BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 — (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Ahhh, the Golden Globes. They’re not quite a prestigious film soirée like the Oscars or the BAFTAs, or the celebrated TV event that is the Emmy’s. Instead the Golden Globes are a bit of a mash-up of the two, an evening to honour what is supposed to be the industry’s best efforts across film and television. However, the Globes has recently drawn considerable criticism over its perceived racism and lack of connection to the current cultural pulse. They’ve also been dubbed the wildest awards night on the calendar.

But one thing we can all agree on is that the Golden Globes red carpet has delivered some of the most iconic fashion and beauty moments in Hollywood history. So ahead of the 2021 Golden Globes ceremony – which is set to air at 8pm EST on February 28 – GRAZIA takes a look back at some of the most memorable looks to ever come out of the polarising awards show.

1973: American singers Sonny and Cher attend the Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles, California. Sonny Bono (1935 – 1998) wears a tuxedo; Cher wears a midriff-baring two piece outfit and fur coat. (Photo by Max B. Miller/Fotos International/Getty Images)

In one of the most memorable red carpet appearances of all time, we have a midriff-baring Cher in a printed two-piece, hoops and a fur coat, plus XXL hair and lashes. Oh, and Sonny was there too.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 06: Gemma Chan attends Moet & Chandon at The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)

Gemma Chan looked elegant as always with this crisp red lip, fresh skin and perfectly pinned-back hair.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 15: Actress Cameron Diaz arrives at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 15, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Who remembers when Cameron Diaz briefly went brunette? I think about it at least once per week. This tiered Valentino confection made the entire look a big moment for the actor.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 19: Actress Whoopi Goldberg attends 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 19, 1991 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Can we please take a moment for this absolute serve from Whoopi Goldberg circa 1991? I’d wear this to dinner tonight.

Michelle Williams during The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

I’m going to be honest, this one is partially included because Heath Ledger was just out of shot. But Michelle Williams deserves props for this fresh, peachy beauty look with a relaxed up-do.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 16: Actress Mila Kunis arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Mila Kunis‘ show-stopping emerald green Vera Wang gown landed her on all the best-dressed lists back in 2011.

BEVERLY HILLS,CA – JANUARY 21: Model Kate Moss and actor Johnny Depp attend the 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 21, 1995 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

A legendary pairing, Kate Moss and Johnny Depp. Another legendary pairing? Mary-jane heels and a sparkling mock-neck gown.

Beyonc? Knowles at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Bow down to Beyoncé wearing shimmering Elie Saab with bronzed, glowing makeup and perhaps the sleekest hair we’ve ever seen.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 — (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

J-Law debuted her pixie crop right in the thick of awards season. She opted for shimmering silver shadow with a deep berry lip and fluttery lashes to accentuate the new cut.

Halle Berry during The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Halle Berry is basically red carpet royalty at this point. This icy blue number with matching accessories only furthers her standing, really.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 18: Singer Madonna attends the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 18, 1998 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Here we have Madonna deep in her Ray of Light era when she was all about Kabbalah and, evidently, accent plaits in her hair.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 15: Actress Sienna Miller arrives at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 15, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Sienna Miller was a huge style star back in 2007, so it’s hardly surprising that this Dutch braided hairstyle generated copycats worldwide at the time.

Marilyn Monroe arrives at the Golden Globes with screenwriter Jose Bolanos.

Marilyn Monroe, the undisputed queen of glamour, rocked her exaggerated eyeliner, lashes and bouncy blonde bob back in 1961.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Lucy Boynton attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Lucy Boynton has become synonymous with her daring beauty looks, and this one from last year’s Globes would have to be one of her best. The brushed-up brows, the glitter, the double liner – perfection.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Zoë Kravitz attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Zoë Kravitz has been slaying red carpets for years, but this would have to be a favourite of mine. Her neatly styled pixie with minimal eye makeup and a red lip stain – lo-fi glamour at it’s best.

American actress Angelina Jolie at the 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, where she won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, January 24, 1999. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)

This glittering Randolph Duke gown won Angelina Jolie numerous style accolades, as well as an actual Golden Globe later in the evening for her role in Gia.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 20: Actress Julia Roberts attends the 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 20, 1990 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Julia Roberts borrowed style cues from the boys with this masculine suit moment and honestly, she should break this one out again.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 11: Actress Lupita Nyong’o attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Lupita Nyong’o does colourful makeup better than anyone. This multi-hued purple look with glossy pink lips ticked all the boxes.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt arrive for the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 20, 2002. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

A wide-legged pantsuit, diamonds, hair twisted into an effortlessly undone up-do and Brad Pitt on one arm. Jennifer Aniston has truly lived out all our fantasies here.

Natalie Portman during The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Mirek Towski/FilmMagic)

The Globes seem to have been a kind of red carpet testing ground for young starlets flirting with a short-term pixie cut, as it once was for Natalie Portman. We love her thick lashes and liner too.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Singer/actress Janelle Monae attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Janelle Monae always brings us the best fashion and beauty looks, but this up style, complete with mini pearls, is one for the books.

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