I have to agree with Moe. I'm not sure about this award show. I mean, Ben Affleck for best director over Ang Lee and Spielberg? Come on! Good thing the real business of the show is to show off all those great dresses. Even so, there's so much chat and a big rush to seat everyone, that we miss a lot of them. We can't show them here, but here's a list of my favorites:
Best black and gold:
Kate Hudson and Helen Mirren looked like super-heroines in Alexander McQueen and Badgley Mischka respectively.
Best reds (Isn't red a neutral?):
Jennifer Garner in sparkling strapless Vivienne Westwood
Claire Danes in plunging Versace
Naomi Watts' 1940s style crepe and satin gown was lovely but few commented on it sadly.
Anne Hathaway in 2 piece Chanel corset with skirt looked great
Tracey Pollan was classically elegant in fuschia silk one shouldered Ralph Lauren
Jessica Alba was fresh in peach Oscar de la Renta. Anyone who can pull off peach, taffetta and a ruffle deserves an award.
You couldn't argue with Jodie Foster in her knockout blue beaded gown.
Helen Hunt in Dolce and Cabana. The column style and horizontal beading made this one a little different.
Best showing lots:
Juliana Margulies in sheer black Pucci.
Best showing little:
Adelle in a black Burberry floor length with 3/4 sleeves suited to her 1960s style.
For sure Rachel Weiss' short sleeve long sheer polka dot over black was the best.
Rosie Huntington Whitely's Saint Laurent bow tied sleeveless was super cool.
All of Tina Fey's dresses were sensational on her. Nobody can pull off a 3/4 length and she looked great in L'Wren Scott. Plus she's smart and hilarious.
You can view all 100 dresses at:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/100-golden-globe-gowns-411984
Here are just a few topical library books to go with the outfits: Bossypants, The Party Dress, The Naked and the Dressed: 20 years of Versace, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Ralph Lauren, Chanel: Collections and Creations, Dolce and Gabbana Fashion Album, and Couture Techniques, in case you want to try this at home...