Amy Poehler And Taylor Swift Proved They Get Along By Co-Presenting At The Golden Globes

The Golden Globe Awards are a chance to celebrate some of the year’s best work in TV and cinema… and an opportunity to see what’s happening in the wild world of the rich and famous. Will those ex-lovers run into each other on the red carpet? What will happen if that interviewer brings up a forbidden subject? And, perhaps most scandalously, will a pair of feuding celebrities get a chance to subtly air their grievances? And at the 2020 ceremony, the moment that got tongues wagging involved comedian Amy Poehler – and her rumored nemesis.

Poehler’s always been game for lampooning people via comedy, though. When she joined the TV show Saturday Night Live (SNL) back in 2001, for instance, the comedian did impressions of multiple celebrities, including Britney Spears and Katie Couric. In fact, Poehler was so good at her job that by the end of her first season she had already been promoted to a full cast member.

In 2004 Poehler began presenting news show parody Weekend Update alongside Tina Fey, who is essentially the star’s longtime comedy partner. And this comedy sketch series proved massively popular. One skit from 2008, for instance, became the biggest viral hit of that year. Which bit was it? Well, as you may have guessed, the sketch saw Poehler and Fey playing politicians Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, respectively.

Poehler also gained a reputation as a sassy, not-to-be-messed-with comedian. In Fey’s 2011 memoir, Bossypants, she wrote of her comedy partner, “Amy made it clear that she wasn’t [at SNL] to be cute. She wasn’t there to play wives and girlfriends in the boys’ scenes. She was there to do what she wanted, and she did not f***ing care if you liked it.”

Poehler’s success continued, and in 2013 she and Fey hosted the Golden Globes together for the first time. The pair proved so popular, in fact, that they fronted the event for two years after that as well. Yet while the two comedians drew big ratings from those watching at home, it was clear that they were more than happy to make barbed jokes about the other celebrities in the audience.

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Little was off-limits to them, it seemed. The first year Poehler and Fey hosted, for instance, the pair made a joke about film director Kathryn Bigelow and her war movie Zero Dark Thirty. Poehler cracked, “When it comes to torture, I trust the woman who spent three years married to James Cameron.” The audience laughed, but there was probably some shock in there too.

Poehler and Fey also made it clear that they were flying a flag for feminism whenever they presented. In 2015, for example, they declared, “George Clooney married Amal Almuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case; was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria; and was selected for a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight… her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”

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And sometimes there were darker and more controversial jokes. Indeed, during the 2015 show, Poehler and Fey referenced the Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal. They joked, “Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby.” And the pair launched into impressions of the man in question.

Many people approved of the joke, though. Writer and activist Janet Mock tweeted, “No, rape isn’t funny, but Tina & Amy pointing out this horridness on the network where Cosby reigned is powerful.” Yet there were also multiple people who thought the subject shouldn’t have been brought up – and that the whole thing was disrespectful to the alleged victims.

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In December 2015 Poehler did an interview with The Guardian in which she considered her Golden Globes hosting. She said, “I did not breeze in there thinking, ‘I’m going to nail this.’ My heart rate was not low when I was doing the Golden Globes. I wanted to do well. It’s very bizarre to be in a room where everybody in your audience is famous. But also: it’s an awards show!”

In the interview, Poehler also discussed what had helped her succeed in the male-dominated industry of comedy. In her 2014 book, Yes Please, she had written, “It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for.” So she mused further on that subject to The Guardian.

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Poehler explained that she felt that she’d been “under the male gaze” all her life. She also suggested that lots of her comedy comes from “that feeling you had when you were a kid and doing things and not caring that you were being watched – that freeing feeling of living just the way you want – it’s almost getting back to that.”

The comedian had lots of thoughts about feminism and female relationships too. For instance, Poehler declared to the interviewer, “Women talk about stuff on the way to the valet that it takes men ten years to admit to each other. The depth at which women talk to and about each other is invaluable to me.”

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Poehler went on, “Not that I’m saying men aren’t emotionally deep and don’t have access to their emotions, but I have two young sons, and I’ve been around men my whole life in comedy, and it’s fascinating what they don’t talk about. I love working with women. Always have. And I seek it out all the time, as much as I can.”

Yet things seemingly aren’t always rosy when celebrity women interact – or at least, that is how it is portrayed in the media. In fact, rumors often circulate online about the idea that outwardly perfect female friendships aren’t all they appear to be. Prior to the 2020 Golden Globes, for example, there was talk that two close friends who were attending had ceased to be buddies.

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Yes, according to an alleged anonymous insider who reportedly spoke to the magazine In Touch Weekly, good friends Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon had fallen out over the apparently unequal pay they had received for Apple TV’s The Morning Show. The source also supposedly claimed that Witherspoon planned to “upstage” Aniston at the Golden Globes.

The insider reportedly said, “Reese is hunting for a knockout dress, something that’ll make her stand out from Jen and the rest of the crowd. While she won’t be doing a Lady Gaga or Katy Perry by wearing anything too crazy, she’s thinking about going slightly more risqué. The rivalry between her and Jen is getting intense; they’re even bashing each other to friends.”

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And yet, when the ceremony actually aired, there seemed to be no signs of animosity between the two actresses whatsoever. Witherspoon certainly didn’t seem to put any sort of upstaging plan into action, and at one point she and Aniston were even seen holding hands as they went onto the Golden Globes stage.

Of course, many in the celebrity world have noticed that the media often portrays successful women as rivals – or implies that they’re not really friends – and some have even spoken out about it. After news reports came out about Sheryl Crow and an apparent dig at Taylor Swift in 2019, for instance, Crow tweeted, “Stop pitting women against each other.”

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And it was none other than Taylor Swift who was involved in the Amy Poehler Golden Globes situation, too. The story and apparent feud with Poehler had started all the way back in 2013, you see. This was when Swift had suffered through a couple of high-profile break-ups with Harry Styles and Conor Kennedy. True to form, then, Poehler and Fey used those experiences for a joke on the Golden Globes stage.

Fey wisecracked, “You know what, Taylor Swift? You stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.” Fox Jr had been Mr. Golden Globe for that particular ceremony, you see. Poehler then joined in with, “Or, go for it.” This was seemingly a reference to Swift’s dating history and how she’d had a lot of boyfriends and break-ups over the years.

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This is something that comes up a lot in relation to Swift, though. After all, the musician has written a number of hit songs about ex-boyfriends, including “Last Kiss” for Joe Jonas and “Dear John” for John Mayer (that one apparently causing embarrassment for the man in question). It’s also claimed that “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is directed at Jake Gyllenhaal.

Yet it seems that Poehler and Fey’s joke did not go down well with Swift – not in the least. Speaking to Vanity Fair about the incident in March 2013, the singer said, “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’” Ouch.

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Swift declared in the interview, “If you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people.” She went on, “For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated – a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way – that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.”

That same day, Poehler spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and expressed regret over the Swift joke – albeit in a funny way. She said, “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.”

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The spoofing of Swift didn’t actually end there, though. In December 2015, in fact, Fey and Poehler did a parody of Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video, calling it “Tina & Amy’s Dope Squad.” Some people subsequently thought the skit was a fairly mild swipe at Swift – if it could be called one at all. But others thought the comedy duo had gone too far.

The website Bustle published an article about the issue as well. In it, the writer commented, “Let me start by saying that I think Fey and Poehler are comedic goddesses. They’re brilliant, funny ladies who can carry a sitcom like nobody’s business. But for some reason, they have a history of making fun of Swift, and I don’t understand it.”

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Of Fey and Poehler’s original Golden Globes comment, the writer opined, “[It] verges on slut-shaming, I’d say. Just because Swift publicly dated multiple stars, that doesn’t diminish her as a person. If anything, I’d think Fey and Poehler would be two of the first people to cheer on a woman’s agency and ability to date whoever she chooses.”

The author then said Poehler and Fey were “feminist icons” and this made their actions all the more important. And at the end of the article, the writer referenced Fey’s Mean Girls, saying, “I love you, Tina and Amy, but let’s do better – don’t become the mean girls you made an entire movie fighting against.”

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And then – on top of all the rumors and online commentary – the relationship between Poehler and Swift was suddenly thrust back into the spotlight during the 2020 Golden Globes ceremony. In fact, the pair came out on stage together to present the Best Animated Movie award. Taylor announced to the audience, “Amy and I are excited about this next category because we both love animation.”

Poehler responded jokingly, “Speak for yourself, Taylor. I like movies about people, by people.” The stars then bantered a little, with Swift asking her co-presenter who she thought created animated films. Poehler answered, “Tiny mice, during the night. Duh!” So there thankfully seemed to be no more bad blood between the pair.

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People watching the Golden Globes were therefore surprised – but in a good way. Fans of both celebs took to Twitter to air their thoughts, too. One person tweeted, “Okay, someone enlighten me. Are things good between Amy Poehler and Taylor Swift again? Because I’m waiting for that to happen for so long.”

And Nancy Josales, the person who had written the 2013 Vanity Fair article in which Swift had stated her anger, tweeted, “It was cool to see Taylor Swift & Amy Poehler on stage together seven years after Swift rightly called out Poehler & Tina Fey in my VF story for their sexist jokes about her at the GGs. Women unite not fight.”

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So it seems that Swift and Poehler have basically made up – which is good news. However, it might be a different story for Swift and Tina Fey – the other person responsible for the Golden Globes joke that had offended the singer. It’s even been claimed that Fey has been quietly shading Swift in her work for a while. And what’s more, Fey has never publicly apologized to Swift for the original comment.

After the Swift Vanity Fair interview, in fact, Fey had a completely different reaction from Poehler. She told Entertainment Tonight, “If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron. I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke. And it’s a shame that [Swift] didn’t take it in the crazy-aunt spirit in which it was intended.”

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But Fey has brought the issue up after that too. In 2014, for instance, Poehler herself won a Golden Globe, for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for Parks and Recreation. And as she received it, Fey excitedly declared to her friend, “I love you, and there’s a special place in hell for you!” This was a clear dig at Swift.

And Fey even used the line again, in a 2016 episode of her TV series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In that clip, one character declares to another, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” The year after that, too, Fey did another parody video of Swift’s “Bad Blood.”

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So it seems likely that Swift and Fey will not be presenting awards together any time soon. Mind you, Swift has also made up with another celebrity pal with whom she apparently had an even more high-profile feud. Famously, in fact, fellow singer Katy Perry made a cryptic post about Swift that just happened to reference Fey’s Mean Girls.

And yet Swift and Perry are apparently friends again. In May 2018, you see, Swift posted a video of a package that Perry had sent her. Inside, there was an actual olive branch with “deeply sorry” written on it. There’s been no public animosity between the pair since then – and Perry has even appeared in one of Swift’s music videos. So perhaps Fey and Swift can one day do the same thing?

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Well, interestingly, there could be good news on that front. Poehler and Fey will be presenting the 2021 Golden Globes, you see, and chances are pretty high that Swift will be there too. So maybe Swift and Fey will be able to finally declare an end to things at that point – just as she and Poehler have evidently done.

But perhaps unsurprisingly, rumors of celebrity feuds weren’t the only things that caught fans’ attention at the 2020 Golden Globes. Naturally, all eyes were also on the fashion exhibited at the star-studded event. That’s right: spectators were on the lookout for the best, worst and most outrageous outfits on display. So, which superstars made the cut?

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40. Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara, who attended with her boyfriend and Best Actor winner Joaquin Phoenix, wore black Givenchy Haute Couture. The highlight of her outfit, though, was a sparkling ear-muff-like headpiece. It was beautiful and eye-catching – even if it did draw comparisons to Queen Amidala’s elaborate get-ups in the Star Wars franchise.

39. Billy Porter

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Billy Porter never disappoints on the red carpet. At the 2019 Golden Globes he wore a pink cape, after all. This year he chose a custom-designed white suit by Alex Vinash, with a feathered train requiring at least one person to carry it. It looked amazing – just don’t ask him to sit down in it.

38. Awkwafina

Awkwafina wore a black-and-white cocktail ruffled-collar dress from Dior Haute Couture. Just before the awards ceremony her stylist Erica Cloud told Vanity Fair magazine, “Originally we had wanted to find something colorful, but landed on the iconic pairing of black and cream which you can never go wrong with! We felt it looked elegant and effortless.” The star also took home a Best Actress award for The Farewell.

37. Shailene Woodley

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Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley wore a bright blue thigh-slit Balmain dress for her appearance on the Golden Globes red carpet. She teamed it with some Bulgari jewellery and a Tyler Ellis clutch, plus she went with Balmain again for the shoes. It was a truly impressive (and sparkly) ensemble.

36. Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst, who was nominated for On Becoming a God in Central Florida, wore a beautiful soft-pink Rodarte dress to the Golden Globes. Her makeup artist Mary Wiles told Allure magazine ahead of the show, “We wanted the beauty look to feel very modern and simple. More runway, not so red carpet. We wanted to look clean, beautiful, and classic, but modern at the same time.” Achieved!

35. Salma Hayek

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Salma Hayek wore a blue-and-cream Gucci dress for the red carpet, one very complimentary to her figure. A few days later the actress told the Spanish-language TV show Un Nuevo Día that the outfit was so revealing simply because, “I’ve gained a lot of weight and that’s where the weight goes on me… my back is not happy, believe me.”

34. Helen Mirren

Catherine the Great actress and Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film nominee Helen Mirren chose a fabulous red floor-length Dior dress for the Golden Globes, accessorized with a necklace from Harry Winston. Alas, at one point the lovely gown developed a rip, and none other than Meryl Streep was spotted helping Mirren with her wardrobe mishap.

33. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw of TV series The Morning Show wore a spectacular yellow sequin dress from Gucci, with makeup perfectly tuned to match. Stylist Nick Barose told website The Cut on Golden Globes day, “Our inspiration was a little bit Dorothy Dandridge, a little bit Diana Ross. Armani Beauty Rouge D’Armani Matte Lipstick in 401 was the perfect orange lipstick to play off the yellow Gucci dress and Gugu’s golden complexion.”

32. Joey King

Joey King’s Golden Globes dress was a truly amazing creation. The actress, star of TV series The Act, wore a black-and-white 3-D printed gown by Iris van Herpen, and it drew plenty of positive attention. Vogue magazine raved about it, announcing, “The striking couture piece was the icing on the cake that introduced the world to a brand new star.”

31. Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston’s dress was custom-made by Dior, and it was no easy feat. After the design was put into place by the fashion house’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, three talented seamstresses worked for 200 hours on the piece. But hopefully they would agree it was definitely worth it in the end. People loved the outfit.

30. Jason Momoa

Actor Jason Momoa came to the Golden Globes in a green Tom Ford suit jacket, but it wasn’t what he wore, it was what he did with it that counted. During the ceremony, he whipped off the velvet jacket and handed it to his wife Lisa Bonet. Underneath was just a tank top – and, of course, those famous muscles.

29. Winnie Harlow

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Victoria’s Secret model Winnie Harlow wore a black, backless dress from LaQuan Smith, along with jewellery from Lorraine Schwartz and high heels from Louboutin. Her gorgeously contrasting makeup was done by artist-to-the-stars Adam Burrell, and fans might be glad to know her Eylure Silk Lashes cost just $12.

28. Rachel Weisz

Award presenter Rachel Weisz, whose husband Daniel Craig was up for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, chose a custom black-velvet Tom Ford dress for her appearance at the Golden Globes. But it was accentuated with sparkles, both the silver on the front of the gown and the 211-diamond Harry Winston necklace she was wearing.

27. Gillian Anderson

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Gillian Anderson wore a cream-colored Safiyaa dress which looked great on her, but many people singled out her “backlace” – a necklace worn backwards – as the best part of her outfit. Later Anderson thanked her stylists on Twitter, saying, “Thanks to all the fab people who helped make my look come together.”

26. Cynthia Erivo

Harriet star and Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Erivo wore a Thom Browne tuxedo dress, one that took 800 hours for its creators to make. Her stylist told Vogue, “The tuxedo is quintessential Thom Browne, but the layered sequins, crystals and pearls are a way for Cynthia to let Harriet shine.”

25. Laura Dern

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Laura Dern had a very good time at the Golden Globes, one can assume. She received the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award for Marriage Story, and she wore a gorgeous custom-made dress from Saint Laurent. She documented her night for Vogue, and noted she was “thankful for the artists I get to collaborate with.”

24. Ana de Armas

Knives Out newcomer Ana de Armas, up for a Best Actress award, chose a sparking floor-length Ralph & Russo dress for her first Golden Globes. She also wore jewellery from Tiffany & Co and shoes by Jimmy Choo, making it an extravagant and exciting debut for her. But best of all, though, her dress was designed with pockets.

23. Zoe Kravitz

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Zoe Kravitz opted for a Saint Laurent dress with two sets of polka-dots, one variation on the top and one at the bottom separated by a bow. Reportedly, Kravitz’s beloved pet dog Scout later escaped the actress’s hotel room and crashed the Golden Globes after-party, but hopefully he didn’t damage her stylish gown.

22. Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts went Old Hollywood for her appearance at the Golden Globes. She wore a very sparkly Armani Privé dress and hair inspired by 1930s-era actress Carole Lombard. The star’s makeup artist Jillian Dempsey told TV show E! News, “The reflective quality of her dress helped inspire the overall look. Naomi has beautiful features and I wanted to show them off.”

21. Jodie Comer

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Killing Eve star Jodie Comer wore a large, puffy-sleeved green dress to the Golden Globes, placing her hair in an updo to really show off the gown. Alas, as soon as Twitter saw it, jokesters instantly started to compare her look to the “Baby Yoda” character from Star Wars show The Mandalorian. Comer probably gets the last laugh there though, seeing as she was actually in a Star Wars movie.

20. Wesley Snipes

Usually the women get the most attention on the Golden Globes carpet, but Wesley Snipes won one for the men. His berry-colored suit and pink ruffles gained plenty of praise, with GQ magazine declaring it was a look “that will appear on nostalgia Instagram accounts in years to come, if we’re still doing that sort of thing.”

19. Zoey Deutch

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Zoey Deutch of Globe-nominated TV show The Politician stood out on the red carpet with a bright yellow gown from Fendi and contrasting blue jewellery. Everyone was impressed, and Harper’s Bazaar magazine named Deutch one of the best-dressed actresses of the evening, saying she “gave a lesson in making a statement with color.”

18. Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams was pregnant at the time of the Golden Globes, and she wore a light orange silk crepe dress by Louis Vuitton, one with an eye-catching blue flower on the shoulder. It didn’t distract from her baby bump, but rather enhanced it. And even more people got to see the dress when Williams collected her Best Actress award.

17. Renée Zellweger

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Renée Zellweger needed to choose her Golden Globes dress carefully, as it had to hide a swollen ankle. She wore a pretty blue Armani Privé dress, floor-length of course, and it did the trick. Plus, she walked away at the end of the night with her fourth Golden Globe in hand.

16. Kaitlyn Dever

Kaitlyn Dever, who was nominated for her performance in Netflix series Unbelievable, arrived for the show in a beautiful Valentino dress. Her hairstylist Bobby Eliot declared in a press release, “The gown has the most beautiful intricate flowers and crystals from head to toe, so we wanted to keep the hair super-effortless and easy, but swept up to showcase the details of the dress.”

15. Lucy Boynton

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Lucy Boynton’s Louis Vuitton silver dress was beautiful, but close-up it was even more so. It was made with 15 meters of velvet, plus silk and yarn, but embedded deep within the design there were also 8,000 very small glass beads. Unsurprisingly, the gown took at least 400 hours to create, but it achieved an amazing ice-queen effect for the actress.

14. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Double Golden Globe-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge wore a shining black-and-gold tuxedo, but what she announced about it afterwards made waves. She said to the media backstage, “We’ve hatched an amazing plan with Ralph & Russo, our Australian designers, who made this incredible couture suit, which is the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever worn. And we’re going to auction it, and the money that is raised from it will go toward relief in Australia.”

13. Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie wore a deceptively simple Chanel dress to the Golden Globes. Although the skirt part was just plain white, the upper part was actually made of 4,750 tiny crystals. Wow! And even though the dress had pockets, Robbie took her hands out to show off her nail polish, which was also Chanel

12. Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington opted for something incredibly daring. Her black Altuzarra outfit, complete with belly chain, was unlike anything anyone else had on. And the risk seemed to pay off. Harper’s Bazaar declared, “Washington gave a whole new meaning to the phrase risky business. And we’re totally digging the updated definition.”

11. Greta Gerwig

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Director Greta Gerwig, the person behind the movie adaption of Little Women was expected to win a Best Director nomination for that film. Very surprisingly, she didn’t – but she turned up anyway, wearing a black-and-white Proenza Schouler dress and looking great when she faced the people who had snubbed her.

10. Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman won a Golden Globe for playing Queen Elizabeth II in the TV show The Crown, and appropriately enough she was wearing a designer who many real royals adore. Emilia Wickstead – who helped put together Kate Middleton’s maternity wardrobe – wrote on her Instagram after the win, “Olivia is wearing a bespoke Emilia Wickstead dress in raspberry textured cloque.”

9. Saoirse Ronan

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Saoirse Ronan was desperate to wear Celine for the Golden Globes, and luckily her fashion people listened to her. The actress was given a beautiful golden 1970s-style gown for the occasion. Stylist Elizabeth Saltzman told Vogue, “We wanted to celebrate Saoirse’s femininity, while being powerful and a little bit sexy.”

8. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her husband Nick Jonas were one of the best-dressed couples at the Golden Globes. The actress wore a bright pink Cristina Ottaviano gown, with hair styled to compliment it. Her stylist Christian Wood told Hello! magazine, “As soon as I saw her stunning pink gown and beautiful diamond necklace, I knew it had to be old Hollywood shiny waves with a deep side part for the Globes!”

7. Charlize Theron

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While many people on the Golden Globes red carpet chose subdued colors, Charlize Theron instead wore some very bright ones. Her apple-green-and-black Grecian-style dress from Dior Haute Couture definitely caught a lot of people’s eyes. And unsurprisingly it took at least a week for the fashion house to create.

6. Scarlett Johansson

Marriage Story star Scarlett Johansson was nominated for a Best Actress award thanks to her work in that movie. She decided to walk the red carpet wearing, well, red. Or perhaps scarlet? She had on a custom-made Vera Wang gown and a Bulgari necklace made from white diamonds to accompany it.

5. Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow wore a tan-colored Fendi dress to the Golden Globes, and even though people could see her underwear, that was clearly part of the look. Harper’s Bazaar declared, “Just when we thought the naked dress had died a death, Gwyneth Paltrow has offered a new interpretation of it, giving the popular red-carpet look an elegant, more modest twist.”

4. Cate Blanchett

Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett wore a beautiful and highly unusual dress to the ceremony. The Mary Katrantzou creation had a circle around the shoulders cascading down the back, making the mind jump towards the image of a sun. The fact that the gown was in a beautiful shade of yellow only added to that idea.

3. Taylor Swift

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Cats actress Taylor Swift opted for a yellow-and-blue floral-patterned Etro dress. And, unlike Cats, it was a hit. Teen Vogue magazine wrote, “While it might only be the first week of January, Taylor’s floral gown is giving total springtime vibes and – we have to be honest – we can’t really complain about a little bit of sunshine during the coldest season of the year.”

2. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman, who was nominated for Big Little Lies, opted for a bright-red Custom Atelier Versace dress which stood in contrast to her husband Keith Urban’s simple black suit. And she wasn’t afraid to show off her legs in the custom creation, as the split up to her thigh attested.

1. Jennifer Lopez

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Hustlers star Jennifer Lopez wore an intriguing creation to the Globes – a Valentino gown decorated with massive green and gold bows. Some people critiqued it online and wrote it off as a fashion misstep, along with her hairdo, but others loved how bold it was. One thing’s for certain: it was very much talked-about, just like a good red carpet dress should be.

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