Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes 2011

It is award season!  I love award season.  The only thing I hate about award season is that I'm not working anymore and therefore I have nobody to dish with.  So, I'm dishing it with you folks.  I just love to check out the beautiful people's gowns, jewelry, etc.  not to mention which celebrity is dating which celebrity.  Love that!  So, let's talk gowns, shall we?

I usually like to watch the Red Carpet specials before the actual show to see all the celebrities as the walk in so you can get the full effect of the gown.  Unfortuantely, my family had other plans for my televisions.  Hubby was watching football in the living room and L REFUSED to let me watch it in my room.  For some reason he has taken over my TV and when I tried to change the channel, he started what I call "autism cussing" - words that I cannot understand, but I'm sure are probably not very nice.  Not to mention that he gets LOUD and I couldn't hear the interviews.  So, I missed part of the special, but I did get to see a few celebs as they came in.  There were A LOT of champagne, ivory colored, or lack of color, frocks to be seen.  While a lot of them were pretty, they seemed to all run together.  None of them really stood out to me, with the exception of the Golden Globe girl, Gia Mantegna, daughter of actor, Joe Mantegna.

The outstanding color of the evening seemed to be green, worn by Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis, Catherine Zeta Jones and Elisabeth Moss.

A few of my favorites for the evening:

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein - gorgeous!

Natalie Portman in Viktor and Rolf, which looks stunning on her baby bump.

Eva Longoria in Zac Posen.  GORGEOUS! 

Helen Mirren, lovely as always, in Badgley Mischka. 

There were also a few dresses that were not my favorite:

  This is the gorgeous, January Jones.  The dress itself isn't so bad, but my gracious I spent half the night waiting for her boob to fall out of it's strap thingee.  EEK!  I was a nervous wreck for her.

Tilda Swinton in Jill Sander.  Again, the dress is okay alone, but my goodness, she's all one color from head to toe.  She is in desperate need of some color!

I am all for having your own style and having fun with fashion, but seriously?  Helena Bonham Carter definitely marches to the beat of her own drum.  This is just plain scary from the top of her big 'ole 80's hair down to her different color shoes!  EEK! 

Again, Claire Danes won Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Made For TV Movie for Temple Grandin AND my other favorite, Jim Parsons, won for best actor in a Comedy Series for his brilliant portrayal of Sheldon Cooper on Big Bang Theory.  Glee took home the best Musical or Comedy Series.  YAY! 

Did you watch?  What was your favorite moment? 



  1. I didn't watch so thanks for this fashion recap.
    Claire Danes looks stunning!!
    Helena BC...looks coo-coo :)

  2. I didn't watch as our tv was tuned to either football or the military channel. I love seeing the gowns. I think my favorite of the ones you show is Helen Miran's. She looks so elegant.

  3. I didn't watch...I didn't even realize it was on. :s I love the gowns, but I am over the self-importance. My faves from your pictures were Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mila Kunis...beautiful!

  4. I loved Eva like you and also Sofia Vergara. I have to say that MOST of the gowns this year were very nice. I don't think there was nearly as many that shocked me by how ugly they were.

    I also with you on January Jones. Everyone else seemed to love that dress, but I thought it looked weird and I thought her hair should have been up since her dress had so much detail. No surprise with Tilda and the potato sack as always! I also didn't like Angelina Jolie and that seemed to be a favorite on E!

  5. I didn't watch. But I did look at all the red carpet looks on aol. I think Emma Stone looked stunning. Simple, and feminine and (gasp) covered up! Beautiful.

    I thought Julianne Moore (who I love) looked horrid. That's all. :-)

  6. Yep, we watched. It IS fun to see what everyone's wearing.

    I loved the fact that there were so many green gowns! Green is my favorite color, so those really rang my bell. Honestly, Catherine Zeta-Jones just gets more beautiful as the years go by.

    And didn't Claire Danes look gorgeous? I never even knew who she was until I saw Temple Grandin, which I think is an absolutely superb movie. She deserved her award!

  7. I don't usually watch these shows, but it's fun to see recaps like yours. The different colored shoes...what's with that? Normal people would be embarrassed!

  8. I don't watch the award shows but I do look online at the outfits. I thought Eva look gorgeous. The best revenge for a cheating husband.

    That Tilda? OMG she needs some makeup and to be told not make a face like that on the red carpet.

    Did you see Vanessa Williams? They had a picture of her online close up and her makeup was beyond to much.

    That's all I got for ya:)

  9. I love a red carpet runway. It's not as fun now that I don't have a daughter or two around to enjoy it with.

    I LOVE the greens the best of all. Green always makes a stunning gown, IMO.

    And that last one looks like a drunk returning FROM a bad night at the ball. Just sayin'...