Personally, I Would Like to Thank Obama for Putting Us on His List: The 2020 Golden Globes Fashion Review

 

The annual award season parade began in earnest last night with the ever-on-fire and delightfully cringeworthy (Tom Hanks’ reactions …) Ricky Gervais hosting his “last” Golden Globes ceremony. Despite the mostly mundane nominations, winners and fashion, there were a few standouts in all categories — Michelle Williams’ glorious acceptance speech, Kate McKinnon’s emotional Ellen DeGeneres tribute (and the accompanying reel), and several major style risks that to varying degrees succeeded and failed.

WINNER TAKE ALLBilly Porter in Alex Vinash

Honestly, by now we should just assume Billy will win every fashion event; everyone else can stay home.

BEST OF THE BOLD MOVES:

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Ralph & Russo (which she’s auctioning off to raise funds for Australian bushfire relief)

Adore everything about this look and she’s my personal number one … for all things.

Awkwafina — the first Asian American to win the Best Actress award — in Dior

I don’t think I’ve ever had the urge to wear a ruffled collar until now. This whole look is stunning perfection.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Gucci

Gold is so not my thing — never mind gold sequins — but this is a stunning standout among the dreary blacks and surprisingly boring scarlet gowns. That said …

Olivia Colman in Emilia Wickstead

As far as I’m concerned, there’s something about Olivia that allows her to carry off nearly anything. This balloon-sleeved number is no exception.

Joey King in Iris van Herpen

This is a phenomenal look, though there’s something off about the shoe.

Zoey Deutch in Fendi Couture jumpsuit

Despite my feeling that the color should be overwhelming, this is absolute perfection on her.

Laura Dern in Saint Laurent

There are a million reasons this shouldn’t work and yet on Dern — fantastic.

Kaitlyn Dever in Valentino Couture

Hear me out — I don’t personally love this pattern or style but our baby girl, Loretta has somehow managed to wear this pocketed number brilliantly, and she’s only 23! I can’t wait to see her future awards and fashion ventures.

 

PERHAPS BETTER LEFT UNTAKEN RISKS:

Gwyneth Paltrow in Fendi

Good gods, Goop, I almost have no words … from the color to the fussiness to the overdone neck area, this is by far one of the night’s worst and most ridiculous looks. Don’t even get me started on the back.

Jennifer Lopez in Valentino

This is too much in all ways. Return to sender, please.

Jodie Comer in Mary Katrantzou

I’ve tried every way I could to find some love here because I adore Jodie … but other than the color I cannot support this mess.

Kerry Washington in Altuzarra

I don’t mind skin one iota and Kerry is a gorgeous woman, but this is overkill.

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

Sorry Charlize, we just can’t. The lime green is wrong, the fit is off, the one-shouldered sash v the corset leaves no winner.

Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent

I vacillated over this one because there’s something so beautiful about it (Zoe!). It may be that it’s too summer wedding-ish?

SOLID GORGEOUSNESS:

Ana de Armas in custom Raph & Russo

GORGEOUS.

Helen Mirren in Dior

The Queen, as per usual.

LOVLINESS …NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS:

Saoirse Ronan in Celine

Gillian Anderson in SAfiYAA

Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte

Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Despite that terrible updo, I love this look.

Margot Robbie in Chanel

Pockets!

SOLID MEH: These looks are all fine, pretty, good/boring colors, etc. … just wish they’d been something more.

Kate McKinnon in Prabal Gurung

Nicole Kidman in Atelier Versace

Jennifer Aniston in Dior

Amy Poehler in Sergio Hudson

Dakota Fanning in Dior Haute Couture

Tiffany Haddish in Galia Lahav

Christina Applegate in Pamella Roland

Margaret Qualley in Chanel

Ellen Degeneres in Celine

Rachel Brosnahan in Michael Kors

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Renee Zellweger in Giorgio Armani

Lauren Graham in Azzi & Osta


Sofía Vergara in Dolce & Gabbana

SOMETHING AIN’T RIGHT:

Cate Blanchett in Mary Katrantzou

I want to like the delicate color, though it isn’t right here, and the rest is too much for one dress.

Greta Gerwig in custom Proenza Schouler

Sad. That’s all I see here — sadness.

Shailene Woodley in Balmain

If Mickey’s ear is missing, I suspect it’s around Shailene’s neck. Without it this might be better, but probably not. Still, the blue is gorgeous on her.

Rose Leslie in Elie Saab

Nice color, too much going on.

Toni Collette in unknown (and we’re probably all better off for that)

I do not understand.

Anna Paquin in Christian Dior

Even Anna’s like, “Am I really wearing this?”

HONEY, YOU DO YOU:

Patricia Arquette in J. Mendel

That’s a whole lotta …everything, and who are we to argue?

Lucy Boynton in Louis Vuitton

This is entirely too fussy, especially with the lacy bits on top of the metallic but by gum, good on her going all-in on the look.

THE MENFOLK:

Andrew Scott aka HOT (PRIEST)

That bowtie could use a little pick-me-up, but hot priest is still hot.

Chris Evans in ISAIA

Cap is at it again. VELVET! Thank you.

Daniel Craig

Craig. Daniel Craig. Impeccable.

Dylan Bronsan, Pierce Bronsan, and Paris Bronsan

Can we talk about how at 66, Brosnan is a million times hotter than ever?

The fit is a bit off, though.

Taika Waititi

Dead, I am. This was my Twitter comment last night:

Rami Malek

This is rather on the boring side for Rami. Maybe he’s being extra serious now that he’s an Oscar winner?

Joe Manganiello

Kit Harington

I do dig black on black.

Kyle Chandler

This looks a little big to me but hey, Coach!

Taron Edgerton

Brad Pitt in Brioni

 

PERFECT PAIR aka JUST BOW DOWN:

Beyonce in custom Schiaparelli and Jay-Z

EVERYBODY SAY “AW”:

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

Hanks was adorably emotional about his wife and kids.

Lisa Bonet in Fendi and Jason Momoa

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi in Celine

Lauren Graham and Peter Krause

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington

Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell

Elton John and David Furnish in Gucci

Scarlett Johansson in Vera Wang and Colin Jost

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

MOST ADORABLE WE WISH THEY WERE A COUPLE:

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies

I think this is a good note to end on …

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over nine years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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