There's No Better Date Than Mom!
This mother has seen her talented son date some of the hottest supermodels in the world. But there’s only one steady for the notoriously private actor when it comes to red carpet events – his mom.
and Irmelin are regulars on the red carpet, starting with one of his first big awards show moments in 1994: his best supporting actor nod for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. “I’ve been blessed with having unbelievable parents who have given me the opportunity to do what I’m doing, career-wise,” he told Parade. “And they also made me into the person that I am.”
This artist and art editor couldn’t have been more proud of her daughter, who is the most decorated actress in the world with a whopping 28 Golden Globe nominations and eight award wins.
Streep’s mother, who passed away in 2001, was by her side when she received a best actress nomination for One True Thing. Years later she would honor her mother in a Golden Globes speech. “I got to secretly pay homage to my own personal, not so famous hero, that’s my mother,” Streep said at the 2010 show when she won for Julia& Julia.
This woman gave birth to a triple threat – a future body builder, movie star and politician, whose 2012 memoir talked about his strict Austrian upbringing.
His beloved mother Aurelia, who died in 1998, was on hand at the 1977 Golden Globes to see Arnold win the award for new male star of the year (an award no longer given out) for his performance in the film Stay Hungry.
Talk about a spitting image! Sharman, an award-winning playwright, looks almost identical to her daughter, an English actress best known for period films.
mum partied in the early morning with the nominated star (for Pride & Prejudice) at the 2006 Golden Globes after parties even though the British actress lost out to (for Walk the Line) that year.
Her son’s first Globe nomination came when he was just 15 for the 1989 film Clara’s Heart. When he returned to the awards show a year later to present, Mom was right by his side again.
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
Before there was serial womanizer Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, there was teen genius Doogie Howser, M.D.. Both rolls earned Golden Globe nominations and mama Harris couldn’t be more proud.
It’s one famous family! Her granddaughter is one of the most well-known actresses on earth and her son, who brought her along to the 1980 show, won an award that year for playing an ex-boxing champ who went broke.
The Hollywood Foreign Press loves Voight, who has won three awards out of nine nominations. In 1980, Voight’s mother Barbara (who passed away in 1995) had the honor of watching her son win a best actor trophy for The Champ.
This mom’s son is best known for being the crime-fighting sidekick alongside in a famous comic book movie adaptation. Now he’s a special agent on a popular CBS TV series.
O’Donnell had his mom Julie by his side at the 1993 Golden Globes when he was nominated for best supporting actor in Scent of a Woman.
Beauty runs in the family: this former South African model’s daughter is also a model and actress who is famous for her role as British socialite and Andy Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick.
It was a moms’ night out in 2013, when left boyfriend Tom Sturridge at home with their 6-month old baby, Marlowe, and brought her mom “Jo” as her date to the Globes to celebrate her nomination for portraying Tippi Hedren in The Girl.
At the 2003 show, mom Dorothy actually let her bombshell daughter walk the red carpet in a scandalous see-through Versace flapper dress that was later panned as one of the worst red carpet gowns of the night.
Maybe this was a sign of things to come? Stone opted to bring mom Dorothy to the 2003 Globes over husband of five years Phil Bronstein, who filed for divorce from the star just six months after the awards show.
This mother couldn’t have been prouder to escort her talented British daughter in 2010, but that wasn’t always the case. “My parents were completely against it,” her daughter once said about acting. “They wanted me to go to a university. They didn t know any actors, no one in my family was an actor. They were scared.”
Mulligan and her lookalike mom enjoyed the red carpet spotlight at the 2010 Golden Globes, where the British star was nominated for her role in An Education.
She’s one good luck charm! Gerda was on hand when her daughter took home the 2004 Golden Globe for best actress in a drama. “The one thing I m grateful beyond anything else was that she raised me to always encourage me to be my own person,” her daughter said on the Today show.
2004 was a banner year for , who swept up trophies from every major awards show for Monster. The following year, the star brought her BFF mom again when she was up for a best supporting actress award for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
Like mother, like daughter: This fashion-forward mother (whose name is only one letter off from her famous daughter’s) has most certainly inspired her daughter’s outrageous red carpet looks.
HELENA BONHAM CARTER
The fashionable duo arrived together at the 2003 Globes, where Bonham Carter was nominated for her role in Live from Baghdad. She later honored her mother in a speech at the 2011 BAFTAS, saying, “This is for all the best supporting wives – the Queen Mother herself, and my mum. There is no doubt that if my father were alive, he would have given it to her. She was the best supporting wife you could ever have wished for.”
This leading man’s wife couldn’t make it to the ceremony because she was wrapping up her Broadway debut, so instead he brought his beloved mom, Mary Lee.
He may be a Hollywood titan, but he’ll always be a mama’s boy. Mary Lee accompanied Cruise to the Golden Globes in 1990, 2004 and 2009, when then-wife couldn’t be on hand to celebrate his scene-stealing nomination as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder.