Scarlett Johansson's career is hot, as evidenced by her two best actress Globe nominations (in the drama category for Girl with a Pearl Earring, and in a comedy for Lost in Translation). So why didn't she choose something more eye-catching for the red carpet? This beige corseted gown was more lackluster than blockbuster.
Renée Zellweger was a Golden Globe winner for the second year in a row – this time for best supporting actress for Cold Mountain. There's no denying her talent, but her style sense is another matter: Instead of making her look sleek, this iridescent halter-topped cocktail dress cut her in half.
Johnny Depp isn't winning any awards for his devil-may-care approach to fashion. The Golden Globe nominee (for best actor in a comedy for Pirates of the Caribbean) is swimming in his retro suit, and the look is made worse with his oversized fedora and chunky platform shoes. Adding to the sore sight: girlfriend Vanessa Paradis's overdone flapper getup.
Diane Keaton, awarded best actress in a comedy for Something's Gotta Give, is a walking fashion disaster at the 2004 Golden Globes. Not only did she pair a white Nehru-collared duster coat with a tulle gown, but she topped it off with a long strand of pearls, white gloves and sequined boots. Something's gotta give, indeed.
Kevin Costner must have been proud, strolling the red carpet with fiancee Christine Baumgartner (left) and his daughter, Lily, this year's Miss Golden Globe. So why would he show up looking so disheveled? Come on, Kevin – wear a tie and comb that hair.
ALL CHOKED UP
Best supporting actress nominee Maria Bello (for The Cooler) was more suited for space than the Golden Globes with her futuristic-looking gown. This strange choice was made worse by her over-the-top choker, which looked more like costume jewelry than an elegant accessory.
LOUD & CLEAR
Of all the places to find inspiration for a spectacular red-carpet look, why would nominee Joely Richardson (for best actress in a TV drama for Nip/Tuck) choose a peacock? Her loud, flowing caftan is an exercise in sensory overload.
TOO GROWN UP
Maggie Gyllenhaal, who's now 27, should have acted her age. The Mona Lisa Smile star (who attended the 2004 Golden Globes with boyfriend Peter Sarsgaard, a best supporting actor nominee for Shattered Glass) looked downright matronly in her conservative, copper-colored shift.
Is Elijah Wood trying to emulate an elf from best drama winner Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, or maybe a leprechaun? Whatever the case, the actor's forest-green velvet suit, black top and yellow tie are a clashing mix of textures and colors.
Was Portia de Rossi (whose FOX comedy, Arrested Development, was a Globe nominee for best television comedy) going for laughs in this white gown at the 2004 Golden Globes? Or perhaps she was trying to catch something in all that netting. Either way, it was a definite fashion misstep.