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2016 Golden Globes red carpet – Capes ruled, skin was in and black was anything but basic

Posted on January 10 2016

Jennifer Lopez came caped in a gorgeous marigold Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown.

Jennifer Lopez led the way in one of the biggest trends of the night, She came caped in a gorgeous marigold Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown.

There is no better way to do away with the winter blues than a dose of red carpet glamour in the middle of January. Hello awards season,  we are happy to have you. Hollywood’s glitziest descended upon the Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight in Beverly Hills to celebrate and recognize the best performances of the year. Before the stars could make their way into the hotel’s International Ballroom however, there was the matter of the red carpet. That’s of course is where we come in.

As usual, we’ve broken down the trends and show stopping looks of the night. This year, plunging necklines were a given, everyone wanted to be a superhero and sexy cutouts were side and center. Check out the hits and misses and share your thoughts below.

Caped crusaders

 

Taraji P. Henson was on trend in a caped white column gown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Taraji P. Henson was on trend in a caped white column gown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Cate Blanchett in a fringed and caped Givenchy Haute Couture gown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Cate Blanchett in a fringed and caped Givenchy Haute Couture gown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Emilia Clarke proves why she's the mother of dragons in a high neck black gown with equally dramatic cape. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Emilia Clarke proves why she’s the mother of dragons in a high neck black gown with equally dramatic cape. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jada Pinkett Smith in an emerald green number. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jada Pinkett Smith in an emerald green number. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Skin is in

 

Kate Hudson showed off her toned midriff in a custom two-piece Michael Kors number with matching choker. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Kate Hudson showed off her toned midriff in a custom two-piece Michael Kors number with matching choker. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lawrence opted for a bright red Dior Haute Couture creation with side cutouts that showed off her abs. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lawrence opted for a bright red Dior Haute Couture creation with side cutouts that showed off her abs. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Brie Larson also showed off her enviable mid-section in a glittering custom Calvin Klein gown.

Brie Larson also showed off her enviable mid-section in a glittering custom Calvin Klein gown.

Side cutouts weren't the only way the stars showed skin on the red carpet. Plunging necklines were also front and center. Olivia Wilde's sexy Michael Kors number was a red carpet hit.

Side cutouts weren’t the only way the stars showed skin on the red carpet. Plunging necklines were also front and center. Olivia Wilde’s sexy Michael Kors number was a red carpet hit.

Katy Perry put a sexy twist on her pink Prada gown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Katy Perry put a sexy twist on her pink Prada gown. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jenna Dewan Tatum also took the plunge in a midnight blue Zuhair Murad Couture gown.

Jenna Dewan Tatum also took the plunge in a midnight blue Zuhair Murad Couture gown.

Jaimie Alexander took a risk with all aspects of her gown, from the plunging neckline to the geometric print. (Photo by Valerie Maconvalerie /AFP/Getty Images)

Jaimie Alexander took a risk with all aspects of her gown, from the plunging neckline to the geometric print. (Photo by Valerie Maconvalerie /AFP/Getty Images)

The goddess effect

 

Lily James looked ethereal in Marchesa (Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock)

Lily James looked ethereal in Marchesa (Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock)

Corinne Foxx looked light and elegant in her embellished gown (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Corinne Foxx looked light and elegant in her embellished gown (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Saoirse Ronan in Saint Laurent Couture. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Saoirse Ronan in Saint Laurent Couture. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Amber Heard looked radiant in a flowing pink gown with a floral neckline. Photo by REX/Shutterstock).

Amber Heard looked radiant in a flowing pink gown with a floral neckline. Photo by REX/Shutterstock).

Ladies in red

 

Amy Adams in Atelier Versace. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Amy Adams in Atelier Versace. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Angela Bassett in a one shoulder number with side slit. (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Angela Bassett in a one shoulder number with side slit. (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Emmy Rossum went minimalist in rich hued strapless gown. (Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock)

Emmy Rossum went minimalist in a rich red strapless gown. (Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock)

Game of Thrones Actress, Natalie Dormer added an interesting touch of black sequins to her flowing red number. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Game of Thrones Actress, Natalie Dormer added an interesting touch of black sequins to her flowing red number. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Zendaya stunned in a tiered Marchesa creation.

Zendaya stunned in a tiered Marchesa creation.

Not so basic black

 

Kirsten Dunst stunned in a black Valentino number with strategically placed straps. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Kirsten Dunst stunned in a black velvet Valentino number with strategically placed straps. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Sofia Bush was elegant in Narciso Rodriguez. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Sofia Bush was simple yet so elegant in Narciso Rodriguez. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Lady Gaga took an elegant turn in a black off the shoulder Atelier Versace gown.

Lady Gaga took an elegant turn in a black off-the-shoulder Atelier Versace gown.

Where there are hits, there are bound to be misses…

 

Between the colors and the texture of Rachel McAdams' dress, a lot of glamour was lost. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Between the colors and the texture of Rachel McAdams’ dress, a lot of glamour was lost. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Amanda Peet's nude and high neck gown also did nothing for the actress. It completely washed her out while adding unnecessary volume. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Amanda Peet’s nude and high neck gown also did nothing for the actress. It completely washed her out. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Socialite, Olivia Palermo's first foray into the world of Hollywood glamour was surprisingly a miss. The dress seems to swallow her up while the color combo is just plain confusing. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Socialite, Olivia Palermo’s first foray into the world of Hollywood glamour was surprisingly a miss. The dress seems to swallow her up while the color combo is just plain confusing. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

We love Jane Fonda but it is never a good idea to wear a ruffled bib in public. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

We love Jane Fonda but it is never a good idea to wear a ruffled bib in public. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Another surprising miss was actress Eva Longoria whose bow adorned dress channeled left over Christmas decorations. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Another surprising miss was actress Eva Longoria, whose bow adorned dress channeled left over Christmas decorations. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Double nominee Alicia Vikanders apron inspired Louis Vuitton number was an absolute miss. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Double nominee Alicia Vikander’s apron inspired Louis Vuitton number was an absolute miss. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Unfortunately Actress Regina King's Krikor Jabotian gown was very reminiscent of a mermaid's scales and tail. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Unfortunately Actress Regina King’s Krikor Jabotian gown was very reminiscent of a mermaid’s scales and tail. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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