View Photo Gallery: Stars arrive in style for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Golden Globes red carpet gave us women in bold colors — teals, green and, in Angelina Jolie’s case, flashes of crimson-red set against satiny white. Fancy head bands? Check — you could find them on Michelle Williams and Charlize Theron. Hair worn loose and tousled? Please report to Kristen Wiig, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Lange, among others.

And if you were looking for someone attempting to channel Grace Kelly, look no further than Julie Bowen.

Of course amidst all that couture and designer name-dropping, only a select few can emerge as Celebritology’s best and worst dressed stars of the night. And here they are.

Best Dressed

10. Reese Witherspoon

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Red. Zac Posen. Va-va-voomy.

9. Emma Stone

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It wasn’t green. But the color worked.

8. Evan Rachel Wood


In a sequined Gucci dress with real feathers on the bottom of the skirt, she looked like a cross between a mermaid and a bird ... in a good way.

7. Berenice Bejo

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The red carpet newbie from “The Artist” made her mark with a striking blue gown from Emilio Pucci.

6. Claire Danes

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A beautifully constructed dress that, at times, may have been a bit more revealing up top than Danes intended. But the low-cut back (see below) made it an absolute winner.

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5. Laura Dern

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The Golden Globe winner for “Enlightened” looked flawlessly sparkly in green.

4. Viola Davis

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I’d say Viola Davis needed no “Help” in the fashion department. But that would be cheesy. So I’ll just say she looked great.

3. Kate Beckinsale

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I’m normally not a fan of flesh tones. But Beckinsale made me a convert.

2. Angelina Jolie

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The Atelier Versace dress could not have fit her better, and the red splash across the top made it stand out from other white and off-white gowns on the carpet. Pure elegance.

1. Sofia Vergara

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Perfect fit, perfect color, just perfect. Sure, she couldn’t walk very easily in it. But being best dressed sometimes means sacrificing mobility.

Worst Dressed

10. Amy Poehler

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Love Leslie Knope enough to know she could have looked so much better at the Golden Globes. (Related question: What is Will Arnett up to in this photo?)

9. Jessica Lange

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Thrilled she won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the nosy and conniving Constance on “American Horror Story.” But thought she too could have looked better.

8. Madonna


The crucifix necklace said “Like a Prayer.” The single glove said “Like a Virgin.” The ruffles said distracting.

7. Paula Patton

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Choosing a Tweety Bird-colored dress was a bold move. Maybe not a wise one, but certainly bold.

6. Mary J. Blige

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Was it the hair? The mix of sparkles and Muppet fur? Not sure, but something about this didn’t sit right.

5. Amanda Peet

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If you’ve been wondering where your grandmother’s drapes went, well...

4. Callie Thorne

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The Golden Globe nominee received no favors from this dress.

3. Michelle Williams

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The headband was cute. The dress, sadly, was dowdy.

2. Sarah Michelle Gellar

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She told E!’s Giuliana Rancic that her daughter chose this tie-dyed gown. That explains it.

1. Piper Perabo

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The mysteries of the universe may well be hidden under that skirt. Lord knows there’s plenty of room.


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