Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet

Awards season is officially under way! Take a look at Hollywood's biggest stars from film and television as they walk the red carpet together.

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Awards season is officially under way! Take a look at Hollywood's biggest stars from film and television as they walk the red carpet together.
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Claire Danes
The star — who is nominated for Best Actress in a TV drama for her new hit, Homeland — was one of the first to walk the carpet in a couture J. Mendel ecru and black draped gown with embroidered cap sleeves and a fabulous key-hole back.
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Viola Davis
The Best Actress nominated star of The Help showed some leg in a Grecian high-slit red Pucci gown.
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Tilda Swinton
The We Need to Talk About Kevin Best Actress nominee, known for her androgynous red carpet looks, went femme with a light blue dress and jacket by Haider Ackermann.
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Tina Fey
Nominated for Best Actress in a comedy series for the fifth time for 30 Rock, the actress and writer donned a strapless fuchsia tulle Oscar de la Renta gown and clutch, and she finished off her look with Kwiat jewelry.
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Kristen Wiig
The Bridesmaids star and writer wore a loose-fitting nude slit dress with a statement necklace.
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Amy Poehler
The Parks and Recreation star graced the red carpet in a glittery, champagne gown with a keyhole back.
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Shailene Woodley
No longer just known for her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, the star — nominated for her supporting role in The Descendants — rocked an embroidered illusion Marchesa dress and a pair of "extremely comfortable" Tabitha Simmons shoes.
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Kate Winslet
The star, who is nominated for her starring role in HBO's mini-series Mildred Pierce, didn't disappoint with her black and white Jenny Packham gown, Roger Vivier heels, and Fred Leighton jewelry.
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Jessica Biel
The newly engaged star looked more than a bit bridal in her long-sleeved, center-slit lace Elie Saab gown.
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Dianna Agron
The Glee star wore a chic cut-out red tiered Giles dress, Casadei shoes, Fred Leighton jewels, and a Judith Leiber bag.
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Octavia Spencer
The Best Supporting Actress nominee — for her standout role in The Help — glowed in a lavender Tadashi Shoji gown, Irene Neuwirth drop earrings, and Christian Louboutin heels.
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Angelina Jolie
The In the Land of Blood & Honey filmmaker wore a white and red Atelier Versace gown with a red clutch to match.
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Michelle Williams
The My Week With Marilyn Best Actress nominee selected a blue velvet-embellished Jason Wu dress and matched it with a Judith Leiber bag and a vintage Fred Leighton headband.
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Salma Hayek
The star opted for a bold Gucci gown for when she takes the stage to present the award for Best TV Comedy series.
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Natalie Portman
The star, who has kept a low profile after her run as the big winner of last year's awards season, returned to the red carpet in a hot pink Lanvin gown.
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Julianna Margulies
The actress, who is nominated for Best Actress in a drama for her hit show The Good Wife, looked lovely in a long-sleeved purple dress by one of her go-to designers, Naeem Khan.
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Julie Bowen
The Modern Family star looked more feminine than usual in a delicate Reem Acra peach gown with tiny bejeweled sleeves.
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Sofia Vergara
The Modern Family star, nominated for her supporting role, looked as beautiful as ever in a custom navy Vera Wang peacock strapless mermaid gown with a knife-pleated bodice.
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Freida Pinto
The star stunned in what she called a "fuss-free" Prada dress and Chopard jewels that were so expensive, she joked, that it's why she has "a guard walking with me."
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Evan Rachel Wood
The actress, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce, looked almost birdlike with her textured, feather-covered Gucci gown with a plunging neckline.
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Melissa McCarthy
The hilarious star of Bridesmaids rocked a forest green Badgley Mischka dress with a beautiful bejeweled neckline.
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Jessica Chastain
The star, who claims she's the luckiest actress in Hollywood ("I was in 11 movies before one came out in the theater!" she said) for her Supporting Actress nomination in The Help, wore a fitted white Givenchy dress and Harry Winston jewels.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar
The Ringer actress said her daughter Charlotte helped her pick out her blue-and-white ink-swirl Monique Lhuillier dress, Jimmy Choo heels, and Bulgari jewels.
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Nicole Richie
The star joked that her beaded metallic Julien Macdonald dress — which she paired with Jimmy Choo shoes and her own House of Harlow handbag — was more than a bit heavy.
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Sarah Hyland
The adorable Modern Family star had a wardrobe malfunction right on the carpet when the back of her dress split. Luckily, her handy helpers sewed her right into her vintage Dolce & Gabbana dress.
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Katherine McPhee
The American Idol alum and star of the upcoming NBC musical Smash wore a custom Donna Karan nude chiffon and tulle silver leaf embroidered gown.
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Piper Perabo
The Covert Affairs actress had a lot of fun playing with her nude Theyskens Theory, which was a hit on the Spring 2012 runway.
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Charlize Theron
Although she was suffering from laryngitis, the Young Adult beauty wowed in a pale pink Dior Couture gown with a thigh-high slit, perfectly paired with a platinum-and-diamond Cartier Collection headband and other vintage jewels.
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Jessica Alba
The actress said her daughter thought she looked like the Little Mermaid in her Gucci gown, which she paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Bulgari jewels, and a Roger Vivier bag.
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Kate Beckinsale
The British star wore a strapless pale blush Roberto Cavalli chiffon and lace gown with impressive Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
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