The Good, the Bad and the Tragically Ugly Gowns of the Golden Globes

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Last night at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, the gowns were mostly good: Sparkly, vibrant, glittery bombshell dresses perfect for Hollywood royalty. Unfortunately, there were a couple of duds: Hideous or ill-fitting concoctions that fell flat. Let's take a look, shall we?

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There were plenty of pale hues on the red carpet yesterday — whisper-light, beige, flesh-toned and nude illusions. Both Ariel Winter and Sienna Miller chose sweet floral patterns. (Sienna's is by Erdem.)

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Delicate dresses with tulle and sheer accents: Amy Adams, Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Kerry Washington. All looking beautiful.

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More pale hues: Hayden Panettiere, Francesca Eastwood.

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Also in peachy beige: Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried.

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Jennifer Lopez took the "nude" trend right up to the edge of decency. Cathy Z wasn't on the red carpet, but her pretty, pretty beige gown had a vintagey vibe.

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Bright, simple, elegant white on Anne Hathaway.

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Lea Michele's shoulder-baring gown was simple and elegant, but under certain lights her skin was a bit tangerine.

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Kelly Osbourne: Sleek in pastel mint.

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Marvelous maternity style: Kristen Bell.

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Nude-illusion-mesh, encrusted with stones: Isla Fisher, my girl Thandie Newton.

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In addition to pale hues, we saw quite a bit of metallic last night. The gold accents on Carly Steel and Julianne Hough made for a contrast of hard and soft.

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Carla Gugino was a knockout in molten quicksilver.

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Emily Mortimer and Frances Fisher were silver belles. Frances's dress is quite beautiful, although she's dressed a lot like her character in Titantic.

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More gold: Michelle Dockery, Emily Blunt.

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Connie Britton, shining star.

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Jodie Foster rocked strong, bold pewter and sapphire.

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Many celebs chose vivid, saturated color instead of pale hues. In navy: Sally Field, Glenn Close.

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Jessica Chastain and Rosario Dawson both wore baby blue, and both had bad necklines. Jessica's Calvin Klein is too low and a total mess; Rosario's is too high and constricting.

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Julie Bowen wore Halston Heritage in a color called "Atlantic."

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Nicole Richie's elegant blue column has a cool retro feel, but what about that eyeshadow? Olivia Munn wore a Giorgio Armani gown studded with turquoise stones, but was it glam enough?

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The color of 2013 is emerald, and Jackie Weaver is on it. Meanwhile, Lucy Liu 's rose-vine patterned Carolina Herrera stands out on this red carpet. It's tough to decide if it's in a good way or a bad way.

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In sunny yellow, Alyssa Milano. In vivid chartreuse, Gabby Douglas.

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We saw plenty of scarlet, crimson and coral last night. Claire Danes chose a modern version; Zooey Deschanel wore a classic ball gown silhouette.

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Fashion-forward and asymmetrical Dior Haute Couture for Marion Cotillard. Draped simplicity for Megan Hilty.

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Very cool belt on the vivid Dior Haute Couture gown Jennifer Lawrence rocked — although the origami bust construction was distracting. Naomi Watts looks like a '30s screen siren in deep red Zac Posen.

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Jessica Alba's a class act in pink Oscar de la Renta, but is the lip color right? Jennifer Garner was stunning in a slinky Vivienne Westwood couture dress. Again, questioning that lip color.

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Anna Gunn's sugary sweet pink was not a great look, but it was better than the one-boob-up-one-boob-down splatter mess Halle Berry chose. Gorgeous lady, hideous dress.

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Speaking of hideous: Taylor Swift's Ursula The Sea Witch gown in grape. Too heavy, too stiff, unflattering neckline. We've seen her look spectacular… and this ain't it.

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Lena Dunham also wore a heavy, dark dress the color of eggplant or raisin or prune or something not good. A flirty, shimmery little flapper-style dress would have been so much better with her shape and that haircut.

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As we head toward the dark side, many of the celebs who chose black or midnight looked great. Case in point: Giuliana Rancic and Julianna Margulies, smashing in romantic lace.

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Superb versions of black and gold: Helen Mirren, Kate Hudson.

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More black, strapless or lacy: Debra Messing, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Sarah Hyland, Louise Roe.

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Eva Longoria in skin-baring black lace.

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Proving black looks amazing shimmery or matte: Sofia Vergara, Adele. And both of these ladies had some killer makeup happening.

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Julianne Moore did black accented by white… and a voluminous updo.

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Salma Hayek, doing the bombshell thing she does do well. Channelling Sonia Braga/Kiss of the Spider Woman.

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Last but not least: Your stunningly gorgeous and ridiculously funny hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Divine little strapless frock and adorably sexy little tuxedo!

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Lucy Liu's dress... AMAZING.