Ranking The 2021 Golden Globes Best To Worst Dressed Stars

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 Golden Globes were still dripping in absolute style! Well, mostly.

On Feb. 28, 2021, the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards set sail on NBC, with dynamic duo Amy Poehler and Tiny Fey at the helm (how is this ship metaphor going?) for their fourth time, and first since 2015, per Entertainment Weekly. The socially-distanced event saw Fey hosting from the Rainbow Room in New York City and Poehler hosting from across the country at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. According to The New York Times, the nominees came to viewers "at home" via live-stream, in expected pandemic awards show fare. That said, socially distanced presenters still stunted on-stage, and virtual nominees definitely brought their WFH (that's Werk From Home) A-game. 

Seen as the precursor to the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes may carry a little less weight than their prestigious sibling, but glamour-wise, they're fraternal twins. The Golden Globes are where Julia Roberts amazed in a menswear-inspired skirt-suit in 1991, where celebrities wore black in solidarity with the #metoo movement in 2018, and where, last year, Billy Porter was, well, everything. This year saw some fashion moments that were everything as well, and some that were... well, something.

Here are the most stunning styles from the 2021 Golden Globes ranked from best to worst. From Tina and Amy to a very casual Jason Sudeikis. Strap in (or go strapless; a-la Kate Hudson...) and see who got the most attention.

Angela Bassett was our queen in purple

Now, that's how you make an entrance! Though the 2021 Golden Globes pre-show red carpet may have been tampered-down, with the nominees live-streaming from their homes, Angela Bassett came, and Angela Bassett stunned. 

The 9-1-1 actress arrived at the Beverly Hills ceremony looking like queen-without-a-crown in a gorgeous purple Dolce & Gabbana gown. According to Harper's Bazaar, "The draped, asymmetrical number" was "sprinkled with beaded embellishments" and "also featured a feather trim around the shoulder and thigh-high slit." The moment, per Allure, also included a "thigh-length braid." Yes, yes, and yes! 

Angela Bassett looked fantastic in the deep violet number as she then introduced one of the night's first awards. While some stars took the socially distanced environment to dress down (we see you, Hawaiian Bill Murray), Angela Bassett proved that going all-out is always in style. 

We Care a Lot about Rosamund Pike's red gown

Going, going, Gone Girl! Rosamund Pike's edgy red gown was undoubtedly one of the best looks of the night. Pike, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for her 2021 film, I Care a Lot, virtually accepted her prize in a stunning red dress. According to Yahoo! Life, the actress, "opted for a bold red tulle dress from Molly Goddard. The ballerina-inspired ensemble featured a wide tutu and thick straps." They added, "Instead of sporting heels, the actress opted for chunky black combat boots." We see you, rocker-chic Rosamund Pike!

The actress posted an Instagram video of her strutting it up in the dress, slo-mo style, during the show. "What is about empty hotels that makes you want to set off the fire alarm?" she captioned the video. Unless we're mistaken, Rosamund Pike was the fire. Where do we punch the emergency glass? 

Karamo Brown had us shaken, not stirred at the pre-show

Karamo Brown had us doing double takes — make that 007 takes — with his dapper pre-show look. Karamo Brown took the reins of this year's "E!'s Live from the Red Carpet" pre-show after Ryan Seacrest decided to step down. And in Brown's stunning deep blue Burberry suit, we had our Queer Eye on him! 

Karamo did his pre-show coverage duties alongside red carpet regular Giuliana Rancic (via Page Six), and while they mostly interviewed nominees virtually, the star absolutely turned heads ahead of the Golden Globes. "Bond, Karamo Bond," Brown captioned an Instagram video showcasing his formal-wear look. According to his Instagram post, aside from his Burberry get-up, he was also wearing Christian Louboutin Shoes and Montblanc Cufflinks. 

Fashion expert Tan France would surely have zero notes, and neither do we. 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler looked just fine in all black

For the 2021 Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler brought the laughs. But did they bring the looks? Eh.

Tina and Amy were gut-busting in their opening monologue, appearing in a split-screen from different coasts. They touched on everything Hollywood, from Sia's controversial film Music ("I don't want to get into it but it's really problematic," Tina joked, per The Daily Beast) to 90 Day Fiance, to Quentin Tarantino touching on... feet. The pair also took aim at The Hollywood Foreign Press, correctly noting that they have "no Black" members, per Vulture. The roast was in front of the Golden Globes' small audience of "smoking hot first responders and essential workers," as Tina and Amy said in a moment of appreciation, per Decider. It was fun! And felt fitting.

According to Page Six, Poehler wore "a sequined Moschino number with gold buttons," on-stage, while Fey "paired her Versace blazer dress with patterned tights and sparkling accessories." We loved the matching black outfit bestie moment, and the multiple outfit changes, but some people on Twitter felt the looks were nothing stunning. Which is fine. People were looking for the pair to deliver hilarious jokes and roast Hollywood, and they did. 

Jason Sudeikis in How casual is too casual?

Jason Sudeikis accepted the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in Ted Lasso, per Yahoo! Entertainmentin... a hoodie. Can we lasso up this extremely casual look and try again? 

While Bill Murray hilariously embodied our pandemic blues in a Hawaiian shirt and martini live-stream look earlier in the show, Sudeikis proved there may be such a thing as too casual. The star accepted his award in a "somewhat rambling" speech, per Yahoo!, complete with a mustache and tie-dye hoodie from his sister Kristin Sudeikis' "eco-conscious" clothing line. The outfit read as not just relaxed, but late-to-a-Zoom-meeting relaxed. 

"jason sudeikis is just chilling in sweats lol," one Twitter user wrote. "can somebody go check on Jason Sudeikis," wrote a second. "If Jason Sudeikis can accept a Golden Globe in a hoodie and no makeup, I should be able to do the same during a team zoom call," wrote a third.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler even joked about the look, urging viewers they could find the outfit on the NBC website. Another Twitter user astutely noted that the hoodie in question has since "sold out." Fair enough, but if we had our pick, we'd at least have made it the Jason Alexander hoodie.