Pinks, purples and reds – riotous colour for the Globes

Health, Beauty and Lifestyle with Denise McNamara

So the three Irish lads cut quite the dash at the Golden Globes didn’t they. The ceremony which celebrates the world of film and TV as decided by 300 entertainment journalists across 75 countries had no less that three local actors up for one of the biggest gongs of the night – best actor in a movie.

Cillian Murphy – who has been a regular to the Galway stage to star in Enda Walsh plays – went old school with his classic velvet suit by Saint Laurent paired with a crisp white shirt, which he got to show off to the world when he took to the stage in Beverly Hills to claim his prize for Oppenheimer.

In his acceptance speech, Cillian didn’t miss the opportunity to hail the fact that three out of six in his category were countrymen: “To all my fellow nominees, if you’re Irish or not, you’re all legends, stunning work – I salute you.”

Cutting a dashing figure in all-white was Andrew Scott, nominated for All Of Us Strangers – he couldn’t look less like the ‘Hot Priest’ from Fleabag that catapulted him into the limelight.

Never one to play it safe is fellow Dubliner Barry Keoghan, who certainly grabbed the attention of the Paparazzi with his all-red mismatched pants and jacket and sporting a Tiffany broach and pearl belt chain.

His co-star in Saltburn, Rosamund Pike, paired her lacy black Dior couture dress with a veiled fascinator by Ardrahan milliner Philip Treacy after she injured her face in a skiing accident last month.

Grabbing many of the online headlines was Gillian Anderson whose strapless Gabriela Hearst dress sported embroidered vulvas – a nod to her fabulous role in Sex Education.

Barbie star Margot Robbie was having fun dressing in all-pink as the Superstar Barbie doll from 1977 as reimagined by Armani.

Oprah Winfrey looked incredible in her custom sequinned Louis Vuitton purple number in a nod to The Color Purple – she co-produced the remake and starred in the original. Helen Mirren went more lavender in her Dolce & Gabbana dress and opera coat.

But red was the standout colour of the night for the gúnas, with Florence Pugh’s resplendent in Valentino, Heidi Klum in Sophie Couture, Selena Gomex in Armani Privé, Ayo Ediebiri in Prada and Julianne Moore in Bottega – all rocking the red.

Last year’s ceremony was rather dour, probably after the trauma of Covid quickly followed by the Ukranian invasion, so it was great to see the stars going all-out for the 2024 ceremony, the first of the season.

And, hopefully, a portend for nominations for the Irish contingent in the Oscars this March.


Pictured: Cillian Murphy in Saint Laurent.

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