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Who says the entire month of January feels like one endless Monday? Not your favorite Hollywood stars, who haven’t stopped stepping in and out of glitzy gowns and tailored suits for the first batch of awards show after-parties, which kicked off just days after the new year. Take, for instance, I, Tonya co-stars Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, who looked absolutely glamorous at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday night. The night’s festivities followed plenty of Golden Globes bashes, namely InStyle’s own party, which you have to make sure to check out. Unlike the celebrations of year’s past, women and men were eager to discuss politics and social justice at these late-night affairs. The reason? The Time’s Up movement, which works to fight for equality and put an end to sexual harassment in the workplace. VIDEO: The Best Moments from InStyle's 2018 Golden Globes Elevator Nearly everyone wore black on the Globes carpet, and to the parties that followed. So will everyone continue the trend the rest of this award’s season? Some stars like Kate Bosworth certainly have, albeit it in a different way. Scroll down to see the best parties of the week.
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This year’s Golden Globes nominees list is all about the transformation. From Mary J. Blige’s stripped-down performance as Florence Jackson in Mudbound to Margot Robbie’s makeunder into Tonya Harding for I, Tonya, there are quite a few chameleons gunning for Golden Globes gold. Blige recently opened up about how stepping away from her usual glam persona for the role changed her for the better. “I had to surrender and commit completely to Florence," Blige told Billboard. “Like the little ugly boots she was wearing every day and those dresses ... We couldn’t wear makeup. We couldn’t have nails. We couldn’t do eyelashes. I was stripped down to the bare necessities of Mary. And that really helped me because people were saying things like, ‘Gosh, you’re so beautiful.’ It helped my self-esteem.” Emma Stone was also nearly recognizable as tennis icon Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes, and told The Hollywood Reporter playing the role was even more challenging since it marked the first time she hadn’t played a fictitious character. VIDEO: The Riskiest Golden Globes Looks Ever [brightcove:5703140701001 player_2] "I've never played a real person before and it's, like, this person is an icon and an absolute badass that I could never even hope to be exactly like," Stone told the mag. "Capturing the essence was very important to us. It was super challenging, but [King] was so warm and welcoming and open to all of it.” RELATED: The 2018 Golden Globe Nominations Are In Stone, Robbie, and Blige’s transformations paid off — all earned best actress or best supporting actress nominations, respectively. And they weren’t the only ones whose makeovers could earn them a Golden Globe. Take a peek at more of the best transformations on the 2018 Golden Globe nominees list!
It feels like we’ve been waiting for decades to see Margot Robbie’s buzzy Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya. But, as they say, the best things in life are worth waiting for, and we’re willing to say Robbie’s high-fashion press tour is one of those things. Lucky for us, it’s only just begun. With a full awards season ahead of her, we’re assuming the Australian actress’s covetous style is just going to keep escalating—perhaps she’ll walk the carpet as an Oscar nominee next March … ? VIDEO: Margot Robbie's Style Evolution [brightcove:5574190342001 player_2] Without getting ahead of ourselves, take a look at the 27-year-old’s best I, Tonya press tour looks yet.
There’s no denying the love between IRL besties Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who play good friends Celeste and Madeline in the HBO hit series Big Little Lies. Their bond is so strong that they even showed up at the 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City on Monday evening, sporting complementing metallic dresses, without planning their twinning moment ahead of the main event. Kidman opted to go full-on bombshell in a silver sequin number with a beaded hemline that harked upon a far more glamorous era, while Witherspoon was more conservative with her sparkle, wearing gold pumps that matched a single gold fringe panel on her LBD. The award-winning actresses weren’t the only stars in attendance who went the Hollywood glam route. Margot Robbie paired her vampy lip and tousled waves with a one-shoulder asymmetric dress, wrapped in emerald sequins. And, Mary J. Blige showed off her toned gams in a high-slit gown with a gold-beaded turtleneck. Scroll below for our favorite looks of the night.