Golden Globes: Angela Bassett and Salma Hayek proof 50+ women ruled the red carpet

Older women had a moment on last night's Golden Globes red carpet. (Getty Images)
Older women had a moment on last night's Golden Globes red carpet. (Getty Images)

Hollywood's older women had quite the sartorial moment at the Golden Globes last night.

While we're usually praising the likes of Zendaya and co for their award show appearances, last night's red carpet belonged to the women who have blown out slightly more candles on their birthday cakes.

Lead by Angela Bassett, 64, Salma Hayek, 56, and Jamie Lee Curtis, 64, the prestigious event totally belonged to the older woman as they snatched their moment to shine on both the red carpet and at the podium.

From glittering peplum dresses, to sheer, sequin-embellished, body-skimming gowns and strapless jumpsuits, the females in the 40, 50 and 60-plus club offered proof their style is only getting better with time.

But as well as making a statement with their fashion rule-flouting choices, those who scooped gongs also seemed to be delivering a similar underlying message in their winning speeches: age is just a number.

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While accepting their awards, Bassett (who won Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture), Michelle Yeoh, 60, (who won Best Actress - Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy) and Jennifer Coolidge, 61, (who won Best Supporting Actress - Television Limited Series/Motion Picture) addressed the significance of their wins coming slightly later in their careers, stressing the importance of chasing your dreams, no matter what your age.

And it wasn't just those taking home gongs who made an impact either.

Awards season 2023 may be only just getting started, but an empowering theme is already seeming to emerge and it’s that the over-50s are by far and away the most stylish stars on the red carpet.

From Heidi Klum to Viola Davis, here's a look at some of the show-stealing looks from last night's older women contingency.

Michelle Yeoh

Stock image of Michelle Yeoh at the Golden Globes. (Getty Images)
Michelle Yeoh looked incredible in a midnight blue peplum detailed sequin dress at last night's Golden Globes. (Getty Images)

Yeoh opted for a midnight blue sparkling statement gown with an on-trend peplum detail, finishing the glittering look with a diamond choker necklace.

Angela Bassett

Stock picture of Angela Bassett at the Golden Globes. (Getty Images)
Angela Bassett stunned in a floor-skimming sequin dress. (Getty Images)

Bassett literally sparkled in a stunning sequin halter neck gown, which perfectly skimmed her body. She added to the glamorous look with a curled bob hairstyle and a black statement clutch.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis opted for a strapless jumpsuit with a statement lace cape. (Getty Images)

Making quite the red carpet arrival, Curtis turned heads in a black strapless wide-leg jumpsuit, which she teamed with a floor-length, lace cape, lifting her arms to make a floaty statement.

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Salma Hayek

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Salma Hayek opted for a sheer body-skimming dress. (Getty Images)

Hayek opted for a beautiful, sheer sequin-embellished gown for this year’s awards, pairing the dress, which featured cap sleeves, with a chic up-do.

Jennifer Coolridge

Stock picture of Jennifer Coolidge at the Golden Globes. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Coolidge opted for a body-skimming black sequin gown to scoop her award. (Getty Images)

The White Lotus star channelled her on screen character Tanya in a black sequin off-the-shoulder gown.

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum attending the Golden Globe Awards. (Getty Images)
Supermodel Heidi Klum wore a sequin mini dress with feather boa detailing. (Getty Images)

Also joining on the sequin contingency, the supermodel made a total statement in a silver glittering mini dress with a purple feather boa detail.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis on the red carpet at last night's Golden Globes. (Getty Images)
Viola Davis turned heads in a colour pop blue gown. (Getty Images)

The 57-year-old Help actor looked incredible in an colour pop blue floor-skimming gown with a slightly darker train. She finished the look with simple, elegant jewellery and a silver clutch.