The Golden Globes opened the awards season yesterday in Beverly Hills. Stars made their first big appearances of the year on the red carpet, giving us the usual display of lavishing couture gowns, with more than enough glamour to make style headlines.
Some really stood out. Emma Stone ditched the dress and made the most elegant look of the night with a Lanvin Jumpsuit. Recent style icon Lupita Nyong'o was perfect in her petal gown by Giambattista Valli and Julianne Moore shined in a Givenchy sequined dress.
George Clooney, who was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, was the star for the night, along with Amal Alamuddin. The passionate couple prevailed on the red carpet and the actor actually gave a heartwarming declaration of love to his new wife during is speech.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the ceremony for the last time and were supported by the comedic moments of Margaret Cho, who played the role of a rigid North Korean movie journalist throughout the event, in an allusion to the Sony Hack incident. Cho was perfect and she grabbed a few laughs, (especially when she forced Meryl Streep to take a picture with her), but her portrait caused some commotion and a few defined it as a racist portrait of an Asian stereotype.
But not everything was about humor. The recent terrorist attack in Paris on Charlie Hebdo was a constant presence among the guests and winners, in a subtle manner, with Helen Mirren wearing a pen as a brooch and names like Jared Leto or George Clooney making a clear reference to the sad event.
Awards were distributed among the nominees with no real standout winner. The more important motion picture awards went to Michael Keaton ('Birdman'), Eddie Redmayne ('The Theory of Everything'), Julianne Moore ('Still Alice') and Patricia Arquette ('Boyhood'). 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' won for best comedy and 'Boyhood' was awarded for best drama.
For TV, 'Transparent' received the award for best comedy and 'The Affair' won for the drama category. In acting, for drama, Kevin Spacey won for 'House of Cards' and Ruth Wilson for 'The Affair'.
For comedy, Jeffrey Tambor won for 'Transparent' and Gina Rodriguez for 'Jane The Virgin'.