- The annual Golden Globe Awards celebrate the best of film and television.
- Since the show began in 1944, celebrities have worn a ton of different looks on its red carpet.
- From Marilyn Monroe’s elegant ensembles to the statement-making outfits of last year’s show, we rounded up the most iconic looks from each year of the show.
Since 1944, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has celebrated the best of film and television by hosting the Golden Globe Awards.
Throughout its 75-year history, the show has seen its fair share of memorable moments, and just as many unforgettable outfits on the red carpet.
We’ve rounded up the most iconic looks from each year of the show, including everything from Marilyn Monroe’s luxurious gowns to Beyoncé’s sparkling ensembles.
1944-1951: Lois Maxwell wore an embellished cape to the Golden Globe Awards.
Maxwell won the 1948 award for most promising newcomer for her role in the movie “That Hagen Girl.”
February 1952: Kathleen Hughes looked radiant in a lace, halter-style ensemble.
Hughes’ flower hair accessories and diamond jewellery were equally as iconic.
February 1953: Susan Hayward chose a strapless, patterned ball gown for the occasion.
Hayward also wore a shiny shawl over her dress.
February 1954-1955: Robert Taylor donned a traditional tuxedo while receiving the world film favourite — male award.
Eleanor Parker awarded Taylor with a trophy at the 1954 Golden Globe Awards.
February 1956: Anita Ekberg looked stunning in a lace dress.
Like many actresses in the ’50s, Ekberg wore a strapless gown to the Golden Globe Awards. But what made her iconic look stand out from the rest was its lace detailing and elbow-length gloves.
February 1957: Debbie Reynolds was stylish from head to toe.
The actress paired her high-neck dress with a jeweled hair accessory and a fur coat.
1958-1959: Elizabeth Taylor dressed like royalty while attending the Golden Globe Awards.
Though she wasn’t nominated in 1958, Taylor stole the show by wearing a floral gown, matching earrings, and a jewel tiara.
1960: Marilyn Monroe kept true to her classic style.
While wearing a white fur shawl, Monroe won her first-ever Golden Globe award.
March 1961: Jayne Mansfield wore a show-stopping dark dress.
Similar to Monroe, Mansfield wore a fur shawl around her arms.
March 1962: Two years after winning her first Golden Globe award, Marilyn Monroe attended the show wearing another iconic look.
She wore a sparkly halter-style dress while accepting the Henrietta (world film favourite) award.
March 1963: Richard Chamberlain looked dapper in a black suit with shiny detailing.
Actress Angie Dickinson was also onstage to award Chamberlain for his role in “Dr. Kildare.”
March 1964: Sal Mineo put a unique spin on a classic look.
Though Mineo’s suit jacket was rather traditional, his shirt featured distinctive black buttons.
February 1965: Mary Tyler Moore wore a strapless dress covered by a floral overlay.
That night, Moore took home the award for best actress in a television series.
1966 – 1967: Julie Andrews looked elegant in a simple long-sleeved dress.
Andrew’s cross-pendant necklace, which she wore in 1966, turned her understated look into an iconic fashion moment.
February 1968: Jim Brown looked sharp in a double-breasted suit.
Brown’s suit jacket appears to have featured satin detailing throughout the pockets and lapel.
February 1969: Barbara Streisand opted for a show-stopping printed gown.
Streisand wore the look, which included a matching jacket and fur headpiece, while accepting the award for best actress in a leading role – musical or comedy.
February 1970: Elke Sommer rocked a daring dress that featured a thigh-high slit and feathered skirt.
For accessories, Sommer chose a thick beaded necklace and long earrings.
February 1971: Lola Falana attended the Golden Globe Awards wearing a bejeweled turtleneck top.
The actress, who starred in the 1970 film “The Liberation of L. B. Jones,” was nominated for the new star of the year – actress award.
February 1972: Ann-Margret chose a sheer black ensemble with a ruffled collar.
Nominated for her role in “Carnal Knowledge,” Ann-Margret accepted the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture.
January 1973: The Jackson family wore iconic patterned suits to the 30th Golden Globe Awards.
Michael Jackson won the best original song award for his performance of “Ben.”
January 1974: June Allyson glowed while wearing a sparkly turtleneck dress.
The actress presented an award alongside actor James Stewart.
January 1975: Art Carney opted for a classic tuxedo and bow tie when he won the award for best actor in a comedy.
Carney attended the award show with his wife, who wore a feathered shawl and a set-back hat.
January 1976: Walter Matthau became a trendsetter with his tuxedo.
Matthau’s jacket looks like it was made from velvet, which is currently one of the most popular suit styles in Hollywood.
January 1977: Ditching the traditional style of gowns and skirts, Lynda Carter walked the red carpet wearing a tuxedo.
Of course, Carter wasn’t the first woman to wear a suit to an awards show- actresses have been photographed wearing them on red carpets since the ’30s – but her look was iconic nonetheless.
January 1978: Leslie Uggams looked radiant in a sparkling jacket and white dress.
Uggams was nominated for the best performance by an actress in a television series – drama award for her role in “Roots.”
January 1979: Robin Williams wore a whimsical ensemble comprised of a top hat and polka-dot bow tie.
The star of “Mork & Mindy” walked away with the award for best performance by an actor in a television series – musical or comedy.
January 1980: Marilu Henner stole the show with her shiny green dress and matching shawl.
Henner was nominated five years in a row for her role in the television show “Taxi.”
January 1981: Yoko Shimada attended the 39th annual Golden Globe Awards wearing a traditional Japanese dress.
The “Shogun” actress took home the award for best performance by an actress in a television series – drama. She wore what appears to be a kimono with a floral pattern, and an obi sash wrapped around her waist.
January 1982: Jayne Seymour looked elegant in a black, off-the-shoulder dress and matching pearls.
The actress won her first-ever Golden Globe award in the best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television category.
January 1983: During the 40th annual Golden Globe Awards, Debbie Allen walked the red carpet in a bold ensemble.
The actress wore a black and pink dress underneath a thick fur coat.
January 1984: Diahann Carroll was way ahead of fashion trends with her iconic Golden Globe Awards look.
The actress paired her multicolored strapless dress with purple eye shadow, a beauty look that trended throughout 2018.
January 1985: Sônia Braga turned heads with her bright-blue ruffled dress.
Braga paired the off-the-shoulder dress with a black belt, jeweled necklace, drop earrings, and red lipstick.
January 1986: Whoopi Goldberg changed the game with her casual red-carpet style.
While winning her first ever Golden Globe award for her role in “The Colour Purple,” Goldberg wore a neon yellow T-shirt, matching leggings, sneakers, and a white jacket.
January 1987: Melanie Griffith chose an elaborate rainbow-striped gown.
The actress was nominated for her role in the film “Something Wild.”
January 1988: Denzel Washington celebrated the occasion with a printed bow tie.
Washington received his first Golden Globe Awards nomination that year for his role in the film “Cry Freedom.”
January 1989: John Cleese switched things up by wearing a colourful tie.
Cleese attended the award show with his “A Fish Called Wanda” co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, who wore an appropriately named fishtail-style gown.
January 1990: Julia Roberts attended her first Golden Globe Awards ceremony in an oversized suit.
The actress was nominated for her role in “Steel Magnolias,” and took home the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture.
January 1991: Meshach Taylor showed up to the Golden Globe Awards looking dapper in a traditional tux.
He paired his suit with a purple bow tie and matching cummerbund.
January 1992: Geena Davis appears to have been a fan of the “naked” trend before it was popular.
The actress attended the awards ceremony wearing a form-fitting lace suit covered in a blue wrap.
January 1993: Will Smith looked stylish in a tuxedo jacket that was striped with gold.
Smith walked the red carpet alongside his then-wife Sheree Zampino, who looked glamorous in a shiny jacket-style dress.
January 1994: Vivian Wu walked the red carpet wearing a mint-green gown.
Her jeweled accessories, which included diamond bracelets and sparkling earrings, were equally as stunning.
January 1995: Rosie Perez ditched traditional floor-length gowns for an iconic halter-style dress.
The actress also wore a red ribbon attached to her dress, likely in support of AIDS awareness.
January 1996: Gillian Anderson turned heads by wearing a velvet robe on the red carpet.
Anderson was nominated for her role as Dana Scully in the television show “The X-Files.”
January 1997: Halle Berry dazzled the awards ceremony in a patterned and sparkly gown.
Though she wouldn’t be nominated for a Golden Globe award until three years later, Berry’s iconic look still stole the show.
January 1998: Jennifer Lopez celebrated the 55th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in a colourful, single-shoulder gown with a dramatic cutout.
The actress was nominated for her role in the film “Selena.”
January 1999: Angelina Jolie sparkled in a jeweled, spaghetti-strap dress.
Jolie took home the best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television award for her role in “Gia.”
January 2000: Lucy Liu went full glam in a black-and-white strapless gown.
She paired the floral printed gown with a diamond necklace and pointy black heels.
January 2001: Robert Downey Jr. looked stylish in purple sunglasses and an all-black ensemble.
The actor walked the red carpet with actress Calista Flockhart, who wore a lavender dress with sheer, flowing sleeves.
January 2002: Jamie Foxx showed up to the 59th annual Golden Globe Awards looking cool.
Foxx opted for a classic black suit and matching sunglasses.
January 2003: Salma Hayek matched the red carpet with her bold dress.
Hayek’s red gown featured a v-shaped neckline and flared-out fishtail skirt.
January 2004: Elijah Wood went with a unique ensemble.
Actors typically attend the Golden Globe Awards in traditional black suits, but Wood stood out for his choice to wear an outfit that was green and seemingly made from velvet.
January 2005: Samuel L. Jackson opted for a sleek velvet suit.
Keeping with his classic style, Jackson chose to wear a brown bow tie with his ensemble.
January 2006: Queen Latifah looked elegant in a simple blue dress.
Her hair was styled in a sleek bun, and she accessorized with diamond earrings and a necklace.
2007-2008: Beyoncé shined as brightly as the actual Golden Globe awards.
The musician wore a stunning gold dress that was covered in sparkly detailing.
January 2009: Freida Pinto looked glamorous in a mustard-yellow gown.
She walked the carpet alongside her “Slumdog Millionaire” co-star Dev Patel.
January 2010: Zoe Saldana arrived to the 67th Golden Globes Awards ceremony looking stylish.
The actress chose a ruffled fuchsia dress with a long train.
January 2011: Amber Riley posed on the red carpet wearing a sparkling single-shoulder gown.
Like many actresses in the 2000s, Riley chose a dress that featured a small train.
January 2012: Sofia Vergara stole the show with her navy blue dress.
Vergara’s dress included a simple, strapless top and a detailed, mermaid-style skirt.
January 2013: Eva Longoria dressed in a long-sleeve gown with lace detailing and a chiffon skirt.
The dress also featured a daring cutout neckline and a thigh-high slit.
January 2014: Lupita Nyong’o made a case for cape-style dresses on the red carpet.
She kept the rest of her look simple, wearing minimal makeup and jewellery.
January 2015: John Legend looked sharp in a classic suit with satin detailing.
The musician took home the best original song – motion picture award for “Glory” from the movie “Selma.”
January 2016: Gina Rodriguez arrived looking like a princess in a blue ball gown.
The actress paired her off-the-shoulder dress with diamond jewels.
January 2017: Priyanka Chopra wore a radiant, long-sleeved gown to the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
The actress, who recently married Nick Jonas, looked stunning as she walked the red carpet.
January 2018: As did most attendees of last year’s show, Issa Rae wore black in support of the Times Up movement.
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