Since it is Christmas I wouldn’t want to overload you with wishes so I only have one wish list for today, the gorgeous ladies who are nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie. Unlike the leading actress categories all the supporting actresses compete in one category instead of a supporting actress in a drama and musical/comedy. It makes it a little more of a predictor for the Oscars since they don’t have to factor in two different winners. It seems like going into the Golden Globe Awards there is a two horse race in this category. One of the stars at the top of the race is Allison Janney, who has earned her nomination for her performance in I, Tonya. So far Allison has four wins under her belt with ones from the Hollywood Film Awards and the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards and a total of 13 other nominations already, with BAFTA and Oscar nominations expected. I am really hoping that Allison’s stylist Tara Swennen (who also dresses Kristen Stewart, Ashley Benson, and Julie Bowen) will pull out a major set of looks over the course of award season. A challenge in dressing Allison is that she is super tall, so a lot of runway looks may not be to full length on her. I tried to think of some of the designers that would be willing to create a runway look for Allison to fit her statuesque height. I think that Georges Chakra would be a perfect designer to do just that. I would love to see Allison stand in the black dress solidarity with the #MeToo movement wearing this black long sleeve Georges Hobeika Fall 2017 Couture column gown which features a sheer paneled plunging neckline and 3D silver floral details. This gown is beautiful, simple, with a bold detail. That is what I am praying will be the norm when we see stars wearing black on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet. Details that make simple gowns extraordinary, and not just simple black sheath and column gowns. I would let the metallic floral details of this gown be the centerpiece of this look adding a black satin Bottega Veneta woven knot clutch, a pair of black Steve Madden ‘Promise’ satin ribbon sandals, sleek updo, smokey eyes, red lip, and simple and delicate Neil Lane diamond drop earrings to really finish this gown off beautifully. Hong Chau is a Vietnamese born American actress who is nominated for her supporting role in the film Downsizing which opened the Venice Film Festival earlier this year. I hadn’t heard of Hong prior to this premiere but since then we have seen her wearing Elie Saab, Alessandra Rich, Versace, Prabal Gurung, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. So I am really interested in seeing what an awards season run will bring from her. I would love to see Hong step out for her first Golden Globe Awards giving us a beautiful couture moment. Elie Saab was the first major designer to dress Hong, so I went back to the brand for her to wear for the Globes. I think that she would definitely take this beautiful metallic nude organza Elie Saab Fall 2016 Couture ball gown which features dusty cornflower blue crystal beaded embellishments would be the perfect look to really make people take notice of Hong on this red carpet. I went back in the archive for this gown because I think that the coloring of this gown would just be so glamorous and elegant on Hong. Upping the glamour even more with a chic updo, smokey eye, nude lip, Christian Louboutin ‘Follies Strass’ crystal and glitter embellished nude mesh pumps, and a pair of Cartier diamond chandelier earrings would all ensure that Hong would really deliver the dramatic glamour that I think would make her one to watch this awards season. Laurie Metcalf is the other supporting actress who seems to be in the lead of favorites to take home this award at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. I don’t think of Laurie as a fashion girl. She has worn the same dark green draped Christian Siriano gown for several red carpet events, but I am intrigued to see what an award season where she is being seen as a major contender will bring from her. For the Golden Globe Awards I went to this beautiful purple chiffon Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Fall 2017 long sleeve draped gown for Laurie because I think it makes for a very beautiful moment for the actress. The gown isn’t anything that would top best dressed lists, but I think that the just inherent elegance of this gown would be enough to really make it a beautiful moment for Laurie. When it comes to styling Laurie isn’t usually one for a lot of accessories so I would just pair this gown with a pair of matching purple velvet Prada strappy sandals and a simple vintage gold and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels necklace. A chic updo, defined eyes, and a light pink lip would add the perfect finishing touches. When I was thinking about what Mary J. Blige I went back and forth on what gown I was going to pick for her. I had this gorgeous Zuhair Murad gown all set to go up, but then the announcement of the black gown protest came about and I was left to think if Mary would be one of the stars who would join that group of stars standing in solidarity with the #MeToo movement. Ultimately I decided that it was a resounding yes. So I am saving that gown for one of Mary’s other appearance this awards season. I had to go back to the drawing board. First I went back to the same collection that the first gown I had picked was from, but then as I decided to save the original gown for something else made me start looking elsewhere. It was a pretty easy choice for me to pick this black, sheer chiffon Paolo Sebastian Spring 2018 Couture caped ball gown. This gown is a real statement and I think that for her first major awards red carpet as a serious actress. Paolo Sebastian isn’t a really big name, but I think that for Mary and this red carpet that I think that she would definitely make this dress a really regal moment for the Globes red carpet. A sleek glamorous updo, smokey eye, bold red lip, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Nosy’ PVC t-strap pumps, and a selection of statement Chopard diamonds from the ‘Garden of Kalahari’ collection including doorknocker earrings and a large cocktail ring all would elevate this look to absolute perfection.Rounding out today is the gorgeous Octavia Spencer who sees her nomination come from her performance in The Shape of Water. Octavia is always one who brings glamour to the red carpet, and as I have said I am making wishes that would help expand her repertoire of designers. Jenny Packham has been known to dress the curvy women of Hollywood on the red carpet, so I thought turning to the brand for Octavia would be a great idea. Disco glamour has been a huge trend recently and when I saw this midnight blue sequined Jenny Packham Resort 2018 long sleeve, wrap gown with a velvet ribbon tie I thought it would be the perfect gown to put Octavia on that train. Often we see Octavia wearing very classic shapes and usually minimal on embellishments. I think that this would be really good moment for her to just sparkle the night away. Since the gown is a statement all on its own I would have Octavia style the look with a sleek high bun, a blue smokey eye, red lips, a navy Nina ‘Barlow’ quilted velvet clutch, midnight blue satin Badgley Mischka ‘Roxy’ embellished sandals, and a pair of dazzling Harry Winston diamond and sapphire drop earrings to really ensure that this look is perfection from head to toe.
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday January 7, 2018.