And while most entertainment fans are busy predicting which deserving actors and actresses will take home the night's trophies, we, on the other hand, find it much more thrilling to imagine what the leading ladies will be wearing.
First up: Tina Fey. Although the poor girl was lampooned for her Mary Poppins-like Zac Posen frock at last year's ceremony, rightfully landing on numerous worst-dressed lists, we have confidence she can bounce back this year.
While we wouldn't suggest she repeat the plunging and distracting neckline of her silky Roberto Cavalli gown in 2009, we hope she'll take note of her sweet-yet-sexy frock that worked so well at the 2007 Globes (minus the cleavage), as well as the electric-blue Ferragamo dress she wore at the 2010 SAG Awards. The latter get-up introduced a welcome boost of color into her sartorial diet and had a neckline and length that were spot on. We wouldn't be surprised if she finds a very, very similar dress for this year's Globes.
Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical nominee Laura Linney, on the other hand, has yet to make a major misstep on the Globes red carpet, hitting both the 2009 and 2006 ceremonies in waist-cinching frocks with asymmetrical necklines and in vivid hues. And really, why fix what's not broken? The actress' pale-yellow Elie Saab gown from 2009 put her on many a best-dressed list, and we can see the actress relying on the designer once again to create a long, elegant option in another surprising hue for her 2011 ensemble.
Another Globes-nominated actress to consistently get it right is Kyra Sedgwick, who has favored belted gowns in luxe taffeta for her past two Golden Globes. We can see her softening things up a bit this time around by going back to the more flowing and delicate style of the J. Mendel dress she wore in 2007, but in a more surprising color.
Although we wouldn't personally wear many of the dresses Julianna Margulies has donned on the red carpet, she at least always manages to look original. The actress, who is going head-to-head with Sedgwick for an award this year, has been heavy on the color-blocking at Golden Globes past, opting last year for a sleek two-tone Narciso Rodriguez gown to accept her award. For this year's effort, we would love to see her go for a more fun, youthful and sexy look assisted by volume, sparkle or a more daring silhouette.
Thankfully, fun, youthful and sexy are all things Jennifer Love Hewitt has under control. While we can't blame her for those cringe-worthy 2000 and 2002 Globes ensembles (or hairstyles!), the dramatic burnished-gold Georges Chakra gown she donned at the 2007 ceremony proved that she's willing to amp up the glam when it comes to the red carpet. This year, we'd love to see the 31-year-old nominee accentuate her curves and show a bit more leg in a shorter frock with a '50s-style cinched-waist silhouette. We absolutely loved the strapless Carolina Herrera gown she wore for the Peace Over Violence event in 2010 and we think she should rip that note from her own stylebook for this year's Globes.
Check back Thursday when we present the rundown on five beautiful actresses nominated in film categories.
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