendid in a teal gown with cut out florals gown by Marchesa.
As we said on Friday, Anne Hathaway's become famous for swathing herself in sparkles so it's no surprise to see her in this pale gold sequinned fitted puff-sleeved dress by old favourite, Armani Prive.
Christina Hendricks in a red one-shouldered hour-glass dress with corsage detail by Romona Kaveza.
We hoped the minimalist designs by Jil Sander would make it onto the red carpet and one came thanks to Tilda Swinton and this white shirt and cream satin skirt.
Eva Longoria in a black mermaid dress with sweetheart neckline by Zac Posen.
Leighton Meester in a long-sleeved printed nude gown with split skirt by Burberry.
Versace "face" January Jones in a red Versace gown with cut-out bodice and long fringed skirt.
Olivia Wilde in a strapless beaded chocolate brown Marchesa gown with crinoline skirt.
Christina Aguilera in a beige lace dress by Zuhair Murad.
Jennifer Lopez also turned to Zuhair Murad for this white cape and gown.
Scarlett Johansson in a floaty beige chiffon gown with deep neckline and waterfall sleeves by Elie Saab.
Sandra Bullock in blush-beige draped asymmetrical dress with silver beading by Jenny Packham.
Dianna Agron in beige draped strapless column dress by J.Mendel.
Gabourey Sidibe in a purple sequinned leopard and floral print vintage gown.
Helena Bonham-Carter in a digital printed Vivienne Westwood gown...and mismatched shoes.
Winter's Bone's Jennifer Lawrence in Louis Vuitton.
True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung.
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