The Golden Globes take place this Sunday, January 8 (Monday morning for those of us in Singapore). Usually, it’s one of the more relaxed awards shows as it’s a combination across the film and TV industries. While stars will try to outshine each other, it’s more of a build-up to the ultimate event – the Oscars on February 26. Nonetheless, it’s the first major awards show that everyone pays attention to. Here are our predictions for the red carpet:
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The La La Land star is on a roll and is one of two hot picks for the Best Actress win.
She usually favours feminine looks that come with a twist, and strong colours would serve as a great contrast against her alabaster complexion. Red would be wonderful against her fair skin tone, and a shimmery Rodarte dress provides just enough quirk for the adventurous actress. The moss-green Givenchy, meanwhile, would act as the perfect clash against her auburn-hued hair.
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Portman would be tricky to style as she is currently pregnant, but all eyes will be on the Jackie actress – she’s the other strong favourite for the Best Actress crown.
While Portman has been going for more navy-hued (read: low-key) looks, there’s no reason why she can’t spruce up her baby bump, hence the cerise-coloured caped Giambattista number shown here. Also ideal: Elegant, flowy pieces that’ll allow for ease of movement – the tawny gold Schiaparelli adds subtle points of interest with its unusual colour and gold detailing on the hips.
Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga is looking to be the break-out star of 2017 a la Lupita Nyong’o in 2014. Her role in Loving, a historical drama piece on interracial marriage set in the 1950s, has been garnering rave reviews, and she recently nabbed the January cover of US Vogue.
The sheer-loving actress as been turning up in various degrees of translucency, from Marc Jacobs to Rodarte. She would look great in bright pops of colour, such as the neon yellow number from Erdem or the red Gucci with the gold sequinned tigers.
Adams has been on fire this year with three releases: Nocturnal Animals by fashion designer slash film director Tom Ford and Batman VS Superman. But it’s her role as a prominent linguist in one of the most anticipated sci-fi films of the year, Arrival, that is garnering her critical attention.
Adams isn’t exactly a fashion plate but she knows what works for her: old-school Hollywood elegance. Her stylist, Petra Flannery, has a thing for Versace, and this bi-coloured piece attracts attention without being overdone, as does the Grecian-style Vionnet. Armani, of course, is always a sure bet during awards season (Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman favours the brand particularly) and the bronze Alexandre Vauthier adds a bit more sizzle to the demure actress.
Runway images: Showbit.com
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