Emily Blunt in McQueen at the Golden Globes: intricate, flat or lovely?

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

It felt like Emily Blunt was coming into the awards season with a lot of late-surging momentum, and like she might be a surprise winner last night. She was not. It was weird. Her fashion choice was weird too – she wore this Alexander McQueen dress (she was, I believe, the only person the House of McQueen dressed for the Globes) and while the dress is intricately constructed and interesting, it also felt kind of “off” for the Globes. Like, she was trying to dress like she would surprise-win but also, the dress didn’t do much on-camera or in motion? I’m overthinking this, I know. That’s what Emily did too – she overthought it.

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

People were calling Nicole Kidman’s Michael Kors gown her Dom Look and once you see it, you can’t unsee it. What strikes me is that Nicole fifty f–king one years old and she still has a body like a Barbie doll.

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

Amy Adams in Calvin Klein by Appointment. The dress wasn’t that great (nice color, but the cut sucked), and Amy’s permanent babyface seems to be softening and giving way to the natural ageing process. I thought it was sad that Amy never wins anything. When will it be her time, damn it?

76th Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

Catherine Zeta-Jones in Elie Saab. Sometimes I’m reminded of just how quickly gossip cycles change and celebrities go in and out of favor. Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas are old-school celebrities, and they’re still respected and admired by many in Hollywood. But… when they walked out on the carpet at the Globes, it just felt like they were two relics from another era, and they were so irrelevant now. Catherine’s look reflected that too – her Elie Saab would have been a bigger deal ten years ago. Now she looks dated, just like her Botox-y Jokerface.

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

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  1. Murphy says:

    Amy Adams needs SOMETHING. Sparkly necklace or bigger earrings. Not both obviously, but also not neither.

    • L84Tea says:

      She does plain Jane all the time and it drives me nuts! Every awards ceremony I fully expect a plain, boring navy blue dress from her.

      • Kerfuffle says:

        She pulls out the amazing stuff when she is in the mix to win, but she goes to a ridiculous number of awards shows

    • Esmom says:

      Yes but I also think the dress is wrong for her. As someone said, it makes her look matronly and she definitely isn’t.

    • broodytrudy says:

      Wasn’t she pregnant? I don’t ever remember hearing if she had her baby. I feel like i stepped into the twilight zone.

  2. drea says:

    Please don’t refer to Michael Douglas as a relic from a by-gone era. That era – Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, etc. – will be sorely missed when it is truly over.

    • L84Tea says:

      I said to my husband last night when Michael Douglas got on stage, “Wow, he’s really OLD isn’t he?” Not that I care about his age, but it just sort of hit me that his age group–all the actors that were so huge in 80′s–are really getting up there and it makes me sad.

      • lucy2 says:

        It is kind of depressing, makes me feel old!
        I think Michael has gotten past the stage were the cosmetic tweaks help, so we’re really seeing it now.

      • velourazure says:

        I thought Michael looked a little sick, his color was very strange, jaundice-y or something, Hope his cancer hasn’t returned.

      • Bella Bella says:

        He’s also a survivor of throat cancer. That can age a person.

  3. Becks1 says:

    I didn’t mind Emily’s look. It’s not her best, and I think she looks infinitely better as a brunette, but I didn’t hate the dress. I thought it was kind of fun for the Globes.

    I said this on twitter but CZJ needs to lay off whatever work she is having done. She should just let herself age naturally; she is so gorgeous and I think if she just lets herself “go,” or significantly decreases what work she has done, she will end looking so much better in the end (think Lauren Bacall, who maybe had some work done over the years but if she did it was minimal, and those fantastic cheekbones just stood out.)

    • jan90067 says:

      I *really* liked her dress, but wish it was in a more vibrant color. That “putty/silver” washes her out, esp. with the blonde hair. Imagine that dress, in emerald or scarlet or wine, with her darker hair. BOOM! It’d be striking.

      CZJ always overdoes it for the situation. You can do “old time glamour” w/out it looking dated. Hair and makeup also awful (and way too much cheek filler going on!). Gorgeous color on her, though (I LOVE emerald green!)

      Amy’s dress while a great color on her, made her look very wide on top. It needed, like Murphy said, statement earrings to pop it.

      Nicole looks *amazing* in column dresses, and that wine color is beautiful with her skin. Just wish she could do something with her hair. That one-tone blonde is just awful. If she can’t/won’t go red/strawberry again, at least put a few low-lights in her hair to break it up and look more natural. And a deep conditioning wouldn’t hurt.

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        Nicole actually pulled it off this time. The dress color/cut looks gorgeous on her. I think she often has more misses than hits on the red carpet. Which baffles me given what she has access to.
        Amy Adams is gorgeous but the dress needed something. He neck needed something, given the cut of the dress. She could have placed a matching scarf, wearing it just placed across her neck with the ends at the back drawing down, and that would have looked lovely, if she didn’t want jewels.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Nicole’s choices are always just a little off. Her hair is NOT healthy. I remember when she was younger she had gorgeous fire-y curls. She overprocessed it at some point or her nutrition is terrible.
        Amy looks like she bought her dress off the rack. She is beautiful and needs someone really expert at color to dress her, it’s tough to find the right color for her complexion. And she’s trying to play down her curves instead of playing them up.
        All I could think of with CZ Jones, is that women must get SO TIRED of that “one foot forward, side pose” look. I love the dresses and they must be fun to wear, but do they have to walk the carpet like cattle on display? It’s archaic. Especially in this era.

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      I agree. CZJ needs to lay off of the botox, fillers, etc…her face looks frozen. I think it’s going to crack any moment. As for her gown it’s too much, just too much. Less is more. She should have had some of the detailing taken out. It’s too much all around. The top of the design is battling with the bottom of the design.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      I thought Emily looked grandma tablecloth and she needs to sack her mua- it has been off point for an age
      CZJ married for money and repented

    • MyBlackCats says:

      I’m kind of over the beachy blonde look for everyone. I thought this was the era to forgo trend and go w unique?

  4. grabbyhands says:

    Horrible color, horrible cut and her after awards gown was even worse – and unfortunately the red carpet was littered with these bland, washed out colors and weird cuts all night. It is an awful fashion trend this year.

    Amy Adams looked unnecessarily matronly. This was a gown I would expect to see on Meryl Streep, not her. At least she gets points for wearing an actual color.

    I still just can’t gt past Catherine Zeta Jone’s terrible plastic surgery.

  5. xdanix says:

    I like it personally. Though I don’t know how much of that is Emily’s magic, because I saw a picture of it laid out for to get into before she was getting dressed and I actually didn’t like it nearly as much, but ON her I thought she looked stunning, and one of my favourites of the night. I can even forgive the ends of the dress, which I don’t really love, because I love everything else about her look so much.

  6. hnmmom says:

    I thought Nicole looked like a tube of lipstick. Amy is lovely but that dress was yawn. She looked like the was running late and didn’t have time to accessorize or anything, just threw on the dress and hopped in the car. And Catherine, wow. She needs to share the name of her surgeon so no-one else goes there.

  7. Sayrah says:

    This is the first I’m seeing CZJ’s full dress. It’s meh for me. I thought she looked gorgeous sitting down in that color and matching earrings.

    • lucy2 says:

      I like the top half better than the whole thing of Catherine’s too.

      I like all these, though Emily’s a little less so. Nicole looks great.

    • AnneC says:

      The posing with the leg out is a combination of funny and cringe inducing. Sucks to get old in Hollywood I guess.

      • North of Boston says:

        I think that’s just her trying to show she’s still got her dancer’s legs. But it’s a bit much with that dress.

  8. Mia4s says:

    I would have absolutely loved Emily’s dress in colour but the grey left me cold. I. A royal blue or emerald green or something I think it would have killed.

    Good LORD Catherine Zeta-Jones, the botox! The botox!! It breaks my heart.

    People who talked about how DiCaprio was “due” for that ridiculous bear movie better be all over how “due” Amy Adams is!!

    • Malachite says:

      Yes! Love the style of Emily’s dress but the grey color washed her out and took away from the beautiful detailing of the gown. Completely agree it would have been amazing in a bright, rich color.

  9. CatWomen says:

    Emily looks like she wearing a crochet table cloth, Nicole looks great but the dress is too showgirl, Amy is fine, and CZJ looks like a green curtain wearer gone wrong.

  10. Lala11_7 says:

    Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson dressed Amy so SUPERBLY in the movie “American Hustle”…seriously she should have him dress her for EVERYTHANG!

  11. TaniaOG says:

    Nicole looks incredible, it’s an amazing color on her and what an incredible body. Amy looks too plain and Emily looks beautiful. She suits being a brunette.

  12. KellyJellyBeans says:

    I like Emily’s look but it’s a bit dull? I kind of thing Amy/Nicole/Emily should wear what the other is wearing? Emily’s lace dress on Amy, Amy’s teal dress on Nicole, Nicole’s dress on Emily? IDK I’m a fashion expert in my ill fitting sweat pants & oversized men’s shirt

    • mildlynerdy says:

      I love this idea. It could be like a white elephant game super A-list actresses play with each other, everyone reaches into a bowl and pulls out the name of the other person whose dress they are going to swap with. The red carpet might be much more interesting.

  13. Originaltessa says:

    CZJ isn’t even 50. She looks awful.

    • Karen says:

      They say she is 49. Did you hear about the incident at the House several years ago that their papers did not match what she presented. 5 or 10 years older. Lol

  14. JustSayin' says:

    Amy has won a globe before, hasn’t she?

  15. Other Renee says:

    I binge watched The Kominski Method (the show Michael Douglas won Best Actor for) and it was FABULOUS. The first episode was rough. Someone dies. But I kept going and I’m so glad I did. He is absolutely wonderful and so is the rest of the cast. There are only 8 episodes and I hope there’s a Season 2.

  16. KidV says:

    I liked Emily’s dress, it looked really nice when she was on stage with Dick Van Dyck.

    I don’t remember Nicole being that curvy, as in larger breasts. She’s always been on the small side which matched her figure perfectly.

    I love everything about Amy Adams and her dress.

    When Catherine Zeta-Jones walked on stage to present I wondered why she was even there. I’d forgotten about her.

  17. Ifeoma says:

    LOL. Deleting comments that call you out?? Really?

  18. ChillyWilly says:

    I don’t think Amy plays the ass kissing game required to win awards. She is SO damn good and deserved the Globe for Sharp Objects. Her performance broke my heart and scarred my soul.
    On a lighter note, I love Nicole’s gown! The color is divine.

  19. Jamielle says:

    Why does Nicole’s hair ALWAYS look terrible?? It’s been YEARS since I have seen her with gorgeous, healthy, nicely colored hair. What up with that??

  20. Aubrey says:

    Kidman is my Queen right now.

  21. Lexilla says:

    The top of Emily’s dress reminds me of the gown Anne Hathaway was going to wear to the Oscars but then didn’t because Amanda Siefrid had a similar dress planned. So then Anne went for that awful pink Prada dress. This moment in gossip history brought to you by someone old.

  22. SK says:

    In my opinion Nicole Kidman looks really weird in the figure since she got implants. Her natural lithe column frame does not look right with those hard looking domes on her chest. This dress emphasises them

    Amy’s dress is a bit boring but her face hair look great, such a beautiful face

  23. Mindless Contemplations says:

    Emily blunts dress would have looked way way better in a deep rich jewel color. The color of the dress really didn’t do Emily any favors. Kind of washed her out.

  24. Enough S Enough says:

    This is not meant to body shame, truly — but Nicole Kidman’s look made me uncomfortable. She looks dangerously thin & frail. Add to that her overly smoothed face and a once beautiful actress now looks like an animatronic plastic statue.

  25. FuefinaWG says:

    Whenever I see Nicole in a tight dress, I can’t un-see the boob job. Why, Nicole, why? I wonder if Keith wanted it?

    • Kcat says:

      Or maybe she wanted it? Women can do what they want with their bodies. I don’t think the boob job is bad, they look proportional to me.

  26. babco says:

    Kidman looks fab. Very fab.