Sunday night’s Golden Globes jump started the awards season. But this year it was more about surprises than fashion. All the big hitters were there like a warm hug, minus the queen of the big screen Meryl Streep who was home with the flu. I have to admit it was nice to see some new faces become first time winners as they hit the stage. But I digress and set my viewing stage for you…

As you know, my culinary hubby has a new show airing on The Food Network… “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off”. It was his second week of the competition so being a dutiful and proud wife I DVR’d the Globes. So now, cut to 10pm on Sunday night, me lying in bed, popping my second dose of the day of my 3rd round of antibiotics (yep you heard that right) for the nastiest sinus infection ever. Tissues everywhere and two out of my four kids (plus 3 dogs) strewn across our bed in various positions, none of which would allow me to lay comfortably or even move. But all I needed was the remote and my thumb so I could fast forward through commercials.

“Ssshh”, I said to a snoring Stella as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hit the stage with such merriment. Literally… they were dressed in festive red and green. Did anyone else notice their attire was screaming Christmas?!?

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I’m all for breaking traditions (like wearing white year round) but red and green in January seemed a bit odd. They did look great though! And, they are very, very funny ladies. On the heels of Ricky Gervais they seemed a little nervous to take the joke reigns. I’m hoping they’ll come back next year a little less tame.

Now, if I went through every presenter and winner my commentary would be as long as the show so I’ll go for just my fave red carpet looks and show call outs…

It’s always funny to me how celebrities swear they don’t discuss their outfits beforehand, or pick what they or their stylists deem as trends, yet there’s always a prevalent pattern at award shows. It’s as if there’s some secret celebrity memo that goes out that only the “in” crowd gets.

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Apparently Lucy Liu didn’t get that memo. That said, I applaud her for taking a high fashion editorial risk. Unfortunately what would have totally paid off in the mags didn’t translate to the red carpet. She’ll probably get a lot of naysayers and worst dressed reviews. But, that’s “Elementary” my dear Liu…

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For those who did get the fashion memo… It screamed RED, black/white, mermaid gowns, and apparently moms that look like they’ve never given birth let alone have had babies in the last 6 months. Celebs caught RED handed were Jennifer Lawrence (one of my personal fave looks of the night, although the construction of the breast area was distracting and questionable), Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Garner, Zooey Deschanel and Claire Danes (who I walk the fine line of wanting to applaud her for how she looks and punching her in the face for looking that tiny less than a MONTH after giving birth). Just kidding Angela Chase, I’m just bitter because I still have 25 pounds to lose and I’m almost 5 months out. But again, I digress.

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Other hot notable moms were Megan Fox, Adele, Jennifer Garner and Kate Hudson. Speaking of Kate Hudson, she was my absolute hands down favorite overall look of the night in Alexander McQueen. She got it right from head to toe. What a stunning mom!

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Black, white, and black/white stunners included Julianne Moore, Katherine McPhee and Anne Hathaway.

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Props to Jessica Alba who I would like to believe got the “IN” memo but decided to not be a follower and opted for a shade off of red. She looked spectacular in her coral gown.

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Mermaids headed from the sea to the carpet last night, including beauties such as Taylor Swift, Amy Adams and Kelly Osbourne.

Now on with the show…Here were moments I loved or didn’t love:

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I loved Kristin Wiig and Will Ferrell. I could literally watch Kristen Wiig sit and gnaw on a piece of wood for an hour and find it funny. But the duo’s banter and timing was impeccable and hilarious. Plus, she looked pretty fierce yet understated in her black dress with keyhole cutout. #AlwaysGilly2me Loved it!

Jennifer Lawrence is a very talented young actress but she lost me when her first words were, “I beat Meryl”. She is young so all is forgiven, but Meryl Streep is… Well Meryl F*ing Streep! #RespectIsntJustASong. Didn’t Love it.

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Who knew Kristin Bell was preggers. What did that mean to me? That clearly I haven’t had a moment in months with four kids to read my weeklies or watch Extra, Access, E, or ET! #PopCultureFailure. Anyway, she looked adorable. #Props2Preggers  Loved it!

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Haven’t seen Les Miserable yet (Come on, It’s not animated! #FourKidsFive&Under) so I haven’t seen Anne Hathaway’s performance yet, but I hear it’s astounding. However, I loved her speech! I teared up when she said to her hubby, “You make every day better than the last. And thank you for the best string of yesterdays I have ever had. ” #LoveStoryAddict  Loved it!

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I was so happy to see Lena Dunham win for “Girls”. What a kick-ass chick! I’m a huge fan of her work. She’s the 20’s modern version of John Hughes AND she can act. What an inspiration. Loved when she said, “This award is for every woman who felt like there wasn’t a space for her. This show had made a space for me”. Just brilliant! And thanking Chad Lowe when “Girls” won. Genius! #GirlsGetItDone #GenerationGenius  Loved it!

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Amy Poehler and Tina fey made costume changes! Is it me or did they go from Christmas inspired dresses to New Year’s? These are two of the smartest and funniest women of our generation. This must have been thought out? Am I wrong? #ItsMyStory&ImSticking2It

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Jodie Foster took the stage and literally took my breath away. She looks amazing! And then she reminded us that she’s 50! Knowing you can look that hot at 50 made me excited, less fearful, and inspired all at the same time. And, slightly lazy but I beat myself up too much. Her speech was incredible. It commanded attention. She was poised, smart, very funny, and dignified. What an unbelievable message she is sending to her kids and kids everywhere. I watched that speech 3 times, and cried my face off. I cried because she was all empowering strength. In the entertainment world sometimes actors feel trapped in a fishbowl with constant judgments peering in. Celebrities can feel powerless. Jodie Foster, after spending almost her entire life under a magnifying glass, took back her power! I applaud her on many levels. Thank you Jodie! In 5 minutes you went from being an icon to becoming a legend. #LeadingByExample  Loved Loved it!

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Ben Affleck proved to be the comeback kid. He went from famous, to famous for the wrong reasons, to being famous again last night… This time for showing how in life we can make smart choices that do dictate our future. This reformed bad boy settled down with the love of his life, became a hands-on Dad, and reinvented his career. Loved when he said, “My wife you’re my everything”. And, the kids’ names and notes scribbled on his hands made me swoon as a Mom. #BennysBackOnTheBlock  Loved it!

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Les Miserables closed the show with a big win! Proved to me that maybe there’s life beyond SpongeBob, and perhaps it was the wrong move to walk out of a local LA performance of Les Miserables at age 17 #I’llDenyItIfAsked

Love it and can’t wait for next year!

What were your fave moments and red carpet looks from the Golden Globes?

Love,
T

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