The ladies nominated for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Limited series are usually a mix of silver screen film stars and small screen television stars. Not this year. From top to bottom this years list is a-list all the way. Among the nominees in this category there are 5 Academy Awards, with another 12 nominations, 6 Emmy Awards, with another 14 nominations, and 9 Golden Globes, with another 31 nominations (including this year.) One of these ladies will make it 10 Golden Globes across them all and I have to say that this is the category that I am most hoping the ladies really bring the glamour to the red carpet in, because I know that they really have the potential to WOW.Jessica Biel is the one that is lacking in that department not having any Oscar’s or Emmy’s, and this year is the first time she has ever been nominated for a Golden Globe. Her miniseries The Sinner was definitely interesting. I watched part of it and wasn’t really drawn, but Jessica did deliver a really good performance in her role. If her past Golden Globes gowns as a presenter and as Justin Timberlake’s plus one have anything to say about it I think that Jessica will definitely be one to watch this awards season. I went back to my favorite gown from the Chanel Spring 2017 Couture collection for Jessica to wear on this red carpet. I am still shocked that this silver sequin column gown which features a white feathered pouf, plunging neckline, belted waist, and sheer hem hasn’t been snatched up for a red carpet yet. Out of all of the gowns in that collection it was the one that I was expecting to get worn the fastest. It is chic with a bold twist, and I think that it would make for a really great moment for Jessica on the Golden Globe Awards. Yes she has worn ballgowns as a plus one, but this look is just as bold and the platform to really have some fun with jewelry. I would head to Jessica’s go to jeweler Tiffany & Co and a pair of emerald and diamond pendant drop earrings (to add a little color) and a statement curvaceous bracelet with strands of diamonds to add even more sparkle to this look. Finish it off with a sleek center parted low bun, defined eyes, a bold pink lip, and a pair of silver Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass’ vinyl pumps to really pull this look to together perfectly. When it comes down it it I can picture most of the women nominated in this category joining the black gown protest. I can say that Jessica Lange will probably be one of them. She has an activist spirit and I think that she will most likely don a custom black gown. I couldn’t find a single black gown that I really wanted to see Jessica wearing so I picked this blue J. Mendel Resort 2018 walnut brown embroidered caftan gown which features a deep V neckline, voluminous cape construction, and a full length silhouette. The shape is definitely one that I can picture Jessica wearing on a red carpet, and honestly if she had Giles Mendel make a custom black version of this gown I don’t think I would mind. As it stands I think that if Jessica pairs this rich blue gown with a pair of terracotta Lola Cruz velvet platform sandals, bouncy curls, a bronzed smokey eye, and a rose pink lip that she would definitely give a beautiful look on the Globes red carpet.Nicole Kidman is the likely winner in this category for her amazing performance in Big Little Lies. In the show Nicole’s character is actually a victim of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse so I wonder if she will don a black gown yet again. In her Emmy Awards acceptance speech Nicole used her time to talk about violence against women, and I think that will be the case again at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. I was talking with someone who sees black a concealing color, and thinks that a color like red is much more of a shocking and impactful color. Nicole could definitely take that kind of a route and wear red, like she did at the Emmy Awards. I think that a bold red for women moment on Nicole would be a really beautiful look especially if she rocked this red Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture gown which has a corseted bustier that almost likens to high fashion armor. This is a look that screams strength, and I think that if anyone could really bring this gown to life on the red carpet it will be Nicole. I would honestly let the gown be all the statement of this look styling it with a sleek updo, a defined eye, red lip, red satin Gianvito Rossi pointed toe pumps, and dainty vintage Fred Leighton diamond chandelier earrings. Undoubtedly Reese Witherspoon will wear black on this red carpet. She is a huge supporter of women and she knows when to rock a political statement on the red carpet. I went down the runways to find a look that I think really screamed Reese, but there wasn’t anything that really stood out to me. I was already thinking that Reese would wear something custom so I went looking to the virtual racks to see if there was something that I thought could inspire a really great moment. I saw this black chevron sequined Calvin Klein velvet, one shoulder, chiffon cape, column gown on the Macy’s website and it definitely screamed Reese to me. The $359 gown isn’t designed by Raf, but rather the in house commercial collection design team, but I think that Raf could definitely take the idea of this gown and elevate it to a really couture level. A dress like this is a perfect canvas for some statement jewels and Reese has been wearing a lot of Tiffany & Co. jewels recently and I think that a pair of art deco diamond cluster earrings and statement diamond ‘Fern’ cuff from the brands Blue Book collection would add a lot more dazzling sparkle to this look. To really finish this look perfectly I think that Reese should style this gown with old Hollywood waves, kohl rimmed eyes, the perfect bold red lip, and a pair of black beaded Jimmy Choo ‘Annie’ sandals.Susan Sarandon is another one with an activist spirit, so if women are going to don black in protest of sexual violence against women I think that it is extremely likely that Susan will as well. Prior to the announcement of the black gown protest I had already picked this purple Tom Ford long sleeve, pleated gown which features tie cuffs and a column silhouette for Susan, and I think that instead of wearing it in purple that she could easily rock this same style in black. The silhouette of the gown is a little different that what we are used to seeing from Susan. This year we have seen her wear off the shoulder, long sleeve gowns with portrait necklines over and over again, and I think that this would be the perfect way for her to switch things up a little bit. Add a pair of black velvet Tom Ford cutout, lace-up sandals, loose waves, undoubtedly a pair of black plastic rimmed sunglasses, and a pair of emerald and amethyst Chopard pendant earrings to really pull this look together.
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday January 7, 2018.