The best dressed stars at the 2018 Golden Globes

Ahead of the 2018 Golden Globes, many celebrities had already decided to wear black in a show of solidarity against sexual harassment and gender inequality. Time's Up, the star-studded organization, came to fruition after news broke of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Most celebrities in attendance at the 2018 Golden Globes willingly participated in the initiative, not only by dressing in black but also pinning the emblem of Time's Up to their lapels. 

Fashion fans, fear not. The stars may have donned a monochromatic look for the evening, but they still looked chic as ever. The following celebrities were the absolute best dressed of the night.

Allison Williams

Allison Williams, perhaps best known as "Marnie" from the 2012 HBO series, Girls, also starred in Get Out, which was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category.

Although not nominated for a Golden Globe herself, she could've very well won "Best Dressed." Williams looked stunning in a sequined black gown with just a pop of color on the bodice. The addition of burnt orange and silver was a refreshing sight in a sea of dark colors. That said, Williams didn't look out of place nor did she bring any disrespect to the organization she supports. 

Ahead of the Globes, Williams told W Magazine, "I think it's going to feel powerful [on Sunday]. And I can't imagine a better time to stand in solidarity with with our fellow actors and actresses."

Wouldn't you say Williams looked especially powerful?

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is essentially the personification of elegance. Kidman helped to establish the TIme's Up movement so wearing a color other than black wasn't really an option. Of course, Kidman pulled off the all black attire without a hitch. People reported that Kidman's black lace gown was a custom Givenchy.

It was a great night for Kidman as she won Best Actress for her extremely difficult role as Celeste in Big Little Lies. Kidman spoke with W Magazine about playing the part of a woman who was physically abused by her spouse (played by Alexander Skarsgård), "I felt very exposed and vulnerable and deeply humiliated at times." Kidman continued, "But at times I would have flashes of images of women that have gone through this and I'm like, 'This is authentic, this is the truth and this is what I have to do.'"

It was especially evident how much she supports her fellow women at the Golden Globes.

Claire Foy

Claire Foy, nominated for her role as Queen Elizabeth in Netflix's The Crownrocked the pantsuit. If you are only familiar with Foy from her work in The Crown, you may not have recognized her minimalist look. With the dark suit jacket — complete with a phenomenal plunging neckline — along with a bold red lip and slicked back hair, she looked vastly different than her character, young Queen Elizabeth II. 

Foy made a great choice sticking with simple earrings. Additionally, the absence of a necklace really draws your eye down to the neckline of her jacket and keeps the look clean and tasteful. Well done, Claire!

Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown looked debonair as ever in his velvet Isaia tuxedo. With just about every celebrity wearing black, that doesn't leave many options for customization — especially for the men. Brown was up to the challenge and his decision to incorporate black velvet kept his ensemble from being anything but boring.

The 2018 Golden Globes was especially exciting for Brown because he made history by becoming the first black actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series Drama. 

In a beautiful acceptance speech, Brown said, "I'm being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me."

A well-deserved win, for sure.

Blanca Blanco

Whether you agree or disagree with Blanca Blanco's decision to wear a color other than black to the 2018 Golden Globes, you have to admit she looked stunning in her floor-length gown. Ahead of the awards show, celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch told CNN that anyone who chose not to wear black would be making an "incredible faux pas." So, why did Blanco commit the crime of fashion?

"I love red," Blanco wrote in a statement for Refinery29. "Wearing red does not means I am against #timesup movement. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to brake [sic] the circle of abuse through their actions and their style choice. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status in the acting world. I am excited about the 'Time's UP' movement because true change is long overdue."

You may be unfamiliar with Blanco's work as she has mainly starred in minor films, but she is set to appear in several upcoming projects, including the Indie thriller Fake News. Of course, as one of the only stars who wore red to the 2018 Golden Globes, she may be more memorable for that role.

Reese Witherspoon

Prior to the Golden Globes, Reese Witherspoon tweeted a picture of herself alongside with Eva Longoria with the caption, "Honored to stand with this woman and women everywhere tonight for equality, parity, safety and inclusion."

Witherspoon wore a custom Zac Posen one-shoulder black gown with Jimmy Choo footwear to the event where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie.

In addition to being nominated, Witherspoon also had the honor of presenting the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Oprah Winfrey, who was the first black recipient of the iconic award. 

Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz, known for her role in the Golden Globe nominated NBC television drama, This Is Us, looked wonderful in an entirely black Bardot style dress with sequin detail. Metz even used her Time's Up pin as a brooch of sorts, which was especially clever. 

She also kept her look clean and simple by wearing her hair down and only wearing minimal jewelry, letting those sequins and her gorgeous smile do all the sparkling for her. 

Helen Mirren

Is it any surprise that Dame Helen Mirren was one of the best dressed at the 2018 Golden Globes? What is surprising is that at 72 years old, she can pull off a black lacy number like this, even showing a little leg!

Mirren's bold red lip, along with her diamond necklace and earrings brought together this beyond sophisticated ensemble. In an interview with The Telegraph, Mirren said concerning having her photograph taken by famed photograph Peter Lindbergh, "Looking at women has not simply to do with literal beauty, but more to do with presence, personality, their influence and power."

I can't help but think this is how we all feel looking at Mirren at this moment.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel has a way of always looking remarkable on the red carpet. The 2018 Golden Globes was no exception. However, Biel may have been more nervous than usual as she was a first-time nominee for her role in the television series Sinner.

Biel wore her makeup bright, jewelry light, and was absolutely glowing in her A-line gown. Of course Biel's arm candy, husband Justin Timberlake, was a nice addition as well.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor had a great night at the Golden Globes. He won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in FX's Fargo

Keeping the "blackout" attire going strong, McGregor wore an all black tuxedo, complete with black bowtie and black shirt. Speaking of that shirt, he went with a slightly lighter shade of black and a pleated front. A dapper man, that Ewan McGregor.

Missi Pyle

Missi Pyle, known for her roles in The Artist and DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, knew how to dress for the 2018 Golden Globes. Not only was she wearing her Time's Up pin, but she was also proudly wearing her black lace gown.  

Her dress was perhaps one of the most ornate of the night. Like many other actresses that evening, Pyle went with sparse jewelry and natural-looking makeup. Bucking the slicked back hair trend of the evening, Pyle instead wore her hair loosely held back with a few strands framing her face. Timeless!

Catherine Zeta-Jones

After seeing Catherine Zeta-Jones in this Zuhair Murad midnight lace gown complete with plunging neckline, it's clear black ought to be worn every year. Zeta-Jones, alongside her 101-year-old father-in-law Kirk Douglas, presented the award for Best Screenplay.

According to People, Douglas said while on stage, "Catherine, you said it all. I want to say a speech but I don't want to say it because I could never follow you." To be fair, I don't think anyone could follow Zeta-Jones, especially not that night.

Issa Rae

Issa Rae, who was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy for her role in Insecurelooked unbelievably fierce in her shimmering black gown at the 2018 Golden Globes. She was one of the few celebrities of the night to choose a necklace and it worked

Prior to the Golden Globes, Rae told Elle she would "1000 per cent, without a doubt," wear black and she didn't disappoint. Rae also explained her reasoning, "There's a new resolve, and it feels like even with the action points that we have with the legal defense fund, and making agencies employ more women in positions of power, that it feels like this can actually get done. So it's more than just a color. It's more than just wearing black. We're about that action."

Heidi Klum

Leave it to Heidi Klum to take a color as basic as black and "make it work." This dress had everything you could want in a gown, including feathers and sequins. Klum's dress by Ashi Studio was also high-cut in the front and featured a long train. 

In addition to wearing a black dress, Klum also took to wearing black earrings and painting her nails dark as well. Klum's manicurist, Tom Bachik, told People, "Heidi wanted a black nail to go with the Time's Up theme of the night. She usually goes for a nude nail or nail art for the red carpet, but tonight we kept it to a simple black nail."

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley, one of the amazing actresses who starred in HBO's Big Little Lies, dazzled in silver and black houndstooth at the Golden Globes. While her attire was technically only half black, her dedication to Time's Up and other advocacy was whole-hearted. Teen Vogue reported that not only did Woodley wear black in solidarity, her plus one for the event was activist Calina Lawrence of the Suquamish Tribe, who advocates for the 'Mni Wiconi' (Water is Life) movement as well as Native Treaty Rights.

Unlike many actresses at the 2018 Golden Globes, Woodley was also not even actually wearing a dress. Instead, she chose a turtleneck and belted skirt. Woodley's untraditional style was on point.

Alison Brie

Is it a dress? Is it a pantsuit? Technically, it's a skirted jumpsuit. Whatever you choose to call it, Alison Brie looked glamorous wearing it. Refinery29 reported Brie's explanation on why she chose the ensemble, "Tonight is about women wearing the pants, so I chose to literally wear the pants." Makes sense!

Made of silk and designed by Vassilis Zoulias, Brie's look is stunning and one we will hopefully see actresses continue to wear on the red carpet.

Kate Hudson

If you could put together all of the top trends from the 2018 Golden Globes, you may come up with something similar to Kate Hudson's gown. She could very well be the style icon of the night. With her brave pixie cut, sheer black gown, plunging neckline, and confident demeanor, she was essentially every woman bravely standing up against inequality and sexual harassment. Hudson has donated to the Time's Up initiative and took the opportunity to wear black with her fellow actors and actresses.

Not to mention, she looked amazing while participating in her Valentino gown and Harry Winston jewelry.