From a fashion perspective, the 73rd Golden Globes was a checkbox of runway trends — plunging necklines or high-neck gowns with capes, skirts with pockets, wispy slip dresses and goddess gowns in pastel shades — along with eye-catching looks in a mustard color and serious gowns in black or white (or both).
There was plenty to love — and hate. Here are some of our observations from the big evening.
"It's just so different than anything I've ever done," Jennifer Lopez said about her Giambattista Valli gown that evoked a bit of '40s Hollywood glamour with a cape over the shoulders and skirt with flowing train.
The color, which Lopez described as "mustard yellow/marigold" is a hard one to wear, but she pulled it off. And the thigh high slit evoked memories of Angelina Jolie's famous Oscar skirt.
No meat dress for Lady Gaga, a surprise winner in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television category for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel. The singer-turned-actress wanted to show she's serious in a conservative (for her) black Atelier Versace body-hugging gown.
"Donatella made the dress for me, and I'm friends with her daughter, Allegra, so it feels like I'm wearing family tonight," Gaga told E! Entertainment.
On our list of worst dressed is Katy Perry in an ill-fitting, cleavage-baring pink dress. "Pantone says the color of the year is rose quartz, so I'm here," she said.
Although the dress was boring, Perry's hair had '60s flair, with a Bumpit that added volume. "I've got my wig on and my globes," Perry joked.
Jennifer Lawrence, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for her starring role in Joy, nearly always wears Dior to awards ceremonies. (She has a big advertising contract with the French fashion house.) This time, with her hair swept back, she looked like the 21st century version of an icy blonde in a Hitchcock thriller in a red silk crepe Dior Haute Couture gown with sculpted sides and exposed back, accented with a silver patterned necklace.
Normally, Eva Longoria is a fashion winner. But this Georges Hobeika white gown with oddly proportioned sleeves, a bow-shape cutout at the neckline, and large floral red embroidered designs at the hip is a mess.
But we'll cut the Telenovela star some slack because she told a charming story about having just flown in from San Antonio, where her parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at a big celebration.
Plus, the gown looks a lot better from the back.
Heartthrobs Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt demonstrate two ways to wear a classic tux/dinner jacket and look near perfect, although by the look of Pitt's face, it seems like he's made one too many trips to the Botox doctor.
Is this what Brad Pitt will look like in 25 years? Sylvester Stallone, who won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture by reprising the Rocky Balboa character in Creed, seemed barely able to move his mouth when accepting the award because his face is pulled so tight. But his tux fits well.
Plunging, V-neck gowns were a hot item at the Golden Globes. Olivia Wilde, who presented with John Krasinski, wore a glittery burgundy gown with deep V neckline.
Her fiance, Jason Sudeikis, wore burgundy socks "to match my lady's dress," he said. He sported the coolest shoes on the red carpet: black and white low-top Jordan 11s.
Jenna Dewan Tatum also rocked the plunging V-neck look in a Zuhair Murad Couture sequined navy gown. But most of the chatter on social media was about Channing Tatum's slicked over hair, leading many to wonder if he was emulating Stefon on Saturday Night Live. Or has he been Biebered?
Jaimie Alexander, the star of the hit NBC series Blindspot, wore the gown that plunged the most. She kept the black and green geometric Genny gown in position with "lots of tape," she said.
"I can't go anywhere without adhesive tape. It keeps things in place."
Jamie Foxx was a proud father. His oldest daughter, Corrine, was Miss Golden Globe 2016. The 21-year-old University of Southern California student was one of the evening's best dressed in a sheer pastel gown with delicate embroidered birds.
Carol star Cate Blanchett nearly always pushes the fashion envelope, and she did it again at the Globes with a '20s-inspired candy pink Givenchy gown that is right on trend in color and innovative use of fringe.
Rooney Mara, who co-stars in Carol, also usually takes big fashion risks on the red carpet with a love-it-or-hate-it style. For the Globes, she chose a pale pink Alexander McQueen gown that had some elements of a bedspread but nevertheless looked fresh and ethereal. She pulled her hair back in a braid to complete the look. We can't wait to see what she chooses for the Oscars.
Dallas Bryce Howard, who presented an award with Orlando Bloom, was a breath of fresh air on the red carpet, telling interviewers that she bought her glittery black-and-blue Jenny Packham gown at Neiman Marcus rather than deal with a stylist.
"I like having a lot of options for a size 6 instead of maybe one option," she said, "so I always go to the department store." Only in Hollywood would a size 6 be considered big.
Taraji P. Henson looked like an Empire diva in a strapless white dress with a train. When she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama, Henson, who plays the role of ex-con Cookie Lyon in the hit Fox series, handed out cookies to stars, including a bemused Leonardo DiCaprio, on her way to the podium.
Once she got there, she wasn't leaving until she thanked everybody. "Please wrap?" she wailed as the teleprompter told her to finish up. "Wait a minute. I waited 20 years for this. You gon’ wait. Yeah, you gon' give me a little more time."
Danish Girl star Alicia Vikander's Louis Vuitton white gown with strips of gold sequins was much more fashion-forward than most of the Globe red-carpet looks, with an apron-style top that showed a tad too much side boob.
Helen Mirren almost always looks flawless, and the revered actress did it again in a black gown with sheer elements and an eye-popping Harry Winston necklace. She presented an award with Gerard Butler.
Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox channeled a bride in a sleeveless white Elizabeth Kennedy gown with train and emerald Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
A lot of red-carpet regulars choose either white or black, but Amy Schumer, with best pal Jennifer Lawrence, combined the two colors in a charming Atelier Prabal Gurung off-the-shoulder silk faille high-low gown. Schumer seemed especially delighted that it had pockets.
Although most stars played it safe on the red carpet, Kate Hudson channeled the kooky Golden Globes vibe we used to know and love with a custom Michael Kors beaded crepe bandeau gown. Are we kooky to say we kind of like it in an it's-so-bad-it's-good way?
Hudson presented an award with The Hateful Eight co-star Kurt Russell, who is the longtime love of her mother, Goldie Hawn.
We can only imagine how many yards of red velvet it took to outfit Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, shown here with Jennifer Lopez's leg.
Kate Bosworth, right, sparkled in a Dolce & Gabbana gown — one of the loveliest looks of the evening although she is way undernourished. Sophia Bush, left followed the plunging V-neck trend.