"Wow, there are so many beautiful dresses here this year," said Golden Globe nominee Tracee Ellis Ross as she looked around the red carpet Sunday afternoon. "Look at all this gorgeousness, these women!"
Ellis said she's especially excited for the women's march later this month in Washington, D.C. "I wish I could be there, but I can't due to scheduling conflicts" said the "black-ish" star. "But just the idea that so many women [are] getting to express ourselves, our power, on that scale is a beautiful thing for the world."
She then lifted her hands and shimmied her bling-studded fingers in the air.
For Ruth Turpin of Fort Worth, Golden Globes day is the highlight of the year. The 76-year-old travel agency owner proudly claims the title of the "oldest living Golden Globes superfan." She is a 28-year fixture on the red carpet bleachers at the glitzy show where hardcore Globes-watchers shell out as much as $4,800 to glimpse Hollywood’s most glamorous celebrities make their way into the Beverly Hilton.
Turpin was staying at the hotel on business in 1989 when she first noticed a flurry of preparations. “Back then, the Golden Globes were nothing,” she told the Los Angeles Times on Friday from a suite at the hotel. “It was a so-so awards show that nobody paid attention to. But I thought, ‘Since I’m here, I’ll go downstairs and see if I can see anybody come and go.’”
The deep, plunging V is always a staple of the red carpet. And minutes into the Golden Globes red carpet, there's a major standout: Kristen Bell in a black Jenny Packham look with a jacket with sequins (and Dax Shepard on her arm).
Expect more deep-V necklines on the red carpet on this warm winter day in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, on Instagram, Bell showed she's not only fearless about deep-V gowns, she let the world see her in the dress with undone hair and not a stitch of makeup.
It's Golden Globes day, which means in mere hours Jimmy Fallon will preside over the awards show that pits “Deadpool” against “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Hell or High Water” against “Lion,” and “American Crime” against “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
“La La Land” is the top nominee for the 74th Golden Globe Awards with seven nominations. “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” followed with six and five nominations, respectively.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson” led the television field with five nominations, with “The Night Manager” following with four nominations.
The Los Angeles Times team will be covering the Golden Globe Awards live on social media Sunday, starting with the celebrity-laden red carpet, rolling through the often raucous ceremony and then stepping out for the after-parties. And you're invited as our plus-one!
In addition to our people sending images and insider info straight from the Beverly Hilton, we'll have dozens more journalists covering and commenting on the awards from all angles.