Ranking The 2020 Golden Globes Best To Worst Dressed Stars

The 2020 Golden Globes served as the unofficial kick-off of Hollywood's awards season — and the red carpet style season that comes along with it. The evening was full of glamour, setting the stage for the even more formal and over-the-top styles we'll see at the 2020 Oscars. What were the biggest trends at the Jan. 5, 2020 event? There were a slew of giant sleeves, a whole lot of red, a smattering of yellow and some seriously major statement jewels, with some stars rocking diamonds worth more money than most people on this planet will ever see in a lifetime. 

Of course, the red carpet was also full of questionable fashion choices and unusual style decisions — whether those decisions were taffeta, tulle, bows, feathers, or just generally unflattering finery. Here are the most stunning styles from the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet from best to worst ... for better or for worse.

Ana de Armas was the 2020 Golden Globes style winner

Ana de Armas had a big 2019 with Knives Out (for which she was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy), and she's looking to have an even bigger 2020. Not only does she star in the upcoming Bond flick No Time To Die, but she also absolutely shut it down on the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet — her very first appearance at the awards show.

The Cuban-Spanish starlet rocked a navy blue sequined Ralph and Russo ball gown complete with pockets and a straight, strapless neckline. She accessorized with Tiffany and Co. earrings (via Entertainment Tonight) and a jeweled necklace and rocked a classic Hollywood red lip with a sleek, low ponytail. It was her first time to bat, and she knocked it out of the park, despite telling E! News she felt like "a little bit of a mess."

Zoey Deutch had some secrets up her sleeves at the 2020 Golden Globes

Zoey Deutch made a statement without losing herself in her dress, which is no small task. The Politician star stunned in a goldenrod Fendi gown at the 2020 Golden Globes, rocking some of the puffiest sleeves and one of the lowest necklines we've ever seen — and completely slaying it. She accessorized with statement jewels from Harry Winston (via Marie Claire), including a diamond and sapphire necklace, matching earrings, and a ring. Her hair was mostly slicked back, but still looked clean (again, no small task). Her makeup was simple and clean to let her dress, jewels and confidence do the talking for her. She wrote of her look on Instagram, "Sleeves so big ... they're full of secrets."

Nicole Kidman at the 2020 Golden Globes is how you do red right

It's been long established that it's pretty much impossible for Nicole Kidman to look bad. The 2020 Golden Globes was no different, as she wore a stunning red column gown with a pleated bodice and small train, gold chandelier-style earrings and a matching bag — all accented with red lipstick and red heels. She wore her trademark strawberry blonde hair down with a center part. 

The award show appearance may have served as a pleasant distraction for the Big Little Lies star: Us Weekly reported that Kidman and husband Keith Urban learned just one day earlier that their home in Australia is under threat from the horrific brush fires burning the country.

Kaitlyn Dever's first Golden Globes proves the concept of beginner's luck

Kaitlyn Dever's Valentino dress at the 2020 Golden Globes was literally a work of art. Showcasing incredible detail in its pattern, the gown featured beading, embroidery, sequins, and rhinestones, not to mention the combination of the watermelon red and bubblegum pink that was balanced well by just enough black and white. The entire look was both charming and flattering on the Booksmart star.

Dever also kept her makeup clean and fresh (check out her cute freckles!) with a pop of lip color that somehow perfectly blended both shades of pink from her gown. Her hairstylist, Bobby Eliot, said in a press release (via Elite Daily), "The gown has the most beautiful intricate flowers and crystals from head to toe, so we wanted to keep the hair super effortless and easy, but swept up to showcase the details of the dress."

Billy Porter took a stand ... because he couldn't sit in his Golden Globes get-up

Of course Billy Porter made a statement on the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet! The Pose star rocked a custom white Alex Vinash tuxedo, complete with shimmering jacket and feather train. He completed the characteristically fire look with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Tiffany & Co. necklace, People reported. Porter told E! Live On The Red Carpet of his ensemble, "Feathers are fragile; the skirt zips off. It is a dinner and I do have to sit down — and this is not a sitting outfit, it's a standing outfit."

Helen Mirren was ravishing and regal at the 2020 Golden Globes

Dame Helen Mirren looked like a royal in her scarlet gown and Harry Winston jewels at the 2020 Golden Globes, and that's good, because, well, we feel like we should bow down to her. Mirren told Entertainment Tonight that she felt "very queenly" in the belted gown, adding that it was the very first time she had a custom-made Dior number. "What an incredible privilege and exciting thing that all those people watching us on television, thinking and wondering what it's like, and here we are," she gushed. "We are here and it is an amazingly exciting thing ... It's a very special moment, and I just try to enjoy it as much as I can." 

Cynthia Erivo didn't need a trophy to win at the Golden Globes

Cynthia Erivo, nominated for the titular role in Harriet, wore a sparkling black and white custom-made gown by Thom Browne — that reportedly took 800 hours to make because the entire piece was hand-embroidered and sewn, she told E! Live On The Red Carpet (via People). In addition to the sparkles, Erivo revealed that she also had her favorite flowers, peonies, sewn into the inside of the dress.

Despite all of that effort, the real show-stealer was her gorgeous Bulgari necklace. People reported the sparkler is comprised of "one pear cabochon sapphire, one round diamond, 136 buff top sapphires, two marquise diamonds, 33 round diamonds and pavé-set diamonds" — and is worth a whopping $3 million. Add that to her ear full of diamond sparkling studs, her smartly understated makeup, black manicure, rings, and stunning silver hair, and Erivo was a winner despite not going home with a trophy from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Reese Witherspoon was white hot at the Golden Globes

Reese Witherspoon could have easily looked like a napkin in this custom white crepe Roland Mouret gown, but she didn't. Instead, she looked incredible. People reported that Witherspoon paired the one-shouldered snowy number with a statement bracelet, rings and earrings from Tiffany and Co. The Morning Show actress opted for a bronze smokey eye, rosy lips and glowing skin, and let her long lob shine. Before the festivities, Witherspoon thanked her glam squad for their help in an Instagram Story, captioning a photo with her stylist, hair stylist, and makeup artist, "Love my team!" With those kinds of results, who can blame her?

Is anyone surprised that Zoe Kravitz slayed the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet?

Unsurprisingly, Zoe Kravitz was one of the most stunning and coolest girls in the room at the 2020 Golden Globes. According to Just Jared, the 31-year-old Big Little Lies star sported a black and white polka dot off-shoulder Saint Laurent dress that featured tiny white dots on black with mid-length sleeves on top and big black dots on a white skirt. She accentuated her waist with a ribbon sash, and her Lorraine Schwartz earrings and red lipstick complement the pinup girl look. 

Taylor Swift rocked florals for her Golden Globes look

Nominated for Best Original Song for "Beautiful Ghosts," Taylor Swift looked dreamy in a custom blue silk Etro gown with yellow and green flowers, a front keyhole cutout and a low back. The "You Need to Calm Down" singer traded her usual red lip for a nude shade, and rocked a smokey eye. Swift's blond hair was swept into an updo to showcase sapphire and emerald earrings (check out the yin-yang style of the coloring on them!). People reported that Swift and her boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn, arrived together but walked the red carpet separately — and we bet he couldn't take his blue eyes off of her all night. 

Tiffany Haddish's used the 2020 Golden Globes to make a statement

Tiffany Haddish beamed in this pink number, which Just Jared reported is from Israeli fashion designer Galia Lahav. The Girls Trip star, who celebrated her own bat mitzvah last month, accessorized with a Star of David necklace and delicate drop earrings. Her show of solidarity and support for the Jewish community in the face of a wave of anti-Semitic attacks and hate crimes was a truly beautiful statement.

Haddish made another powerful statement, perhaps referencing her pal Kevin Hart's infamously aborted Oscars gig. When E! News asked Haddish if she'd ever host the Golden Globes, she replied, "I wouldn't [want] that responsibility all on myself unless I was paid a substantial amount of money. If they want to pay me the normal rate, than I want a partner to do it with," she said, adding, "Yes, I want to do it with somebody. However you want to take that statement, take it that way." Like a boss indeed!

Surprise! Jennifer Aniston's Golden Globes look was predictable

Jennifer Aniston looked beautiful at the 2020 Golden Globes, but it was just so boring. The Morning Show star sported a black Dior Haute Couture ball gown with a belted waist and a ruffled hemline, a Cartier necklace and Fred Leighton earrings, per People. Her signature bronze skin shimmered and her trademark hair was down.

What people were more concerned with than her outfit, however, was whether or not she'd interact with ex Brad Pitt at the event. Pitt told Entertainment Tonight, "I'll run into Jen, she's a good friend. Yeah." When told the entire planet wants a photo of them together, he joked, "The second most important reunion of her year? I understand. That was a play on Friends. They were saying that."

Rachel Brosnahan could have been Golden Globes best dressed contender

Rachel Brosnahan wore a gorgeous, sparkling eggplant Michael Kors gown with a deep V-neck and Forevermark jewelry, per Us Weekly. As far as gowns go, she killed it. Unfortunately, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star's blond hair washes her out against the aubergine hue and her dark red lipstick — they're all gorgeous in their own right, but they somehow just don't work together.

Ironically, Brosnahan recently admitted she was told to change her appearance, including her hair color, to make it in Hollywood before landing the role of Miriam "Midge" Maisel. She said at a 92nd Street Y Q&A (via Page Six), "I've been told so many times I had to change my hair and learn to do my makeup and [to] buy different clothes. It starts to get into your head. And all those things are sometimes an attempt to fit a square peg into a round hole. The right thing will find you."

Cate Blanchett's Golden Globes choice wasn't mellow yellow

Cate Blanchett showed us all what would happen if there were a Project Runway challenge where contestants had to somehow mix a treasure chest with cupcake wrappers. The Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Star's butter-colored butterfly sleeves, combined with a silver, bejeweled harness bodice and open back, make for a truly bizarre creation. Blanchett's earrings and bracelets are beautiful, however, as are her shimmery eyeshadow, peachy-pink lipstick and wind-swept hair. Still, the star took the opportunity to redirect the attention she received to something more serious — the intense infernos engulfing her native Australia — to which we say, more power to her.

Did Kerry Washington commit a fatal fashion flaw at the 2020 Golden Globes?

Kerry Washington enlisted her brand new stylist, Law Roach, to help her come up with a Golden Globes ensemble. Roach told People that Washington tried on 10 dresses and that this blazer and skirt combo from Altuzarra was the ninth. Roach gushed of the look, which featured jewelry and a jacket subbing in for a shirt, "She is badass and that's what I want people to see, that's what I want the look to be about. A badass, kickass woman who's not afraid of anything." Well, except for one thing: A wardrobe malfunction. That didn't happen, thanks to an old standard, Roach says: "It's the good old double-stick tape that's kept us in business for years and years." The only real issue with this? It looks like they tried hard, which is the least badass thing of all.

Sofia Carson turned the Golden Globes pink

Disney Channel star Sofia Carson appeared to be aiming for prom queen, but landed somewhere near "quietly seething bridesmaid." First, the good: The pale carnation color is beautiful, especially being paired with her mauve eyeshadow, lipstick and blush (though the teased hair is a little unflattering on her). She also was wise to keep her accessories simple with tear-drop diamond earrings and a matching ring. Even the feathery accents on the bodice are a nice, unique touch because they're sparse enough to not overpower the rest. Unfortunately, the multi-tiered skirt and train take what would be a daring but pretty piece into "overdone" territory — there's just a little too much going on to make this work.

Greta Gerwig fell flat at the 2020 Golden Globes

Greta Gerwig was shut out of the Best Director nominations at the 2020 Golden Globes, and sadly, she wasn't a winner on the red carpet, either. The Frances Ha starlet sported an off-the-shoulder black dress with white draping and jeweled accents on the side, plus a small slit. She rocked a silver and diamond choker and diamond drop earrings, and sky-high black heels. Unfortunately, the color-blocking of the draping versus the rest of the gown, plus the choker, visually "cut" up Gerwig's figure, making her look less statuesque than she really is. Her hair was slicked down at the roots, but the effect looked more unwashed than wet. 

On the bright side, her makeup looks super-pretty, with black eyeliner, soft pink eyeshadow and lipstick. Gerwig, who was accompanied by her partner, Marriage Story director Noah Baumbach, also sported some serious bling on her ring finger — but don't get too excited, because it was the ring finger of her right hand.

Dakota Fanning looked like a princess, but that didn't make her a Golden Globes queen

The lavender shade of Dakota Fanning's custom Dior gown is absolutely beautiful, especially contrasted with her gorgeous green eyes and flaxen blond hair. Unfortunately, the giant bubble shoulders of the pale purple number make Fanning look like she's shrugging, and the empire waist makes it look like she's hiding a pregnancy that we're pretty sure doesn't exist. The former child actress-turned grownup powerhouse is 25, but she emitted a sense of a child playing dress-up, which is something we doubt she was going. That said, her sparkling rings and statement necklace are striking yet delicate and offer a pleasant distraction for everything else that's going on above her waist.

Salma Hayek's figure looked incredible, but her Golden Globes dress did not

Salma Hayek is one of the most beautiful women on this planet and she's married to a billionaire. How did she manage to look cheap? The Eternals star wore a Gucci gown to the 2020 Golden Globes (via Us Weekly) that looked like several pieces of different, decent outfits — the white sequined skirt would have been a gorgeous gown on its own, and the embroidered blue top isn't terrible — but they look like they were unfortunately slapped together with electrical tape. Had the dress been all one material, it may have worked, especially with her cool earrings and major bling from Chopard, but all together it's a big ol' nope.

Did Thanos' snap take all the irons?

According to the Daily Mail, Scarlett Johansson's revealing red gown at the 2020 Golden Globes was a custom-made Vera Wang number. Unfortunately, it fell flat: While the deep neckline and form-fitting silhouette are stunning on the Black Widow star, there's so much excess fabric in the train. Beyond that, the entire thing looks wrinkled and rumpled, and the visible front seams are distracting. Johansson is gorgeous, but her makeup does her few favors here, as her under eye area is distractingly paler than the rest of her face, a result of highlighting gone wrong — and ironically, the extra light concealer actually makes her look tired. Her saving graces? Her sparkling Bulgari jewels and her beaming smile.

Was Jennifer Lopez's Golden Globes dress just up-cycled Christmas packaging?

Jennifer Lopez is always one of the most anticipated red carpet walkers at every awards show, but she let us all down big time at the 2020 Golden Globes when she showed up in what appeared to be her leftover gift wrap and tree skirt from Christmas morning. But was actually a Valentino gown. Her jewels looked beautiful, though — People reports Lopez rocked more than 145 carats of Harry Winston diamonds and emeralds. 

Lopez, who was nominated for her stellar turn as stripper Ramona in Hustlers, told Entertainment Tonight of first-ever Golden Globes ceremony for Selena, "It was 22 years ago, and it was — I can't believe I'm here. I'm happy that I'm still here. [What would I tell the girl] who lost that day? I would tell her, 'Don't give up, keep going. It doesn't matter what happens tonight, you're still a winner.'" We have a feeling 22 years from now, J.Lo would tell herself to fire whoever styled her for this.

Gwyneth Paltrow was somehow proud of her 2020 Golden Globes look

Gwyneth Paltrow has a bit of a reputation for occasionally being a bit smug and clueless (see: everything Goop), but she's typically at least well-dressed. At the 2020 Golden Globes, well, she wasn't. Paltrow wore a sheer tan Fendi gown that would have been better suited as an overpriced beach cover-up. The tiers, the bikini-style lining, the ombre skirt and the sleeves were just ... not cute. What did look incredible, however, were the Avengers: Endgame star's insane abs, her shiny hair and her glowing makeup. She also wore nearly 100 carats worth of Bulgari diamonds, People reported, in the form of two necklaces (that were inexplicably under her gown), rings and drop earrings. She may have been better off if she paired the jewels with a paper bag. The effect would be similar and much less pricey.