This year’s revamped Golden Globe Awards brought several changes to the program. But it was business as usual on the red carpet, with hundreds of celebrities seemingly relishing the chance to give us something to ogle after last year’s strikes stopped many from posing for cameras at award shows and events.

There were ball gowns. There were sequins. There was lots of red — crimson dresses, candy apple heels, oxblood tuxedos — with dashes of “Barbie” pink and the color purple.

Aside from maybe Jason Sudeikis, who wore a crew-neck sweater that Styles reporter Jessica Testa said induced “flashbacks to him wearing a hoodie during the awards show-by-Zoom days,” almost everyone looked elegant. The 20 people on this list, however, managed to stand out just a little more than others.

margot robbie poses in a pink dress in front of tables with chairs. She is smiling and holding a pink clutch
Hi Barbie!Credit…Sinna Nasseri for The New York Times

The actress, who wore outfits inspired by the doll’s clothes for much of the “Barbie” press tour, continued that streak with a hot-pink Armani Privé gown and a tulle boa that resembled a loofah. The look was inspired by the Superstar Barbie toy.

jeremy allen white in a black suit wearing a sheer black shirt underneath
What’s under those Calvins?Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The actor, a star of “The Bear,” wore a wide-lapel Calvin Klein suit over a sheer shirt. No items from his recent, nearly naked underwear campaign for Calvin Klein were included, as far as we know.

Da 'Vine Joy Randolph in a red dress with an elaborate bodice.
Glowing.Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The “The Holdovers” actress evoked a modern-day goddess in a maroon Rodarte gown with a sequined shell-style bra that channeled Botticelli’s painting.

actress hunter schafer in a sheer long light pink dress that has pieces following behind and beside her.
A high-fashion jellyfish.Credit…Sinna Nasseri for The New York Times

As the actress, who attended the ceremony as a presenter, walked the carpet, her gauzy Prada gown billowed behind her. The look was equal parts eerie and captivating.

actor charles melton is wearing a black suit with a white shirt and bowtie. He is holding his hands in front of him.
Suave.Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The “May December” actor went with classic formal wear — specifically, a sharp, double-breasted Armani suit in navy blue, which he accessorized with a watch that had a like-colored face.

Ali Wong wears a strapless white dress, with glasses.
A vision in white.Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The “Beef” star’s white Dior gown had an elegant braided shoulder and it draped beautifully. But her signature eyewear was what made the look sing.

actress issa rae at right in a sparkly orange gown holding a phone. she is holding hands with a man in a tuxedo. they are in a crowded hallway walking
Statuesque.Credit…Sinna Nasseri for The New York Times

A glittering, floor-length Pamela Rolland gown made the actress, a star of “Barbie” and “American Fiction,” look a little like the statuette from the Academy Awards. Her glowing complexion enhanced the likeness.

Gillian Anderson on a red carpet in a cream strapless gown with tonal embroidery.
For mature audiences only.Credit…Mike Blake/Reuters

The actress nodded to her role on “Sex Education” in a strapless Gabriela Hearst ball gown featuring dozens of subtly embroidered vaginas.

actor colman domingo in black pants and a black jacket with silver buttons and two brooches.
Dripping in jewels.Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Two statement brooches added some sparkle to the slim Louis Vuitton suit worn by the actor, a star of “The Color Purple” and “Rustin.” A pearl earring dangling from one ear upped the ante.

actress florence pugh has white blonde hair wearing a bright red dress with skinny straps.
Smoldering.Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The actress, a presenter at the ceremony and a star of “Oppenheimer,” continued her streak of wearing sheer fabrics with a gauzy Valentino gown that showed some skin beneath its floral appliqués.

actor cillian murphy wearing a black suit with a white shirt, and no tie. She has half of his right hand in his pant pocket
Which way to the orchestra pit?Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

It looked as if the “Oppenheimer” star had stepped off the set of a different movie (“Maestro”) when he arrived on the carpet in a black standing-collar suit and white pleated shirt.

Ayo Edebiri wears a red column dress with a long flowing train and matching red heels.
Sweet like cherry.Credit…Sinna Nasseri for The New York Times

The “The Bear” actress’s strapless Prada tube dress might have been the freshest red number of the night. Helping the look pop were a sheer train and a sleek bob hairstyle.

Celine Song wears a black blazer, a white shirt and a skirt with a large knitting needle stuck through the waist.
Don’t get too close.Credit…Michael Tran/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Sticking through the waistband of the “Past Lives” director’s Loewe skirt was a two-foot silver needle. The look, like her film, was understated and had the potential to draw tears.

Barry Keoghan wears a red tux with a white dress shirt.
Hip to be square.Credit…Sinna Nasseri for The New York Times

A pearl necklace and belt chain spiced up the “Saltburn” actor’s Louis Vuitton jacket and pants — and helped hide the fact that their prints didn’t exactly match.

Billie Eilish wears an oversized black jacket over an exaggerated Peter Pan collared shirt with a ribbon around the neck.
Portia from “The White Lotus” would be proud.Credit…Michael Tran/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The singer looked thrift-store chic in a boxy Willy Chavarria blazer, a khaki skirt and Mary Janes with socks a similar color to her bangs. She accessorized the outfit by tying a black ribbon from a birthday gift around her neck.

Oprah Winfrey wears a purple gown, purple shoes and glasses.
Dressing on theme.Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Was her purple Louis Vuitton gown about as surprising as florals for spring? Yes. (Oprah is an executive producer of “The Color Purple.”) Did she look regal in the off-the-shoulder, sequined dress? Also yes.

Timothee Chalamet wears a shing black blazer, slim black pants and a low-cut black shirt.
“Wonka,” but make it fashion.Credit…Sinna Nasseri for The New York Times

The actor traded “Wonka” purple for a sparkly black Celine Homme blazer that dazzled with each flash of a camera. His somewhat-buttoned shirt was a departure for someone who often opts not to wear one on the red carpet.

Rosamund Pike stands in a black lace dress and lace headpiece with a veil.
Paging Morticia! Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

During a preshow interview with Variety, the “Saltburn” actress described her look — a black tea-length Dior dress with a dramatic, lace veil covering her face — as having a “weird funeral vibe.” In the interview, the actress said that she had a skiing accident this winter and chose to wear the facial covering because she was concerned her injuries would not heal before the awards.

Taylor Swift wears a shiny green dress with a strappy back.
Not a friendship bracelet in sight.Credit…Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Though the singer’s “Eras Tour” film was nominated for a Golden Globe, her Gucci gown covered in sparkling chartreuse sequins seemed to be screaming “Reputation” about as loudly as possible.

Ryan Gosling holds his right hand out as he walks toward a table inside a banquet room.
Leaving the beach behind.Credit…Sinna Nasseri for The New York Times
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