Nicole Richie keeps looking better as she ages. The 30-year-old dazzles in a Julien MacDonald dress and to-die-for Jimmy Choo shoes. Remember when she used to channel the 1970s with her wardrobe? I bet she'd like to forget it, too.
Claire Danes looks terrific from the back, but the plain-Jane front of her J. Mendel gown does the "Homeland" star no style favors. She can take solace, though, in her Golden Globe win.
Jessica Chastain's beaded ivory gown from Givenchy is the perfect complement to her fiery red hair, and the form-fitting gown highlighted her figure flawlessly.
With her hair pulled back as though she's making a run to the 7-Eleven, and rocking a blah green gown, funny lady Melissa McCarthy of Plainfield should have known better. The "Bridesmaids" star has had much better red-carpet moments.
Kelly Osbourne has reinvented herself as an arbiter of style on television, but she needs to turn the mirror on herself. It was a smart idea to wear such a vibrant dress because it keeps the eyes from wandering to her hair, which is now inexplicably gray.
Debra Messing rarely misses on the red carpet, and this year's Globes shows why: this glamorous dark-brown Monique Lhullier gown screams, I'm a star! Messing has a new series coming up in February, fittingly called "Smash."
It's good to see Sarah Michelle Gellar back on the red carpet. The "Ringer" star shines in a unique blue-and-white inkblot dress designed by Monique Lhullier. Delicate Bulgari jewels complete her fashion-forward look.
The little bustle in the back is odd, but overall "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara looks edgy and youthful in her black Nina Ricci gown. Fred Leighton gets credit for her jewels, but if anyone can actually spot them, let me know.
"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara stuns in this navy blue number by Vera Wang, and her ubiquitous fish tail (and a red-carpet staple on the Golden Globes carpet tonight) helps to rev up her already va-va-voom figure.
"The Help" winner Octavia Spencer glows in her lavender dress embellished with crystals. The Tadashi Shoji dress makes her look like a million bucks - with a little help from her Judith Lieber clutch and Christian Louboutin heels.
Angelina Jolie manages to be both understated and attention-grabbing in this winter white Atelier Versace gown accented with a slash of bold red on the collar. Brad Pitt was there, also. Who cares about jewelry when you've got the best accessory ever?
Presenter Reese Witherspoon's blood-red strapless dress by Zac Posen is oh-so-sophisticated, but then the 36-year-old star wrecks the look with sloppy hair. Why?
Hot star of the moment Emma Stone of "The Help" fires up the red carpet with an amazing purple and fuchsia gown created by Lanvin with cap sleeves and a black belt. Her updo is right on trend, completing her overall look.
As an actress, Kate Winslet - who won a Golden Globe for "Mildred Pierce" - is aces. But on the red carpet girlfriend needs some help. Her black-and-white Jenny Packham frock is ill-fitting, unflattering and uncalled for.
"My Week With Marilyn" winner Michelle Williams looks as though she's wearing a tourniquet on her head instead of a headband. it doesn't even matter what her Jason Wu gown looks like because nobody's eyes will wander below her shoulders.
I'm not clear what former supermodel/sometime actress Elle Macpherson was doing at the Golden Globes (much less presenting), but her white Zac Posen gown looks fab from the waist down, but what's up with the blowsy bodice?
"Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol" actress Paula Patton is anything but mellow in her yellow Monique Lhullier-designed gown. The 36-year-old pulls her hair back to show off her beautiful face, winning style points all the way around.
Charlize Theron | AP Photo/Matt Sayles