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Swift Dazzles While “Everything Burns” Takes Top Honor at 2024 Golden Globes

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Jan 8, 2024

Taylor Swift stunned on the red carpet and the dark comedy “Everything Burns” was the big winner at the 2024 Golden Globes held Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Swift Shines in Snake-Inspired Gown

Pop superstar Taylor Swift made jaws drop when she arrived at the Beverly Hilton in a glittering green gown by Atelier Versace resembling snake skin. The dress featured a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, which Swift paired with matching green sandals and Bulgari emerald jewelry.

Swift skipped attending the AFC Championship game featuring her boyfriend Joe Alwyn’s favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs, to walk the Golden Globes red carpet for the first time since 2021.

“I’m so excited to be here tonight to support Joe’s film and see all of my amazing friends,” Swift told reporters. “As soon as I saw this dress I thought it was so fitting for me and my ‘Reputation’ era look.”

Swift went on to have a highlight moment when she embraced friend Selena Gomez, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “Only Murders in the Condo.”

“Everything Burns” Dominates Film Categories

The film “Everything Burns,” about a chef struggling with addiction, was the surprise story of the night, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director for Jane Campion. Lead actors Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman also took home trophy statuettes.

“We made this little film with a lot of heart and to have it received this way on the world’s stage is so magical,” said Campion while accepting her award. “I share this with Jennifer and Hugh. Your brave, nuanced portrayals are why this story resonates.”

In another shock, 15-year old actress Emma Mackey won Best Supporting Actress for “Everything Burns,” triumphing over veteran nominees Angela Bassett and Jamie Lee Curtis. Mackey immediately burst into tears when her name was announced.

Best Actor and Actress awards went to longtime stars Julia Roberts and Adam Sandler for their roles in the heartwarming adoption drama “Always a Family.” First-time nominee Sandler was visibly emotional and praised his wife and children during his acceptance speech. Roberts thanked director Steven Spielberg and her co-star Sandler for “bringing out her best performance in years.”

Fashion Makes a Bold Comeback on the Red Carpet

After several years of subdued fashion due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrities made a vibrant splash on the Golden Globes red carpet with lots of bright colors, glitzy metallics and voluminous silhouettes.

“We’re seeing celebrities take risks again with their fashion choices,” said style expert Charlie Caruso. “There’s more opulence and extravagance compared to the past few years.”

Stars embracing bold style included Emma Stone in a red Louis Vuitton ball gown, Margot Robbie in pale pink Chanel with an exaggerated bow sleeves, and Billie Eilish dressed in a beaded Dior corset gown and elbow-length gloves.

“Fashion is back and better than ever,” gushed actress Laverne Cox about the red carpet looks. “Everyone is having fun with clothes again and the colors, sparkles and silhouettes are dazzling!”

Other best dressed celebrities included Elizabeth Debicki’s copper metallic Dior gown, Natasha Lyonne’s red 1950s-inspired dress, Lizzo’s bright yellow down-to-the floor cape by Roberto Cavalli, and Rita Moreno sporting her signature black with a floral embellished jacket and statement necklaces at age 92.

Ricky Gervais Draws Controversy as Host

Ricky Gervais returned as host of the Golden Globes after a six year absence, and delivered his signature controversial opening monologue which divided the audience.

Gervais immediately targeted Hollywood scandals, mocking actor Ezra Miller’s 2022 arrest in Hawaii which involved an assault charge at a karaoke bar.

“Ezra Miller had the longest career at Warner Brothers Pictures without being rebooted or recast,” Gervais quipped, as the camera zoomed in on an unamused Miller at his table.

The host also made thinly veiled digs about nepotism in Hollywood while singling out celebrity offspring such as Lily Collins, Kate Hudson and Sofia Coppola sitting in the room.

Twitter exploded with reactions to Gervais’ monologue, with some praising his refusal to self-censor and others criticizing his tone-deaf jokes about sensitive subjects like addiction and mental illness. Even past host Ricky Gervais chimed in calling his alter ego “a menace, but bloody hilarious.”

“White Lotus” and “Severance” Win Big for TV

On the television side, the second season of HBO’s “White Lotus” dominated the comedy categories, winning Best TV Series – Musical/Comedy. Jennifer Coolidge also repeated her 2022 win for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tanya McQuoid in the luxury resort satire.

Apple TV+’s mind-bending office thriller “Severance” prevailed as the Best TV Drama. Director Ben Stiller earned a trophy for his work helming the series, while lead actor Adam Scott was recognized for his dual performance as innie/outie Mark Scout.

“Huge thanks to Ben Stiller for letting me be part of this show and explore a complex character,” said Scott while accepting his award. “And to the fans who embraced Severance’s weird little world about work-life imbalance and filled it with so much meaning.”

Swift After-Parties with Jen Aniston and Dunst

After winning multiple Golden Globes for their projects, Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Kirsten Dunst were the talk of the evening’s exclusive after-parties.

Page Six reported the trio gathered in a “power women’s corner” at Netflix’s invite-only bash at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Swift swapped her green gown for a black two-piece dress with a keyhole detail, while Aniston stunned in a silver asymmetrical Saint Laurent number.

“Taylor and Jen were discussing a possible collaboration between Taylor’s cat Olivia Benson and Jen’s dog Clyde for a pet products campaign,” said an anonymous partygoer.

Meanwhile across town at Warner Brother’s ABSOLUT ELYX House celebration, Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn were later spotted dancing and kissing on the outdoor terrace into the early morning hours. So it seems Swift had no regrets about skipping her boyfriend’s Chiefs game after all.

Overall the 2024 Golden Globes represented a joyous return to past glamor and glory with its parade of fashionistas, laughs and tears from emotional winners, Ricky Gervais aussing controversy, the rise of promising young talent like Emma Mackey, recognition for streaming titles, and dominant victories for “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and “White Lotus.” After the challenges the entertainment industry faced in recent years, this year’s Globes provided lots of reasons to celebrate.

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