Picking out the perfect dress for the Golden Globe Awards is tricky enough, so just think about the extra effort a pregnant celeb has to put in to find the right look! Over the years, a ton of stars have showed up to the big event with their baby bumps dressed to impress, like Olivia Wilde when she was carrying son Otis Sudeikis. In 2014, the hot mama walked the red carpet looking fierce in a curve-hugging, glittering green Gucci gown. Who needs maternity wear anyway? With the 2021 Globes set to air on Feb. 28, here’s a look back at more celebs who were pregnant at past ceremonies…
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Gwyneth Paltrow gave off gorgeous ethereal vibes in an off-white Balenciaga dress at the 2006 Golden Globes. The frilly frock with a slight empire waist was perfect for her bumpin’ body. The actress — who was pregnant with her second child, Moses Martin, at the time — was nominated for best actress for her work in the drama “Proof” that year.
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Natalie Portman walked away from the 2011 Golden Globes with the award for best actress in a drama for her work in “Black Swan,” but she should have also received some sort of nod for being the best dressed pregnant star! She adorned her bump in a soft pink Viktor & Rolf gown, drawing the perfect amount of attention to her cute belly with a bright red flower embellishment. At the time, she was expecting son Aleph Portman-Millepied.
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Natalie Portman attended the Golden Globes while pregnant (again!) in 2017! This time, she was expecting daughter Amalia Portman-Millepied, who was born the following month. We think this bold yellow gown was the perfect pick to go with that baby bump the year she was up for best actress in a drama for her work in “Jackie.”
Keira Knightley’s ruffled butterfly-print frock at the 2015 Golden Globes made us wonder if she had perhaps drawn inspiration for the look while decorating daughter Edie Righton’s nursery. The empire-waisted Chanel number was unique, to say the least. Though nominated for best supporting actress for her work in “The Imitation Game” that year, Keira went home empty-handed.
Kristen Bell chose a stunning vintage-inspired Jenny Packham gown for the 2013 Golden Globes when she was pregnant with daughter Lincoln Shepard. The skirt of the purple-gray dress billowed over the presenter’s bump while the gown’s sparkling high-necked overlay drew attention up and to her back. Just look at that intricate beadwork!
Nominated for best supporting actress for her work in “The Fighter,” Amy Adams strayed from the norm in a midi-length dress for the 2010 Golden Globes. Still, she and her little bump looked fabulous. The forest green Carolina Herrera frock was the perfect hue for her red hair and skin tone, especially with the addition of a copper brooch, clutch and shoes. Amy was carrying daughter Aviana Le Gallo at the time.
Drew Barrymore’s joyful pregnancy glow really shone through in the bright floral dress she chose for the 2014 Golden Globes. Instead of trying to hide her baby bump, the vivid orange, pink and purple Monique Lhuillier number truly embraced it. The presenter was pregnant with her second daughter, Frankie Kopelman, at the time.
While pregnant with son Roman Zelman, Debra Messing had a bit of a fashion emergency at the 2004 Golden Globes. Though the “Will & Grace” nominee dressed her bump well in a flowy black dress and unique beaded overcoat, she underestimated when it came to size. “I was seven months pregnant, and from the morning to the night of the event, my stomach grew,” she revealed to Open All Night. “So I had to leave the Golden Globes early because I couldn’t fit into my dress anymore.”
At the 2006 Golden Globes, Rachel Weisz looked a lot like the golden trophy she won for best supporting actress for her performance in “The Constant Gardener” that night. The actress decked out her belly — she was pregnant with son Henry Aronofsky at the time — in an iridescent metallic Donna Karan gown. But there was just a bit too much going on between the bold color, ruffled one-shoulder design and fishtail train. Hey, at least she won!
Eva Longoria showed off her burgeoning baby bump in a black gown at the 2018 Golden Globes. She welcomed son Santiago Bastón that June.
Cate Blanchett also opted for Donna Karan to adorn her pregnant body at the 2004 Golden Globes. Nominated for best actress in a drama for her performance in the movie “Veronica Guerin,” the star looked elegant and exquisite in a wine-colored satin number with a long train. Cate was carrying son Roman Upton at the time.
Kerry Washington, nominated for her leading role on the hit TV series “Scandal” that year, kept her baby bump quite understated at the 2014 Golden Globes. She wore a simple white-gray Balenciaga gown while expecting her first child, Isabelle Asomugha.
Catherine Zeta-Jones chose an all-black number for the 2003 Golden Globes when she was pregnant with daughter Carys Douglas. But the best actress nominee (for her performance in “Chicago”) distracted the eye from her bump with an overly busy design, which included one sheer shoulder and random patches of lace. Eek!
Jane Krakowski, on the other hand, opted for a more elegant one-shouldered gown with the perfect amount of lace for her 2011 Golden Globes look. The presenter wore a silky slate blue Badgley Mischka Couture gown while pregnant with son Bennett Godley.
Showing support for her nominated movie “Precious,” Paula Patton rocked her baby bump in a hot Kaufman Franco gown at the 2010 Golden Globes. The strapless gown showcased a cool circular lace overlay design. And we love how she belted her waist above her cute little belly. At the time, she was pregnant with son Julian Thicke.
On the arm of hunky hubby Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky stunned during her second pregnancy at the 2014 Golden Globes. She wore a black halter-style Paule Ka gown adorned with a funky gold pattern on her décolletage. The dress was so flattering on her, it was hard to believe that she was expecting twins Tristan and Sasha at the time.
Gold overload! Rachel Griffiths wore a metallic silk Ralph Rucci gown for the 2009 Golden Globes while pregnant with daughter Clementine Taylor. But from the unflattering sack-like silhouette to the wrinkled fabric, this was sadly an all-around pregnancy fashion fail for the “Brothers & Sisters” nominee.
Mira Sorvino brought her best pregnancy style to the 2006 Golden Globes when she was nominated for her work in the miniseries “Human Trafficking.” The mom of four donned a pretty lace-covered mermaid-style spaghetti-strap gown with an elegant neutral color palette while carrying her second child, Johnny Backus.
Presenter Benedict Cumberbatch brought along pregnant wife Sophie Hunter to the 2015 Golden Globes. Boy, was she a complete show-stopper in a bold silver, navy and red floral Erdem gown! The theater director was then pregnant with son Christopher.
Actor Eddie Redmayne’s wife, Hannah Bagshawe, actually debuted her pregnancy bump on the 2016 Golden Globes red carpet, though she downplayed her growing belly in a black tiered Alexander McQueen gown. Hannah and Eddie, who was nominated for best actor for his performance in “The Danish Girl” at the time, welcomed daughter Iris that June.