Golden Globes '16

Jaimie Alexander in Genny
Best Dressed of the Night.
The geometric print. The matching green earrings. The pockets!

Truly, my new year doesn't officially start until I'm watching the Golden Globes. Because it marks the return of Awards Season. *raise the roof*

Hosted by Ricky Gervais, his 4th time, the Golden Globes 2016 kinda lumbered along for 3 hours. I mean, it was okay. I enjoyed it as much as I can. But it wasn't as lively as last year's offering. There were some highlights, though:
  • Jaimie Alexander going "Who types this shit?" when the teleprompter kept messing up while she was trying to present an award with Amber Heard.
  • There had to be that someone to mock Steve Harvey's Miss Universe moment. And that someone was Jamie Foxx. He declared Straight Outta Compton the winner for Best Original Score. Of course, that was not true given that the movie wasn't even nominated (for anything!) The true winner was Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight. Sidenote: Jamie's daughter, Corrine, was Miss Golden Globe. And she looked so lovely.
  • "Thank you, Salma." "You're welcome, Charo". This hilarious closing exchange between America Ferrera and Eva Longoria happened before presenting the award for Best Actor in a TV Drama. The beautiful ladies came out to state that, yes, they are two totally different Latina actresses - Eva is not Eva Mendes and America is not Gina Rodriguez. That was a shot at the Golden Globes. During the nomination telecast in December, the Golden Globes Twitter account referred to America as Gina. The tweet has since been deleted.
  • Sylvester "Sly" Stallone winning (a sentimental award) Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work on Creed
  • Golden Globes love for Mozart in the Jungle (yes, that's actually a show and it's on Amazon Prime) gave me the biggest laughter of the evening. Like, seriously?
  • The Cecil B. DeMille Award was given to Denzel Washington honoring his illustrious film career. His speech was cute only because it wasn't really a speech...? He kept forgetting what to say and who to thank despite having a piece of paper in his hand. The problem: he forgot his reading glasses on the table. While I was happy for Denzel, I was extremely geeked to see his son, John David, on stage. John does a great job in the show Ballers. You should watch. It's on HBO. Thanks.
  • Taraji gonna Taraj. Winner for Best Actress in a Television Series for her work as Cookie Lyon in Empire, Taraji grabbed a whole rack of cookies and started randomly handing it out to folks while making her way on stage. Once on stage, she slyly mentioned how all it took for her to get this award was to play a drug dealer locked up in jail for 17 years. Then while calling out her 'thank yous', the good folks at Golden Globes made the mistake of telling her to hurry up. Her response: "I waited 20 years for this, you're gonna wait." And they sure enough did.
Congratulations to Taraji P. Henson and Mr. Robot and Leonardo DiCaprio (I will not watch The Revenant but still happy for him) and Lady Gaga and Inside Out and Matt Damon (I may watch The Martian) and Sylvester Stallone!

Okey Dokey. Fashion Time.

Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy
Laverne came out to stun.
She looked amazing.
And GLORAY to her finding a wig that actually works.
Cause I was tired of seeing those Bey-ish wigs on her head.
Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors
Definitely falls into the '70s trend.
Great choice of necklace. The contrast in color between the bag and dress is on point.
Dress is sleek and slinky.
Not fond of the makeup.
Jane Wu
I already had in mind the looks needed for this post.
So while scouring the internet for the photos, I came across this metallic goodness.
She looks fantastic. Everything is on point except...
...for the flash tattoo on her arm.
Here's hoping that is not a flash tattoo.
Cause, really, time and place, people.
Time and place.
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy
A vintage's dream.
Would have gone with a different clutch.
The Tatums and The Smiths.
(We're just gonna ignore Channing's hair here.)
Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad; Jada Pinkett Smith in Versace; Will Smith in Tom Ford.
Jenna looks amazing. The dress is stunning and also has pockets.
Jada's dress is fine. Not feelin' the matching shoe color.
Bryce Dallas Howard in Jenny Packham by way of Neiman Marcus
That's right. She copped this herself at the store.
Why? Because the store has more options for her size 6 frame than the high fashion designers.
And that, my friends, is such a shame.
Fashion designers, do better.
Oh, and this is a nice dress.
Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli; America Ferrera in Jenny Peckham.
Skin tone is everything when choosing the right shade of color.
J Lo picked the right shade of yellow.
While I'm not a fan of this dress (and it seems like I'm the only naysayer), it does look great on her.
Meanwhile, I like America's dress. But that shade is doing nothing for her. Absolutely nothing.
Imagine it in a darker shade.

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior and Chopard (necklace)
Red is definitely her color, that's for sure.
She finally figured out what to do with that haircut.
Makeup is on point.
Still iffy on the side cut-outs.
Zendaya Coleman in Marchesa
In many people's eyes, especially on Twitter, Zendaya was one of the best dressed.
And I'm over here thinking, huh?
Because that dress is not appealing.
Gorgeous color but just no.
Viola Davis in Marchesa
The hairstyle ages her.
Can't quite put my finger on why her dress is not setting my world on fire.
Something is
Eva Longoria in Georges Hobeika
Too many elementa going on with the slit and the belt with the bow and the bow cut-out neckline.
Plus the dress has an open back.
And don't get me started with the white heels.
Uzo Aduba in Marchesa
Oh boy. This isn't it.
The hair is a womp. The fit is a womp. The sleeves are overdone. The neckline is too high.
An all around nah.
Regina King
I don't get the random curtain of a cape on the dress.
So unnecessary.
Melissa McCarthy in Melissa McCarthy
I can count on one hand the number of times Melissa impressed me with her red carpet look.
She continues to underwhelm.
Stunning lady that loves to engulf her body in too much material.
Even after her weight loss, she still feels the need to do this.
In fact, this dress is adding weight to her body.
I'm all for metallic and shine but not in this way.
Meanwhile, wrong clutch and necklace.

*photos c/o Hollywood Life and Just Jared

And there we have it.

Did you watch the Golden Globes? How about the Red Carpet special on E! or NBC? Who had your favorite look? Not so favorite?