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If you're at all familiar with me and my column , then you know that I adore movies. I love every aspect of the film-making process, from the conceptualization and creation of the screenplay, to the casting of the roles, the search for the funding, and everything in between. I even love the actors themselves and go so far as to allowing myself to be caught up in their drama and rag-sheet rabble.

Of it all, though, I’m a real sucker for the Red Carpet glam, and one of my fondest wishes is to be a firsthand witness to my favorite stars in all their gorgeous glory. In my real life I have no concern whatsoever for fashion beyond matching my shirts to my pants and dressing appropriately for the weather (although, being a Yankee living in Texas, the actual definition of “appropriate” is debatable). For the Red Carpet, though, I would totally want to dress the part.

I imagine all eyes on me as I stroll the carpet, flashbulbs popping to catch me all decked-out in Carolina Herrera (who typically designs for Renee Zellweger) with a killer pair of Blahniks and diamonds from Harry Winston. My hair will be upswept and my tan will be fake. Not that I’ve put much thought to it, or anything. I’m just saying...

But for now, on awards’ nights, at least until I’m nominated for a stellar screenplay of my own, you’ll find me at home, on my sofa, probably wearing a pair of shorts that used to be sweat pants, a t-shirt proclaiming my favorite country singer and a watch I got from the Fossil outlet store. I’m pale and my hair is in need of a trim (and chances are good I’m even going bra-less). Fortunately, no one will be looking to me to set any trends at the 66th Golden Globe Awards this Sunday night.

There will, however, be lots of sparkling eye candy for the million or so interested viewers looking forward to the program. And, in anticipation of this weekend’s big event, today’s ‘feathermaye’s Friday five’ is dedicated to my favorite fashion moments from previous Golden Globe red carpet moments.

Scarlett Johansson gets felt up!  At the 2006 Golden Globes, an E! correspondent decides to investigate the engineering of Scarlett's red-hot Valentino dress. She did look gorgeous, and handled his manhandling very well!

Terrence Howard lights it up! When you think of men and red carpet fashion, it doesn't get much better than this.

Terrence Howard, nominated in 2006 for a best actor Globe for his role in Hustle & Flow, brought a world of class to that year’s red carpet. His perfectly tailored tux paired with a smokey pair of specs were the perfect accessory for the beautiful woman on his arm.

Although he didn’t take home the prize that night, he can be proud of the fashion presence he brought.

Gwyneth Paltrow takes a powder! Look, I'm a pretty big fan of Gwyn's, and have all the respect in the world for exercising your freedom in naming your child after your favorite piece of fruit; when the kiddo grows up, if she's bothered by the moniker she can always change it. What can't be changed, however, is a fashion faux pas on one of the biggest red carpet events of the season.

Even though there’s no denying her natural beauty, Gwyneth really did herself a fashion injustice by taking a casual approach to such a fancy event. Her yellow, spaghetti-string halter and (are they really leather??) black pants would have been much better suited to a night club than a romp down the red carpet.

And, it seems that even Gwyn thought twice about her dressed-down disaster, because...

Gwyneth is gorgeous enough for two! In 2006, Gwyneth Paltrow proved she got her glam back by wearing a soft, white gown that gently accentuates her baby bump while wildly flattering her radiant beauty.

With her loosely upswept hair, dramatic dangling earrings and lacy layers, all eyes were on her as she presented Sir Anthony Hopkins with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

Halle Berry is bold in beige! Probably my favorite of all the risks taken on the red carpet is that of Halle Berry in 2006.

Not many actresses would even consider a beige gown for the red carpet, and even fewer would find it on their short list if they are presenting an award.

For Halle, however, the color set off her gorgeous skin tone and the chic chiffon hugged her curves while defying gravity.

With a jeweled strap on one shoulder and simple earrings and hairstyle, Ms. Berry was a winner in every category.

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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • The video of Scarlett Johansson getting groped doesn’t seem to be working here. Not sure if it’s just the wrong format for Fab40 or if it’s to do with the site problems.

      You can view video on [Link Removed] if you'd like to see it.


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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Well I am now! lol Great idea, Annie!

      I agree about some of the outlandish dresses. There’s one of Nicole Kidman’s that I was considering yesterday that all the fashion maven’s just loooooved. It was a beautiful blue dress, pretty simple, long, but instead of a strap at the shoulder it had peacock feathers. It was getting a bunch of raves, and I just thought it looked silly, like an afterthought.

      I agree that it’s hard for a guy to really screw it up, although some of them (in my opinion) have shown up too grungy or casual for the event. For whatever reason, I think events like this deserve to be honored with fancy duds.



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      Daphne wrote Jan 10, 2009
    • Here’s my personal favorite of all time...WHAT A DRESS!



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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Yeah, the Oscar fashions are coming up soon, too. There’s some real stinkers in that category, although this choice by Halle was brilliant!

      I’m really excited for the awards tonight. I’ve only seen two of the top contenders (Benjamin Button and In Bruges) but I already know I want to see the others, too.

      “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” looks spectacular. I’m not typically a big fan of Penelope Cruz but this one looks like a good one.

      Hurray for good entertainment!! estatic



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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • I agree with you, Annie. I really thought Cate would get a nod. I will be stunned if the Academy doesn’t recognize her either.



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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • By the way, I’m really torn over the Best Supporting Actor.  

      We've seen Tropic Thunder and believe that both Tom Cruise (who I'm not really a big fun of but was freakin' hysterical in this film) and RDJ earned it.

      However, Heath Ledger was the only part of The Dark Knight that I enjoyed, and he was brilliant. It would be nice for him to get it.



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