Golden Globes get off to a glittering start

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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

Pale but VERY interesting! Kate Hudson wowed in white cut-out Versace as she arrived for the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday

The backless choice allowed for no underwear, plunging at both the front and back, and with cut-outs at the side.
The backless choice allowed for no underwear, plunging at both the front and back, and with cut-outs at the side.
The backless choice allowed for no underwear, plunging at both the front and back, and with cut-outs at the side.

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

Making quite the impact: Jennifer Lopez certainly caught the eye of the men on the red carpet

All that glitters: Jennifer Lopez made a plunging entrance in a fabulous pale caped Zuhair Murad gown
All that glitters: Jennifer Lopez made a plunging entrance in a fabulous pale gown

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

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

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

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!'
All white: Emily Blunt, with husband John Krasinski, joked she was worried she would ruin her pale gown; explaining 'I have a baby!'

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

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
Keeping it pale and interesting: Diane Kruger, Ellie Kemper and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Keeping it pale and interesting: Diane Kruger, Ellie Kemper and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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
Working it in white: Chrissy Teigen, Entourage star Emmanuelle Chriqui and E!'s Louise Roe
Working it in white: Chrissy Teigen, Entourage star Emmanuelle Chriqui and E!'s Louise Roe

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

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

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

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

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

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

A model guest: Heidi’s gown was certainly eye catching 

Fabulous at 69: Helen Mirren looked incredible in her figure-hugging red gown

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

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

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 is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her role in Big Eyes

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

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
I got you baby: Pregnant Keira Knightley in couture Chanel with her husband, musician James Righton

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! Maria Menounos glitters in a sparkling royal blue gown as she arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday
Blue belle! Maria Menounos glitters in a sparkling royal blue gown as she arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday
Blue belle! Maria Menounos glitters in a sparkling royal blue gown as she arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday

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: Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson was one of the first on the carpet

Green with envy: Lana Del Rey, Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson Judith Light chose shades of jade

Presenting Giuliana! E! host Rancic looks a picture of glamour in her white gown with fur cover-up
Twice as nice! E! host Giuliana Rancic looked a picture of glamour in her white gown with fur cover-up, after arriving in a jaw-dropping fishtail gown

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

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

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

FILM 

Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in Boyhood

Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in Boyhood

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Boyhood

Foxcatcher

The Imitation Game

Selma

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

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Into the Woods

PrideSt. Vincent

 

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)

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

 

Best Director

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 

Eddie Redmayne in The Theory Of Everything 

Best Screenplay

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

Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The Lego Movie

 

Best Foreign Film

Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett, Israel

Ida, Poland/Denmark

Leviathan, Russia

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

 

TELEVISION

HBO's Game Of Thrones is among the Best TV Drama contenders

HBO’s Game Of Thrones is among the Best TV Drama contenders

Best TV Drama

The Affair

Downton Abbey

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

Fargo

The Missing

True Detective

The Normal Heart

Olive Kitteridge

 

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

Lena Dunham is nominated for Best Actress (TV Comedy) while her show Girls is also competing for Best TV Comedy

Best TV Comedy

Girls

Jane the Virgin

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Transparent

 

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

 

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