Naomi Watts in Tom Ford at the Golden Globes: one of the best or overrated?

Naomi Watts was in one of the best gowns of the night, in my opinion. She was in silver and gold Tom Ford. The dress was contemporary with crescent cutouts on the side and an ornate, necklace-like collar. It was absolutely beautiful, as was her understated hair and makeup. Naomi was one of the first presenters of the night, with Mark Ruffalo. Mark and Noami were very relaxed together and did this cute thing when they came on, tugging on their ears and saying they were doing it “for the kids at home.”

Naomi’s man Liev Schreiber was up for best actor, for Ray Donovan. He lost out to Bryan Cranston, but he’ll get nominated again next year I’m sure. He’s so excellent on that show. When Naomi and Liev were interviewed by Ryan Seacrest, Naomi admitted that she hit on Liev back when they first met. Liev was about to take off and Naomi asked him “Don’t you want my digits?” I love them.



Here’s Sofia Vergara, doing her same-old same-old in a sweetheart neckline ballgown by Zac Posen. Sofia always does this look, and she always looks great without giving us anything new. Something nice: I love her statement necklace by Lorraine Schwartz.



Sofia’s co-star Julie Bowen always takes a lot of risks with her fashion, but she has a lot of misses too. Here she is in a contrasting red and purple Carolina Herrera. This dress not only clashes with itself, it also has little goofy 80s shoulder pads complete with ruffles. It photographed poorly, and looked strange on camera too.



Sarah Hyland, also of Modern Family, was in pink George Hobeika. Sarah told Giuliana Rancic that this dress was brought in from Paris for her. She also said that her hair was “Valentino runway inspired” It’s a cute gown and I like her hair, but there’s no saving her styling. Who did her unflattering, barely-there makeup and Groucho Marx eyebrows? It was like they were actively trying to make her look bad.



Laura Dern was in a killer v-neck Roberto Cavalli gown with sequins and a faux belt. She was there with her Dad, Bruce Dern, and presented his film, Nebraska, which was up for best picture. She really seemed to adore her dad and kind of gushed over him. It was sweet. I didn’t like Dern’s huge hair and extensions, which hung around her head like a mane. She could have let the dress shine with more understated styling.



And here’s one of the worst dressed and worst styled, Kate Mara in silver J. Mendel. Kate looks like she’s about to pop out of the top. The sci-fi sleeves may have worked on a sleeker design, but they don’t go with the deep v-neck and bunching along the waist. There are too many things going on with this dress, but at least it’s not patterned. Kate dyed her hair blonde very recently, and I hope it’s for a role and/or that she goes back to brunette. This color doesn’t suit her.



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  1. Marianne says:

    Naomi looks good. But can’t say she’s one of the top best dressed. I really dislike Sarah Hyland’s dress though. It makes her look like shes wearing a tank with a skirt.

  2. GMarchetti says:

    Finally, Naomi!

    And I really hope she chooses better roles in 2014. 2013 was her worst year ever!

  3. Spooks says:

    Julie Bowen looks the best. Naomi s boring, Sarah, Kate and Sofia look horrible. Sofia is such a beautiful women, but she always looks a bit trashy. She should go back to dark brown hair.

  4. M.A.F. says:

    I thought Naomi’s and Robin Wright’s dresses were similar at first. And I kind of like Julie Bowen’s dress.

  5. Hannah says:

    The blond hair makes Kate looks so generic. Shame.

    Loved Laura Dern!

  6. Dorothy#1 says:

    I crazy love Leiv!! Naomi looked great.

    One of the first things I noticed last night was Sarah Hyland’s brow situation. Sad cuz she’s so pretty.

  7. mar says:

    Noami was one if the best dressed m hands down.

    Sophia’s necklace was amazing and she is such a gorgeous woman

  8. Livan says:

    I think Naomi’s dress i blah, not very flattering or exciting. But i actually kind of like Julie Bowen’s dress! Laura Dern looks great too! Sofia should have chosen a simpler dress to show off the necklace! I just can’t stand the color of Sara Hyland’s dress….

  9. serena says:

    What the heck happened to Sarah Hyland?? Those eyebrows are hideous!

    Another one who should take better care of her eyebrows in my opinion is Sofia Vergara.. they’re all over the place!

    • Florc says:

      A friend of mine was trying to tell me filled in eyebrows are in this year. Hopefully it’s a trend that will pass.
      Maybe if you’re plucked and have very thin or fair brows, but Sarah has perfectly normal eyebrows. There’s no need to make them look like caterpillars! And she’s such a beautiful girl!

  10. lucy2 says:

    I liked Naomi’s, but not so much the cutouts. Sofia, nice shape on her but boring, she knows what works on her but maybe try something different. I hated the puffy shoulders on Julie’s. She either goes very cutting edge modern, or too cutesy. This was way too cutesy.
    Sarah…wow. I kind of liked her dress, but between the eyebrows and lack of makeup, she did not look good. She definitely benefits from good eye makeup (as do most of us!)
    I this is the best Laura Dern has ever looked – the darker hair color looks great on her, and sorry, I think the volume is good, she has a thin face and this gives her some balance. I liked her dress too.
    Kate Mara is very pretty, but I agree she looks better with the darker hair color.

  11. minime says:

    I really like Julie Bowen’s dress. I think it looks great on her! It’s different and the colors really suit her skin and hair tone. She is really charming and that was a great choice in my eyes.
    On the other hand, I don’t like Naomi’s dress, although she is such a natural beauty that she can even pull that ill fitting dress, but that dress in anyone else would just be a complete disaster (here is just a bit sad ’cause she could have easily done better).

  12. blue marie says:

    Naomi and Liev are one of my favorite Hollywood couples (I know there are cheating rumors however I choose to ignore them for now) She looks good.

    Sofia is pretty, I just wish she’d wear something else. And Julie, I like her but I very rarely like what she is wearing. Sarah looks a bit like Vanessa Hudgens to me.

  13. Tapioca says:

    I love the berry-coloured plushie dress! And hate the roll of tin foil that does nothing for Naomi’s shape or skin tone.

  14. Lisa says:

    Naomi looks great. I might like Julie Bowen’s if if it did not have the puffy sleeve. I kinda dig the contrasting colors and it seems to fit really well.

  15. Jericho says:

    Under normal circumstances, the dress would be blah, but so many terrib le fashion choi ces were ma de last night that it stands out. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

  16. smee says:

    Julie Bowen’s dress is just weird – although the top color looks good on her. She is painfully thin.

    Sarah Hyland’s dress is not flattering. A round neck and short sleeves rarely look good and the color of the dress totally washes her out. If she was wearing a stronger color and some lipstick her eyebrows probably wouldn’t have stood out so much. She can look better than this (and no doubt

    Naomi’s dress looked fantastic on her – very close in style to Robin Wright’s tho……..

  17. mollie says:

    They made that poor girl with the top braid look exactly like Frida Kahlo.

  18. Ice Maiden says:

    I didn’t like Naomi’s dress at first, but on second glance it looks beautiful. I bet it was stunning in ‘real life’ – this type of dress always looks better in motion.

    • Sullivan says:

      I agree. Naomi’s dress look amazing in motion.

      Sarah’s style is straight off the runway. I give her points for not playing it safe. She’s not a tall, gaunt runway model, so the styling didn’t quite work. A for effort, though.

      Laura Dern looks a little too *Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.* From her shoulders down she looks good.

  19. Nicolette says:

    Laura Dern looks fantastic, one of the best I’ve seen yet. Love the dress and the hair. Sophia looks beautiful as always. With that face, that body, and that hair how could she not?

  20. j.eyre says:

    I LOVE Sarah’s dress.

    And the skirt on Julie Bowen’s dress is really nice – I wish the top complimented it.

  21. Mandy says:

    OMG, Naomi’s dress is GORGEOUS! Love, love, LOVE. I actually like Julie’s dress. I thought she looked pretty.

  22. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I am not in love with the slash placement on Naomi’s dress, otherwise she looks great. Julie Bowen, I feel for her, she never gets it right. Sophia’s dress shape is too loo roll cover for my liking, Laura Dern looks like a Vegas glamazon (undecided if it’s a good or bad thing, the hair pushes it towards bad). Sarah’s dress is pretty, hair not so much with it. And I hate Kate Mara’s hair but actually think the dress is fine.

  23. Dani says:

    Naomi wins at life just because of Liev. He definitely should have won that award of Brian Cranston but it was a no brainer that BB would sweep some of the top categories because the series ended. Hopefully Liev wins next year because his show is amazing!!

    I like Julie Bowens dress, a lot.

  24. LAK says:

    I love Naomi Watts. It’s odd how a similar dress in style and colour can look so fabulous on one person and underwhelming on another person as this dress looked on Noami vs Robin Wright. I covet that necklace. Seriously.

    Poor Sarah. Between the heavy dark brows and that unfortunate hairstyle, who is noticing anything else. Just because a look is fabulous on the catwalk, it doesn’t mean it translates to real life. Also with her face shape, that is completely the wrong hairstyle to have. It squashes her face down.

    Everybody else….meh!

  25. K says:

    Purple and red don’t clash. It’s called color blocking, and has been a popular style for some time now.

  26. Luca26 says:

    I love Laura Dern but she looks like a horror show with all those extensions and bad make-up which ages her about 10 years.

  27. Thunderthighs says:

    Meh for Naomi. I love Julie’s dress, ok, except the darned sleeves. And Kate… I think they should have stuck to only one or two of design eg plunging neckline + Weird sleeves. Or neckline + the weird waist bunching thingy situation… All that stuff PLUS the color, ooyy! It’s a miss.

  28. Janet says:

    Naomi’s hair looked blah but that dress knocked it out of the ballpark.

  29. Tig says:

    Sophia V is a classic- and how easy for her! Fishtail gown and bring on the jewels!

    OT- When Sarah was being interviewed, she mentioned she mentioned she was in “Vampire Academy”- anyone have any idea which character she’s playing? Her eyebrows here make Lilly Collins’ look thin!

  30. danielle says:

    I liked Julie bowans dress! Poor Sarah hyland , someone made a beautiful girl look like hell.

  31. Jess says:

    I thought Naomi’s dress was nice but nothing amazing (no one can even come close to Cate!). And poor Sarah! She is beautiful but the styling and makeup are awful.

  32. Moiselle says:

    Sarah Hyland and Julie Bowen need to be honest. Their hair inspiration was Caroline “Ma” Ingalls.

  33. emmie_a says:

    Naomi’s dress is ok but her hair and makeup were super boring.

    I’m in the minority here but I don’t think Sofia Vergara is as attractive as the general public thinks. She’s pretty but that’s about it. Dress is ok – love the necklace.

    I sort of like Julie Bowen’s dress. I’m ok w/the color combination – it’s actually quite striking. It’s just not the dress/style for her. She’s sooo skinny, and it’s starting to age her.

  34. Daphne says:

    Naomi’s dress is overrated. I bought a dress like it for my daughter’s Barbie a few years ago.

  35. JenniferJustice says:

    Naomi’s dress is beautiful! She’s always had style. Laura Dern’s hair is ridiculous. Doesn’t she realize how obviously fake it looks?

  36. GIRLFACE says:

    Naomi’s and Laura Dern’s gowns are my favorites so far.

  37. MisJes says:

    No, no, NO!

    How can anyone consider this a best dressed? Naomi’s gown (and overall look) was completely overrated. We’ve seen her do the shiny, slinky, metallic dress OVER and OVER before, and this one does not do her any favours. For goodness sake, I can see the entire outline of her undies! Her hair/make-up was a completely uninspired mess.

    Just compare this look to her Oscars look from last year – she can do/look a million times better.

  38. Becky1 says:

    I love how natural Naomi Watts looks. No botox and over 40-in Hollywood that’s unusual. She’s such a pretty lady and Liev is hot.

    I really like the color of Laura Dern’s hair. In terms of the style it’s kind of Real Housewives and not my personal style but it works well for her-i think she looks good.

  39. BackstageBitchy says:

    Naomi looks fantastic. It might be a subtle color, and not flashy enough for some commentators’ taste, but the fit is excellent and the cut is elegant but still has some interesting details, and her face looks great, especially compared to certain other actresses her age who are jacked up beyond repair.
    Sophia- yawn. You’re a bombshell. We get it. Though her joke about smuggling a family of Colombians in under the huge dress was funny.
    Something really mean- that close up of Sarah Hyland? The extremely round face and weird neck wrinkle? I can’t stop thinking she looks like E.T.!!

  40. BackstageBitchy says:

    Are Kate Mara’s boobs real? Her look is washed out, awful and unflattering. But her boobs look…. Spectacular, actually! I can’t look away!

  41. GByeGirl says:

    Naomi looks happy and glowy, and her dress is fine.
    Hyland needs a new makeup/hair person. Pretty girl not looking her best.
    I looooove Julie Bowen’s dress.
    This is the best Laura Dern has ever looked.
    I would love to see Sofia in something avant garde. I’m so sick of constant va va voom.
    I don’t know what it is about Kate Mara’s skin but I totally want to touch it all over.