Instead of the usual ceremony full of celebrities on red carpets and amusing hosts handing out the gongs this year, the Golden Globes took place via social media. The award winners were announced via Twitter on Sunday, 9th January between six and eight p.m. The awards did not receive their usual attention after being dropped by television network NBC because of controversy surrounding the organisation that votes for the winners of the honours, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Last year, the body was boycotted en mass in Hollywood after it was revealed that there were no black members. This year, the nominees didn't attend and so there are no exciting and fresh outfits to examine. Instead, we're going to look at who won and what they wore on the red carpets of the Golden Globes in past years.
Australian actress Nicole Kidman won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for her role in Being the Ricardos. In 2002, she won Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy for Moulin Rouge! That year she looked stunning in a strapless black floor-length gown with a slit up the front to her upper thighs. It was detailed to look like the dress was held together with black laces. She paired it with a black lace and diamond choker, diamond stud earrings, loose hair and minimal makeup.
After five previous nominations in different categories in 1993, 1994, 2002, 2007 and 2017, Will Smith finally won a Golden Globe scooping Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for the film King Richard. In 2007, he was nominated in the same category for The Pursuit of Happyness but lost out to Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland. That year, Smith wore a single-breasted black suit with two buttons, black satin notch lapels, a white semi-spread collar shirt and a black satin tie to complement his lapels.
British-American actor Andrew Garfield also won his first Golden Globe this year for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical in Tick, Tick...BOOM! In 2011, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for The Social Network. On the red carpet in 2011, he donned a black notch lapel suit with a single button on the jacket. He paired it with a white spread collar dress shirt, black tie and black patent loafers.
Never having been nominated for a Golden Globe, actor Jeremy Strong won on his first try taking the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama for the Television series Succession. In 2020, he attended the awards with the cast of Succession as the show grabbed the gong for Best Television Series, Drama. Jeremy wore a black tuxedo with satin peak lapels, a white shirt with a semi-spread collar and no tie, a black satin cummerbund to match his lapels and black patent dress shoes.
For the second year in a row, Jason Sudeikis won Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for the programme Ted Lasso. In 2016, he attended the awards with his then partner Olivia Wilde. On the red carpet, he wore a traditional black tuxedo with peak lapels and one button on the jacket, a white spread collar shirt and a black bow tie. He lightened up his formal attire by combining it with a pair of chunky matte white and patent black trainers.
This year, Kate Winslet won Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie for Mare of Easttown. In 2012, she won the award for Best Actress, Mini-series or TV Movie for Mildred Pierce. When accepting the award, Winslet wore a black silk blouse with short split sleeves, with the neckline held together with an oversize bow creating a peephole effect at the cleavage. She paired it with a cream A-line floor-length skirt. She accessorised with a slim black belt with a belt buckle studded with diamonds and topaz, a complimentary topaz bracelet and a black and gold clutch bag.
As is customary at these kinds of award shows, the men wore traditional tuxedos or suitable lounge suits while the women were afforded more latitude, donning gowns, shirts, blouses or skirts in many different colours and styles. If you have an event coming up for which you need to look smart, get in touch with our talented tailoring team today. Our luxurious, high-quality fabric custom made suits can be made in a range of styles and options, all of your choice.