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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11:  Actress Viola Davis attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Viola Davis attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Sunday night was a pretty bad day for your Golden Globes pool, with surprise winners across the board at the notoriously unpredictable awards show. Fargo’s Billy Bob Thornton and The Honorable Woman’s Maggie Gyllenhaal beat out overwhelming frontrunners in Matthew McConaughey and Frances McDormand, respectively nominated for True Detective and Olive Kitteridge. In fact, on Gold Derby’s website, the hub of awards prognostication on the Internet, Gyllenhaal was in the fifth slot, with just 3 percent of users and pundits predicting her to win. Amy Adams was so surprised to beat Emily Blunt for Best Actress in a Comedy that she appeared not to have a speech prepared.

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  • Viola Davis in Donna Karan Atelier
    Davis looked regal in red and stole the show in this statement-making dress. Not only did the color pop, but the embellishmen
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    Davis looked regal in red and stole the show in this statement-making dress. Not only did the color pop, but the embellishments ensured that this gown will be remembered for years to come.
  • Leslie Mann in Kaufmanfranco
    Yellow is an incredibly tricky color to wear since the wrong shade of the hue can be wildly unflattering. But this strapless
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    Yellow is an incredibly tricky color to wear since the wrong shade of the hue can be wildly unflattering. But this strapless gown not only complements Mann's dewy complexion, but it also makes her stand out from the crowd.
  • Naomi Watts in Gucci
    The star wore yet another yellow strapless dress we adore. The ruched bodice and belt draw attention to her most narrow part,
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    The star wore yet another yellow strapless dress we adore. The ruched bodice and belt draw attention to her most narrow part, while the column silhouette makes her look long and lean. And don't even get us started on that statement necklace.
  • Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera
    Yellow strikes for the third time on the best-dressed list, this time in a softer shade. Dewan Tatum looks like she is floati
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    Yellow strikes for the third time on the best-dressed list, this time in a softer shade. Dewan Tatum looks like she is floating along in this strapless gown with a folded-over top. Her statement earrings add the perfect amount of bling and make her one of our favorites of the night.
  • Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead
    We wouldn't expect anything less than spectacular from our favorite fashion girl and tonight, Kruger lived up to expectations
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    We wouldn't expect anything less than spectacular from our favorite fashion girl and tonight, Kruger lived up to expectations. The beauty of this dress is in its simplicity. There is a little bit of shimmer, but the sleek silhouette is what makes it a best-dressed candidate.
  • Jessica Chastain in Atelier Versace
    Woah, this is one sexy look. The plunging neckline on this gown, combined with the color, made Chastain look like a goddess.
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    Woah, this is one sexy look. The plunging neckline on this gown, combined with the color, made Chastain look like a goddess.
  • Camila Alves in Monique Lhuillier
    Another stunning strapless number! The satin gown highlights Alves' best assets, while the soft shade is so pretty with her s
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    Another stunning strapless number! The satin gown highlights Alves' best assets, while the soft shade is so pretty with her skin tone. We also like how she decided to wear her hair up to show off her beautiful collar bones.
  • Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein
    Witherspoon often goes for sweet gowns, but this sophisticated and elegant dress is showing us a totally different side of th
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    Witherspoon often goes for sweet gowns, but this sophisticated and elegant dress is showing us a totally different side of the star. We are in love with her style transformation and think she found her color (and silhouette).
  • Heidi Klum in Versace
    Klum is giving new meaning to lady in red. She looks red hot in this one-shouldered gown with a long train. Her retro waves c
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    Klum is giving new meaning to lady in red. She looks red hot in this one-shouldered gown with a long train. Her retro waves complement her ensemble making for one cohesive and sizzling look.
  • Michelle Monaghan in Jason Wu
    Not everyone could pull off this unforgiving dress, but Monaghan's body was made to wear it. The rich emerald color pops agai
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    Not everyone could pull off this unforgiving dress, but Monaghan's body was made to wear it. The rich emerald color pops against her dark hair and the red carpet.
  • Sienna Miller in Miu Miu
    Sienna Miller looks so Sienna Miller and we love her for it. There is a lot going on, but somehow it all works (though we're
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    Sienna Miller looks so Sienna Miller and we love her for it. There is a lot going on, but somehow it all works (though we're not sure many other stars could pull it off). The deep neckline works to balance out all the embellishments and that bob is giving us life right now.
  • Amal Clooney in Dior
    Mrs. Clooney's look was the most anticipated of the night and boy did she deliver. Her one-shouldered, floor-length gown ooze
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    Mrs. Clooney's look was the most anticipated of the night and boy did she deliver. Her one-shouldered, floor-length gown oozed glamour. And we predict that white gloves are going to be the biggest red carpet trend for 2015 after tonight.
  • Emily Blunt in Michael Kors
    Winter white is wonderful! The criss-cross neckline and cut-out on Blunt's gown are simple details that make for one memorabl
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    Winter white is wonderful! The criss-cross neckline and cut-out on Blunt's gown are simple details that make for one memorable look.
  • Emma Stone in Lanvin
    Stone stood out on the red carpet because she opted to wear a jumpsuit instead of a traditional gown. Though this easily coul
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    Stone stood out on the red carpet because she opted to wear a jumpsuit instead of a traditional gown. Though this easily could have been too casual for an affair such as the Golden Globes, the bejeweled top and oversized bow suited the occasion perfectly.