Golden Globes 2017: Side boobs, awkward moments and some inspiration

I wish I could say I enjoyed this year's Golden Globes, but sadly, I didn't. No one got drunk and made fools of themselves. Ricky Gervais wasn't there to insult everyone and the night didn't feel as joyful as year's past.

But, we did have some fashion moments for sure! Here's my highs and lows of the night:

On the Red Carpet, the first bad dress on a beautiful woman was on Jessica Biel. Her side boob wasn't attractive and the neckline wasn't flattering on an otherwise gorgeous Elie Saab Couture gown.

I actually liked Carrie Underwood's pink ruffled dress even though some critics thought it looked liked "sliced sausages." I thought co-host Giuliana Rancic looked stunning, albeit a little too thin, in her nude Cinderella-inspired gown by Lebanese designer Rani Zakhem.

Janelle Monae won my vote for most creative attire. I loved, loved, loved her custom Armani high-low cocktail dress that she helped design. I thought the sparkles in her up-swept hairdo completed the outfit perfectly too. The entire ensemble was young and daring just like her!

Sarah Jessica Parker is a risk taker. I get that. And she usually is wearing something I love and find very creative. I did like her Vera Wang gown but thought the hairdo (even though it was inspired by her mom) didn't suit her. Somehow, it made her look older. Princess Leia would've been proud though.

I thought John Travolta looked better than EVER! I loved his hair, not overly dyed, and thought he looked relaxed and happy.

Naomi Campbell proved once a supermodel, always a supermodel in a stunning lilac Atelier Versace gown. She wore a different dress for the after-party, of course!

I felt sorry for Jimmy Fallon when the teleprompter went down. I was a bit surprised that his improvisational skills weren't better though. I thought his hosting duties were uninspired and just that, a duty. No highs, no lows--sort of boring really and, worst of all, not funny.

I can't imagine how proud Sylvester Stallone must've been to see his three beautiful daughters (Sistine, 18,  Scarlett, 14,  and Sophia, 20) onstage although I didn't like the fact that Sophia Vergara had to pretend that she didn't know how to speak English.

I loved Matt Damon's sweet comments about Casey Affleck, who won for Best Actor in a Dramatic Film for "Manchester by the Sea." He said he's known him since he was 5 and commended his acting talents.  It was a lovefest.

The funniest duo, by far, was Kristin Wiig and Steve Carell. They saved the show, in my opinion, and is all about what this production should've been focusing on, smart humor, besides the awards of course.

The tribute to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher was so sweet. I loved the doc, "Bright Lights" and recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. However, it does have a lot of sadness that reminded me of "Grey Gardens" and the relationship between Big Edie and Little Edie.

Anna Kendrick, hands down, wins for worst dress (she wore Vionnet). The material cupped her breasts in a very unsightly fashion and, on top of this, the tape showed through.

I loved "The Crown" and was so glad Claire Foy won for Best Actress in a Drama. I can't wait to see the next seasons and think she nails the spirit of Queen Elizabeth.

Best intro of the night was by the uber talented Viola Davis (who won Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for "Fences") of Meryl Streep. She said, "You [Meryl] make me feel that what I have in me, my body, my face, is enough. I, as an artist, want to say 'I came to live out loud.'" I just loved this and also loved her canary yellow Michael Kors gown!

Emma Stone's acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for "La La Land" was very inspiring.  She said, "For all who's had audition doors slammed in their face, never give up. This one's for you."

There were happy moments, like I mention above, but just not enough for me to enjoy the show like I've done in the past. Hopefully, next year, we'll get back to pure entertainment and, hopefully, the guests will drink more.

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