17:15 EST, 11 January 2015
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White might be the colour of innocence – but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s always angelic.
And as the stars strutted down the red carpet at Sunday night’s prestigious Golden Globes, it quickly proved to be the most daring shade of the night.
In their plunging gowns, actresses such as Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon and Emily Blunt all rocked variations of white.
Embellished with sequins, glitter and jewels, their choices were anything but boring.
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Pale but VERY interesting! Kate Hudson wowed in white cut-out Versace as she arrived for the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday
Wowing in white: The backless choice allowed for no underwear, plunging at both the front and back, and with cut-outs at the side.
One of the most daring choices was that of Kate Hudson, who bared her toned figure in a clinging Versace gown. The backless choice allowed for no underwear, plunging at both the front and back, and with cut-outs at the side.
Equally eye-catching was Jennifer Lopez, in an unmissable caped Zuhair Murad gown that combined a plunging neckline with high slash at the leg.
For Reese Witherspoon it was a more modest, but equally stunning choice.
The mother-of-three, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her work in Wild, wore a strapless silver sequinned gown that clung to her toned figure.
Making quite the impact: Jennifer Lopez certainly caught the eye of the men on the red carpet
All that glitters: Jennifer made a plunging entrance in a fabulous pale caped Zuhair Murad gown
Sparkling in Chanel: Reese Witherspooon, nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her work in Wild, wore silver sequins
Rosamund Pike, who welcomed her second child just a month ago, wore an ethereal layered white chiffon Vera Wang gown with daring cut-outs at the waist. She accessorised with Brian Atwood sandals, and Fred Leighton jewelry.
As she made her arrival, Rosamund explained that her newborn son was waiting for her in the hotel upstairs.
‘He’s right up there in a suite at the Hilton,’ she said of the five-week-old, whose name she has yet to reveal. ‘You’ll probably see him looking out the window.’
White hot: Rosamund Pike wore an ethereal layered white chiffon Vera Wang gown with daring cut-outs at the waist as she arrived for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday
Baby approved: Rosamund revealed that her infant son had given her outfit the nod, but not crying
All white: Emily Blunt, with husband John Krasinski, joked she was worried she would ruin her pale gown; explaining ‘I have a baby!’
She’s all white: Salma Hayek went for a strapless number, which she accessorised with a matching bag
When complimented on her daring gown, Rosamund herself admitted: ‘It’s sort of crazy.’
And it seems her tot liked his mother’s choice of outfit.
‘He was looking at me getting ready,’ she said. ‘He didn’t cry – he seemed to approve.’
And she added: ‘I’ll be running off after the carpet to go and give him his lunch.’
The 35-year-old is nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In a Motion Picture Drama for her role in Gone Girl.
Keeping it pale and interesting: Diane Kruger, Ellie Kemper and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Working it in white: Chrissy Teigen, Entourage star Emmanuelle Chriqui and E!’s Louise Roe
Delicate detailing: Anna Faris, Kristen Wiig and Camila Alves
She joins Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Jones, and Jennifer Aniston in the hotly contested category.
Talking to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, she struggled to contain her delight at even being invited to the awards show.
‘I’m really excited,’ she gushed. But despite starring in one of the year’s biggest movies, Rosamund wasn’t expecting to win.
‘I would be astonished if I was up there,’ she said. ‘I mean every time I have to present an award I usually make a total catastrophe of it.
‘I’m not expecting to win.’
Bucking the trend: Jennifer Aniston, whose appearance in Cake has created quite the buzz, went her own way in black
She’s had her Cake: Justin Theroux, left, supported Jennifer Aniston at her first big awards show of the evening
Couple act: Chrissy Teigen wore a daring white gown with flesh-baring cut outs as she arrived with musician John Legend, left, while Naomi Watts sparkled in sunshine yellow Gucci as she posed with husband Liev Schreiber
Best supporting: Eddie Redmayne, left, was joined by new wife Hannah Bagshawe, left, while Diane Kruger arrived with Joshua Jackson
Looking ravishing in red, Girls star Lena Dunham arrived with her new co-star Andrew Rannells, who plays Elijah on the show.
She told Ryan that she had decided to take a break from social media.
‘I deleted Twitter because I’m trying to create a safer space for myself emotionally,’ she explained. ‘I check it occasionally but it’s not the same co-dependency. The dark side of the internet.’
Red alert: Heidi Klum looked stunning in a bright red gown with sequin detailing, which she teamed with matching lippy
A model guest: Heidi’s gown was certainly eye catching
Fabulous at 69: Helen Mirren looked incredible in her figure-hugging red gown
Ravishing in red: Girls star Lena Dunham, wearing Zac Posen, arrived with her new co-star Andrew Rannells
Full length and fabulous: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Viola Davis go for full-on ballgown look
Ladies in red: Kristin Dos Santos, Christine Baranski and Deborah Norville chose shades of scarlet
‘There’s a lot of people I love on Twitter but you can’t read those without [the others].’
While her boyfriend Jack Antonoff was not with her Lena did hint that he may be appearing in the upcoming series of her HBO show.
‘I will not reveal but he did have a pivotal role in creating Marni’s musical sound,’ she teased.
The iron lady: Jessica Chastain shimmered inmetallic bronze, complete with plunging neckline; the gown is a Versace version of a gold Travilla dress Marilyn wore in Gentleman Prefer Blondes
And the actress was wearing Zac Posen, the deisgner who once babysat for her as a teen.
‘He was my babysitter I’m sure my parents paid him like $4.75 an hour. It was the late 90s.’
Emily Blunt wore white, and joked that she was worried she would ruin the gown.
‘Mainly because I’m clumsy and I have a baby who might spill something on it,’ said the Into The Woods star. ‘But we’re all right.’
And she said of her role in the musical: ‘It was immensely challenging. It’s nerve wracking singing in front of people. I think that’s why people get drunk for karaoke.’
Lovely in lilac: Amy Adams, left, is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her role in Big Eyes, she chose the same shade as Amanda Peet, right
Pretty in purple: Katie Holmes, seen left, poses in her grape-coloured gown on the red carpet
I got you baby: Pregnant Keira Knightley in couture Chanel with her husband, musician James Righton
Yellow peril: Naomi Watts in Gucci, Leslie Mann and Elettra Rossellini wore vibrant sunshine shades, despite the cloudy weather
Feeling blue: Cindy Crawford, Katherine Heigl and Amy Poehler
The dark side: Patricia Arquette wore black, as did Michelle Monaghan in Jason Wu, Laura Prepon in Christian Siriano and Frances O’Connor
Early birds Maria Menounos and Giuliana Rancic were first to step out of their limos, as they strutted down the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Maria showed off her practised red carpet poses in a sparkling royal blue Gabriela Cadena dress with silver detailing, teamed with Gianvito Rossi shoes, and Chopard jewelry.
Blue belle! TV host Maria Menounos glitters as she shows off her array of poses in a sparkling royal blue Gabriela Cadena dress; she is also wearing Gianvito Rossi shoes, and Chopard jewelry
Feeling blue: Kelly Osbourne wore a dark navy gown with jewel detailing at the neck, accessorising with a glittered camera purse
The three-hour ceremony, which NBC will televise live beginning at 8pm EST, will be hosted for the third year running by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Led by the winning duo, the Globes have been on a terrific upswing in recent years.
Last year’s awards drew 20.9 million viewers, the most since 2004.
As the only major awards show to honor both movies and TV, the Globes have also benefited from television’s rise.
Green with envy: Lana Del Rey, Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson Judith Light chose shades of jade
Twice as nice! E! host Giuliana Rancic looked a picture of glamour in her white Jennifer Fisher gown with fur cover-up, before swapping into a jaw-dropping fishtail gown
How much Hollywood is ready to laugh about the hacking scandal will be one of the night’s story lines to watch, along with the stream of awards and their sometimes tipsy speeches.
With a leading seven nominations, including best picture, comedy or musical, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s backstage romp Birdman will rival Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood (five nods) and the Alan Turing World War II thriller The Imitation Game (also five nominations) for the night’s dominant award-winner.
Thus far, Hollywood’s award season has generally gone in favor of the critical darling Boyhood, but the season has featured a diverse bunch of candidates, albeit ones lacking major box-office draws.
The civil rights drama Selma, the Stephen Hawking tale The Theory of Everything and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel are also heavily in the mix.
He’s got his selfie stick: Ryan Seacrest amuses himself as he awaits the arrival of the great and the good of Hollywood
This year, AMC’s Fargo leads with five nominations, including best TV miniseries or movie.
Hit HBO shows (Game of Thrones, Girls) will vie with Netflix entries (House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black), Amazon upstarts (Transparent) and network standbys (The Good Wife) for top TV honors.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of mostly freelance journalists that puts on the Globes, has lately cleaned up its reputation for idiosyncratic choices and awards swayed by celebrity.
Last year, the HFPA chose the eventual Academy Awards best-picture winner, 12 Years a Slave, as best drama and American Hustle as best comedy.
Still working! Amid the party atmosphere the Entourage cast came early to film a scene for the upcoming movie
Act natural! The cast stalked past the fans followed by the movie cameras
She’s got her Entourage: Emmanuelle Chriqui poses with co-stars Adrian Grenier, left, and Kevin Connolly, right
Quite unique: Austria’s Conchita Wurst wore green velvet; the openly gay drag queen won 2014’s Eurovision Song Contest
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS 2015
Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama
Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes – Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes
Jennifer Aniston in Cake, vying for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred Foot Journey
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis – Annie
Wes Anderson – Grand Budapest Hotel
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Ava DuVernay – Selma
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Eddie Redmayne in The Theory Of Everything
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
Best Foreign Film
Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett, Israel
Tangerines (Mandariinid), Estonia
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Big Eyes – Big Eyes (Lana Del Ray)
Glory – Selma (John Legend, Common)
Mercy Is – Noah (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
Opportunity – Annie (Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck)
Yellow Flicker Beat – Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1 (Lorde)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
HBO’s Game Of Thrones is among the Best TV Drama contenders
Best TV Drama
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Best Actor – TV Drama
Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
James Spader – The Blacklist
Dominic West – The Affair
Best Actress – TV Drama
Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson – The Affair
Robin Wright – House of Cards
Best TV Miniseries or Movie
The Normal Heart
Best Actor – TV Miniseries or Movie
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo
Best Actress – TV Miniseries or Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor – The Missing
Alison Tolman – Fargo
Lena Dunham is nominated for Best Actress (TV Comedy) while her show Girls is also competing for Best TV Comedy
Best TV Comedy
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Best Actor – TV Comedy
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Louis C.K. – Louie
William H. Macy – Shameless
Best Actress – TV Comedy
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie
Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Allison Janney – Mom
Michelle Monaghan – True Detective