Ranking the 2019 Golden Globes best to worst dressed stars

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards honored the extraordinary people who helped bring some of the greatest movies and television shows to life. Emceed by Andy Samberg and his co-host (and Golden Globe winner) Sandra Oh on June 6, 2018, the nominees and viewers alike waited patiently to see who would take home the coveted awards. And while we were anxious to celebrate the winners, we couldn't help but turn our attention to the night's best and worst-dressed attendees.

During last year's Golden Globes, celebrities sauntered down the red carpet in all-black as a form of solidarity for Time's Up — an organization that fights against sexual harassment, sexual assault, and injustice in the workplace. This year, the stars brought splashes of color to the red carpet in their show-stopping pieces, from cocktail gowns with racy, plunging necklines, to tailored suits with dapper bow ties. But not every celebrity received a thumbs up for their outfit choices. 

Here's our ranking of the 2019 Golden Globes best to worst dressed stars.

Lady Gaga went all-blue

When Lady Gaga attends an event, we never know if she'll show up in a meat dress or a sophisticated gown. So, naturally, we held our breath while we waited for the singer and actress to make her red carpet debut. And this time, she did not disappoint. Mother Monster looked like a real-life princess in a pale blue, strapless gown designed by Valentino, according to Elle. Extra fabric gathered around her forearms for a dramatic effect, but all eyes were focused on the massive train that nearly engulfed the entire red carpet. To go along with her periwinkle theme, Gaga sported a hint of the same hue in her platinum locks, which were pulled up into a tight updo. Of course, she came through dripping with the most massive diamond necklace ever! 

If her gown looks eerily familiar, it's because a Twitter user pointed out that it was designed to replicate the blue dress Judy Garland wore in the original A Star Is Born film in 1954. What a fashionable flashback! She clearly nailed this entire look, and according to the singer, she doesn't have to look far to receive style inspiration. She once told Vanity Fair that she looks to her mom, who "carries whatever she wears like a queen." Aww.

A Star Is Born received five nominations, and Gaga took home the win for best original song – motion picture for the movie's tune, "Shallow." Congrats, Gaga!

Sandra Oh God she's killin' it!

Sandra Oh scored some major wins at this year's Golden Globes. The ceremony's co-host — who also won the best performance by an actress in a TV series – drama award for her role as Eve Polasti in BBC America's Killing Eve — was one of the first to be photographed at the event. Bringing a heaping dose of classic Hollywood glam, Oh set the red carpet ablaze with her icy white Atelier Versace gown, covered in tiny pink beading.

The dress boasted a ruched detail at the bodice that gathered at the asymmetrical neckline, only to cascade ever so delicately down her right shoulder. Oh styled her dark brown hair into perfectly coiffed waves to complete the Old Hollywood look. Pairing her outfit with bright red lipstick, sparkly diamond earrings, and some arm candy that left us blinded, Oh and her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, set the tone for the entire evening. Yahoo! called the Grey's Anatomy alum's ensemble "memorable," and we definitely agree. But, little did we know, the actress was also making a bold statement with her style choice.

While speaking with People, Saltzman said the four gowns Oh would wear throughout the night had something remarkable in common. "She's wearing all female designers, but that's not a statement from her or from me. It was a way for me to think about her and how I respect her," Saltzman said. Girl power never looked so stylish!

Taraji P Henson took the plunge

She already snagged a Golden Globes award in 2016 for her portrayal of Cookie in FOX's Empire, but this year, Henson was back on hand as a presenter. The bride-to-be pulled out all the stops for her red carpet arrival, showing up and showing out in a green velvet gown designed by Vera Wang Collection, according to People.

While she once told Harper's Bazaar, "Sexy is leaving more to the imagination," Henson strayed away from her own style principal to go for a more daring look, complete with a plunging neckline that reached towards her midsection. It didn't take long for the style accolades to roll in, with InStyle magazine dubbing her a "velvet-clad goddess," and one online user's tweet proclaimed the Hidden Figures star was "looking like a snack." Nom nom nom!

With her long dark hair parted down the middle and framing her flawless face, she wore a gorgeous, multi-strand diamond necklace and adorned her wrists and fingers with stunning bracelets and rings. If this is the way Henson dresses when she's not up for an award, we can't wait to see what she dons the next time she's nominated!

Kristin Cavallari wore a barely-there illusion gown

If you're wondering if reality star Kristin Cavallari snuck past security to gain access to the Golden Globes, think again. The Very Cavallari star was tapped as a commentator for E! Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2019 Golden Globe Awards. We're just glad the reality television veteran left the drama at home and brought the glam instead. 

Never one to blend in with the wallpaper, the Uncommon James maven wore a mock neck, embellished couture gown by AMEN, according to the Daily Mail. Encrusted with countless strategically placed beads, the gown was constructed with sheer paneling, giving the illusion that this mama of three was wearing a "very naked dress," as Cosmo UK described it. With her hair gathered in a sleek ponytail, Cavallari could show off the shimmery champagne-colored gown's focal point: an alluring open back. We're not quite sure how we feel about the extra long sleeves that engulfed her hands, but we were too distracted by the other highlights of her outfit to even care, like her shimmery pink earrings and, of course, her megawatt smile.

When it comes to her personal style, Cavallari has stated that she never wants to look totally polished when she hits up an event. "I want to give the illusion that I just threw an outfit together, even though that probably wasn't the case. I never want to look overdone," she told Elle in 2018. Mission accomplished.

Mahershala Ali can't stop winning

Green Book's Mahershala Ali admitted to Elle magazine that he's "more conservative" when it comes to his clothing choices. And when it's time to step outside the box, it's his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, who pushes him to experiment. "She's always trying to get me to do something, which is great though, that I'm a little uncomfortable with. So she'll like, 'Oh, try this!' I'm like, 'Eh, no,'" he said.

We're not sure if Sami-Kamir is responsible for Ali's Golden Globes outfit, but if so, she deserves all the praise! Not only did Ali win the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture for his work in Green Book, but he looked pretty darn good while at it! According to Vogue, the former House of Cards star was all decked out in a custom black Etro suit, a black bow tie, and a printed scarf, which one online user described as a "good use of paisley."

Julia Roberts' stunned in an unconventional pantsuit

We're not too sure what's going on with Julia Roberts' ensemble, but we sort of dig it! The Pretty Woman — who was nominated for best performance by an actress in a television series – drama for her role as Heidi Bergman in Homecoming — is a red carpet connoisseur with more best-dressed nods than we can count. Her outfit at this year's Golden Globes was a bit nontraditional but just as jaw-dropping as expected.

According to Yahoo!, this unique Stella McCartney look included black cigarette pants, a beige, one-shoulder blouse with an attached train, and a wide belt cinching her waist. She paired her outfit with a pair of chandelier earrings and black sandals. With her hair tucked behind one ear and styled in soft and silky waves, Roberts gave us a strong reminder that she may be a veteran entertainer, but she knows how to rock a red carpet like it's nobody's business! Hollywood Life declared that "Julia looked half her age," and we can't agree more.

Looking like a vision of absolute perfection, we're still in awe that Roberts once admitted: "I don't follow fashion per se, but I love it," in an interview with W magazine.

Anne Hathaway left us 'underwhelmed'

The Les Misérables actress wasn't nominated this year, but Anne Hathaway was asked to appear as a presenter, and though we tried, we just couldn't get into her look. The animal-print hodgepodge was designed by couture master Elie Saab, reported Us Weekly. The clashing animal print was also featured on a shiny, metallic fabric on the dress' bodice, complete with ill-fitting sleeves that hung awkwardly on her shoulders.

Though her feet were covered in yards of fabric, the publication swore Hathaway was wearing footwear, courtesy of Olgana Paris shoes, and the few pieces of jewelry she used to accessorize were designed by celebrity jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz. It wasn't all bad news for the actress. Cosmopolitan credited her for taking "the leopard print trend to a whole new level." 

Granted, Hathaway doesn't deem herself a style influencer at all. She even told British Vogue in 2008, "The more I get to play characters that are glamorous, the less pressure I feel to do it in my own life." So there's that.

Amber Heard made multiple blunders

Amber Heard should've known she'd have a rocky night the moment she stepped into this cream and black Monique Lhuillier gown. The strapless number accentuated her décolletage, and it put her picture-perfect figure on display. But the dropped waistline and the extra puffy ball gown style of the skirt was a bit overpowering, ultimately taking away from the Aquaman star's amazing makeup application. Hello, red lips! With her blonde hair pulled back into a messy updo, she paired her excessively huge gown with "earrings by Amwaj, Hanut Singh, Marli New York and Marco Bicego," Hollywood Life revealed.

After we digested her questionable outfit choice, it was time for Heard to get on stage, alongside actor Taron Egerton, to present the award for best actor-limited series or motion picture made for TV. According to E! News, the actress butchered American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace star Darren Criss' name, calling him "Daniel" when announcing him as the winner. (Facepalm.)

Though Hollywood Life would declare Heard looked " like an absolute princess," we're going to roll with an online user who tweeted: "I guess when you're as hot as Amber Heard you can do totally ugly and heinous things with hair and wardrobe." Harsh, but true.

Timothée Chalamet's bedazzled harness was way tew much!

Timothée Chalamet snagged a nomination for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture for playing an addict in Beautiful Boy. In real life, it's his ever-growing fan base that's addicted to his lush hair and his chiseled features. He also has a tendency to remain on point when it comes to his fashion choices, and get this, he typically strays away from using a stylist, preferring to put his own finishing touches on his looks instead. That said, he definitely has his eye on some of fashion's big names. "I've been following designers like Raf, Haider Ackermann, Hedi Slimane — these guys are like rock stars. They're artists," he told VMan in February 2018.

Which brings us to his Golden Globes outfit. He bypassed the designers he gave a shout out to in VMan and draped himself in a 'fit by Louis Vuitton instead. His getup consisted of "an embroidered bib, paired with a shirt, pants and boots" all by the designer, according to People. Oh, and how can we forget his LV-made sparkly black harness. We'll give him extra points for going easy on our hearts, opting to leave his rumored girlfriend, Lily Rose Depp, at home in favor of walking the red carpet with his mom, but in our humble opinion, this look is proof that even Louis Vuitton makes mistakes.

Heidi Klum bloomed and bombed

Heidi Klum had the perfect accessory when she strutted her stuff down the red carpet: a dazzling engagement ring from her fiancé, Tom Kaulitz. Fresh off their Dec. 24, 2018 engagement, we just knew Klum would bring some fire to the Golden Globes, particularly because she's a huge fan of these types of events. "Red carpets are always fun because you get to dress up in beautiful dresses and look glamorous for a night," she told The Hollywood Reporter in November 2011. But it looks like Klum had a little too much "fun" with her look, and the Project Runway star's appearance flopped. Hard.

Klum wore a black Monique Lhuillier ball gown, according to Entertainment Tonight, that consisted of a semi-sheer, plunging strapless bodice and an unsightly velvet belt. The most interesting part of her gown were the dozens of brightly colored flowers scattered down the length of her skirt. We love us some Heidi, but The Sun summed it up for us, labeling her look "outlandish." If you think that's bad, one online user went for the jugular in a tweet that read, in part, "That is one ugly dress and I'm sure your children are embarrassed." Whoa. The savagery. 

By the way, we're still not too sure why Klum attended the Golden Globes, except to have the time of her life in E!'s Glambot. Strike a pose, girl!

Joanna Newsom crushed our hearts

Joanna Newsom wasn't on the nominee list, but she had a much better reason to walk the red carpet — her husband, Andy Samberg, was co-hosting the shindig. We just hate that her outfit was out of tune. The harpist, singer, and songwriter's penchant for fashion has been well documented, including in a fan-made tumblr blog that's simply titled Joanna Newsom Fashion. She told Timeout magazine in March 2010, "I've always been interested in style and fashion and clothing, usually vintage because that was kind of all that was available to me and that is still mostly what I'll wear."

Even major fashion houses, including Rodarte, are enthralled by her, and they can't wait to dress her up in their latest, must-have pieces. Speaking of Rodarte, the American brand was behind Newsom's dress for this year's Golden Globes. Sadly, her fashion choice landed her on the bottom of our list. With the oddly placed beaded heart just below the neckline, random scraps of fabric floating from her shoulders, a mishmash of odd embellishments, and a hemline that hit at an awkward length right at the calves, we're hoping this is just one fashion misstep for a woman who's normally on point. 

One Twitter user actually described Newsom's outfit perfectly. "Can't say I like the dress, but I gotta give respect the commitment to the scrapbook aesthetic coming from Joanna Newsom tonight," they tweeted. Props.