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.
Laura Harrier in a Louis Vuitton gown.
Camilla Belle in a Jason Wu gown.
Lili Reinhart in a red Khyeli gown and Swarovski earrings.
Regina King in Zac Posen and Messika jewelry.
Jameela Jamil in a Monique Lhuillier gown.
Dakota Fanning in a strapless Armani gown.
Rachel Brosnahan wearing a Prada dress.
Judy Greer in a COS shirt and suit by Alberta Feretti.
Amy Adams in a Calvin Klein dress and Cartier jewels.
Rosamund Pike in a Givenchy Haute Couture bodysuit, skirt, and jacket.
Lucy Liu in a Galia Lahav gown.
Yvonne Strahovski in a blue Alberta Ferretti gown.
Connie Britton in a Christian Siriano dress, Giuseppi Zanotti heels, and Chopard jewels.
Octavia Spencer in a custom Christian Siriano dress.
Emmy Rossum in a Monique Lhuillier gown.
Gina Rodriguez in a Reem Acra dress and Chopard jewels.
Felicity Huffman in a sequin dress.
Penélope Cruz in a Ralph & Russo gown.
Gemma Chan in a blue Valentino gown.
Keri Russell in a Monique Lhuillier dress.
Chrissy Metz in a custom Tanya Taylor red dress.
Thandie Newton in a mirrored Michael Kors gown.
Laura Dern in a Valentino gown.
Constance Wu in a custom Vera Wang gown.
Julianne More wearing a custom Givenchy top and skirt and Chopard jewels.
Melissa McCarthy wearing a gown by Reem Acra via 11 Honoré and Chopard jewels.
Emily Blunt wearing an Alexander McQueen dress and Neil Lane jewels.
Lady Gaga in a Valentino Couture gown, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Janelle Monae wearing Chanel.
Rachel Weisz in a Celine gown and Cartier jewelry.
Kristen Bell in a Zuhair Murad dress, Brian Atwood heels, and Harry Winston jewels.
Kate Mara wearing a Miu Miu dress and clutch, and Eva Fehren jewels.
Claire Foy in a Miu Miu gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton.
Julia Roberts in a custom Stella McCartney dress and pants and Chopard jewels.
Elisabeth Moss in a Dior Haute Couture dress.
Saoirse Ronan in a Gucci gown and Chopard jewels.
Lupita Nyong'o in a Calvin Klein by Appointment dress and Aldo heels.
Jessica Chastain in a Burberry dress and Brian Atwood heels.
Anne Hathaway in an Elie Saab gown, Olgana Paris shoes, Jimmy Choo clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Danai Gurira wearing a Rodarte gown.
Halle Berry in a Zuhair Murad gown and Loriblu shoes.
Charlize Theron in a Dior gown and Bulgari jewels.
Nicole Kidman in a Michael Kors gown, Harry Winston jewels, and a Moynat clutch.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson in a Vera Wang gown.
Yalitza Aparicio wearing a Miu Miu dress.
Olivia Colman wearing a Stella McCartney gown.