A little over a year after taking a break over allegations of lack of diversity among the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) members, the Golden Globes returned to TV on January 10, and it was an astonishing affair of glitz and glamour.
The red carpet is the hallmark of showbiz in Hollywood, offering celebrities, movie stars and crème de la crème of luminaries the opportunity to make bold fashion statements and be the cynosure of all eyes. The award ceremony, which was held at the ritzy The Beverly Hilton, California, was packed with dazzling moments; from Angela Bassett being dolled up in Pamella Rolland and making history with her win, to Billy Porter rocking a fuchsia tuxedo gown; here are our top picks for black stars who undeniably stole the show.
- Billy Porter
The actor paid homage to his 2019 Oscar look, decked out in a fuchsia overlay gown, custom-made by esteemed fashion designer, Christiano Siriano.
- Angela Bassett
In what would be regarded as a historical moment for Marvel, Angela Bassett became the first performer to win an individual acting award for a role in a Marvel film. Her sleeveless silver gown couldn’t be more fitting for the occasion.
While the singer did not make a red-carpet appearance, she managed to stir a furore after appearing at the ceremony late, and how did she do it? In a Schiaparelli couture bustier gown!
- Viola Davis
For her soul-stirring performance in ‘The Woman King’, Davis was nominated Best Actress in a Motion Picture. The Oscar-winning star made a grand entrance in a custom-made royal blue Jason Wu gown, paired with a silver clutch.
- Tyler James Williams
For his performance in ‘Abbott Elementary’, Tyler was laurelled with the award for Best Supporting Actor, and he clinched his first Golden Globe win in a slouchy pinstriped Amiri suit.
- Jennifer Hudson
Presenting the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture award to Ke Huy Quan, Jennifer Hudson graced the glitzy stage in a figure-hugging, gold sequin dress.
- Letitia Wright
The ‘Black Panther’ star looked ethereal, gracing the red carpet in a Prada Ombré dress and satin sandals.
- Jay Ellis
The ‘Escape Room’ star appeared sophisticated in a tailored black suede suit jacket and matching pants.
- Sheryl Lee Ralph
The 66-year-old ‘Abbott Elementary’ co-star turned heads in a stunning yet regal look, rocking an intoxicating purple, handmade Aliétte gown.
- Ayo Edebiri
While she wasn’t nominated at the 80th Golden Globes, the actress cut a dash in her soft blue Rosie Assoulin gown, paired with contrasting opera gloves.
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