To kick off awards season, the 78th annual Golden Globes took place on February 28, 2021 with their first-ever virtual and bicoastal awards ceremony.
With the hosts Tina Fey (in New York) and Amy Poehler (in Los Angeles), the show featured a selected number of live presenters, with a reduced live audience made up of first-responders and healthcare workers.
While most of the nominees attended virtually, it didn’t stop them from celebrating the best in film and television. However, a hot topic of the evening was addressing the much-needed change for more diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry.
Although the awards are great for adding new shows and movies to our watch-lists, it’s the beauty and fashion looks that really had us talking. This year showed us how glamorous celebrities can still look, even in the comfort of their own homes. Here are some of our favourite looks from the night.
Best Supporting Actress nominee Amanda Seyfried brought 1940’s glamour to the 2021 Golden Globes, with romantic waves created by editorial hairstylist Renato Campora. To create the look, Campora first pinned the curls and combed them out to give the hair smooth, uniform waves without any excess heat-styling. Her hair perfectly complemented her sorbet-coloured custom Oscar De La Renta gown, embroidered with taffeta flowers, for a truly classic Old Hollywood vibe. – Veronica Boodhan, editor-in-chief
“The Great actress Elle Fanning was all dolled up in an elegant silky blue Gucci dress and classy updo to match. She may not have snatched an award, but she could certainly secure a prize for great hair.” – Sami Chazonoff, assistant editor
“Angela Bassett was show-stopping on the Golden Globes red carpet and stage, sporting an intricately braided low ponytail by hairstylist Randy Stodghill that was both sleek and chic. The exaggerated length of the ponytail added an edginess to the look that paired well with her Dolce & Gabbana gown.” – Shanice Romelus, social media coordinator
Not only was actress-singer Andra Day one of the night’s big winners (earning the Best Actress award for The United States vs. Billie Holiday), but she shined like one, too. Her reddish-brown curls were upswept into an elegant updo that framed her face beautifully. For makeup, her metallic eyeshadow and highlight gave her a natural-looking glow, that was complete with a bold lip for a pop of colour. – Veronica Boodhan
“As one of three female Best Director nominees, Regina King looked fiercer than ever in a glamorous Louis Vuitton sequined gown and a vivacious blowout, proving that the side part is certainly not a thing of the past!” – Sami Chazonoff
“Superwoman star and Golden Globes presenter Gal Gadot took a modern approach to Old Hollywood glamour, as she graced the red carpet in a flowing white Givenchy dress and romantic shoulder-length waves. While her makeup was kept quite natural, enhanced with a hint of blush and a bold lip, she truly glowed, which makes even more sense since she just announced that she’s expecting her third child.” – Shanice Romelus
“Dan Levy, the Toronto-born creator of the hit TV series Schitt’s Creek, accepted the award for Best Television Series in an iconic lemon yellow Valentino suit. Although his outfit was on point, we couldn’t help but gawk over his luscious locks, styled by Canadian hairstylist Ana Sorys.” – Sami Chazonoff
Susan Kelechi Watson
“Golden Globes presenter Susan Kelechi Watson looked absolutely amazing with her sleek blowout and silk press by hairstylist Vernon François, who collaborated with Redken to create her look. The sleek, middle-parted look appeared effortless and really showed off her glowing complexion.” – Shanice Romelus
Age really is just a number, especially when it comes to the iconic Jane Fonda. The 83-year-old went viral as she took the stage to accept the 2021 Cecil B. DeMille award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in film. Sporting a grown-out, layered pixie and choppy side-swept fringe by Emmy-nominated hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek, Fonda’s silver colour was what really stole the show. Going grey has never looked cooler! – Veronica Boodhan