Julianne Moore in Tom Ford at the Golden Globes: Amazing or matronly?

Julianne Moore dressed rather conservatively at last night’s Golden Globes in a full coverage black and white Tom Ford gown that looked out of place among the sexier gowns. Everyone kept saying how cold it was, so I’m guessing that she was one of the rare comfortable stars. Julianne said on the red carpet that she had the dress custom made, explaining that she “called [Tom Ford] and asked him to make me a dress and this is what he made and I loved it.” It sounded to me like she didn’t give Ford much direction, he sent her this dress and she just wore it unquestioningly. It wasn’t bad, on screen it actually made you focus on how gorgeous her face was, but the shoulder pads and length gave it a very 80s vibe. The back was open, which lent the dress some interest, but overall it was a snooze, especially coupled with her bun-like updo. Her earrings were gorgeous and I loved her makeup.

Julianne won Best Actress, mini-series or TV movie, for Game Change. I found her so convincing in that role and thought she nailed it. I’m surprised it’s still up for awards this year as I could have sworn it came out in 2011, but it was out in March of 2012. (There was a lot of advance buzz, which explains my confusion.) Julianne was excited, but remained very composed during her acceptance speech, especially compared to some of the younger actresses and I’ll leave it at that. (Video of her speech is here.) I especially liked how she thanked Tina Fey and Katie Couric, “two people who made a significant difference in the 2008 election.”

The best part of Julianne’s speech was when the camera panned to Amy Poehler sitting in the audience, dressed as Julianne in a long red wig and fake teeth. Julianne had just presented and was offstage at the time. I doubt she had any idea that Amy was posing as her. The fake teeth were a little rude, but the bit wouldn’t have worked as well without them.

How cute/hot is her husband, Bart Freundlich? She thanked him “for 17 great years.” Aww! He needs his pants tailored, though.

Julianne’s shoes were hot, you just couldn’t see them.

Photo credit: WENN.com and FameFlynet

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  1. Sisi says:

    I liked this dress. She wasn’t nominated for a big movie production and I think she took that in consideration and wanted something understated.

    btw her hair is so shiny, I want that too

  2. lflips says:

    She is my favorite actress of all time and my biggest girl crush. In my eyes, she’ll always look perfect.

  3. RocketMerry says:

    Yay for Julianne! Love her :)

  4. QQ says:

    She looked great and was probably comfy too, she isnt a huge fashion plate so this is a triumph for her

  5. annabelle says:

    She is such a fan of the frankendress, that I was really happy to see her so polished and glamorous.


  6. EscapedConvent says:

    Julianne looked gorgeous & I would just about kill to have her hair.

  7. Ranunculus says:

    I like her dress and the styling, but her smile looks a little bit forced in those pics. Other than that I think she is a class act.

  8. emb says:

    I love her and she looks great. Perfectly appropriate and not trying to look 25.

  9. Ginger says:

    Personally, I love everything about her look. She is so gorgeous and I want her hair!

  10. Dusty says:

    Black is a draining color. Someone needs a good pedi.

  11. serena says:

    I really like her, usually she put on the worst dresses during special events. But this time I have to clap because she was really beautiful and composed, I liked the dress even if it was a little too serious.

  12. Jayna says:

    Her hair was so shiny and the style made her fair complexion pop. She looked stunning.

  13. chloe says:

    Love her and love the dress, it’s age perfect and not try hardy, why does this woman not have an Oscar yet?

  14. Post-Its says:

    She can be hot or miss, but this was a hit.

  15. lucy2 says:

    I thought she looked gorgeous. She’s never been one for the big flashy dress, and as a result you notice her, not 10 lbs of tulle and sparkles.

    Was Amy dressed as her? I didn’t think so at all, thought it was just a random thing like what Tina sported a few minutes later.

  16. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    I wanted to write something about her hair not being quite right and the white accent hitting at an unflattering area on the thigh … but then I walked past my hall mirror. J’s hair is lovely like auburn chocolate, if there could be such a rich, delightful confection. And her figure is amazing, whether she’s wearing Spanx or not. Congrats, from a humbled admirer!

  17. mkyarwood says:

    She looks great. Remember that yellow thing!?

  18. mln76 says:

    This dress was my personal favorite the only thing that rivalled it was Kate Hudson.

  19. hoya_chick says:

    Her hair is fantastic! I really like her lipstick too. And she looks so pretty and age appropriate! I cannot believe that she is 50. WOW. I got HBO for a day just to watch Game Change last year when it came out. She was so great!

  20. Marianne says:

    It’s all right. But nothing really special.

  21. Jessica says:

    I swear, every time I see her, all I think of is “Amber Waves” from Boogie Nights.. lol

  22. Cathy says:

    I like the dress. She’s classy but not overdressed. Overall I love the look on her.

  23. Ellen Smith says:

    Totally awesome. Hollywood glamour at its best.

  24. Hubbahun says:

    Just occured to me, t’was the Night of the Gingers last night! Julianne, Adele, Damien, Jessica (urgh)…have I missed anyone?

  25. cf says:

    Amy was not posing as her- she was Darcy St. Budge

  26. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    She’s one of my girl crushes and can do no wrong in my book. I thought she looked great.

  27. samantha says:

    Classy and elegant is always in style and always sexy.

  28. mandymandy says:

    I think it’s so cute her husband’s name is “Friendly”…auf Deutsch
    More to the point, I think she looks great…from the neck up. The dress is neither here nor there.