the 2015 golden globe awards

Happy Monday everyone!

If you’re like me and stayed up later than usual to watch the Golden Globes – I feel ya this morning. Treat yoself to an extra cup of coffee today because you deserve it. If you aren’t already aware, award season is my FAVE, and I LOVE to do recaps. I’m a bit sad I don’t have more time this year to write a recap, but I did my best in between commercial breaks!

Let’s started with my picks for best dressed, shall we?

Salma Hayek – the fabric of this dress is a bit odd, but I love the fit & color of it!

Emma Stone – I love this look SO MUCH! It’s perfect for her body, I love the giant bow & the top of her jumpsuit is sparkly and fantastic. Next to Emily Blunt, I think this might be my favorite look.

Viola Davis – I know some people say wearing red on the red carpet is boring & predictable but I have to disagree. I think Viola looks absolutely stunning, and girl’s got some ARMS.

Allison Williams – Allison always looks dainty and fabulous and this look is no different. Her hair is borderline though – I HATE the wet hair look (see : Maria Menounous last night) but the dress makes up for it. Another red dress that I really liked!

Diane Kruger – truth: I have no effing clue what Diane Kruger is from/acted in/why she’s at the Golden Globes..but I love me a sparkly silver dress. A+, lady who I don’t know, ya killed it.

Lorde – I love me a jumpsuit. I love the crop top & her necklace. This kind of feels like it belongs at a music awards show, not the Golden Globes, but I’m still madly in love with it.

Amy Adams – she kind of nails it every time. Simple, yet elegant and not boring.

Anna Faris – I love this dress! Anna Faris is just adorable, and I loooved how cute her & Chris Pratt looked on the red carpet together.

Emily Blunt – I’m not sure why her face looks funny in this photo but OMG this dress! I think this whole look might be my fave. The braid halo, the dress, everything! Love. It.

Lupita Nyong’o – Lupita is quite possibly the most gorgeous human on the planet. The purple complements her skin so well, its so beautiful!

‘Kate Hudson – If I had a body like that, I’d wear a dress like that too. Bravo, Kate. If ya got it, flaunt it.

Anna Kendrick – Beautiful dress. She’s so stunning. Simple and Classic.

Aaaand the hosts of the evening : Amy & Tina. I will admit I did not care for their red carpet looks (except for Tina’s hair & jewels!) so I was sooo glad when they walked out on stage in much, much better dresses. These ladies absolutely killed the opening monologue, as per usual.

A. freaking. men.

The theme of this year’s golden globes seemed to be North Korea. The bit in the opening monologue was good. The Meryl bit was easily the best bit, but it kinda went downhill from there.

I haven’t seen Big Eyes yet, but this was good. 

Award shows are like my Olympics. Not just because I love the fashion, and the jokes, and the drunk celebrities, but because they open my eyes to so many great films & television shows. Transparent was a big winner last night, as was Boyhood & Birdman. The Affair, Still Alice, The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Most Violent Year, Selma,  House of Cards (which has been on my must watch list for a year now), the list goes on. It always takes me awhile to fall asleep after watching because I’m so inspired by these wonderfully creative people who create amazing things. Hollywood is weird and awful in a lot of ways, but it does expose the world to talented people and real wonderful things.

/end weird rant. It’s 1 am and I am exhuasted, so please forgive me.

Moving on….

George Clooney gave a very nice speech while accepting some Lifetime Achievement award. He said very nice things about his wife that made my simultaneously “awh” and throw up in my mouth a little bit. I don’t know whose luckier: George Clooney because he is married to Amal, or Amal because she is married to George Clooney. Or maybe it’s Julianna Marguiles, because George Clooney called her “Jules”. Moral of the story: I’d still tap George Clooney.

sidenote: Did y’all catch their interview with E!’s Guilianna Ranic when she tried to get them to do tequila shots? Have you ever seen a more awkward interview in your life?! The side eye shade that Amal was throwing Gulianna was HILARIOUS.

Then Tina Fey came out in a rumpled tuxedo and everything was awesome. Would it be weird if my life goal was to succesfully pull off jumpsuit/lady tux? I just love them.

I’m rooting for Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig to host next year. They did a great job presenting, quite possibly the one presenters who weren’t awkward or inappropriate ( looking at YOU, JEREMY RENNER).

Overall it was  great show, with a LOT of diversity amongst the winners this year, which is always great to see. Now I know how many movies I have to watch before the Oscars.

Did you watch the Globes? Who was your pick for best dressed?! 

The Oscars 2014 : fashion, selfies, and GIFs

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was consumed entirely by schoolwork. I’m trying my best to make up for the fact that I won’t be doing any for two entire weeks.

Since I literally have nothing exciting to say about my weekend, I’m just going to dive right in to an Oscars recap. If you don’t give a sh*t about award shows, you probably should stop reading now hahaha! Award shows are my guilty pleasure, so when I get the chance to ramble on about them for long periods of time, I tend to take full advantage!

Let’s start with fashion shall we?

And naturally, I’m going to start with Lupita Nyong’o because there is no other woman that has consistently hit the nail on the head every single award show this year. While she could probably wear a garbage bag and look absolutely stunning, I ADORE her dress. And it was so lovely how she said that the blue color of her dress reminded her of her home in Nairobi.

Maria Menounous always looks beautiful as well! I love the shimmery neutral colored dress. Loving the hair aswell! It’s not a totally outrageous jump out at you look, but it’s classy and elegant. Love it!

Keeping with the neutral theme – Kate Hudson! I love a good cape. Again, with the shimmery. Beautiful earrings, hair, everything! Just SO stunning.

Kristen Bell is adorable in another neutral dress. Which she chose because it had a “frozen” vibe, of course! Frozen also won best animated feature film, and I squealed a little bit. I also really loved Idina’s dress. And her performance?! Freaking amazing, but not that I expected any less.

Also, I LOVE that Kristen Bell tweeted about the fact she had a burrito stashed in her clutch. Woman after my own heart.

 

 

 

Cate Blanchett! She’s always so elegant. Love everything about her look!

Oh, you know who had the prettiest hair at  the Oscars?

Jared Leto.

Long hair on men makes me want to vomit, but I’m actually jealous of his perfect ombre, loose curls, shiny & healthy looking hair. He’s like a freaking walking Herbal Essence commercial. I was so happy he won Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyer’s Club. His performance was so moving and wonderful, as was his acceptance speech.  I love me a man that speaks so highly of his mom.

Let’s talk about Kerry Washington! I was kind of disappointed by her GG dress, and I feel like she redeemed herself for me with this Oscars dress. I LOVE the dark lips, and the naturally curly hair. Gorgeous! I can’t believe how pregnant she is! I have no idea how they are going to hide  that baby bump for the rest of the season on Scandal.

(ps: wasn’t last weeks Scandal INSANE?!!! I missed that show so much, I’m so glad it’s back on. )

Keeping on the theme of beautiful pregnant ladies, we have Olivia Wilde! Also known as the luckiest girl in the world, as she is married to Jason Sudekis. I just love photos that show husbands taking pictures of their wives on red carpets. I think these two win most attractive couple, by far.  I love Olivia’s jewellery, which help to dress up an otherwise simple ( but stunning) dress.

Kristin Chenoweth is like the real life version of Tinkerbell in my opinion. She’s the tiniest little pixie! I love her golden dress! I kind of miss her long hair though, but she can also rock short hair!

And then we have Jennifer Lawrence in red! Definitely better than that odd Golden Globes dress. Very simple dress, hair, backwards necklace. I think she looks great! And, if you look at her at a certain angle, it looks like she still has long hair, pinned back. I miss her long hair!

Oh, and you remember how Jennifer fell down on her way up to the stage last year to accept her award?

Well this year she fell on the red carpet, before the awards even started. I could write a book about how much I love Jennifer Lawrence, to be quite honest.

Chrissy Teigen also had a gorgeous dress! It reminds me of spring, and I’m all about that right now. Also, she was livetweeting during the whole show, and it was absolutely hilarious. Actually, she is hilarious 100% of the time on twitter, I highly recommend you follow her.

 

 

There were also a few killer looks from the after parties that I loved!

 

Mindy Kaling

 

Jennifer Lawrence ( I’m kind of on the fence about this one..but there is just something about it that I love!)

 

Ellen Page. I’m not sure why I like this but I do!

Amy Poehler! Obvs. You can’t see it well in this picture but I really loved her hair.

So those are my favorite dresses! Now, for the actual awards?

Ellen killed the opening monologue. I particularly enjoyed the joke about the LA rain. A Liza Minelli joke was made, and Liza did NOT appreciate it. Loved Pharell’s performance of Happy! Aside from his fucking hat. I honestly just want to push his hat on his head so it’s sitting normally. Is it really that hard? Also, can we take a minute to appreciate Meryl’s shimmy?

Ellen handed out pizza. And, for the first time in my life, I wish I was a pizza guy.

Gravity won essentially every award. I’d say they deserved it, but I can’t even watch the trailer to that movie without feeling like my heart is going to explode. Space gives me the creeps. The in memoriams gave me the sads. Bette Midler sang immediately after, and I got the chills. Pink sang a really beautiful rendition of Over The Rainbow as a tribute to Wizard of Oz.  Ellen made several hilarious references to Jonah Hill’s penis ( watch Wolf of Wall Street to fully understand this). The best selfie in the history of selfies was taken :

John Travolta introduced Idina Menzel’s performance of “Let It Go”. Atleast, that’s what he was SUPPOSED to introduce. He chose to pronounce Idina’s name as something similar to Abu Nazim. Honestly. Proof.

And still no Oscars for Leo

Lupita Nyong’o won best supporting actress and it was wonderful! You could tell she was so truly grateful and overwhelmingly happy. Amazing acceptance speech! Cate Blanchett came out of nowhere and won best actress, and gave a lovely speech. Twelve Years A Slave won Best Picture, and confirmed the fact that I absolutely need to make the time to watch that film. Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor (ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT).

Overall Ellen did a fantastic job hosting, in my opinion. The Oscars can be the dryest & longest of the award shows, but I didn’t feel bored for longer than it took for Gravity to win another award. The moral of the story is that funny women should host all awards shows, always.

So that’s my recap! I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the acceptance speeches  :

” When I look down at this golden statue may it remind me, and every little child, that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.”

– Lupita Nyong’o 

 

 

Did you watch The Oscars? Favorite dresses? Moments?