Awards season is upon us, and the Golden Globes mark the first major red carpet of 2019. Hollywood's top TV and film actors are getting together to eat, drink, and celebrate their peers' onscreen accomplishments. But, it's also their first opportunity of the new year to flaunt their sartorial prowess. The
best red carpet dresses at the 2019 Golden Globes are plenty glamorous (obviously), but they also offer a bit more than just sparkle and shimmer. Looking at them, you get a sense for how the wearer thinks about fashion.
Last year, many stars chose to wear black in honor of
Time's Up, and while this year, actors' fashion choices were more varied, the topic is not forgotten. With a diverse range of films up for awards, including Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians, this year's red carpet is a place where seasoned A-listers and newcomers alike have the chance to slip into designs that not only look amazing, but also tell a story.
From Laura Harrier's black and white gown, to the surprising structural shoulder on Sandra Oh's white dress, you'll find all the Golden Globes looks you need to see. Now, just make sure you have popcorn popped, Champagne (or perhaps apple cider) ready to sip on, and place your bets on who tonight's big winners will be.
Sandra Oh Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Sandra Oh wearing a white Versace gown.
Laura Harrier Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Laura Harrier in a Louis Vuitton gown.
Camilla Belle Frazer Harrison/Getty Image
Camilla Belle in a Jason Wu gown.
Lili Reinhart Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Lili Reinhart in a red Khyeli gown and Swarovski earrings.
Regina King Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Regina King in Zac Posen and Messika jewelry.
Jameela Jamil Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Jameela Jamil in a Monique Lhuillier gown.
Dakota Fanning Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Dakota Fanning in a strapless Armani gown.
Rachel Brosnahan Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Rachel Brosnahan wearing a Prada dress.
Judy Greer Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Judy Greer in a COS shirt and suit by Alberta Feretti.
Amy Adams Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Amy Adams in a Calvin Klein dress and Cartier jewels.
Rosamund Pike Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Rosamund Pike in a Givenchy Haute Couture bodysuit, skirt, and jacket.
Lucy Liu Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Lucy Liu in a Galia Lahav gown.
Yvonne Strahovski Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Yvonne Strahovski in a blue Alberta Ferretti gown.
Connie Britton David Fisher/REX/Shutterstoc
Connie Britton in a Christian Siriano dress, Giuseppi Zanotti heels, and Chopard jewels.
Octavia Spencer Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock
Octavia Spencer in a custom Christian Siriano dress.
Emmy Rossum Matt Baron/BEI/REX/Shutterstock
Emmy Rossum in a Monique Lhuillier gown.
Gina Rodriguez Matt Baron/BEI/REX/Shutterstoc
Gina Rodriguez in a Reem Acra dress and Chopard jewels.
Felicity Huffman Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Felicity Huffman in a sequin dress.
Penélope Cruz Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Penélope Cruz in a Ralph & Russo gown.
Gemma Chan Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Gemma Chan in a blue Valentino gown.
Keri Russell Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Keri Russell in a Monique Lhuillier dress.
Chrissy Metz in a custom Tanya Taylor red dress.
Thandie Newton Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Thandie Newton in a mirrored Michael Kors gown.
Laura Dern Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Laura Dern in a Valentino gown.
Constance Wu Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Constance Wu in a custom Vera Wang gown.
Julianne Moore Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Julianne More wearing a custom Givenchy top and skirt and Chopard jewels.
Melissa McCarthy Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Melissa McCarthy wearing a gown by Reem Acra via 11 Honoré and Chopard jewels.
Emily Blunt Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Emily Blunt wearing an Alexander McQueen dress and Neil Lane jewels.
Lady Gaga Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Lady Gaga in a Valentino Couture gown, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Janelle Monae Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Janelle Monae wearing Chanel.
Rachel Weisz Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Rachel Weisz in a Celine gown and Cartier jewelry.
Kristen Bell Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Kristen Bell in a Zuhair Murad dress, Brian Atwood heels, and Harry Winston jewels.
Kate Mara Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Kate Mara wearing a Miu Miu dress and clutch, and Eva Fehren jewels.
Claire Foy Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Claire Foy in a Miu Miu gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Emma Stone Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton.
Julia Roberts Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Julia Roberts in a custom Stella McCartney dress and pants and Chopard jewels.
Elisabeth Moss Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Elisabeth Moss in a Dior Haute Couture dress.
Saoirse Ronan Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Saoirse Ronan in a Gucci gown and Chopard jewels.
Lupita Nyong'o Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Lupita Nyong'o in a Calvin Klein by Appointment dress and Aldo heels.
Jessica Chastain Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Jessica Chastain in a Burberry dress and Brian Atwood heels.
Anne Hathaway Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Anne Hathaway in an Elie Saab gown, Olgana Paris shoes, Jimmy Choo clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Danai Gurira Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Danai Gurira wearing a Rodarte gown.
Halle Berry Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Halle Berry in a Zuhair Murad gown and Loriblu shoes.
Charlize Theron Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Charlize Theron in a Dior gown and Bulgari jewels.
Nicole Kidman Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Nicole Kidman in a Michael Kors gown, Harry Winston jewels, and a Moynat clutch.
Taraji P. Henson Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Taraji P. Henson in a Vera Wang gown.
Yalitza Aparicio wearing a Miu Miu dress.
Olivia Colman wearing a Stella McCartney gown.