Live from the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Paula Patton: See which celebs sizzled on the red carpet.

ESSENCE.COM Jan, 16, 2012

The best and brightest in Hollywood came out to attend the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.

Every year the awards show honors the best in film and television. This year all eyes were on “The Help” stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer as they vied for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards. (Spencer won in her category, but Meryl Streep edged out Davis.)

British star Idris Elba won a Best Actor award for his performance in the BBC America drama, “Luther.”

Take a look at which stars graced the red carpet.