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Golden Globes red carpet: A Lea Michele vs. Paula Patton pose-off

Paula Patton, disoplaying the classic “Aren’t I a doll?” head tilt. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Previous awards show red carpets and movie premieres have established an important fact: No one amps up the drama for photographers quite like Lea Michele.

But on the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes, Ms. Rachel Berry ran into some serious posing competition from Paula Patton, co-star of “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and a woman who, quite possibly, pulled a crucial vamping muscle as a result of her efforts Sunday night.

Which one worked that red carpet photo line harder? Let’s go to the pictures.

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Paula Patton, doing the lean-forward.

(Matt Sayles/AP)

Lea Michele: “Please. I invented that lean.”

(Matt Sayles/AP)

Paula Patton: “What, me sexy?”

(Matt Sayles/AP)

Lea Michele: “No, no, no. This is how to look surprised by one’s own sexiness.”

(Matt Sayles/AP)

Paula Patton: “I call this the ‘I’m hot. I know it. But I have secrets,’ move. Top that, 'Glee’ girl.”

(Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Lea Michele: “No problem, Mrs. Robin Thicke. Allow me to introduce you to ... my back.”

(Matt Sayles/AP)

Paula Patton: “Fine. But can you do this fake kiss-blowing thing with such a precisely bent wrist?”

(Chris Pizzello/AP)

Lea Michele: “Probably, since I do this stuff in my sleep. Seriously, I dream of blowing kisses at Vanity Fair photographers and popping one knee just ... like ... this.”

(Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Paula Patton: “Oh, you. You really are good at this.”

(Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Lea Michele: “Oh, believe me, I know it. And one more thing...”

(Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

“... did you see my back?”

(Matt Sayles/AP)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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