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Golden Globes 2011 Red Carpet Breakdown : The good, the bad and the unimpressive

Posted on January 17 2011

Nudes, pastels, sequins and emerald green ruled the red carpet at Sunday’s 2011 Golden Globe Awards. While some Stars shone, other heavy hitters like Halle Berry, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman didn’t fare so well. Here’s the low down on the good, the bad and unfortunately, the not so impressive…


Matching your skin tone has been one of the biggest trends of the season and the carpet was swarming with gowns featuring this trend. Everyone from Scarlett Johannson to Sandra Bullock, Glee’s Diana Argon and Michelle Williams took a bite out of the “nude” apple.

Scarlett Johansson channeled old hollywood glamour in a flutter sleeved Elie Saab with floral appliqué.

Sandra Bullock showed off an edgier look with her blunt bangs but softened things up in an embellished Jenny Packham dress.

Glee's Diana Argon also went soft in J. Mendel

Not so impressive in this hue…

Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester looked aged in Burberry

Nominated for her movie Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams tried to match her 60s hair cut in this Valentino gown with floral embellishments. Unfortunately, it was just a bit underwhelming for this event.


A-list Stars took a cue from the disco era trend taking over the runways and glittered on the carpet.

Anne Hathaway stunned in Armani Privé and loose waves.

The back of her dress was just as stunning.

Carrie Underwood also added some sparkle to her elegant Badgely Mischka.

Olivia Wilde went the princess route and sparkled in her black and gold Marchesa ball gown.

Unfortunately, even sequins couldn’t save these Stars…

Nicole Kidman failed to impress in this one shouldered, belted Prada gown, accessorized with a brooch.

While Desperate Housewives' Vanessa Williams (also in a one shouldered gown) made no impact at all.

Green with envy…

Emerald green was the color of goddesses on the carpet.

Catherine Zeta Jones showed us why she's Hollywood royalty in an emerald Monique Lhuillier.

Angelina Jolie also pops in this gorgeous color wearing Atelier Versace.

Mila Kunis joined A-list company in this custom Vera Wang.

Elizabeth Moss also dipped her toe in the night's hottest hue but this ill-fitting Donna Karan frock did the talented actress zero justice.

Bringing more color to the stylish carpet were some super stylish ladies…

January Jones recovered from last year's Versace Emmy bomb with another Versace (fringed), retro curls and matching lips.

Red head du jour Christina Hendricks matched her hair and showed off her killer curves in a one shoulder, body hugging Romona Kaveza.

A pleasant surprise on the carpet was The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick who stood out in a bold, marigold Emilio Pucci.

On a lighter note…

Nominees Claire Danes and Emma Stone both went the minimalist route in pastel colored Calvin Klein numbers. Megan Fox, Lea Michele and Best Actress Nominee, Natalie Portman also went the light pink route.

Claire Danes who won the Best Actress statue for her HBO movie "Temple Grandin" looked elegant in her custom Calvin Klein gown.

Emma Stone looked peachy in a simple and elegant Calvin Klein with a daring back.

Emma Stone rocked the minimalist look in Calvin Klein.

Megan Fox continued her loyalty to Armani in a blush Armani Privé gown.

While Glee's Lea Michele donned another Oscar de la Renta - It would be nice to see her switch it up a little bit from her usual taffeta choices.

Two ladies who failed to impress in Pink, Best Supporting Actress nominee Julianne Moore and Best Actress Nominee, Natalie Portman.

Julianne Moore's crumpled and wrinkled hot pink Lanvin was a complete mess.

While Natalie Portman's Victor + Rolf gown did nothing for the expectant mom. There's no excuse for that flower plus there are so many amazing designers that have beautifully outfitted pregnant Stars...Sarah Jessica Parker in Narciso Rodriguez anyone?

Pregnancy flashback: Sarah Jessica Parker looked beautiful and stylish at 7 months in 2002 wearing a gorgeous pink, Narciso Rodriguez babydoll dress.

It wouldn’t be the Globes without the prerequisite black…

Eva Longoria was stunning in a body hugging Zac Posen with a cut-out back.

Piper Parabo could have done better than this boring black dress with a shoulder bow, which just seemed oddly sized and placed. As Charlize Theron showed us in her John Galliano for Dior number in 2006, either go big or go home.

Blast from the past: Charlize Theron in the controversial Big Bow Dior dress at the 2006 Oscars.

Another hot mess…

Halle Berry who's usually flawless, bombed in this black corseted Nina Ricci gown. It was a bad mixture of a cliché undergarment / nightgown with a weirdly cut sheer train.

On to the Oscars….


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