Before film came fashion as the great and the good of Hollywood’s acting community attended the 81st annual Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.
With the dust still settling on Christmas, downtown Beverly Hills played host to the first major awards show of the year – with a red carpet that featured more than its fair share of British stars.
Leading the way on a night widely expected to lavish Emerald Fennel’s bleak masterpiece Saltburn with more than its fair share of accolades, Rosamund Pike ensured she commanded attention as she joined fellow Brits Dame Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson and Hannah Waddingham outside the historic venue.
Gillian, 55, looked sensational in a gorgeous cream gown which boasted a strapless neckline and dramatic princess skirt.
Gillian’s beautiful dress featured a fitted bodice, faint floral print as well as an unusual frayed hem.
The Crown star completed her look with a sparkling diamond necklace and matching earring while toting her essentials for the evening in a metallic handbag.
Gillian oozed confidence as she strode the red carpet and posed up a storm ahead of the ceremony.
Dame Helen, meanwhile, stunned in a figure-hugging purple gown which boasted an empire waist and chiffon overlay.
Her dramatic coat meanwhile featured bell sleeves and flowing train while also teasing a glimpse of a lavender lining.
Dame Helen added extra glamour to the ensemble with a diamond necklace and matching chandelier earrings.
The 81st Golden Globe Awards honors the best in film and American television of 2023 – with the glittering ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
The most hotly anticipated movies of the past year – Barbie and Oppenheimer – lead the nominations.
Gillian, 55, looked sensational as she arrived at the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards. The actress stunned in a gorgeous cream gown which boasted a strapless neckline and dramatic princess skirt
Gillian’s beautiful dress featured a fitted bodice, faint floral print as well as an unusual frayed hem
The Crown star completed her look with a sparkling diamond necklace and matching earring while toting her essentials for the evening in a metallic handbag
Helen stunned in a figure-hugging purple gown which boasted an empire waist and chiffon overlay
Dame Helen added extra glamour to the ensemble with a diamond necklace and matching chandelier earrings
Barbie dominated the nominations with nine nods for the blockbuster film, including best picture musical or comedy, as well as acting nominations for Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and three of its original songs.
It was closely followed by its ‘Barbenheimer’ release date companion Oppenheimer, which scored eight nominations, including best picture drama and for actors Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. and Emily Blunt.
The movie’s respective directors Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan are both up for best director and best screenplay for a motion picture.
Ryan Gosling is up for best supporting male actor, while Margot Robbie has been nominated for best female actor for her performance as Barbie.
Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon has also been nominated for seven awards. Leonardo DiCaprio is up for best male actor in a motion picture drama – while Robert De Niro is up for best supporting male actor.
The legendary director’s movie is also nominated for best picture drama.
Scorsese himself has been nominated for best director for a motion picture – alongside Bradley Cooper for Maestro, Yorgos Lanthimos for Poor Things, Celine Song for Past Lives, and the Barbenheimer duo Gerwig and Nolan.
Three actors from Succession have been nominated for best television male actor in a drama series – Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and Jeremy Strong.
Gary Oldman, of Slow Horses, Pedro Pascal, of The Last of Us, and Dominic West, of The Crown, are also nominated in the same category.
In the respective category for female actors, Succession’s Sarah Snook was nominated – alongside Helen Mirren for her performance in 1923, Bella Ramsey for her work in The Last of Us, and The Crown’s Imelda Staunton.
Keri Russell, of The Diplomat, and The Curse’s Emma Stone were also nominated for best television female actor drama series.
The Golden Globes announced the nominees for best female actor in a motion picture musical or comedy – Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Alma Poysti, Margot Robbie, and Emma Stone.
In the best movie musical or comedy category, Air, American Fiction, Barbie, The Holdovers, May December, and Poor Things were all nominated.
The nominees for best animated film are The Boy and the Heron, Elemental, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Suzume, and Wish.
The ceremony will feature the debut of two new categories: Cinematic and Box Office Achievement and Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television.
Taylor Swift’s movie documenting her Eras Tour has received a nomination in the Cinematic and Box Office Achievement category.
The 81st Golden Globe Awards will be the first major broadcast of awards season, with a new home on CBS and will be hosted by 52-year-old comedian Jo Koy.
And while to audiences it might look similar on the surface, it’s been tumultuous few years behind the scenes following a bombshell report in the Los Angeles Times.
The 2021 report found that there were no black members in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – which votes on the awards.
Stars and studios boycotted the Globes and NBC refused to air it in 2022 as a result.
After the group added journalists of color to its ranks and instituted other reforms to address ethical concerns, the show came back in January 2023 in a one-year probationary agreement with NBC. The network did not opt to renew.
In June, billionaire Todd Boehly was granted approval to dissolve the HFPA and reinvent the Golden Globes as a for-profit organization.
Its assets were acquired by Boehly’s Eldridge Industries, along with Dick Clark Productions, a group that is owned by Penske Media whose assets also include Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone and Billboard.
In mid-November, CBS announced that it would air the ceremony on the network on Jan. 7. It will also stream on Paramount+.
The group nominating and voting for the awards is now made up of a more diverse group of over 300 people from around the world.