The 2012 Golden Globe Awards was a night to remember. Hollywood's crème de la crème were out in full force, dressed to the nines on the red carpet and ready to celebrate some of the most noteworthy works of the year. The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius's acclaimed tale of 1920s Hollywood, proved to be the main winner of the night. It picked up three awards including Best Film (musical or comedy) and Best Actor (musical) for Jean Dujardin. George Clooney clenched Best Actor in a Drama for his performance as a Hawaiian lawyer who attempts to reconnect with his daughters in The Descendents. Meryl Streep took home the Best Actress in a Drama statue for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

The stars dazzled on the red carpet, with some of the world's most beautiful leading ladies dressed in some of the world's most fabulous fashions. Popular trends of the night included crimson and blush hues, mermaid skirts, glittering bodices, lace and loose waves.

The best-dressed couple of the night was Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jolie wowed in a silken white and ruby Atelier Versace gown. She had her hair pulled back to reveal sparkling diamonds. She accessorized with a red clutch and scarlet lipstick. Harper Bazaar's Derek Blasberg tweeted, I think Angelina Jolie just single handedly made it cool to match your bag and your lipstick to your dress again.

Supermodel and Project Runway host Heidi Klum looked ravishing in a Calvin Klein gown and turquoise Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, bringing some color to the Golden Globes. I really wanted something with a super sexy, elegant silhouette. I went with a custom Calvin Klein Collection bisque silk crepe sheath dress with a plunging back and paired it with a gorgeous turquoise statement necklace from Lorraine Schwartz, Klum wrote on the AOL blog.

Charlize Theron, in pink Dior, and Michelle Williams both sported headbands on the red carpet. Theron's accented a side messy-bun and Williams' topped her pixie cut. Williams, dressed in a midnght blue Jason Wu gown, took home the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn.

Zooey Deschanel, who is nominated for her role in FOX's New Girl, rocked a 60s-vibe in a haute couture Prada gown with sparkling lime green bodice and brown skirt. Her nails were painted with mini tuxedos and her hair was styled in a bouffant coif. Learn how to do Deschanel's adorable nail art here. 

Claire Danes was a major stand-out of the night dressed in a black and white J. Mendel dress with open-back and black latticed detailing. The stunner topped her look with red lipstick and simple diamond jewels. She took home the award for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama for her role in Homeland.

Embodying a black widow sexiness, Rooney Mara, star of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, dressed in black Nina Ricci with mermaid skirt and front, side and back cut-outs. The plunging V-neck adds extra sensuality. The actress said that she kept some of the piercings she had to get for the film, just in a case a sequel is in the works she will not have to re-pierce anything. Mara has been one of the most sought-after actress as of late. All eyes were on her at this year's Golden Globes.

Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara wore a dark blue Vera Wang dress. She said that she chooses Wang regularly because the clothes fit her so well. She was joined on stage with co-star Julie Bowen, who opted for a prim look - a blush tulle Reem Acra dress with glittering cap sleeves. I didn't even wear a gown at my wedding. So I'm having my girl moment, she told Ryan Seacrest.

Nicole Richie wore a shimmering, silver Julien Macdonald dress and carrying a House of Harlow clutch. Richie will star in the upcoming NBC series Fashion Show. Richie, who is a fashion mogul herself, is thrilled. She stars alongside Jessica Simspon. We are really like a big family. It's been a lot of fun.

George Clooney and girlfriend Stacy Keibler arrived after a romantic vacation in Cabo. Keibler went with a crimson Valentino column gown with draped cowl neck and up-swept hair. Clooney looked Old Hollywood chic in a black tuxedo and bow tie. The couple said they cannot wait for the after-parties. As for their fun date night, they usually opt for dinner. We like to do sushi, said Keibler.

Below is a full list of Sunday night's 2012 Golden Globes winners. Check out the slideshow of the red carpet. Who do you think was the best dressed? Leave your feedback in the comments section below.

FULL WINNERS LIST (via The Hollywood Life)

TV Series, Drama

American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones

Actor In A TV Series, Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammar, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Actress In A TV Series, Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

TV Series, Comedy

New Girl
Modern Family

Actor In A TV Series, Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Actress In A TV Series, Comedy

Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Laura Linney, The Big C

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Hour
Mildred Pierce
Too Big to Fail

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Bill Nighy, Page Eight
Dominic West, The Hour

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV
Romola Garai, The Hour
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofía Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Motion Picture, Drama

The Descendants
The Help
The Ides Of March

Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama

George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides Of March
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama

Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Motion Picture, Comedy

The Artist
Midnight In Paris
My Week With Marilyn

Actor In A Motion Picture, Comedy

Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Owen Wilson, Midnight In Paris
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love

Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Jodie Foster, Carnage
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kate Winslet, Carnage

Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture

Albert Brooks, Drive
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture

Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Director

Martin Scorcese, Hugo
George Clooney, The Ides of March
Michel Hazanvicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris