Feast your eyes on the most beautiful Golden Globe dresses of all time

Feast your eyes on the most beautiful Golden Globe dresses of all time

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Golden Globes Dresses through the ages

With the Golden Globes just around the corner, it’s official, this year’s Awards season is kicking off, and we’re feeling a little nostalgic, so we thought we’d have a look back at the most iconic red carpet moments.

Golden Globes red carpet 2018

Let’s start with the most recent one, which was a year ago. You could argue the Golden Globes 2018 were one of the most memorable in the history of the awards, because it was of course the one where pretty much everyone on the red carpet wore black designer dresses, to protest against sexual harassment in the industry, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The likes of Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon all wore black, and many made an extra political statement by wearing Time’s Up badges – whilst others wore white to signify peace and unity.

The Golden Globes red carpet over the years

There are so many memorable red carpet moments, it’s hard to condense it all in a few paragraphs, but let us try.

So many strong looks happened in the 90s and early noughties, not least Kate Moss’ high-neck sequin dress in 1995, when she attended with then-boyfriend Johnny Depp. What a couple. We were also into Sarah Michelle Gellar’s 2001 halterneck Valentino number, Sarah Jessica Parker’s 2002 baby pink Emmanuel Ungaro gown and what the Friends cast wore in 1995. A relatively unknown Angelina Jolie also made her red carpet debut in 1998 in a sparkling dress.

There was also Salma Hayek’s unforgettable deep crimson corseted Narciso Rodriguez gown in 2003, and Hillary Swank’s sleek copper Calvin Klein gown when she picked up her award for Million Dollar Baby.

And, who could forget Sienna Miller’s Grecian moment? The actress shimmered in a stunning white Marchesa gown with intricate metallic overlay. And her unusual milkmaid braid and natural, bronzed make-up made for one stunning red-carpet look.

But let’s not forget the Golden Globes have been going for 76 years, and there were some iconic looks back in the day too, like Marilyn Monroe’s black sequin dress in 1962, Liza Minneli and Elizabeth’s Taylor’s excellent sequins and shoulder pads in 1985, and Audrey Hepburn’s sleek look.

This year’s Golden Globes will be held on Sunday 6th of January, and we’ll be sure to share all the best looks then.

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The Golden Globes 2018: See all the red carpet pictures

The Golden Globes 2018: See all the red carpet pictures

See every look and who wore what on the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet

The Golden Globes 2018 Red Carpet

The Golden Globes 2018 red carpet was, as always, an stellar display of show-stopping looks. Last year, the women of Hollywood came together to protest sexual harassment and gender inequality in the wake of a slew of sexual scandals and wore black on the red carpet.

Seth Meyers hosted the 75th Golden Globe Awards, taking over from Jimmy Fallon who presented the 2017 awards.

Golden Globes 2018 Red Carpet Style

But what about the action on the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet? Several celebrities opted for pops of colour on the red carpet. Alison Williams wore a sequin embellished gown with a splash of orange. And Mandy Moore’s red waisted gown mirrored her tomato red lips. Metallic accents were spotted on the red carpet too, with Samira Wiley, Jessica Chastain and Saoirse Ronan all opting for a bit of the sparkle. And, how could you speak about metallics without mentioning Margot Robbie’s embellished Gucci gown – it’s gorgeous. Alexis Bledel kept things classic in a monochrome ensemble. As for trousers on the red carpet? Christina Hendricks and Debra Messing went for structured pieces while Claire Foy channelled Le Smoking vibes in a tailored tux.

With the slew of black dresses on show, celebrities went all out with their accessories. Can we just talk about Zoe Kravitz’s earrings? The starlet, who’s recent crop has us reaching for the scissors, sported a dazzling pair of emerald beauties, which neatly matched a fabulous ring. And, let’s take cue from Maggie Gyllenhaal, when it comes to earrings, the longer the better.

Eva Longoria debuted her baby bump on the red carpet and showed us how to pull off pregnancy style with aplomb, in a plunging neckline gown.

Not to be outdone, the gents were sharply dressed too with Ansel Elgort, Kitt Harrington, Matt Smith and the Franco brothers leading the pack.

Click through the gallery below to see all the best looks on the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet.

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How to make an awards season speech

How to make an awards season speech

Public-speaking coach Hilary Lyons on how to deliver a knockout Oscars speech (because, well, you never know)

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Words by Lucy Pavia

Remember, it’s not about you
‘An acceptance speech is the winner’s moment to thank all the people who have put them there. While it’s good to show emotion, breaking down completely is a little self-indulgent – focus instead on the people you’re meant to be thanking.’

Hook them with a great opener
‘One of the reasons I loved Robin Williams’s Oscars acceptance speech in 1998 for Good Will Hunting was the opener. “This might be the one time I’m speechless,” he joked, which worked well for him because he was normally so outgoing.’

Use the power of three
‘Matthew McConaughey opened his 2014 Best Actor speech with “thank you, thank you, thank you” and ended it with “all right, all right, all right.” It’s a powerful technique that helps your message sink in with the audience.’

Avoid ‘paper’ thank yous
‘I’ve watched Oscar speeches where the winner has pulled out a piece of paper at the point where they want to make a long list of thank yous. It’s a bit of a downer for the people being thanked as it implies the winner doesn’t remember who they are! If you must use notes, use them all the way through or not at all.’

Make it personal
‘It’s always good to add something thoughtful into each thank you, 
as Meryl Streep did in 2012 when she thanked J. Roy Helland, the hairstylist and make-up artist who had worked with her on every one of her movies since Sophie’s Choice.

Finish on a high
‘Sandra Bullock’s 2010 Best Actress speech was a great one as she talked about trailblazers at the beginning and then brought the message home that women and mothers everywhere are trailblazers. It showed that even in a minute-long speech you can still have a really powerful ending.’

If the music starts…
‘It’s best to say “that’s my cue!” and get off stage. The funny exception is Julia Roberts, with her line to the orchestra conductor when she won Best Actress for Erin Brockovich 
in 2001: “Sir, you’re doing a great job but you’re so quick with that stick. So why don’t you sit cos I may never be here again!”’

Hilary Lyons is a coach at the Speakers Trust, speakerstrust.org

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