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See which stars strutted their stuff before one of Hollywood's biggest nights

Shaun Harrison
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Eva Longoria lives up to her title as the sexiest Desperate housewife in this stunning, strapless red gown.
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House's Thirteen (aka Olivia Wilde) looks great in the top half of her lavender gown. The bottom half, however, is just plain unlucky.
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The Office's Kate Flannery is all smiles in her black gown.

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We'd love to comment on the attire of Dexter's Julie Benz, but we're having trouble getting past her smile.
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The Office's Angela Kinsey strikes a pose in her slinky, burgundy gown.

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House's Jennifer Morrison adds a splash of color to the carpet in a bright blue, strapless number.

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Californication's Madeline Zima keeps it simple and elegant in this orange goddess gown.

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Ricky Gervais has quite a grin on his face. Perhaps he was just hypnotized by Jane Fallon's dress.

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The Office's Mindy Kaling goes with classic black that beautifully matches her eye patch-like bangs.
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Nominee Amy Adams gives the photogs a little hands-on-hips attitude in her sparkling, strapless black gown.
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Anna Paquin is looking (un)dead sexy in her mauve dress. No wonder her True Blood costars want to take a bite out of her!
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Christina Applegate stood out in this strapless yellow number, but we're not sure why the Samantha Who? star looks so shocked.
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Debra Messing looks great (as usual) in her gown, but her uber-teased hair (which is mercifully hidden here) was a big-time miss.
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Jenna Fischer continues to disappoint with her red-carpet choices. We love The Office and Pam, but we cannot get behind this patterned gown.
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Evan Rachel Wood went with the popular choice of black, but between the tiers of this gown, her skin tone and the back tattoo, it all sort of fell apart.
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Kristin Scott Thomas went with a gown in beige, another very popular color at this year's awards.

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Toga, toga toga! The only thing Brothers & Sisters' Rachel Griffiths needs is a plastic cup and she'll be ready for the frat party.
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Miss Golden Globe Rumer Willis looks stunning in this strapless, burgundy gown.

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The red carpet was shining with so many stars that Susan Sarandon has to wear shades!

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A post-baby Jennifer Lopez works a neckline similar to her infamous Grammy gown. But this golden disaster doesn't even come close.
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Jane Krakowski 30 Rocks this one-shoulder gown, which is reminiscent of Kate Winslet's 2007 Oscars attire. But Jane makes it all her own and looks great.
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Though it's hard to make Big Love's Amanda Seyfried look anything but gorgeous, this old-fashioned, off-the-shoulder dress made her look washed out.
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Aaron Eckhart was all business on his way in to the awards. The Dark Knight star sported a classic tux — complete with satin lapels and stripes down the leg — for the occasion. His late costar, Heath Legder, was honored posthumously as best supporting actor for his portrayal of Knight's Joker.
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Ugly Betty's America Ferrera is beautiful as always, but she really should have gone with a longer gown that didn't interrupt the line of her shiny frock.
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Between Brad Pitt's aviators and Angelina Jolie's glittery gown, the two were the rock stars of the red carpet. Jolie enhanced her look with sleek, jet-black hair that looked newly darkened for the big night.
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Anne Hathaway dazzled her way down the carpet in a blue strapless affair with a beaded bodice and chiffon that flowed to the ground. She's sparklier than any grown woman should be off the Dancing with the Stars parquet, but her statuesque composure, classy up-'do and sexy lips save the day.
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Cameron Diaz looks like she wrapped herself up in a pink curtain before hitting the red carpet — yet pulls it all off with an au courant cut and silky hair.
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When did Drew Barrymore, one of our favorite Hollywood figureheads, go all prom queen on us? The actress/producer is straight-up seductive in powder-blue topped with a mussed bob, leaving us longing for the slow dance, stat.
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Eva Mendes' gorgeous skin tone makes this white gown and stunning turquoise choker stand out among the crowd. But that hip bow? Yikes!
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Ashton Kutcher sports the Johnny Cash black-on-black look (along with some new facial hair) while Demi Moore wears a softer, blush-colored gown (complete with dance club-style halter top).
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Hayden Panettiere wears a lovely modern silhouette in a deep eggplant. But that bust line? Seems a bit… constricting.
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Petite redhead Isla Fisher floated down the red carpet wearing the evening's extraordinarily popular earth tones, blush and beige.
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It may be the Golden Globes, but Glenn Close looks like a life-size Oscar statue in her gold pantsuit. And why the heck is Tony Shalhoub wearing a Nehru jacket?
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Blake Lively is smokin' hot, every minute of every day, and we'll be jealous of her thick, come-stroke-me hair for all of eternity. Now that we got that out of the way, we have to ask why the Gossip Girl star would wear a dress that didn't say right now. She's a stunner, but her beaded number leaves us lukewarm.
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Colin Farrell and his In Bruges costar, Brendan Gleeson, warm up standard-issue black suits with color accents that bring some life to the party outfits. Their film was nominated as best comedy or musical, but lost out to romantic farce Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
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Laurence Fishburne and his wife, Firefly alumna Gina Torres, strike a regal pose together on the Globes carpet. As a pair, they top the night's unofficial award for most colorfully dressed couple — but Fishburne could've won on his own.
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Laura Linney amps up the Hollywood glam-factor in a one-shouldered, lemon chiffon gown that updates a Grecian template with a little bling. With a blonde coif and fabric galore, the John Adams star is in her element not just winning awards, but dazzling onlookers as she does it.
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Kyra Sedgwick is striking in a classic, red gown that reveals just how petite she is as she poses with her tuxed-up husband, Kevin Bacon. The Closer star could've saved some silkworms and done without the belt, but no one ever accused awards shows of stymieing excess.
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Revolutionary Road costars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio have glamour down to a science. The actors, who play a mid-1950s couple in the film, are stunning in elegant, matching black ensembles, with Winslet making the most of her sophisticated looks and smokin'-hot curves.
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Not many women can get away with puffy dresses with huge flowers on the hip matched with dominatrix-style stilettos. But not many women are Heidi Klum. The queen of the Runway threw down her fashion gauntlet at the Globes alongside her elegant husband, Seal — no fashion slouch himself.
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House's Lisa Edelstein is smoking hot in this strapless black number.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal looks amazing, despite the wild print that we just couldn't love.

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Unlike her character in The Wrestler, Marisa Tomei chose not to show any skin — particularly her arms, which she covered with flowy lace sleeves.
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Patrick Dempsey and Tina Fey are all laughs as they stop for a quick pose on the red carpet.

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Well played, MLP. We love the shape and design of the Mary-Louise Parker's dress, plus the stunning color. She also wore colbalt at the Emmys, and it totally works for her.
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The always-stunning Penelope Cruz wore the color of the evening well in a strapless gown.

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Where to begin with this train wreck? Renee Zellweger's hair says "Grand Ole' Opry" while the dress says "Morticia with a bad bra."
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Miley Cyrus surprised us with this ensemble. Too bad she brought her mom and that terrible disco ball gown along with her.
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Voluptuous Salma Hayek rocks her gown in every way possible. The color didn't blow us away, but we really can't complain.
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Entourage's Kevin Dillon grabs comeback kid Mickey Rourke for a quick photo op. (Or is he trying to put a headlock on The Wrestler?)
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Megan Fox let her beauty speak for itself in this gorgeous and simplegold gown that dazzled.

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Sandra Bullock looks angelic in this draped (if not a little reminiscent of window treatment) white gown.
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Sigourney Weaver wears a subdued (but lovely!) Donna Karan dress in navy.

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Though we like the silhouette of Taraji P. Henson's dress, the material looks like a bad camouflage tarp-turned-gown.
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Tom Hanks looks dapper and svelte while wife Rita Wilson shows off her assets in a blingy scalloped and fringed gown.
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The beautiful January Jones lights up the carpet. And her dress does too — but not in a good way. We still love you though, January.
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Christina Hendricks always brings the va-va-voom, and she didn't let us down tonight.