Claire Danes, GG winner in red Versace: gorgeous and/or strung out?

I’m aware that some people really didn’t like Claire Danes’ whole Golden Globes look last night. Like, you were expecting her to do the teenage-princess thing in a soft Calvin Klein look, or you wanted her sleek and minimalist, like she normally does. But if you saw her red carpet interviews, you know. Chica is STRUNG OUT. She only gave birth a month ago, and she has that look of a completely overwhelmed new parent. She probably felt like this was all a very lucid, vivid living nightmare because she’s so sleep-deprived. So I applaud her for changing things up and doing an unexpected (and not unwelcome) look.

Claire wore this red Versace gown that emphasized her new-mom boobs and her postpartum weight loss. Her hair was long and fluffy and all over the place. She didn’t seem “contained” or “together”. She was worried about “leaking” on the red carpet, and she said so to Ryan Seacrest. So… I kind of love her. Head to toe. I think if you take into account how strung out she was, this appearance was a complete and total victory. Her sheer exhaustion made her likeable and interesting, and I like that this wasn’t some super-pulled-together look, because she’s done that so many times before.

Claire won too, as did Damian Lewis. Homeland won Best Drama, meaning that it swept the major categories again, just like at the Emmys last year. Homeland is the new Mad Men (only Homeland gets all of the acting awards too!). I’m including some pics of Damian and his wife Helen, as well as his on-screen wife Morena Baccarin in a particularly hideous Valentino.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. annabelle says:

    If blind items about “coke mom” ever start up again, she’s going to be a shoe in for first guess.

  2. La Calabaza says:

    She looked gorgeous! She had her baby a month ago! I’m so happy she won.

  3. Lem says:

    I see Claire making a Jodie like speech someday. sooner rather than later. She’s just odd enough. Calling the ‘globies’ by name Hi Larry, Daryl, Daryl, god you’re getting old.
    I missed the red carpet but her speech was janky. “I’ve been here since 13. Thanks for the award, again. Thanks for recognizing me for the same thing that you did that I did last year, again. Thanks team for letting me act while knocked up (I know right). See ya next year, when I get this award, again. fight terrorist, Again”

  4. tracking says:

    That is a seriously brave dress for a new mom to wear. I’d be so self-conscious about my boobs (clearly she was a little). Good for her!

  5. aims says:

    She looks amazing. I wearing sweats, hair in a bun with “leak stains” on my shirt. So she is doing great. Yes people, motherhood is really that glam.

  6. gee says:

    She was so adorable, and she looked amazing.

  7. bella says:

    CD is just wonderful but did seem out of sorts and a bit more pretentious than I’ve ever seen with her.
    Damian Lewis…aaaahhhh…I could listen to him speak with that British accent for the rest of my days.
    I just CAN’T STAND that Morena person. JUST CAN’T. Have no idea why…she’s too annoying in her role and equally as annoying as herself.

  8. Amilu says:

    I didn’t know Damien Lewis was married to Helen McCrory! I think she’s so grown-woman sexy (versus tan 20-year-old blonde child in a bikini “sexy”).

  9. gloaming says:

    I thought her eye make up was too heavy. But otherwise she was gorgeous.

  10. GoodCapon says:

    I spy a post-pregnancy belly fat in the first photo, but considering she gave birth only a month ago, she looks f*in great!!

  11. chloe says:

    I love that dress and her hair looks great, to much eye makeup though. Congrats to the cast Homeland is a great show, of course I’ve loved Damian since Band of Brothers, so I might be biased.

  12. apsutter says:

    Woah…I had no idea she was pregnant and would have never guessed that she had just given birth a month ago. She must be working out hard!

  13. taxi says:

    She was kind of manic, as in maybe she needed her meds.

  14. Vanessa says:

    Why is her lipstick applied above her lip line? She looked great otherwise.

  15. Miss Kiki says:

    Damian Lewis you’re ginger hotty.

    Morena Baccarin- your face is so lovely, why did you feel the need to wear such a hideous dress?!

  16. Mrs. Darcy says:

    UH, what’s up with Claire’s lips? They are MASSIVE! So is that a post pregnancy thing that happens? Or a I’m getting post baby lipo might as well do the lips. Because girl was big to be as tiny as she is so fast. I do love her on Homeland, glad she and Damian won.

  17. the original bellaluna says:

    I can’t believe she just gave birth a month ago!!! Claire looks AWESOME in that dress, I like the unstructured hair, and the raccoon-look is probably to distract from the circles (due to lack of sleep).

    Damian…so cute. But WTF is his wife wearing? It’s…lingerie-y.

    Do NOT like that woman who plays his on-screen wife. Just DON’T. Didn’t like her as Marshall’s cray-cray gf when he and Lily were broken up; CANNOT STAND her character on Homeland. She’s overly ambitious, status-loving, whiney, selfish, and pious, all at the same time. She’s really irritating.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I’m not feeling this dress, either. It’s the dress that wants to be Penelope Cruz’s pink feathered Oscar dress (which was FAH-MA-ZING!) and missed the mark by about a time zone.

      I hate her character, too. Not as much as I hate Dana, though. It was contempt at first sight for me with that and it’s still going strong, baby!

  18. Winnie says:

    I can’t believe she looks that thin a month after giving birth. I just can’t get over it. Not just her waist, but arms, face, etc. Then again according to a speech last night she was 8 months pregnant during filming of parts of the show and I never would have guessed she was that far along.

  19. Bodhi says:

    I think I know what you mean, but can you not use the phrase “stung out” in reference to a band new parent? The first 3 months (or longer) are a complete blur of milk, baby poop, & no sleep. I am super proud of her for getting done up & leaving the house for more than a Target run. She deserves praise for that alone, not to mention her win. Can you be a little nicer to new parents, please?

    • taxi says:

      Yes, and I’m sure she has a bit of help, too. Maybe even a night nurse? She doesn’t have to be at a desk job by 9 am after sorting out the other kids & cleaning the house.

      • Bodhi says:

        Which means what? That she doesn’t get to be exhausted? Having a new baby & getting used to your brand-new life is exhausting & crazy, even if you do have help. No, she doesn’t have a desk job, but the job she does have requires her to be away from home for long stretches of time & to be up at weird hours.

        I don’t know what her situation is & I don’t really care, but I do wish that people would lay off new parents. Bitch about them when they are pimping out toddlers all you want, but leave ‘em alone when the kids are brand-new

    • epiphany says:

      Yes – “strung out” is a phrase that applies specifically to heroin use – shouldn’t be used to describe the chronic exhaustion of a new mom.

  20. FassDaActor says:

    Damian and his wife look great. Claire just had a baby and she’s doing great work. It’s her time now. Congrats to everyone at Homeland! Love that show.

  21. HadleyB says:

    Because she is a new mom and exhausted she acted like she just snorted a few lines or took about 4 Adderall? What?

    I think she acted ..odd .. she was on something I am not sure what .. maybe she WAS tired but took something to pick herself up a bit? But she seemed ungrateful at winning, not even interested at all in the award which is sad since there were women there who would of loved the award ( I think some are even mothers too ).

    I have liked Claire then gone off when she acts like a dumb ass in personal life ( Billy whatever his name is while is wife was 8 mths pg comes to mind), her clean tastes in fashion I always enjoy, but her acting brings me back but some how she messes it up with her personality and last night was a WTF moment and I wish she hadnt won since she didn’t seem to appreciate it at all.

  22. Marianne says:

    I thought Claire looked great considering she just had a baby recently.

  23. c'est la vie says:

    She looks great.

    Enough said.

  24. valleymiss says:

    For that affair with Billy Crudup while his gf was 8 mos preg, I can never forgive Claire. Yes, the man should have the brunt of the blame, but hello? Pregnancy? Sisterhood? Anyone? It would have been great if Claire’s hubby had cheated on her and left her when she was 8 mos pregnant.

  25. Diana says:

    I just don’t like her; she screams pretentious to me.

  26. Memphis says:

    Claire looked good aside from the heavy handed raccoon eyes.

    What I want to know is why the hell Damian’s wife is carrying a “lips” purse. Is she 13? It’s a red carpet. Damn.

  27. Gia says:

    Her success is a bizarre anomaly to me. I would have never guessed in a million years that she of all female actresses would be am acclaimed, award winning actress. Bizarre.

    • LAK says:

      >>>……But she’s been a successful award winning actress straight out of the gate at 15. Every TV show/film she’s been in has seen her acclaimed for her acting chops. She’s not stumbled at all in her career, never had a comeback etc. If a person is consistently successful and winning awards at every turn, why is it a surprise? They are doing it right in front on you. every year!!!!

  28. Immy says:

    Claire looks great considering she just a had a baby, perhaps a little tired!

  29. LAK says:

    That’s the first Versace gown i’ve liked in a long time.

  30. d says:

    When interviewed pre-show, Clare said she was encased in tons of spanx, so that might account for the slimness. I like the dress, it looks good. That said, she scares me…like, there’s something manic about her that makes me go whoa when she talks or I want to cringe or something. Maybe it’s just insecurity coming off of her in tidal waves, but whatever. not a calm person I think.
    I would love to know what gossip there may be in the fact that she and Damian did not thank each other. ANd in the fact, that he may have a reduced role henceforth, and int he fact she referred to everyone as my cast.

  31. Kosmos says:

    I loved Claire Danes, she’s just Claire. Her hair was great and natural looking, not overly coifed, and her gown was nice, so I’m happy for her and soooo glad she won this award because she deserves it for the great job she did.

  32. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I think she looked amazing. And she looked sexy too, so for a new mum- good for her that she didn’t ‘let herself go’ like JSimplton. I doubt that Claire gained a ton of weight while pregnant, hence why she looks amazing now. And I don’t think she looks like she has an eating disorder or drug problem like people up thread have tried to suggest. Geebus.

  33. Carolyn says:

    Good to see Damian & Claire get respect for their roles in Homeland. Claire would be under an enormous amount of pressure to look fab by the show’s directors and do the whole PR thing. Can’t have her looking huge and embarassing like Jessica.

  34. originalme says:

    I think she looked amazing! Her speech was a little awkward, but she was probably just thinking she wouldn’t win or something so she was nervous and unprepared.
    I have never seen Homeland, but I’m sure it’s a good show. I will say this-I watched Brokedown Palace recently and CD’s acting was pretty bad! I’m sure it wasn’t the best material, but I scratched my head a bit wondering why she is so acclaimed!

  35. gatinha says:

    i really dont think she looks too thin! in fact her arms and shoulders look toned in the picture of her from waist up. a lot of women just don’t gain much during pregnancy and the belly shrinks down within a few weeks. you’d be surprised!

  36. MisJes says:

    I thought she was very underwhelming in this dress.

    The cut, fit and length of the dress is wrong, the halter neck is unflattering and I don’t like that we can see the satin under-skirt layer through the slit.
    And I HATE the tacky, sparkly clasp on the dress, and the matchy-matchy shoes.

    Phew. Glad I got it off my chest! lol

  37. ichsi says:

    Arrrgghhh Morena’s dress! She’s such a beautiful woman, how on earth could she wear something like this? Clearly she’s gotten people in the background now (THE WRONG PEOPLE) because her own early style was really cool and understated…

  38. Stacia says:

    When I look at Damien Lewis, the phrase “Dirty Red’ comes to mind, which is a compliment. I’d love to have ginger-man like that by my side.