Golden Globes: What’s In A Plus One?

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  • From the political to the platonic, last night’s Golden Globes weren’t just about the fashion and the photobombing, they were mostly about the plus ones linking arms with the A-list.

    The ‘Bumpwatch’ Plus One
    All eyes were on the midriff of Benedict Cumberbach’s new fiancé, Sophie Hunter as she took the Cumberbump for one of its first public outings. But swathed in a floor-length Erdem gown, there was only a mere hint of baby to keep obsessive bumpwatch-ers happy. 

    The Political Plus One

    As well as her husband Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon seemed to be making a ‘look how cultured I am’ point by inviting an additional guest – the ‘Wild’ author Cheryl Strayed. Speaking about getting trussed up for the occasion in a red Badgley Mischka gown Strayed joked “I’m a writer who spends days in her PJs”. But why did Reese get to bring more than one plus one anyway? The clue’s in the name Reese.

    The Handbag Plus One
    In her typical quippy style, Lena Denham described her Girls co-star, and plus one, for the night, Andrew Rannells as “a really good accessory”. Having recently deleted her Twitter because she wanted to create a safer space for herself online, Andrew was more than happy to play real life protector for the evening.

    The ‘Are they, aren’t they?’ Plus One
    Two months after calling it quits with her fiancé Ben Foster, Robin Wright turned up in matchy matchy outfits with said ex, fuelling a whole new debate on their seemingly on again relationship status.

     The Talk of the Night Plus One
    Award goes to George Clooney’s shiny new wife, Amal who made her Golden Globes debut in a midnight black gown by Dior. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Phoehler joked about Mrs Clooney’s achievements at the start of the ceremony. “George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year,” said Fey. “Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi An regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip. So tonight her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”

    The ‘Alternative’ Plus One           
    Forget celebrating talent, for us the main thing worth raising a glass to was the masterpiece that was Jamie Dornan’s beard. One equally obsessed viewer tweeted ‘I’m actually convinced that Jamie Dornan’s beard is the supreme ruler of all beards and every other beard must pay tribute to it.’ His real plus one was wife Amelia Warner, but we were so fixated on the beard, we didn’t take much notice of that. Sorry Amelia. How very unsisterly of us.

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