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Golden Globes: red carpet arrivals

The 69th Golden Globes have gone down with a well-heeled bang in Hollywood, with more stars than you could shake a diamonte-clad stick at. From Angelina Jolie to Tilda Swinton and Reese Witherspoon, the A-list descended by the dozen on the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA for the annual awards, recognising the best in film and TV from the past year. Below, we've got all the latest photos of famous names on the red carpet. Come see who's wearing what for one of the biggest events of the showbiz calendar...

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  • Golden Globes 2012: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive for their presenting stint at the ceremony. Angelina wears a champagne Atelier Versace gown with scarlet rim and matching clutch. Brad is in a Salvatore Ferragamo tuxedo.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman says it in hot pink Lanvin as she prepares to present at the Globes.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Emma Stone

    The Help's Emma Stone is as much a presence on the red carpet as on the big screen in her elegant two-tone Lanvin gown with an eagle clasp at the waist.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Kate Winslet

    Kate Winslet in a Jenny Packham gown and Roger Vivier shoes.

    The actress later picked up a Golden Globe for her role in TV mini-series Mildred Pierce.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Reese Witherspoon

    One of the evening's presenters, Reese Witherspoon, in a striking Zac Posen dress.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Tilda Swinton

    Best actress nominee Tilda Swinton makes an original choice in a powder blue silk jacket and dress by Haider Ackermann.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman arrives to present an award at the Globes, dressed in a gold stud detail gown from Versace's SS12 collection.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster - nominated for her role in Carnage - in a light sky blue design by Armani.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Rooney Mara

    Best actress nominee Rooney Mara adds a creative spin to the classic black dress formula, in this lattice detail Dior affair.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep in a black buttoned dress with gold detail.

    The veteran Hollywood star went onto the win best actress in a drama Globe for her impersonation of Thatcher in biopic The Iron Lady.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams in a deep blue leopard print gown by Jason Wu and Judith Leiber bag.

    Michelle later picked up the best actress in a comedy gong for her role in My Week with Marilyn.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Charlize Theron

    Charlize Theron - nominated for best actress in a comedy for Young Adult - commands the red carpet in an ethereal Dior creation.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Madonna and Andrea Riseborough

    Madonna in an unusual Reem Acra creation, alongside the star of her directorial debut W.E., Andrea Riseborough.

    Madonna went onto pick up the best song Globe for the film's Masterpiece tune.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Mila Kunis

    Smouldering as ever, it's Mila Kunis in a sheer black design by Dior.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Jessica Biel

    The newly engaged Jessica Biel in a lace Elie Saab ensemble.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Viola Davis

    The Help's Viola Davis - nominated for best actress - in a maroon one-shoulder gown with Judith Leiber clutch.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Glenn Close

    Another best actress nominee, Glenn Close, arrives. She was shortlisted her role in Irish drama Albert Nobbs.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Ricky Gervais

    Ricky Gervais rocks up for his third successive stint at hosting the Globes, alongside partner Jane Fallon.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Kristen Wiig

    Bridemaids star Kristen Wiig in a silk beige gown by Bill Blass.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba in a lilac strapless dress from Gucci with a Roger Vivier bag.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Freida Pinto

    Prada is the name of the game for actress Freida Pinto, in a light blue strapless gown. She later presented on-stage at the Globes.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Sophie Vergara

    Modern Family star Sofia Vergara commands the cameras in a custom-made Vera Wang deep blue design with fishtail hem.

    The actress couldn't contain her excitement later on at the ceremony, as she took to the stage to accept the Golden Globe for best TV series, along with the rest of the Modern Family cast.

  • Golden Globes 2012: George Clooney and Stacey Keibler

    George Clooney and his girlfriend Stacey Keibler. George's film, Hawaiian-based family drama The Descendants, won the coveted best motion picture in drama at the ceremony, and George himself picked up best actor.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Berenice Bejo

    Berenice Bejo - nominated for her part in The Artist - wows the crowd in a blue silk organza frock by Gucci.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Salma Hayek

    Salma Hayek in an elegant sequinned gown with art deco-style detailing on the bodice by Gucci.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Helen Mirren

    Dame Helen Mirren in a royal blue creation from Badgley Mischka. She later presented the lifetime achievement award to Morgan Freeman.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Octavia Spencer

    Octavia Spencer in a lilac Tadashi Shoji dress and Judith Leiber clutch.

    She later appeared lost for words as she picked up the Globe for best supporting actress for her role in The Help.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain, Octavia's co-star in The Help, chooses an elegant cream number by Givenchy. She was also nominated for best supporting actress in the film, an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best-selling book.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Zooey Deschanel

    Zooey Deschanel proves she's willing to take a fashion risk with this lime-crested Prada gown. She was nominated for her role in TV comedy New Girl.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore keeps things understated yet sophisticated in black Chanel Couture.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Claire Danes

    Claire Danes is the epitome of chic in this simple black and white number by J. Mendel.

    She went onto win best actress in a TV series for Homeland.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Julianna Margulies

    The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies opts for a figure-hugging lilac design by Naeem Khan, as she prepares to hear her nomination for best actress announced.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Mireille Enos

    The Killing's Mireille Enos adds a dash of vibrant colour to proceedings. She too was nominated in the best actress in a TV series category.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Sarah Michelle Gellar - aka Buffy of a bygone age - in blue and white tie dye affair by Monique Lhuillier. She said her daughter had a role in choosing the zany design.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Piper Perabo

    Actress Piper Perabo channels a bygone Hollywood era in this dramatic silver-cream ballgown from Theyskens' Theory.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Tina Fey

    Comedienne Tina Fey holds the limelight in a tulle frock by Oscar de la Renta.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Evan Rachel Wood

    Evan Rachel Woods has her red carpet pose down to a tee. Her stunning sequin and feather-covered emerald green Gucci Premiere gown was one of our favourites.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Katharine McPhee

    Pop singer Katharine McPhee in a flattering strapless dress.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Laura Linney

    Laura Linney, nominated for her role in TV series The Big C, in an indigo J. Mendel gown.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Leo DiCaprio

    Leo DiCaprio - nominated for best actor in a drama for biopic J. Edgar - looks snappy as always in a tux.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Lea Michele

    Glee star Lea Michele brings a little bling to proceedings in her silver metallic Marchesa gown.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Jane Lynch

    Glee star Jane Lynch, who presented on-stage during the Globes.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Dianna Agron

    Glee actress Dianna Agron in an eye-catching red design by Giles.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Laura Dern

    Laura Dern in a dark green sequinned gown by Andrew Gn.

    The actress went onto win best actress in a TV series for Enlightened.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Maya Rudolph

    Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph in a floor-length black gown.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Melissa McCarthy

    Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy in Badgley Mischka.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Heidi Klum

    Supermodel Heidi Klum in a light beige number by Calvin Klein with a statement turquoise bead necklace by Lorraine Schwartz.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Busy Phillips

    Busy Phillips in a Grecian-inspired sheer white design.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli

    Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli look gorgeous together.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Kelly Osbourne

    Kelly Osbourne stands out from the crowd in a turquoise mermaid tail dress by Zac Posen.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Sharon Osbourne

    Kelly's mother Sharon Osbourne salutes her fans in a black and white floral dress.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Nicole Ritchie

    Nicole Ritchie works this season's metallic trend in Julien MacDonald.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith

    Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith keep things formal in low-key black tie.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

    Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart follow suit.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Mary J. Blige

    Mary J. Blige in a feather detail Michael Kors gown.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Owen Wilson

    Best actor nominee Owen Wilson and his mother Laura.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis

    Ewan McGregor and his wife Eve Mavrakis are the first of the Golden Globe couples to arrive.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Gerard Butler

    Gerard Butler cuts a dashing red carpet figure.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Debra Messing

    Actress Debra Messing in black taffeta.

  • Golden Globes 2012: Andie MacDowell

    Andie MacDowell causes a stir in silver.