In the star-studded world of showbiz, what a difference a decade makes! While we’re soaking up the 2020 Golden Globes, we’re paying homage to the iconic red carpet fashion moments over the last decade or so. We guess some things never change, as Ricky Gervais was still the wise-cracking celebrity host in 2010 and 2020. Still, in the fast-paced world of tinsel town, many stars have risen and fallen in that time.
So, let’s see the Hollywood icons that have stood the test of time. As these glam stars rocked the Golden Globes red carpet through the years, their styles and looks have changed with the seasons. Many of these actors have also climbed the showbiz ranks and some are now on top of their game. So let’s stroll through the best-dressed stars and the most fashionable red carpet moments that defined the 2020 Golden Globes, compared to the last decade.
Charlize Theron’s Couture Fashion Evolution
As we flashback to 2010, Charlize Theron was still an up-and-coming starlet. After scoring a Golden Globe in 2009 for Monster, she was ready to rock the red carpet in couture style in 2010. While she looked demure in her lilac Dior Couture gown, it was quickly panned by fashion critics. In fact, she wound up on the worst dressed lists around the globe.
In 2020, Charlize Theron had clearly moved on from her fashion faux pas. But she was still determined to make a dramatic statement on the red carpet. This time she added some punch with an intense neon green Christian Dior Haute Couture gown. With its feminine flair, she also made sure to add another dramatic edge with her corset-style bodice.
Jennifer Aniston’s Passion for Black Gowns
American sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston has always been admired for her penchant for style. She also seems to have a passion for black dresses. In 2010, she showed off her stunning silhouette in this floor-length black, high-slit dress. Of course, this trend-setting red-carpet look quickly helped influence the world of fashion for the next decade.
Jennifer Aniston seems to be the gift that keeps on giving to the world of showbiz. She also never seems to age and rocked the red carpet in 2020 in her signature black Dior Haute Couture dress. This time, she was nominated for an award for The Morning Show. Interestingly, in both award shows, there was plenty of speculation about Jennifer’s relationship with Brad Pitt. So we guess some things never change!
Beyonce Keeps Slaying The Red Carpet
In the beginning of the decade, Queen Bey slayed the red carpet with her strapless, silver sequin gown and she looked absolutely flawless. At the time, she was rocking stages around the globe with her I Am…world tour. She was also still dangerously in love with her rap mogul beau, Jay-Z, and was on top of her game. Of course, now we know she was just getting started.
Cut to 2020, and Beyonce is still running the world. She arrived in style to the awards with her husband Jay Z and slayed the red-carpet once again in this long-black show-stopping number with champagne-inspired, puffy sleeves. Both Bey and Jay Z were also both nominated for Golden Globes this year, and the duo made the headlines by bringing their own champagne to kick off 2020 in style!
Nicole Kidman’s Dramatic Transformation
In 2010, Nicole Kidman made a demure entrance in this heavenly, champagne-colored, Nina Ricci gown. The floor-length silk number came complete with bow details and draping, which caused a divide among fashion critics. Still, her career was riding high at the time and she was happy to pose with her beau, Keith Urban on the red carpet.
In 2020, Nicole Kidman made a much more dramatic entrance. She made sure to take her time to shine as she rocked the red carpet in this monochromatic red dress, strappy sandals and red lipstick. All eyes were on her as she brought her favorite accessory, Keith Urban to the red carpet. And the crowd-pleasing couple proved they were as loved up and as successful as ever.
Sandra Bullock Became The Belle of The Ball
In 2010, Sandra Bullock radiated joy in this beautiful purple Bottega Veneta gown. At the time she was married to Jesse James and topped off the evening by scooping an award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her movie The Blind Side.
In 2020, Sandra Bullock is no longer with Jesse but now is a loving mom to her adopted son Lois. She’s still one of Hollywood’s ladies, and proved she’s still got it. She gave off Belle vibes, and made a splash on the red carpet once again, in this shiny, textured, gold, cascading gown. Sandra also completed the decade by this time presenting the award for Best Motion Picture Drama.
Sarah Hyland is Still Picture-Perfect
In 2010, Sarah Hyland was another up-and-coming actress on our list. She made a name for herself as the text-addicted teen on the show Modern Family and was on the way to becoming a Hollywood It Girl. Back then. the picture-perfect star knew how to dazzle the red carpet in this glamorous, red, strapless, floor-dusting gown.
At the 2020 Golden Globes, Hyland proved she was every inch a Hollywood star. While she has plenty of movies under her belt, she’s still winning fans for her long-standing role in Modern Family. She’s also still picture-perfect in her baby pink, sleeveless dress with a sweetheart neckline. The loved-up star was even happy to pose for a romantic photoshoot playing Twister with her fiance Wells Adams.
Jennifer Lopez Keeps Stealing the Show
Just over a decade ago, in 2009, Jennifer Lopez was known for her love of bling. So the Latina golden girl made sure she shined on the red carpet in this metallic, golden gown, with plenty of bare skin. She proved she had come a long way since “the block,” and looked a vision of happiness with her then-husband Marc Anthony.
By 2020 a lot had changed for Jennifer Lopez. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Hustlers. So, J-Lo being J-Lo, was sure she didn’t disappoint. She rocked the red carpet in a custom-made Valentino Haute Couture white, gold and green gown. While she didn’t take home the award, she accessorized her look with a giant, show-stopping festive bow. She also looked as loved up as ever with her new doting fiance, A-Rod.
Halle Berry’s Timeless Style
Back in 2010, Catwoman star, Halle Berry made sure she fired up the red carpet with this long black, slinky gown. The onyx silk black gown was created by Kaufman Franco and the lace insert details were added, to make sure the fierce star rocked the Golden Globes in style.
In 2020, Halle Berry proved she really is ageless, when she strutted out in this plunging burgundy dress, created by Zuhair Murad. The gown showed off her toned legs with a thigh-high slit, and the plunging necklace also showed off her assets. Although she wasn’t nominated in 2020, she still honored her showbiz colleagues by presenting an award on the night.
Brad Pitt is Still a Hollywood Legend
In 2010, Brad Pitt was already a Hollywood legend in his own right. Still, he was well-known in the press for his relationship with Angelina Jolie. So the golden couple, “Brangelina” took everyone’s breath away as the floated on to the red carpet. Brad looked dapper in his black tux and aviator shades, and Angelina looked demure in this slinky, metallic, long dress.
A decade later, in 2020, Brad Pitt proved he’s still one of Hollywood’s silver foxes. This time he was with longer hair, but without his plus one on the red carpet. But he still looked sharp in his tux and walked away with a Golden Globe for his performance in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In his acceptance speech, he also gave an adorable shout-out to his pal Leo DiCaprio. There was also speculation over his on-off “friendship” with Jen Aniston.
Amy Poehler Sizzled Red-Carpet Style
In 2010, actress and comedian Amy Poehler made a sizzling entrance in this glam red-hot, one-shouldered gown. The floor-length ensemble was designed by Jay Godfrey and came complete with a black satin belt. Although the Parks and Recreation actress didn’t home an award that night, she scooped plenty of awards that year, including a Primetime Emmy.
In 2020, Amy Poehler sizzled once again in this demure, black, floor-dusting sequin number. Although this time the comedian made headlines for more than her fashion choices. She also presented an award for Best Animation alongside pop icon Taylor Swift, and they both made a hilarious reference to the box-office flop, Cats on stage.
Tom Hanks’s Proud Red Carpet Moments
In 2010, another lovable Hollywood legend, Tom Hanks stepped onto the rainy red carpet in style with his ever-loving wife, Rita Wilson. At the time, he was promoting the movie Toy Story 3. As Tom was happy to pose in a traditional tux, Rita glowed with effortless style in her floor-length, floral number.
In 2020, Tom Hanks proudly stepped onto the red carpet once again with his actress wife, Rita Wilson. While Rita had made headlines after her hair and makeup team had gone MIA, the loving couple looked as glam as ever. Tom also scooped the Cecil B. DeMille award on the night and teared up as he gushed about his “fantastic” wife and how his five “brave, strong, and wise” kids, who are always there to support him.
Reese Witherspoon Proved She’s Still a Stylish Sweetheart
In this throwback fashion moment from 2007, American sweetheart and actress, Reese Witherspoon shined bright on the red carpet in this cutesy yellow number. At the time she was promoting her movie Rendition and this dress by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci looks like it was literally made for her.
By 2020, Reese has added even more accolades to her name and now is a successful producer as well as an acclaimed actress. She arrived on the red carpet with her husband, Jim Toth, dressed in a white, draping off-the-shoulder number. Reese couldn’t hide her excitement on social media, as she was nominated for producing Little Big Lies and starring in The Morning Show alongside Jennifer Aniston.
Sofia Vergara Radiated Hollywood Glamor
Back in 2010, Modern Family star, Sofia Vergara flattered her curves in this floor-length, blue-ish, wrap-around cocktail gown. While many were impressed by the fashionable front of the dress, the feisty Latina actress then gave photographers a glimpse of the back of her gown. It looked like it was ribboned and stitched together in a frantic rush, leaving fashion critics divided.
In 2020 Sofia made sure she dressed to impress this time, and radiated Hollywood glamor. The Columbian actress made a dramatic entrance in her figure-hugging, red wine, Dolce & Gabanna gown. complete with delicate beading. She accessorized her look with her husband, Joe Manganiello and the loving couple made sure all eyes were on them.
Helen Mirren Kept it Effortlessly Chic
In this flashback photo from 2010, acclaimed actress Helen Mirren looked effortlessly chic in her demure, long black gown. The floor-dusting gown flattered her curves, and the intricate sequins made sure she radiated red carpet style. Although she didn’t scoop an award that night, she was promoting at least five movies that year, including The Tempest.
In 2020, the British actress stepped onto the red carpet in style in a deep red, floor-length, custom-made Dior gown. She accessorized her regal ensemble with silver statement jewels but proved she was just as down-to-earth as ever in her $55 high-street fashion platforms.
Isla Fisher Made a Bolder Statement
Just before the start of the decade, in 2009, the Confessions of a Shopaholic star, Isla Fisher looked heavenly on the red carpet in this floor-dusting Carlos Miele champagne-colored gown. She made sure she was on-trend in her off-the-shoulder number and the warm tones gave her look a dreamlike appeal.
In 2020, Isla lit up the red carpet in her bold, violet, statement
Monique Lhuillier off-shoulder gown. She was there to support her husband Sasha Baron Cohen as he was nominated for an award for the Spy and the pair made the best color-coordinated couple on the red carpet.
Taylor Swift Made Sure to Shake it Off on the Red Carpet
In 2013, the Blank Space songstress, Taylor Swift stepped up the style stakes in this long mermaid-inspired stain-red carpet gown. That year, she also made headlines after Amy Poehler threw some shade at her for her serial dating status.
In 2020, Taylor Swift was nominated for Best Original Song for Cat’s, Beautiful Ghost. And though, sadly she didn’t bring home an award, she did manage to make a dramatic entrance in this showstopping blue and green floral ballgown. She also proved she had shaken off her long-standing feud with Amy and presented an award with her, where they were both happy to throw shade at each other.
Gwyneth Paltrow Floated Out in Sheer Style
At the beginning of the decade, Gwyneth floated onto the red carpet like a true princess. She was happy to sport this floor-length, sheer white flowing gown. Gywneth was also pregnant at the time and made sure she showed us all how to radiate red-carpet maternity style.
In 2020, Gwyneth Paltrow took everyone’s breath away at the Golden Globes once again. She also left little to the imagination in this earth-toned Fendi dress. The floor-length sheer gown ensemble was accessorized with a matching bra and underwear, and she really made sure her presence was felt.
Michelle Williams is Still a Charmer
In 2011, Michelle Williams was a rising Hollywood star promoting a few movies, including the box-office hit, Shutter Island. At the Golden Globes, she charmed the red carpet with her winning smile and taupe Valentino gown. The dress was delicately embroidered with daisies for added effect.
In 2020, Michelle Williams stole the red carpet show once again, for a few reasons. Firstly, she looked radiant in her bold, orange, Louis Vuitton gown. She was also happy to pose on the red carpet with her new fiance, Busy Philipps. Plus, she also topped off the night by scoring a Golden Globe for her role in Fosse/Verdon, so she had plenty to celebrate!
Scarlett Johansson’s Daring Red Carpet Style
How can it be that 10 years later, the high-earning American actress Scarlett Johansson doesn’t look a day older! At the beginning of the decade, she went for a blush-toned underwear-inspired gown and a thin spaghetti strap. She also chose to tie her luscious locks up, too, accentuating her long, bare neck.
Scarlett is pictured at the 2020 globes in a far more daring color. She is wearing a poppy red number with a similar shape to her dress from a decade ago, this time without straps. She’s also sporting a very low neckline which again, is highlighted with her hair up. This time, however, she added a necklace for added red-carpet impact.
Cate Blanchett’s Fashion Transformation
This comparison really shows how Cate Blanchett’s style has transformed over the years. Over a decade ago, in 2007, she wore a structured knee-length dress that’s draped with black lace, giving her a dark, seductive air. With her gently falling at her shoulders, she looks as if she’s on her way out for a date night.
Contrasting her with what she wore at the 2020 Golden Globes, she’s gone for something much more dramatic and daring. Cate wears a gorgeous lemon-colored gown with exaggerated sleeves accompanied by an ornate, bejeweled bodice. While both dresses sport notably interesting sleeves, they differ greatly.
Toni Collette Switched It up for 2020
Australian actress and musician Toni Collette went for a different vibe to this year’s Golden Globes. Ten years ago, in 2010, she showed up in a slinky, nude and gold sparkly dress and a big diamond bracelet. With all the flashing cameras, there’s no way she didn’t blind a few of her peers on the night.
This year, Toni thought: shoulders. She wore a dark, floral-embroidery outfit with a dramatic and structured shoulder, as well as a very high neck. The blue flowers that adorn the dress add a touch of softness to what would otherwise be quite a harsh, traditional silhouette. To tone down the dark colors, she opted for a light, nude lip color.
Rachel Weisz Stepped Up the Style Stakes
British actress Rachel Weisz was supporting her husband Daniel Craig for his Golden Globe nomination. And as we can see, she was looking quite a bit different a few years back, in 2006. In what we sure would have divided fashion critics at the time, she opted for a dark gold curtain-like material and exposed décolletage.
For 2020, she has gone for a more classically flattering gown. The black velvet dress she wore to this years event compliments her dark brunette locks, and the sparkling upper bust matches that of her diamond necklace. Despite wearing a more subdued number she looks as glamorous as ever.
Laura Dern Channeled Vintage Hollywood Glamor
American actress, director, producer, and activist Laura Dern graced the Golden Globes this year with her laid-back style. Compare that to her look just a few years ago, in 2009, where she looks like she’s been taken straight out of the 1950s. From her hair to her dress silhouette, she seems bizarrely out of context.
In 2020, she’s eased up on the bobby pins and threw on a stunning bohemian number. She looks like she took heavy inspiration from the 1970s too. Her loose, wavy blonde locks and flared arms and legs also make her seem as though she’s from a different era. It seems she’s just not keen on contemporary styles even today!
Ricky Gervais Is Still The Wise-Cracking Celebrity Host on the Red Carpet
Back in 2010, comedian and The Office star, Ricky Gervais caused a storm at his first presenting gig at the Golden Globes. He strolled on to the red carpet in his sharp suit and his girlfriend Jane Fallon sported a long, glamorous lilac gown. Ricky was clearly ready to make his mark on Hollywood. Back then he was happy to raise a few eye-brows, make jabs at the stars and cause the audience to explode into uncontrollable laughter.
In 2020, Ricky Gervais caused a storm at the Golden Globes once again. Firstly, he rocked up wearing a dapper double-breasted suit and cool shades. He was also happy to pose with his beau, Jane Fallon in her long, black embellished Dries Van Note gown. The comedian also made headlines on the night once again for his notorious “celebrity roasts” as he tried to take down the Hollywood elite with comedy all over again.
Renee Zellweger Took Her Time To Shine
In 2009 the Bridget Jones’s Diary star, Renee Zellweger wowed the photographers with her statement red-carpet style. She made sure no one missed her, as she sported a long-black Carolina Herrera gown with a noticeably transparent top.
By 2020, the talented star had her time to shine on the red carpet once again. This time she won universal praise, not only for her sense of style but her ability to morph into any role. The starlet took home a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Judy Garland in the iconic biopic Judy.
Leonardo Di Caprio Will Never Shake off Titanic
Back in 2009, Leonardo Di Caprio was more than happy to invite his Titanic co-star Kate Winslet to accompany him. The besties had just reunited to star in Revolutionary Road in 2008. As Leo looked dapper in his sharp, suit, Kate looked equally elegant in her long, black gown. She even scooped an award that night and gave her pal Leo a shoutout in her acceptance speech.
In 2020, Leo arrived on the red carpet as one of Hollywood’s golden boys, looking like he hadn’t aged a day. While he did have a date to the ceremony, he soon jumped into the spotlight after Ricky Gervais made a jab at his dating history. He was also trolled by his pal Brad Pitt in his acceptance speech when he said “I would have shared the raft,” in reference to the infamous scene from Titanic with Kate.
Salma Hayek is Still a Gucci Knockout
Near the beginning of the decade, in 2012, Salma Hayek strutted onto the red carpet in style, wearing a bold, metallic Gucci dress. The bold beauty presented an award that evening and was accompanied by her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, who looked equally sharp in his black tuxedo.
In 2020, Salma Hayek stepped out in all her age-defying glory once again, wearing a tight, long, Gucci gown. This time the 53-year-old stunner accentuated her curves with a plunging blue bodice and silky cream skirt. Even though the Mexican-American stunner didn’t take home an award, she ensured all eyes were on her and definitely won the night.
Saoirse Ronan is All Grown Up
Saoirse Ronan has been walking the red carpet since she was an adorable 13-year-old child star. Back then the Atonement star floated on to the scene like a true Hollywood fairy, dressed in a flowing dress with capped fairy sleeves, lace details, and fairy pumps.
Cut to 2020, and Saoirse is now a seasoned pro on the celebrity circuit. This year, the Little Women Star stepped up the glamor stakes and debuted her brand new look. Saoirse was nominated for an award for best actress and was praised by fans for her taupe shimmering dress and thigh-high slit.
Olivia Wilde Will Always Be in Style
Near the beginning of the decade, Olivia Wilde already wowed tinsel town with her sense of style. She rocked onto the scene looking effortlessly chic in her smoking hot, floor-length metallic Gucci dress. The glamorous actress made sure she shined on the red carpet, with shimmering diamonds and an embellished clutch.
In 2020, Olivia Wilde turned up in her effortlessly chic style once again. This time the Meadowland actress opted for a stunning white laser-cut lace dress and accentuated her silhouette with a plunging neckline and a clinched waist. Of course, she topped it all off with her winning smile and loose, blonde locks.
Sienna Miller is Not Afraid to Experiment
In this throwback snap from 2007, Sienna floated onto the red carpet like a celestial Hollywood goddess. She wowed photographers in her flowing metallic, bodiced, long-cream train, created by Marchesa, and accessorized her look with her golden plaited up-do. At the time, Sienna Miller was making her mark, both in Hollywood and as a stylish fashionista.
When Sienna strolled onto the star-studded carpet in 2020, her style had changed dramatically. This time she sported a quirkier, cut-out, multi-colored citrus Gucci gown. In this bolder, experimental look, she wasn’t afraid to show off her enviable figure, and let her blonde curly locks flow down for a more relaxed vibe.
Joaquin Phoenix Made a Hollywood Statement
As we flashback to 2006, Joaquin Phoenix made the headlines at the Golden Globes for a few reasons. While the former child-star looked sharp in his black suit, he also proved his acting chops on the night. He took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor after his portrayal of Johnny Cash in the iconic blockbuster, Walk the Line.
In 2020, Joaquin proved he’s at the top of his Hollywood game. He made a statement on the red carpet, dressed in his shades and sharp suit, and he also took home another award for starring in the spellbinding hit, The Joker. Joaquin also received a standing ovation from the crowd, delivered his epic speech, and took the opportunity to make a big Hollywood statement.
Glenn Close Is No Shrinking Violet
Glenn Close wore a stunning strapless gown at the 2010 Golden Globe awards – and couldn’t have pulled it off any better. Her stunning figure was perfect for such a form-fitting silhouette which was further accentuated by the black sequins. She opted for minimal jewelry, letting her natural beauty speak for itself.
Fast forward to 2020, and she’s as charming as ever. Again, she’s chosen to dress in a dark color in an interesting texture. This jacket-come-floor length dress is a plush blue velvet material. And we love how she went for muted rosy tones in her makeup on the night. A perfect combination of dramatic and soft styles!
Daniel Craig Will Always Be Bond
Back in 2011, Daniel Craig looked like a true James Bond as he attended the Golden Globes with his new wife, Rachel Weiz. In what could be an advert for a GQ magazine, he happily posed with his shades and a sharp suit. Rachel wowed the crowds with her stunning black short cocktail dress with lace detail to the floor.
In 2020, Daniel turned up looking as dapper as ever in his tailored tux. While he has been portraying the iconic 007 secret service agent since 2006, he also expressed his sadness in interviewers as his latest movie No Time to Die will be his last Bond movie. Although it’s the end of an era, Daniel will always be Bond for us.
Shailene Woodley’s Look Is Telling No Lies
In 2012, actress Shailene Woodley blew us all away in her gorgeous lilac gown from Marchesa’s Spring 2012 runway collection. As a nominee for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in The Descendants, Woodley arrived on the red carpet ready to shine. She went for a simple yet elegant look, with soft makeup, light accessories, and an elegant bun.
This year the star went for a much bolder look. She could not help but turn heads in her blue and black custom Balmain dress. Her smokey eyes pulled back hair and the sultry slit of her dress made for a strikingly gorgeous ensemble. This year, Woodley’s series Big Little Lies was nominated for the award for Best Television Drama Series.
Quentin Tarantino Gave us an Award-Winning Alternative Ending
In 2010, director Quentin Tarantino received two Golden Globe nominations for his film Inglorious Bastards. One for Best Director and the other for Best Screenplay. On the red carpet that year, he proudly posed alongside the stars of the nominated film, including actress Mélanie Laurent, pictured here.
This year, Tarantino returned once again with two new nominations. This time for Best Screenplay and Best Director of his film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Tarantino proudly took home the award for Best Director. Brad Pitt also took home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for the same film.