Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein at the Globes: one of the best or boring?

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
As predicted, Reese Witherspoon didn’t take home best actress for Wild. That of course went to Julianne Moore, who is probably going to sweep this awards season. Still, this was a solid showing for Reese, who brought Wild author Cheryl Strayed as her date. Cheryl and Reese seemed very comfortable and chummy together during their red carpet interviews. Reese got to tell the little story about how she fell in love with Wild after a whirlwind reading session and contacted Strayed about securing the movie rights. (She didn’t phrase it that way of course, it was more like she was reaching out to make a friend.) I sound cynical because I am, but Reese played it well as she usually does.

Also well played was Reese’s sideswept hair, perfect smokey eye paired with peachy lips and dazzling Calvin Klein gown. This is a movie star dress and don’t you forget it. I’m so impressed with this look. Reese is a lady who is not going to make any more false moves, down to dressing cute and smiling for the paps on an average day and looking like a million bucks at an awards ceremony. Reese is bringing it, and I really want to see what she’s going to wear to the Oscars.

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Kate Beckinsale also wore metallic, which was popular last night, but she wasn’t half as successful as Reese. Now that she’s messed with her face it adds a kind of layer of desperation on top of her otherwise lovely looks. I hate to say that, but it’s hard not to notice. Plus her hair is shellacked on top of her head in a mound shape. She’s in Elie Saab, which might have worked with some more subtle styling. Her earrings are competing with the dress.

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards -Arrivals-in Los Angeles

Here are Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who gave a cute intro speech for the Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical category. (That went to Michael Keaton for Birdman.) They have a new Netflix series coming out this year called Grace and Frankie. Lily joked that she predicted that they would get an internet show before the internet came out, and Jane said she must have been high. Then they joked that it was “nice that men are finally getting the recognition they deserve for being good at comedy.” It was one of many funny and entertaining moments last night. I wish the Oscars could be as good, but they never are.

There was a story that Jane Fonda’s boyfriend passed out last night due to heat exhaustion, but The Hollywood Reporter corrected that report to indicate that another attendee fainted, not Fonda’s boyfriend, Richard Perry. It must have been intolerably hot there, so many celebrities were fanning themselves.

Jane is working a red Versace gown like a boss.
More Celebs at The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in LA

More Celebs at The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in LA

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  1. Kiddo says:

    The American Citizen looked gorgeous.

  2. Josephine says:

    Reese is nailing every look lately. Her make-up and hair are flawless. I like the dress a lot, but I feel like I’ve seen it already.

    And holy cow, Jane Fonda. Love her. She looked amazing. I don’t even get how that body is possible at her age!

    • What? says:

      How?! Have you ever seen the Jane Fonda Workout tape from the 80’s?!
      I decided to do it after remembering it from my childhood. I was wimpering after just WATCHING it for 3 minutes.
      Conclusion: Jane Fonda is a maniac.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      I think Anne Hathaway wore a similar dress to the Oscars when she was nominated for Rachel Getting Married.

  3. QQ says:

    Best In Boring An American Citizen… Kate Beckinsdale is in the same crew with JLo and Katie Holmes: we invite you to Overdress and Present awards to the real actors… is like the fancy lieutenants of the Miss Golden Globes

    • Chris says:

      Prom Hair is mandatory.

    • Blackcat says:

      Totally agree. Ms. American Citizen looked B O R I N G! She just gets on my nerves, so contrived.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Dayum! Great commentary, QQ!

    • lrm says:

      Yea, agree, but to be fair Bekinsdale always dresses up for carpets or any event she attends. It’s often commented that she’s overdressed, like Bosworth. But dam* if they don’t look fantastic doing it. (:

    • Katenotkatie says:

      Lololol wasn’t the last time Kate Beckinsale a thing like 2004? I’m always so confused when I see her at red carpet events.

  4. InvaderTak says:

    It looks like Hathaway’s Oscar dress.

  5. Abbott says:

    Reese’s dress looked like the Hathaway Oscar dress from a few years back.

    Fonda and Tomlinson: 2016 Golden Globes. I see no other solution.

  6. Dante says:

    Reese looked amazing, total Hollywood glamour. Which is surprising to me because I don’t think she always delivers on the red carpet.

    Kate and Jennifer Aniston need to realize that earrings should not pull your lobes down to your jawline. The dress is fine and her face needs to never be touched again.

  7. Megan says:

    Looking forward to Jane and Lily’s new show!

  8. clara says:

    Hated Jane’s dress, what in God’s name is that?

    • SamiHami says:

      Agree. The color doesn’t suit her and the style is just so…bad. Also, she is just not aging well at all, despite all the plastic surgery.

      Lily Tomlin, however, looks beautiful, classy and age appropriate.

      • mimif says:

        She’s seventy flipping seven years old. I think she’s aging pretty damn good, plastic surgery or not.

      • Greek Chic says:

        She’s almost 80 years old.. If that is not ageing good, then I don’t know what is.

      • SamiHami says:

        Admittedly, my opinion is probably colored by the fact that I just dislike her so much overall.

    • venus velvet says:

      That bead work is heinous. It looks like a parasite is devouring her left side.

  9. Grace says:

    Reese’s skin and makeup look flawless. Her entire look was terrific if not slightly on the boring side. Kate B looks like she always does at these things. Jane Fonda looks amazing! I wish I had her bod and Im half her age!

  10. Mia4S says:

    The sweating was so visible! Heads are going to roll in the production office.

    Sight unseen, a Michael Keaton/Julianne Moore Oscar night would be a beautiful story. Go away Reese.

    Kate Beckinsale is very pretty…I assume that’s why she was there? Seriously when was the last time she was relevant?

    • lucy2 says:

      I just looked it up – Kate actually works pretty steadily, but none of her films go mainstream. But i think she gets invited because she’s pretty, presents awards well, and is guaranteed to show up in a pretty, fancy dress.

  11. scout says:

    Haha…agree, American citizen in an American city event looks great for a change, well fitted and elegant. Good for you Reese and hey, sober too!! No PO PO needed to stop her now, may be later after the event.

  12. poppy says:

    her blush is doing her no favors. harsh.

  13. L says:

    It’s hard to tell from this picture-but Reese’s dress fit super poorly in the bodice. You could tell during all her interviews-smushed boobs when she moved normally without posing.

    Hair makeup and jewelry were on point though.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Reese looked gorgeous. I want Julianne to win, but Reese and Laura Dern were both really good in Wild, so I hope they get nominated.
    Kate’s look is pretty except for the too stiff hair.
    I don’t like Jane’s dress but she looks amazing.

  15. MinnFinn says:

    I like Reese’s dress a lot but it doesn’t wow me b/c she’s too short for a column dress. They are only stunning on tall women.

  16. FingerBinger says:

    Jana Fonda and Lily Tomlin look beautiful. The only thing missing was Dolly Parton.

  17. Marianne says:

    Reese looks really nice no doubt, but I feel like she has done this look time and time again.

    I don’t understand how Kate Beckinsale keeps getting invited to these things.

    I also feel like Jane Fonda has done this look before.

  18. Kate says:

    Reese looks nice, but I’m afraid to say that her makeup is not good. She has a TON of blush on. In fact, she’s wearing so much rouge that it reminds me of when preteen girls experiment with their mothers’ makeup and show up to school looking like clowns. She’s wearing enough blush for three or four separate women. Also, the skin on her face is shiny, like she needs some blotting paper. I know it was muggy there last night, but most other women managed not to look as sweaty as Reese. Actually, the more I think about it, the more I realize that she actually looks kind of awful.

    • Tara says:

      Exactly what I was thinking. So weird that people are praising Reese’s makeup. Is Barbie junior makeup set the look these days? Don’t see the big deal about the dress either. Seems standard sparkly… And a bit poochy in the stomach. Kate B, for all her irrelevance, looks stunning and tasteful… That’s bringing classic movie star glamour.

  19. AntiSocialButterfly says:

    LILY TOMLIN!! LILY TOMLIN1!!11!!! A woman worth *all* the adoration.
    One ringy dingy…two ringy dingy
    Hello, I’m Edith Ann…

    Damn, I miss Laugh In (yes, dating myself). And The Carol Burnett Show.

  20. Otaku fairy says:

    Love Kate’s dress.

  21. Janet says:

    I liked Reese’s dress. Jane Fonda — OMFG!! 77 and still drop-dead gorgeous. Life just ain’t fair.

  22. Birdie says:

    Hair and makeup is amazing. Dress is boring.

  23. Dirty Martini says:

    I love Reese’s dress ….and I equally love Kate Beckindale’s.

    However–I must be standing alone in what I’m about to say: I thought Reese’s makeup looked just a twitch too bronzy. Would have dialed the bronzer back a notch.

    I want to be Jane Fonda. Wow.

  24. Tig says:

    Reese looked amazing- and I thought she was great in Wild. Kate B’s dress isn’t doing much in a still, but in motion it was lovely. If Jane F has “done” this look bef, so what? She and Lilly both looked amazing.

  25. Greek Chic says:

    I like Kate Beckinsale’s dress more than Reese’s. Reese is always boring IMO.
    Jane Fonda’s body is amazing!

  26. MJ says:

    Reese is perfection here. I absolutely love it all. The dress is a dream, and her hair and makeup look fab.

  27. taxi says:

    Reese looked good, as usual. She generally does good Carpets.

    Jane Fonda is spectacular looking. She’s admitted to plastic surgery but did it well. The body is fab, even with artificial hips & knees which make certain exercise routines much more difficult, if not impossible.