The Golden Globes used to be Hollywood’s big party. But in 2021, the awards were canceled — literally. When it came out that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) had no black members last year, the show did not air on TV. This year, though, marked a tepid comeback as NBC demoted the Golden Globes to a Tuesday slot. A Tuesday!
But still, the house was packed and the stars were dressed to kill. Here are the best dressed of the evening.
Host Jerrod Carmichael won the night right off the bat with a memorable opening monologue. From his very first sentence — “I’m here because I’m black”— Carmichael zeroed in on the Golden Globe’s awkward history, skewering the HFPA with a glorious, sh*t-eating grin. Watch the full video here.
But one-liners were not all that Carmichael had to flex on Tuesday night. As host, he took full advantage of the on-screen opportunity to rock a whole range of outfits.
Jenna Ortega has gained fast fame for her portrayal as the original goth girl Wednesday Addams. But Ortega looked anything but emo in this flowing frock by Gucci. Paired with industrial silver necklaces, the neutral color was radiant against her auburn bob. Like an edgy Grecian goddess.
Frills were everywhere at the 2023 Golden Globes, but no one was flouncier than Julia Garner in this tiered pink dream by Gucci. A crystal-lined bustier imbued the piece with princess flair… and Garner got her happily ever after! She won Best Supporting Actress for her role on Ozarks which finished out its final season this year on Netflix.
Natasha Lyonne’s look blended fast street style with high fashion, pairing patent leather boots with a Givenchy gown. The actress looked positively statuesque within its ruched detailing and squared shoulders — a bold look enhanced by her new blunt hair cut. The dress also showcased one of this year’s most popular trends: attached gloves.
Always a delight, Billy Porter stole this show in this fuchsia tuxedo gown by Christian Siriano. The massive piece also earned a special on-stage moment when Porter introduced his friend, the producer Ryan Murphy, who won the night’s Carol Burnett Award for various achievements in television. Porter first burst into the mainstream on Murphy’s Pose.
Letita Wright, star of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, appeared in this sunset-orange gown by Prada. It was a chic, unique, and colorful statement.
Michelle Yeoh is finally having her moment — and she has the wardrobe to match. The star of Everything Everywhere All at Once literally sparkled in this navy and silver sequined gown by Armani Privé. The dress, and Yeoh, both got their due last night too as she picked up the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy… especially when Yeoh refused to be played off stage.
Rihanna always, always looks fabulous. However, she’s been laying low since the birth of her first child in May. So fans were delighted to see the singer step out in this structural, show-stopping gown by Daniel Roseberry. Though Rihanna skipped the red carpet last night, this velvety ensemble was still perhaps the evening’s biggest statement.