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Best Glasses & Sunglasses Looks from the 2018 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are an excellent occasion for any movie buff to get their dose of style inspiration from the red carpet, as well as find out about the finest pieces of work in contemporary cinema.

We’ve been looking forward to this event and are thrilled to present you with some of the most remarkable glasses looks, both on and off-screen, from the winners and nominees of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.

If you want to find out the hottest celebrity eyewear trends or you just want to recreate the look of your favorite characters from this year’s best films & TV shows, we have just what you need. Read along to get your 2018 Golden Globes glasses style inspiration !

Best Golden Globe Red Carpet Glasses Looks

Stars looked fabulous in all-black outfits, which they wore in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement against women’s sexual harassment and discrimination. We spotted some interesting eyeglasses looks from Oprah, Meryl Streep, Guillermo del Toro, Gary Oldman and others.

Stay tuned for our coverage of the best eyewear looks worn on the Red Carpet!

Cecil B. DeMille award winner – Oprah Winfrey

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This year’s Golden Globes marked the first time that a woman of color ever received the Cecil B. DeMille award for her outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Oprah took on the theme of a politically charged night with a powerful speech and a pair of stylish, no-nonsense oversized cat-eyes that made her look as fierce as ever.

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To recreate her power look, try these elegant cat-eye frames in black acetate. The thick frame and upswept design lines make it a perfect frame for day-to-day looks at the office, but also for more formal occasions.

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Best Director Winner – Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro picked up his long-awaited Golden Globe for Best Director. It was about time that this master of fantastic tales was appreciated for his craft. As the orchestra started playing before del Toro could finish his speech, he continued, insisting he needed more time.

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“Lower the music,” he said. “It has taken me 25 years to get here. Give me a minute,” he continued, as the audience stirred up the atmosphere with loud applause.

On the night, he wore a classic pair of squared, black-rimmed glasses that framed his visage really well. These glasses are extremely versatile and never get old. Here are some similar, more colorful styles for you to try if you liked this look.

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Best Actress (Nominee) – Meryl Streep

Accompanied by activist and National Domestic Workers Alliance director Ai-Jen Poo, Meryl Streep looked fabulous on the night, in a pair of vintage-inspired angular frames with an upswept design. Upward sloping lines highlight her cheekbones and create a youthful effect.

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Re-create the look with Coquette, our rectangular cat-eye hybrid frame with the same silhouette.

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Coquette cat-eye glasses – see more colors

Best Actor Winner – Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman looked like a real gentleman in his all-black tux, a nod of support to the Time’s Up campaign that pervaded the conversation throughout the evening. His Golden Globe win in 2018 marks the first time the actor has received the statuette.

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Get that classic, old-time style allure that fits Gary Oldman so well, with a pair of bold, thick-rimmed eyeglasses. This particular style is best for round and oval faces.

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Preppy black browline glasses

Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero

Looking as mysterious as always, Tommy Wiseau made a surprise appearance at the 2018 Golden Globes. This year, the controversial actor’s life was turned into a film called simply The Disaster Artist. James Franco played the role of Wiseau, a role which brought him a nomination for Best Actor.

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Get Wiseau & Sestero’s “undercover agent” look with a pair of brown-tinted aviators, or a classic D-frame, as worn by the legendary man himself.

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Brown Tint Aviator Sunglasses
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The Great D-frame Tommy Wiseau sunglasses

Best Actress (Nominee) – Emma Stone

Emma Stone was another one of the stars who chose to bring a women’s rights activist as a ‘date’ for the Golden Globes. Here she is, pictured alongside Billie Jean King, the real-life tennis player she plays in the dramatic comedy Battle of the Sexes.

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Billie Jean looks super elegant in a black suit and pearls and we think her eyeglasses choice could not be more appropriate – both for the event and as a match for her angular face shape. The round, slightly darkened transition lenses soften her features and give her a distinctive allure.

Love this style? Try these similar eyeglass and sunglasses models to achieve the look!

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The Best Fram es Worn On-Screen by 2018 Golden Globe Nominees

This year’s selection is filled with remarkable designs, from vintage to modern, and from preppy to opulent. Here is our selection of the best styles that graced the big screen this year.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)

Call me by your name – Timothée Chalamet – Nominee

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Up-and-coming acting talent Timotée Chalamet impressed the juries with his performance in director Luca Guadagnino’s romantic masterpiece. His character, Elio, really left a mark on us with his wit and charm.

GET THE LOOK!

Recreate the look with a pair of Old School black Wayfarers , or take it up a notch with a pair of half-rimmed, vintage-infused sunglasses for men . You just can’t replace the youthful, boyish allure that a classic pair of Wayfarer sunglasses creates. It’s a style that never gets old!

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Old School sunglasses

Roman J. Israel, Esq. – Denzel Washington – Nominee

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Time and time again Denzel stands out from the rest, with class and character. In his exciting performance as Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, his distinctive persona is brought to life with the help of a pair of bold ‘70s aviators that show he means business.

GET THE LOOK!

Get in character with a pair of snug-fitting tortoiseshell aviators for the 21st century, or go big with a maxed-out sunglasses frame in the same style (which can be fitted with prescription lenses on request).

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Aviator Eyeglasses in Tortoise Shell

Phantom Thread – Daniel Day-Lewis – Nominee

The supremely talented director behind Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood returns with yet another stunning film and we are so excited to see him again among the nominees at the 2018 Golden Globes!

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Three-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays the central character, looks elegant and aristocratic in this film. Rumor has it this will be his last film, so don’t miss it!

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In his role as a 1950’s British dressmaker, Day-Lewis wears a splendid pair of semi-transparent acetate eyeglasses. Steal the look with this elegant square men’s sunglasses frame , or brighten it up with some light-colored tortoiseshell eyeglasses from our latest collection.

Darkest hour – Gary Oldman – WINNER

Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in this World War II drama which recounts the story of the newly appointed British prime minister facing a huge decision.

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His character’s look could not have been achieved without that distinctive pair of round specs that makes Churchill’s portrait so distinctive. Not surprisingly, this style has remained as popular today as it used to be almost a hundred years ago.

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With a pair of stylish, round men’s eyeglasses , you too can be ready to change the course of history (or, you know, fashion history).

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Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)

Battle of the sexes – Steve Carell – Nominee

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For a while now, trendy eyeglasses have been a regular fixture in Steve Carell’s look. In Battle of the Sexes, the costume designer paired his conspicuous sideburns with a geeky tortoiseshell frame, creating a remarkable look. You can see that the spirit of the ‘70s really shines through the style of Carell’s character.

GET THE LOOK!

Try the sexy Carell look (minus the sideburns) with a pair of horn-rimmed nerd-style eyeglasses .

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Hester square geek glasses frame

Baby Driver – Ansel Elgort – Nominee

Ever since he appeared in The Fault in Our Stars, Ansel Elgort has been breaking teenager hearts all around the world. Now, he has made it to the list of Golden Globe nominees, for the first time ever.

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We love his latest appearance as Baby Driver in the film of the same name and think that the bad-boy look fits him perfectly. Always with his mysterious sunglasses on hand, that is.

GET THE LOOK!

Get a snazzy men’s half-frame with metallic details in any color you like – gray, black, or royal blue – and perfect your adventurous driver look.

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The Fitzgerald Browline Sunglasses

The Disaster Artis t James Franco – Winner

Any style disaster is art in the hands of James Franco – we just can’t deny it. Even with dyed metalhead hair and Matrix-style sunglasses, Franco looks swell in goth-chic, impersonating mystery man Tommy Wiseau.

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But, since we’re not so sure anyone would genuinely want to steal his sunglasses look, we’re going to recommend a serious upgrade on those shades.

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If you want to get in character without compromising on style, you can up your mystery game with a mean pair of d-frame shades for men to top off your most daring looks.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)

The Post – Meryl Streep – Nominee

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No Golden Globes awards ceremony would be complete without our beloved Meryl Streep. The talented veteran has already won 8 statuettes and can count over 30 nominations to this day. And, to top it all off, in recent years, many of Meryl Streep’s off-screen eyeglasses have become yearned-for accessories for her devoted fans (yep, us too!).

GET THE LOOK!

In The Post , Streep sports a pair of seventies-style oversized eyeglasses that bring out her angular traits. To achieve a similar look, go for a pair of elegant squared women’s eyeglasses , or add a splash of color with an upward-sloping frame in blue-tinged tortoiseshell .

Molly’s Game – Jessica Chastain – Nominee

Jessica Chastain stuns again, this time in the role of Molly Bloom, a beautiful Olympic-class skier that runs high-profile poker games. As a confident young woman, she wears several remarkable pairs of stylish sunglasses and eyeglasses that help create her refined look.

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Because we loved her looks so much, we’ve matched several glasses frames that she wears in the film, so you can mix & match the looks.

For a sleek appearance that brings your confidence forward, opt for a rectangular prescription glasses frame which highlights the more masculine, angular traits of your face.

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Breezer black frame eyeglasses

When it comes to sunglasses, you can achieve that untouchable poster look with a pair of dark oversized cat-eyes (below) , or take it down a notch for the chic day look, with some classy ombre sunglasses .

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Copa sunglasses

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)

Battle of the Sexes – Emma Stone – Nominee

Emma Stone’s transformation for this film is unbelievable and it shows what a versatile actress she is. From behind her pair of quirky gold-frame readers, she goes after her opponent (played by Steve Carell) with stout determination and becomes the hero of the day. We’re so thrilled to see her again among the nominees, she totally deserves it.

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GET THE LOOK!

The thin, sculpted eyeglass frame has recently made a comeback and is a frequent style staple of brainy characters. Try the look with an elegant round metal frame in gold and brown .

The Leisure Seeker – Helen Mirren – Nominee

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In Paolo Virzi’s latest feature, Helen Mirren plays Ella, an elderly woman who, along with her partner, John, goes on an unforgettable adventure in the RV they call The Pleasure Seeker. We think that Ella’s quiet elegance and charming “old lady” style is best exemplified by her superb vintage glasses.

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GET THE LOOK!

If you love vintage eyewear as much as we do, you’ll definitely be keen to try on this oversized honey-colored transparent frame , similar to those worn by Helen.

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Keen square eyeglasses in Transparent Honey color

For the sunglasses look, we suggest a classic beige cat-eye or, if you’re really dedicated to the vintage spirit, get this smokey cat-eye frame in its sunglasses version, for maximum effect.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Call me by your name – Armie Hammer – Nominee

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There’s no way to escape the scorching heat of Lombardian summers, so you’d best be prepared with the right gear. In Call Me By Your Name, not only does Armie Hammer grace the screen with a remarkable performance, but he also delivers a lesson on Italian class and style – just have a look at his perfect shades!

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If you want to have a go at emulating Hammer’s preppy look, we suggest a pair of acetate sunglasses with exquisite nose-bridge details, like this reinterpreted flat top frame in cognac brown .

The Shape of Water – Richard Jenkins – Nominee

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In The Shape of Water, Giles, the character played by Richard Jenkins, befriends Elisa (Sally Hawkins), the lonely janitor who discovers the secret of the science research facility where she is employed. From behind his round swanky glasses, Jenkins looks like an affable and gentle professor, who’s always got a good word to share.

GET THE LOOK!

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No matter your profession or character, quirky round glasses have never looked as good as these round acetate frames in sandy shades of brown , identical to those which Jenkins wears in Guillermo del Toro’s newest fantasy story. Give them a try!

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Mudbound – Mary J Blige – Nominee

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After a three-year-long absence, Mary J Blige makes her return to the silver screen in the role of Florence Jackson, the loving wife of pastor Hap Jackson (played by Rob Morgan). Once again, her strong presence and talent do not go unnoticed, and her sunglasses compliment the powerful persona she creates onscreen.

GET THE LOOK!

If you’re looking to recreate Mary J Blige’s cool allure, we recommend a round metal frame with dark lenses , which will really elevate your presence.

Golden Globe 2018 TV Nominees

In this section, we’ll have a look at some of the best glasses and sunglasses looks from 2017’s best TV shows. Scroll down to see our picks!

Best Drama Series

This Is Us – Nominated

This is us is one of the series that’s quickly grown on us and we really love the fact that several characters (not just the central one) are sporting glasses in this show, which are perfect examples of current design trends.

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We’re also excited to congratulate Sterling Brown for his Best Actor win, for playing Randall Pearson, one of the show’s central characters. Not only does his stern eyeglasses frame flatter his facial traits, but it also fits his character perfectly.

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Sloane (Milana Vayntrub)
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Ron (John Rubinstein)

GET THE LOOK!

Recreate Sloane’s smart allure with a pair of thin-rimmed nerdy glasses , or tap into Ron Schiller’s distinctive style with a pair of full-rimmed squared reading glasses . To achieve Sterling’s look, try these flat-brow, full-rimmed reading glasses that will definitely set you apart.

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Coffee House full rimmed black square eyeglasses

Game of Thrones – Nominated

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It’s probably no surprise that Game of Thrones is on the list of nominees again. No on-screen glasses looks here, but we’ve found this precious behind-the-scenes shot that got us excited about the (sigh) final season. Doesn’t John (ahem, Kit) look awesome in these specs?

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The Crown – Nominated

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Claire Foy looks impeccable as the young Queen Elizabeth II and we’re totally in love with the aristocratic looks on the show, These cat-eye specs are a real symbol of what fashion was all about during those days – grace, finesse, and framing natural beauty.

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Since this sunglasses shape is rather hard to wear with grace in our modern times, we’d like to suggest an updated version that’s just as eye-catching and which was inspired by the Queen herself.

Get our Elizabeth cat-eye frame in reading glasses or sunglasses version and be prepared to turn some heads!

Best Comedy/Musical Series

Master of None – Nominated

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Who doesn’t want to get behind the scenes in an actor’s life in NYC? Dev (Aziz Ansari) always looks stylish and we’re so thrilled to have spotted him in a glasses look. Despite the thick rims, those impeccable design lines really flatter his features & make him shine.

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We’ve got just the perfect pair of eyeglasses to match Ansari’s look. Our classic rectangular men’s frame is called After Hours and it has a relaxed & casual fit – just the kind that you need after a long day.

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After Hours – Rectangular men’s frame in jet black

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Feud: Bette and Joan – Nominated

One of the most anticipated series of the year, Feud tells the dramatic story of the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, two of the best actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Era. Packed with details, this show is definitely worth getting into if you’re passionate about all things vintage.

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GET THE LOOK!

It was a hard task picking just some of the glasses looks on the show, as they are all genuinely stunning. To recreate the three looks above, we recommend a vintage small cat-eye frame for Bette’s on-set look, a dramatic cat-eye sunglasses frame for Joan’s, and a classy cat-eye glasses frame if you’ve really got your eye on Mamacita.

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Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Feud – Jessica Lange – Nominee

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But wait, there’s more! Because Feud was so darn good, both lead actresses were nominated for a Best Actress award. Here is Jessica Lange shining as Joan Crawford, in a pair of elegant tortoiseshell cat-eyes.

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We’ve got the exact match for this style – try our stylish oversized cat-eye frame and find out what it’s like to look like a vintage movie queen!

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Feud – Susan Sarandon – Nominee

If you’ve seen the show, you know that one of the triggers for the massive feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was the fact that only Bette was nominated for an Academy Award for the movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) , the two actresses’ only collaboration on the big screen.

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Thankfully, the 2018 Golden Globes are no cause for concern, as both of the brilliant leading actresses (Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange) were considered for the Golden Globe award. But, there can only be one winner…

GET THE LOOK!

Get your movie star glamour on with a pair of classy round oversized sunglasses in tortoiseshell (or even some clear acetate statement frames ) that show off your attitude. Wear them day and night, like any style queen would!

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Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Wizard of Lies – Michelle Pfeiffer – Nominee

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One of our favorite eyeglasses looks from this year’s nominees is Michelle Pfeiffer as Ruth Madoff, wife of Ponzi scheme head Bernie Madoff (played by Robert De Niro). The black round frames provide an exciting contrast to Pfeiffer’s light blonde hair and frame her face beautifully.

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Steal the look with a perfectly round acetate eyeglasses frame that softens your traits – perfect for matching your business attire as well as your casual everyday looks.

Closing Thoughts

Congratulations to all the winners and contenders at the 2018 Golden Globe awards! We loved this year’s selection of both modern and classic eyewear and it was a pleasure and an inspiration to see them both on the red carpet and the silver screen.

Didn’t find your favorite style yet? Explore our sunglasses and eyeglasses collection to uncover your perfect match!