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You needed two TVs tonight to keep the male/female peace: It was the upset-in-the-making Patriots/Jets game on CBS versus the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards pre-show on NBC with star-in-the-making Alexa Chung as sideline analyst. Mark Sanchez and co. went home ecstatic, and as for the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton, there were more than a few surprises amid the usual sea of strapless gowns. Not least of those was a strong showing for emerald green dresses. Did Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis, and Catherine Zeta-Jones have a hunch the Jets would win?
Speaking of winning formulas, Anne Hathaway proved her fashion bona fides in an Armani Privé sparkler that dipped way, way down in back. (The back, by the way, narrowly beat out the upper thighs as the erogenous zone of the night—see Emma Stone and Claire Danes, both wearing Calvin Klein Collection.) Best Actress winner Natalie Portman surprised insiders whose money was on Dior or Rodarte with a ravishing strapless pink Viktor & Rolf number, the hand-embroidered red crystal rose of which drew all eyes to her baby bump. Shades of pink showed up elsewhere, too—witness Julianne Moore in Lanvin or Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta.
Too often, these awards shows look like "prom for adults," to quote Glee's Matthew Morrison. Maybe it's appropriate then that some of the more junior Globes attendees performed creditably on the red carpet. The 20-year-old star of Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence, deserves props for pulling off Louis Vuitton like a pro. Ditto True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld, just 14, in Prabal Gurung.