The red carpet rolled out yet again for the Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles last night. Meryl Streep, Kelsey Grammer, Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Madonna and Woody Allen were amongst the winners at the coveted awards but it was the French silent movie, ‘The Artist’, that stole the show… as did Dolce&Gabbana.
Known as an early indicator as to how The Oscars will play out, the 69th Golden Globe Awards hustled our favourite stars together under one roof for an evening of glitz, glamour and gongs (awards, that is). This year’s helping was also served up with a couple of pleasant surprises, one being Matt Le Blanc’s success for his show ‘Episodes’ and another the wonderfully humble Jessica Lange winning an award for her part in hit TV show ‘American Horror Story’. Madonna managed to beat off the competition winning Best Original Song for ‘Masterpiece’, taken from the official soundtrack to her directorial effort, ‘W.E.’ and Michelle Williams was named Best Actress (musical or comedy).
It wasn’t just the awards that were getting the world’s media aflutter. You have to remember that whenever there is an awards ceremony there is a red carpet and, when the award ceremony just happens to be the Golden Globes, you can be sure that the stars are going to pull all the stops out. No matter what age the celebrities were, they all took the situation seriously and some made us proud here in the Swide office by opting for Dolce&Gabbana as their choice of designer for the event.
Ariel Winter in Demi Couture by Dolce&Gabbana
Doing it for the girls were TV comedy ‘Modern Family’s Ariel Winter and Sarah Hyland. Ariel Winter was there as the testimonial for teenage girls all over the world. The 13-year-old starlet plays Alex Dunphy, an off-beat girl dashed with a tomboy-like attitude, however, on the red carpet, she showed us that her acting is as versatile as her style. She looked perfect in purple and bang on age in a dress from the Demi Couture range. She is currently working on a project with Eddie Murphy, ‘A Thousand Words’.
Sarah Hyland in Demi Couture by Dolce&Gabbana
21-year-old Sarah Hyland, who plays her sister Haley Dunphy, was also in Demi Couture and looked sultry in a figure-hugging number that also had its own 5 minutes of fame. During an interview the dress took a turn for the worse and, according to Sarah, ‘I kind of just felt an explosion in my back," she said, and her dress started to slip, ‘I grabbed [my dress] before it was too late’. Well done, red carpet disaster narrowly avoided. We’ll be seeing more from Hyland this year in the films ‘April Apocalypse’, ‘Gay Dude’ and Struck by Lightning’, which is by Brian Dannelly of ‘United States of Tara’ fame. Starlets in the making, no? Well with ‘Modern Family scooping the award for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical, the signs are definitely there.
Matthew Morrison suited up and looking sharp in Dolce&Gabbana
The boys from ‘Glee’ showed up to get the girls (and some of the guys) going, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. On the red carpet for the award show was Matthew Morrison, looking sharp in a suit – a look that he is going to have to get used to because we’ll be seeing him on more red carpets this year. The reason? Because this year sees him star in his first major movie role since appearing in ‘Glee’. He is starring alongside blonde-bombshell Cameron Diaz in romantic comedy ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’, which looks at the lives of five couples as they prepare to become parents. So anyone who feels baby books aren’t quite cutting it when it comes to help can look forward to an on-screen version of what new parents can expect.
Keeping the party going into the night at the InStyle Golden Globes Award party were “Gleeks” Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum jr, who play Sam Evans and Mike Chang alongside Matthew Morrison. The rumour mill got grinding over the recent announcement that Glee is making a ‘Grease’ special. Online communities and fans all over the world instantly pinned the lead role of Danny on Darren Criss. This all got thrown up in the air when it was revealed that Chord would be playing the heartthrob in the inevitable TV event. We’ll just have to wait to see if the “Gleeks” will be happy with this but, judging by Chord’s performance to date, I’m sure he’ll get us singing along with him.
Also snapped at the InStyle party was one of Australia’s finest exports (not my words), Miranda Kerr, who is one of Victoria’s Secret models. Looking effortlessly gorgeous, the wife of Orlando Bloom, has recently become the Ambassador for Qantas Airways… I feel that there may be a mysterious boom in flights booked with the airline.
Josh Brolin looking classy in Dolce&Gabbana
Cinematic legend, Josh Brolin, was also there adding a touch of rugged handsomeness to the red carpet. He was there supporting his wife, Diane Lane, who was up for the Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film for HBO’s ‘Cinema Verite’. Good on him. The award was actually snapped up by Kate Winslet for her role in ‘Mildred Pierce’. Brolin is no newcomer when it comes to awards and was nominated at the 2009 Oscars for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in ‘Milk’ (2008). 2012 sees him back on the silver screen in the new ‘Men in Black’ film in which he stars as a young Tommy Lee Jones and the tense ‘The Gangsta Squad’ alongside Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Fans of remakes are in for a treat too, as he has been drafted in to play a villain in the Hollywood version of ‘Oldboy’… something that I am very excited about.
The real star of the show was Michel Hazanvicius’s silent French film ‘The Artist’ , which picked up 3 awards at the event, hosted by Ricky Gervais, for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), Jean Dujardin (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical) and Best Original Score.
The full list of winners:
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Artist
Best Actress, Drama: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Foreign Language: A Separation
Best Animated Film: The Adventures of Tintin
Best Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best Series, Drama: Homeland, Showtime
Best Series, Musical or Comedy: Modern Family, ABC
Best Actor, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Best Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Dern, Enlightened
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Best Miniseries or Movie: Downton Abbey (Masterpiece), PBS
Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Idris Elba, Luther
Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Morgan Freeman
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Written by Ben Taylor