French solidarity, icy metallics and (maybe) some trend setting gloves. The Golden Globes red carpet didn't disappoint. Julianne Moore killed it, as always, wearing Givenchy sequins and feathers. Amal Clooney was stylish in Dior and Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent. Lena Dunham got it right in red and 18-year-old Lorde represented in tomboy style. Meanwhile, fashion "It girl" Rosamund Pike had a rare miss. The red carpet season is now officially underway.
Check out all the fashions in the photo gallery above, and scroll down to see what happened as everyone made their way into the show.
Some of the best-dressed women at the Golden Globes wore Paris haute couture.
One of the standouts in French fashion labels was Dakota Johnson, above, who wore a Chanel gown with at least fifty shades of grey paillettes.
Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent and, especially, Julianne Moore in Givenchy stunned too.
From actress Emily Blunt to model Camila Alves, above, Golden Globes attendees lighted up the red carpet with their jewels. And more specifically, their statement earrings. Click to see more of the night's standouts.
Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale and others came out sparkling.
Heidi Klum's asymmetrical Versace gown made her look asymmetrical too. Who else didn't rise to the occasion? Take a look.
Patti Smith is here
Rock star Patti Smith may seem the antithesis of red carpet glam, hitting the red carpet in a three-piece suit and combat boots.
Her song "Mercy Is," which she co-wrote with Lenny Kaye for "Noah," is nominated for best song in a motion picture and she was utterly relaxed, fluid even, as she slowly made her way down the red carpet.
She even stopped to talk with pretty much anyone who asked.
"This is weird, but it's fun," she said, adding that she's a big film fan. "Yeah, there's a lot of screaming going on, but really, we look at this as energy."
Smith said she used to watch the Golden Globes every year on TV with her late mother.
"I remember when it was in black and white! My mom would love this. I'm here tonight for my mother.
"The music icon is working on a new book, the title of which, until recently, was a secret.
"It's called M Train," she said. What's it about?"Oh, I dunno," Smith said.
"Everything -- music, coffee, my late husband. I got on a train and wrote -- and just kept going!"
Lupita Nyong'o dazzles again
Just happy to be at the Globes
"Downton Abbey" exec producer Gareth Neame is just glad to be at the Golden Globes.
"I'm delighted to be here and have the HFPA continue to recognize us," he said. He's most looking forward to hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
"I love that chemistry between them," he said. "It's very slick." "Downton" is nominated this year for dramatic television series, while Joanne Froggatt, who plays Anna Bates, is up for performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV.
The show has a total of 10 nominations over the years, with two wins. Maggie Smith took home a supporting actress trophy in 2013, and the show won best mini-series or motion picture made for TV in 2012.
Welcome to America
Sporting an emerald dress and a grizzly, dark beard, Austrian singer and drag queen Conchita made her way down the red carpet. As for how she identifies, male or female, the singer said flatly: "I'm just an entertainer."
"I'm a drag queen, a man in a dress," she added. "Not transgender, a woman trapped in a man's body. I can't even imagine what they go through; Transgenders have to be so strong and so brave."
Conchita hasn't seen Amazon's "Transparent," starring Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender woman, yet, "but I've heard it's amazing," she said. "It's on my list."
Then she surveyed the carpet and exhaled deeply, flipping back her hair. "This is my first time in America. And what a great welcome!"
Rock star moment for Ms. Lopez
Asked and answered! We wondered earlier what Jennifer Lopez would show up in this year and whether it would be another bold choice.
From the catcalls, it appears she wowed again. Her choice of fashion designer? Once again, it was Zuhair Murad.
T.J. Miller, triple nominee
T.J, Miller, the self-styled tech entrepreneur on Mike Judge's "Silicon Valley," is seeing triple tonight. Three productions he's in are up for Golden Globes, including the HBO comedy and animated features "Big Hero 6" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2."
"It's bizarre, but amazing," he said. "I love it."
The improv comedian said his turn as Erlich in "Silicon Valley" is a breakout role.
"I'm just so happy to finally be able to play a character that's closer to my comic persona. Plus all the other comics in it are just so good."
More 'Je Suis Charlie'
HFPA member Barbara Gasser of Austria affixed a black-and-white sticker with the words "Je Suis Charlie" to her white gloves.
Her guest for the evening was Austrian drag performer Conchita Wurst."I can identify with her," Gasser said, "wanting freedom of expression.
"It was tough for Gasser to find words for the recent events in Paris. "It's horrible," she said. Writer-directors Shlomni and Ronit Elkabetz, of foreign language film nominee "Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem Gett," also wore the statement-making stickers in solidarity.
"For us France is a platform. It's a place that enables us to say what we want and we can't lose that," Shlomni said.
Ronit, too, described the terror attacks as "a horrible moment."
Dominic West says he's an outside choice
Dominic West, who's nominated for his acting work in Showtime's "The Affair," feels like he's not a front runner tonight.
"I'm an outside choice," he said on the red carpet. "At least I know I won't have to give a speech."
No matter his chances at winning the Globe for performance by an actor in a TV drama, he's wearing his lucky charm: gold cufflinks.
"They're old and haven't brought me luck yet, but we will see."
Tina, what's going on with that dress?
Odds on winning: 'It's a crapshoot'
Beau Willimon is proud that "House of Cards," which he created and executive produces, is nominated for best dramatic TV series. But he seems even more proud of how the show, which is distributed on Netflix, has helped to pave the way for new models of entertainment distribution in Hollywood.
"Look around -- there's now dozens of shows being distributed online. There weren't as many even when we first started," he said.
As for whether 'House of Cards' would go home with a statue, he said,
"It's a crapshoot. But just being a contender is an honor. And something like this — really, it's just a big party. It's fun."
Embracing the snark
It's Victor Williams' first time at the Golden Globes. But the actor is confident that Showtime's "The Affair" -- on which he plays Detective Jeffries -- will win in the TV series drama category.
(The series' stars Dominic West and Ruth Wilson are also up for received acting accolades.)
"I think we have a very legitimate shot," he said, looking especially dapper in a fitted black tux.
"Look, I was on 'King of Queens' for nine years and we were never here," he added. "'The Affair' is in its first season and we're here."
Williams isn't nervous about facing the award show's witty, if at times snarky, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler either.
"Nah. If they made fun of me, I'd embrace it," he said. "I love them both."
'We're now engaged!'
Much like his character on HBO's "Silicon Valley," Thomas Middleditch seemed a bit, in his words, "bewildered" as he walked down the red carpet.
"There's just so many people, a lot of cameras and questions," he said, adding that he didn't know if the show would win for best television series -- comedy or musical.
"The show's only had eight episodes. I'm already practicing my 'It's OK if we don't win' speech."
The actor wouldn't have left home without a good luck token, though, he said.
What'd he bring?
"Her!" he said pointing to his date. "One day she's going to be Mollie Middleditch," he said. "I just gave her a ring. We're now engaged!"
As the red carpet at the Golden Globes swelled before the show, so did the black and white "Je Suis Charlie" signs dotting the carpet.
"I'm with you," one man, in his black tuxedo, said to the AFP reporters who have posted a sign in their camera.
While on the red carpet, "Ida" director Pawel Pawlikowski, whose film is up for the foreign language award, addressed the Paris terrorist attacks.
"The world seems out of control," he said. "It's absolutely frightening. But it's important for democratic societies to keep up certain standards. Stay pure and stay true."
Anxiety, crazy, chaotic: 'Birdman' score
Jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez beamed with joy as a nominee for best score for his work on "Birdman."
Though he didn't have any pre-awards good luck charm, the four-time Grammy Award winner was hoping the booming drums from the movie would speak for themselves.
"We tried to mirror the internal turmoil of Michael Keaton's character," he said. "Anxiety, crazy, chaotic. The drums represent it all."
Rosamund Pike, the Bond girl and Vanity Fair cover star who is known for her style sense, underwhelmed on the Golden Globes red carpet.
The actress, a nominee in the drama category for “Gone Girl,” who has often worn frocks by fellow Brit designers including Marios Schwab and Alexander McQueen, chose a strange-looking, ivory Vera Wang gown with spaghetti straps, a V-front and side cutouts. Even she looked less than thrilled to be in it.
Buzzing with speculation
The red carpet is buzzing with speculation ahead of the show's 5 p.m. start time.
"'Birdman,' no, 'Birdman.' I'm sure of it," quips one passerby to her mate. But these three nondescript individuals -- dressed much like everyone else in black-tie attire -- are the keeper of the Golden Globes secrets. And their lips -- and locked silver briefcases -- are sealed.
John Nendick, Andy Sale and Karen Angel, representatives of accounting firm Ernst & Young, mosey down the red carpet carrying metal briefcases handcuffed to their wrists with the sealed winners envelopes inside.
"We know. We're the only three who know who's gonna win," Sale said proudly. Angel's wrist glitters when it catches the sunlight -- even handcuffs are not beyond accessorizing. Hers are studded with rhinestones.
The three may not agree on which movie should win -- there's some grumbling there --but one thing is certain. The cases are "heaavvy!" Sales said. "Yeeeesss." They other two echo in agreement.
Then they head off, backstage bound, to ready themselves to deliver the sealed envelopes to tonight's show presenters.
Why was Adrian Grenier on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet so early? And who's this Vincent Chase guy someone "hearts," according to the sign being waved behind the "Entourage" star? Of course, Chase is Grenier's actor character in the HBO show, which ran from 2004 to 2011 -- and the cast arrived in character on the red carpet Sunday.
They were filming scenes for the "Entourage" movie, due out in June. With Grenier were costars Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jeremy Piven.
No word on whether Vincent Chase has been nominated.
Green and flowing
A win for red
Louise Roe in Jenny Packham
Oscar de la Renta, who died in October at age 82, was a gentleman designer who over the last five decades defined American elegance.
De la Renta's pop culture influence was wide-ranging. He recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, and nearly every first lady in the modern era -- including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Michelle Obama -- has worn his designs. Vogue editor Anna Wintour is also a big proponent of his clothes, which she wears often.
Although De la Renta is considered an American designer, his feminine style was more rooted in European couture traditions. He trained with Balenciaga and also worked as the designer of Balmain couture for nine years before founding his namesake label in 1965.
He was a force in fashion until the end.
A first-timer voter walks the red carpet
Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. newcomer Tina Christianson -- a reporter with Danish paper Borsen -- wandered down the still relatively sparse red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday. This is her second year with the HFPA, but her first time voting.
"It's so exciting, I got so involved," she said, breaking into a toothy grin, her short blond bob shimmering in the just-emerging sun.
Who did she vote for or think will win?
"Oh my God, I can't say! But some of my favorites were 'Boyhood,' 'Birdman,' Imitation Game' and 'Pride.'"
Then, she gave a knowing wink and strode down the carpet in her floor-length black dress.
How Kate Hudson gets ready
What will Alan wear this year?
And the men ... ?
Looks we're most excited about
What will J. Lo do?
Jennifer Lopez has rarely disappointed on the red carpet.
She's presenting tonight, so it should be interesting to see how bold she goes this time.
Here's a look at some her memorable choices over the years:
She walked the carpet as a nominee in 1998 for her lead role in "Selena."
Michael Douglas snagged her train in 2004.
Nearly backless in 2007.
On the red carpet in 2009.
In Zuhair Murad in 2011.
In Zuhair Murad again in 2013 in a dress that rivaled the green Versace she wore to the Grammys in 2000.
While we wait to see Reese Witherspoon's Golden Globes ensemble, check out her recent red carpet looks.
Jennifer Aniston is nominated in the dramatic lead actress category for her role as a depressed, acerbic woman addicted to pain pills in the dark "Cake." She isn't the favorite but she'll probably look smashing.
Greer Grammer, this year's Miss Golden Globe, has been in training for her job at the Globes.
The 22-year-old daughter of Kelsey Grammer is the latest in a string of celebrity scions to hand out the prizes. For weeks she's been doing laundry in 5-inch heels to prepare for her duties.
"I'm mostly scared of dropping one of the Golden Globes and it breaking," said Grammer, whose father will attend the telecast. "But I've watched a lot of the past shows, so I think I should be OK."
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Times fashion critic Booth Moore thought Lucy Liu looked ready for a costume ball in her dress for the 2013 Golden Globes, a blue rose-patterned Carolina Herrera. And that wasn't a compliment.
Here's a look at some of the worst, and best, fashion worn to recent Globes.