Everybody’s iconic goth glammed up. The star of the popular Netflix series Wednesday, Jenna Ortega, deviated from her character’s customary black clothing for the 2023 Golden Globes. Her red carpet entrance was the ideal option for a celebrity on the rise, even if fans had become accustomed to seeing her in a warped interpretation of the Nevermore Academy school uniform.
The actress wore a floor-length Gucci evening gown with transparent pleated sleeves and a wrapped bodice as she made her entrance at tonight’s star-studded celebration. The garment’ torso featured belly cutouts connected by silver hoops. Ortega raised the ante with her accessories, donning several choker necklaces made of diamonds and a pair of earrings with crystals. She added glittery silver platform heels to complete the ensemble.
For her portrayal of the show’s title heroine in Netflix’s Wednesday, Ortega received her first Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
Wednesday has surpassed Stranger Things 4 to become the English-language TV series with the most hours seen in a single week, totalling more over 341 million hours, since the show’s November 2022 debut on Netflix.
At barely 20 years old, Ortega would become the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Golden Globe in the comedy category if she were to win this year. With her win for My So-Called Life at age 15, Claire Danes presently holds the record for actors in the drama category.
At the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Latino Cinema and Television in November 2022, Ortega won the Rising Star Award for Television sponsored by IMDbPro. “It’s really such an honor and I feel so fortunate. I’m very, very lucky. Thank you to Critics’ Choice Awards and all of you guys,” she said at the time. “I really hope that with my work I’m able to inspire other young Latinas, or Latinos even, and make sure to encourage them to pursue the arts and show them that there’s room for us, all of us. It doesn’t have to be a select few.”