Red CarpetGolden Globe Awards 2012: Best Dresses on the Red Carpet01.16.12Red CarpetGolden Globe Awards 2012: Best Dresses on the Red CarpetCharlize Theron stuns in a nude Dior dress, Angelina Jolie channels Old Hollywood, and Rooney Mara looks sleek in Nina Ricci. See highlights from the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.01.16.12 1:05 AM ETCharlize Theron stuns in a nude Dior dress, Angelina Jolie channels Old Hollywood, and Rooney Mara looks sleek in Nina Ricci. See highlights from the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesAngelina Jolie and Brad PittPitt, nominated for Best Actor for his role in Moneyball, wore a Salvatore Ferragamo black three-piece tuxedo, while Jolie, director of the nominated "In the Land of Blood and Honey," looked stunning in a white cream strapless dress with a red detail and matching red lips. “I know how hard she worked on this film, and I certainly know how hard I worked,” Pitt said of himself and Jolie. Matt Sayles / AP PhotoCharlize TheronThe Best Actress nominee was a far cry from her character in Young Adult as she hit the carpet in a Dior Couture dress and Cartier Collection jewels. Matt Sayles / AP PhotoMichelle WilliamsWilliams certainly wasn’t channeling Marilyn Monroe on Sunday night, as she wore a purple Jason Wu dress, vintage Fred Leighton headband, and Judith Lieber clutch. Chris Pizzello / AP PhotoTilda SwintonThe star of We Need To Talk About Kevin wore a pale blue Haider Ackermann dress and jacket.Matt Sayles / AP PhotoViola Davis Nominated for her role in The Help, Viola Davis showed off her arms in a one-shouldered red dress.Matt Sayles / AP PhotoMeryl StreepStreep, who won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a drama for her role in The Iron Lady, graciously accepted her award. Matt Sayles / AP PhotoHelen MirrenPresenter Helen Mirren wore a midnight blue Badgley Mischka gown with a bejeweled belt. Matt Sayles / AP PhotoRooney Mara“I’m a little nervous because I’ve never been here before,” said Mara, who was nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Mara looked sleek in a black silk faille gown with bow ribbon detail from Nina Ricci’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection. “I liked it because it was comfortable and simple,” she said. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesNatalie PortmanThe star of last year’s Black Swan wore a dramatic strapless pink Lanvin dress with architectural details. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesReese WitherspoonWitherspoon looked va-va-voom in a red strapless dress by Zac Posen. Jason Merritt / Getty ImagesKate WinsletWinslet wore a black and white silk dress with a revealing slit. Frederic J. Brown, AFP / Getty Images Nicole Kidman and Keith UrbanNicole Kidman, who arrived with her husband, Keith Urban, wore a beaded Versace gown. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesJessica AlbaAlba stunned in a lavender beaded Gucci dress and Bulgari jewels. “I’m big on a dress that you feel good in and won’t trip on onstage.” Jason Merritt, WireImage / Getty ImagesGeorge Clooney and Stacy KeiblerGeorge Clooney, nominated for four Golden Globes, told Ryan Seacrest: “I’m probably going to be a pretty big loser tonight. That’s my sense.” Clooney, in a classic Giorgio Armani tux, was joined by his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, who wore a red silk crepe Valentino gown with a bow-black detail. Jason Merritt / Getty ImagesLeonardo DiCaprioNominated for his role in J. Edgar, DiCaprio looked slick in a Giorgio Armani two-button peak lapel tuxedo. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesLea MicheleThe Glee star worked the red carpet in an antique embroidered “illusion” dress by Marchesa. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesEmma StoneThe Help actress wore a purple and fuscia Lanvin dress with an eagle brooch. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesClaire DanesThe Homeland star, nominated for Best Actress in a Dramatic Television Series, wore a couture J. Mendel ecru and black gown with embroidered cap sleeves. Jason Merritt / Getty ImagesSofia VergaraNominated for her supporting role in Modern Family, Vergara stunned in a navy Vera Wang dress with a dramatic fishtail. “She sends me dresses that zip and close, so I don’t have to be doing a long fitting to transform them to my body,” she said of Wang.