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Get Star Golden Globes Looks for Less

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There is inspiration everywhere at the Golden Globes. When celebrities glide down the red carpet, you get your own ideas for dressing up for your next big outing. Whether it’s a spring wedding, charity gala, prom, or full-length gown outing to the supermarket, we’re here to help you find great designer dresses.

We found four great looks for less inspired by the ensembles Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Brie Larson, and Zoe Saldana wore to the Golden Globes. Check them out! 

1.) Reese Witherspoon

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The petite Witherspoon knows what works for her  when it comes to the red carpet. She usually picks gowns that don’t overwhelm her slender frame, like this column, which is similar to one she wore 10 years ago (if it works, it works). Her Golden Globes gown is a custom Atelier Versace and she paired it with yellow heels and sparkled like mad with jewelry from Tiffany & Co. We’re not even going attempt to add up the price of her outfit. We just think you can spend under $250 for a similarly gorgeous look. 

Yellow strapless gown, $145, Unique-Prom 

Simply Vera Vera Wang double strand curb chain necklace, $38, Kohl’s 

Yellow open-toe heels, $14.99, AMI Clubwear 

2.) Tracee Ellis Ross

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Tracee Ellis Ross picked up her first Golden Globe last night. She was blinged out from head to toe in a beautiful sequin and beaded strapless dress from Zuhair Murad. She also had rings on every finger by jewelry designers Noudar and Yprem. Even her toes sparkled in beaded pumps. Here’s how to get that same sparkly star quality style for way under $175!

Marina floral sequin strapless gown in silver, $82.50, Neiman Marcus Last Call

Adrianna Papell Georgi satin beaded mesh pump, $62.30, Neiman Marcus Last Call 

Oval crystal ring, $8.44, Claire’s 

Large silver ball ring with crystals cocktail ring, $8.75, Icing

3.) Brie Larson

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Brie Larson won Best Actress last year, and returned to the Golden Globes this year as a presenter. Her sleek and sophisticated ensemble included a beautifully fitted red gown by Rodarte with matching red lipstick and diamond studs. This is style can take you to any big event throughout the year, especially when you can get it at these not-so-bad prices.

White by Vera Wang long strapless bridesmaid dress, $179.95, David's Bridal 

8mm round cubic zirconia vintage set stud earrings, $8.75, Icing 

Votre Vu French Kiss lipstick in All-American Saturated Red, $23, Votre Vu 

4.) Zoe Saldana

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Zoe looked ready to party in a pink and red Gucci gown. The cheerful colors are perfect for spring events, and if you want something that has the same happy vibe, but way more budget-friendly, look below.

Adrianna Papell colorblock strapless gown, $279, Nordstrom

Gold and crystal regal chandelier earrings, $13.65, Icing  http://www.icing.com/us/products/gold-and-crystal-regal-chandelier-drop-earrings-86259

Simply Vera Vera Wang pyramid link stretch bracelet, $30, Kohl’s  http://www.icing.com/us/products/gold-and-crystal-regal-chandelier-drop-earrings-86259

‘La La Land’ and Meryl Streep Stand Out at Golden Globes

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The 74th annual Golden Globes had it all, from exhilarating wins to moments of thought-provoking political gravitas. It was big night for “La La Land” starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, winning a record-breaking total of seven awards. Host Jimmy Fallon suffered through tech issues, and Meryl Streep gave the most cited speech of the night when she spoke blisteringly and eloquently against Trump.

The evening started with Fallon performing an homage to the musical “La La Land." The film has been an overwhelming hit with critics and audiences alike and picked up a record-breaking seven awards, including Best Actor and Actress in a Musical for stars Gosling and Stone. This only helps confirms the film’s frontrunner status for some big wins at the Oscars, although the good luck seemed to run amuck for Fallon when a teleprompter died moments after he hit the stage at the Beverly Hills Hilton.

It wasn’t long before the surprises moved to the awards themselves. In a stunning upset, Denzel Washington, nominated for “Fences,” lost out to Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture—Drama award. In other unexpected news, neither Chrissy Metz nor Mandy Moore won for NBC’s “This Is Us” in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series award. That went to Olivia Coleman for her work on AMC's “The Night Manager.”

“Moonlight,” an independent film directed and written by Barry Jenkins about a young black man growing up in poverty in Miami and being bullied for his sexual orientation, won Best Motion Picture—Drama award. It took down heavy contenders like “Manchester by the Sea,” “Hacksaw Ridge, “Lion” and “Hell or High Water.” Viola Davis defeated Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”), Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”), Nicole Kidman (“Lion”) and Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”) for the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award for her performance in “Fences.” Tracee Ellis Ross, who had been nominated four previous times, won her first Golden Globe for playing Dr. Rainbow Johnson on ABC’s “Black-ish.” Ross and Issa Rae, who stars in HBO’s “Insecure,” were the first African-American women nominated for the award since Debbie Allen won in 1983 for her starring role in the TV series “Fame.”

In her acceptance speech, Ross said, “This is for all the women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas and thoughts were not always considered valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you.” She added, “It’s an honor to be on ‘Black-ish' and to be able to tell the story and stories outside of where the industry looks.”    

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Donald Glover, who created, writes and stars in the FX series “Atlanta,” picked up two awards. He got his first statue for Best Television Series—Music or Comedy after successfully competing against shows that had previously won awards. They were “VEEP,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Transparent” and “Black-ish.” His second was for Best Actor in a Television Series—Musical or Comedy. During his acceptance speech, Glover, who started writing for “30 Rock” when he was a student at NYU, said, "I grew up in a house where magic wasn't allowed, so everybody in here is magical to me. Like, every time I saw a movie or Disney movies or heard your voices or saw you, I was like, 'Oh, magic is from people. We're the ones who, kind of, in a weird way, tell a story or a lie to children so they do stuff that we never thought was possible."

"My dad used to tell me every day, 'You can do anything you want,'" he continued. "And I remember thinking as a kid in first grade, 'You're lying to me.' But now I do stuff, and he's like, ‘I didn't think that was possible.'"

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This year, the Golden Globes actually managed to show that just about everything and anything are possible. In a first, “Elle” (a black comedy about rape) picked up a domestic and a foreign film award. The lead actress, Isabelle Huppert, took home the Best Actress in a Drama win beating out Amy Adams (“Arrival”), Ruth Negga (“Loving”), Jessica Chastain (“Miss Sloane”) and Natalie Portman (“Jackie”). The French film then went on to win Best Motion Picture—Foreign Language. 

The ceremony also proved, once again, that television series on streaming networks can hold their own against the majors. Netflix’s “The Crown” picked up two awards: Best TV Drama and Best Actress in a TV Drama for star Claire Foy. And Billy Bob Thornton won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series for Amazon’s “Goliath.” 

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The most surprising moment in a night of surprising moments came courtesy of Meryl Streep, when she collected the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Even though her voice was hoarse after attending Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ funeral, Streep powerfully shamed the president-elect without using his name once. During her remarks, she reminded the country that almost everyone is an immigrant, and how powerful the press will be during his coming term. She said: “We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage. That's why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our constitution.” 

For the complete list of nominees and winners, please visit the Golden Globes site.  

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PJ Gach is a NYC-based freelance writer. Her work has been in BlogHer, XOJane, the New York Post and other mags. Her own site is thequeenofstyle.com