The Golden Globe Awards ceremony kicks off tomorrow night in Beverley Hills, California, for the first time since the pandemic that the stars will grace the long-awaited red carpet.
Usually heralded as to which celebrities will win big awards over the next few months, as well as who is likely to dominate the best-dressed lists, this year marks the 80th anniversary of the awards, so it promises to be a big night.
American comedian Jerrod Carmichael will host for the second year in a row, along with an all-star cast of co-hosts including Tracy Morgan, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billy Porter and Quentin Tarantino.
So what will the great and good Hollywood wear and will their styling beat those from previous years? Well, first of all, they will definitely be the best last year – because we didn’t get to see them!
The 2022 Golden Globes came right after 2021’s “Omichristmas” when everyone and everyone caught the Omicron strain of Covid, so the event was held “in private” with no red carpet. NBC also moved the telecast of the event amid criticism that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the Golden Globes judging and selection panel) lacked diversity. The 2022 event was therefore a private event held behind closed doors.
This was even more disappointing (albeit understandable) as the 2021 Golden Globes also lacked outfits as it was held remotely with stars collecting their awards from their homes via Zoom.
There were still a few touches of home style, as Cynthia Erivo and Emma Corrin posted photos in a neon green gown and a pearl-embroidered clown-like dress, respectively. But the glamor of the red carpet was still missing.
So the excitement is building ahead of tomorrow’s event, which will see the stars return to the Golden Globes red carpet for the first time in nearly three years.
And what can we expect? Tár is vying for Best Picture, which means her lead character, Cate Blanchett, will be in attendance and dressed to the nines (presumably in Armani since she’s a brand ambassador) in case she has to accept the night’s biggest award.
Damien Chazelle’s Babylon is also up for the award for Best Musical or Comedy, so expect a breathtaking performance from Margot Robbie, whose newly renewed power on the red carpet is sure to deliver something unforgettable.
And let’s not forget Angela Bassett, who is up for the Best Supporting Actress award for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Bassett usually serves up bold colors on the red carpet, so we can only hope to see something as vibrant and vibrant as her past looks at tomorrow’s event.
With any luck, all of these celebrities (as well as many other participants) will make an effort similar to previous years, when the costumes often attracted as much attention as the prizes themselves.
From Julia Roberts breaking boundaries in an oversized Armani suit in 1990, to Angelina Jolie’s glamorous number in 1999, to Lady Gaga’s star birth moment in 2019 at Valentino Haute Couture, the Golden Globes red carpet has witnessed many high-profile fashion spectacle.
In 2018, the red carpet took a political turn as celebrities took a stand against sexual harassment in the industry by staging a tailoring protest against the #TimesUp movement, donning all-black gowns.
Dazzling kaleidoscopic looks are back in 2020: Priyanka Chopra looked glamorous in a pink gown with a train by Cristina Ottaviano, and Scarlett Johanssen oozed old-school glamor in a voluminous red sweetheart-neck ball gown by Vera Wang.
The bar is high – but for the 80th anniversary of the Golden Globes, all cards are off the table. Get your popcorn ready and get your fingers crossed for a lot of refreshing Twitter tomorrow night because it’s going to be good.
Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the most memorable Golden Globe gowns of all time.