Who Will Be The Major Fashion Players on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

3:21 PM 1/6/2017

by Stephanie Chan

It's almost game time.

From left: Sarah Paulson, Mahershala Ali and Ruth Negga
From left: Sarah Paulson, Mahershala Ali and Ruth Negga

It's almost time for the Golden Globes and we can hardly wait to see the stars stepping out in their Sunday best. Although we'll be paying attention to everyone on the red carpet, there are a select few, judging from the season so far, who are likely to be fashion MVPs. From Moonlight actor Mahershala Ali's keen eye for quirky details to Hidden Figures actress Janelle Monae's black-and-white sartorial storytelling, these are the style stars to watch.

  • Detail Guy: Mahershala Ali

    Golden Globes nominee Mahershala Ali isn't just standing out on the big screen, he's also making his mark on the step-and-repeat. The Moonlight actor is all about the quirky details, whether it's a blazer emblazoned with paint strokes or a sleek jacket in a memorable black-and-white pattern. Let's hope the 42-year-old continues his stylish streak for Sunday's red carpet.

  • All Star: Emma Stone

    All eyes will be on Emma Stone (nominated for her role in La La Land) to see if she'll be wearing her go-to color: yellow. So far, she's worn the bright hue at the Toronto Film Festival (above, left), Venice Film Festival, TCL Chinese Theatre, THR's Women in Entertainment breakfast (right), and most recently, W Magazine's Golden Globes party (center). Perhaps the sunny shade, which her character wears in the Damien Chazelle-helmed musical, will end up becoming her lucky color should she end up wearing it and winning. Stone is styled by Petra Flannery.

  • The Storyteller: Janelle Monae

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    If there's anyone who can pull off all the different ways of wearing black and white, it's Janelle Monae. After first gaining notice wearing stylish pants suits on stage, the performer has been mixing it up this awards season and stepping out in ball gowns and mini dresses while promoting Moonlight (nominated for best motion picture - drama) and Hidden Figures. Don't be surprised if the actress/singer steps out in another black-and-white ensemble for the Golden Globes. We'll be stalking stylist Maeve Reilly's Instagram for any behind-the-scenes moments.

  • The New Peacock: Rami Malek

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    Rami Malek, nominated for his role in Mr. Robot, continuously lands on best-dressed lists, and for good reason — he's not afraid to take sartorial risks with different textures (velvet, for example), patterns (those Hawaiian shirts) and colors (from burgundy to moss green). With stylist Ilaria Urbinati by his side, the actor will no doubt be bringing his fashion A-game to the awards ceremony.

  • Breakout Style Siren: Ruth Negga

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    Ruth Negga is arguably the breakout style star of this awards season, pulling off any look stylist Karla Welch throws her way — whether its rocking a Chanel white tee with a ruffled tulle skirt (above, right) or a striped crop top with high-waisted wide-leg pants (center).

    As we wait to see what the Loving actress will wear on Sunday, one thing's for sure: "I want fierce — modern armor, not frilly-fluffy. Maybe a bit of black, texture or long sleeves. Unapologetic," Welch tells THR. Princess dresses, be gone!

  • Red-Carpet Rebel: Sarah Paulson

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    Leave it to Sarah Paulson to always spice up the step-and-repeat. Case in point: The embellished emerald Prada gown she wore to the 2016 Emmys, which set a new red carpet trend for long sleeves.

    Styled by Karla Welch, Golden Globe nominee Paulson will be anything but boring. As Welch tells THR, the duo are "going severe" to reflect the Democratic Party's post-election mood.