Golden Globes Fashion Face-Off: The Stars vs. Their TV Characters (PHOTOS)

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Taraji P. Henson, Golden Globes 2016

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Cookie Lyons vs. Taraji P. Henson

Empire's Cookie Lyons may go the extra mile with furs, chains and bling but the actress kept it simple in a white column dress (with a long train).

Rachel Bloom, Golden Globes 2016

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Rebecca Bunch vs. Rachel Bloom

Looks like Rebecca's on-screen "Sexy Getting Ready Song" in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend helped transform Bloom into a green goddess.

Aziz Ansari, Golden Globes 2016

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Dev Shah vs. Aziz Ansari

Dev may have been a Master of None, but Ansari himself has mastered the art of a gentleman's suit.

Viola Davis, Golden Globes 2016

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Annalise Keating vs. Viola Davis

When she's in the classroom and courtroom on How to Get Away With Murder, Annalise is stern in her slim sheaths and suits, but Davis's sparkly look is perfect for a starry, starry night.

Sam Heughan, Golden Globes 2016

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Jamie Fraser vs. Sam Heughan

No loose-fitting shirts or kilts for Outlander's Heughan, who stepped out of his character's traditional Scottish garb for a sharp navy suit.

Caitriona Balfe, Golden Globes 2016

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Claire Randall vs. Caitriona Balfe

Heughan's on-screen wife, Claire, may be tied down to long, dark plaid dresses and wild tresses, but Balfe chose a more romantic gown and upswept hair.

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Aliyah Shadeed vs. Regina King

In Season 1 of American Crime, Aliyah's hijab reflected her Muslim faith; on the red carpet, King let her hair down and glammed up in a heavily sequined gown with a billowing cape.

Kirsten Dunst, Golden Globes 2016

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Peggy Blumquist vs. Kirsten Dunst

Peggy may have been a small-town '70s Minnesota girl with high-waist trousers and feathered hair, but Dunst showed off a modern flair with a plunging velvet gown and pulled-back hair.

Gina Rodriquez, Golden Globes 2016

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Jane Villaneuva vs. Gina Rodriguez

While Jane may prefer short and girly summer dresses, Rodriguez showed off her elegant side in a dark blue, off-the-shoulder ballgown.

Alan Cumming, Golden Globes 2016

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Eli Gold vs. Alan Cumming

Complete opposites, cunning political manager Eli Gold is comfortable in black suits, but Cumming leaned toward a quirky jewel-toned jacket, bow tie and high top sneakers.

Melissa Benoist, Golden Globes 2016

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Supergirl/Kara Danvers vs. Melissa Benoist

When she's not suited up on Supergirl, Kara Danvers favors simple dresses and cardigans; on the red carpet, Benoist also favored simplicity but one with subtle details.

Judith Light, Golden Globes 2016

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Shelly Pfefferman vs. Judith Light

Transparent's Pfefferman may wear more bohemian clothes, but one thing she has in common with Light: their preference for white and for pants.

Damian Lewis, Golden Globes 2016

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Nicholas Brody vs. Damian Lewis

Homeland's Nicholas Brody have have kept it low-key in a tee and jeans, but Bobby "Axe" Axelrod of Billions leans toward classic black leather jackets; as for Lewis, kept it suave with a classic black suit.

Sarah Hay, Golden Globes 2016

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Claire Robbins vs. Sarah Hay

As a ballerina, Claire's constantly in athletic knitwear and leotards; on the red carpet, Hay channeled the prettier aspect of ballet with a long dreamy tulle dress.

Jaimie Alexander, Golden Globes 2016

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Jane Doe vs. Jaimie Alexander

No Blindspot tattoos in sight! Off the set, Alexander gets girly with a deep-V metallic green gown that showed off her flawless skin.

Joanne Froggatt, Golden Globes 2016

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Anna Bates vs. Joanne Froggatt

Despite being a lady's maid on Downton Abbey, Anna's all about the hair buns and dour black uniforms, but in real life, Froggatt channeled chic with loose hair and a happier-looking dress.

Eva Green,Golden Globes 2016

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Vanessa Ives vs. Eva Green

As a clairvoyant and witch in Penny Dreadful, Ives lives in dark and brooding clothes and severe hair; Green, however, kept it soft and light in blush-colored gown and polished bob.

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Leslie Graham vs. Felicity Huffman

In the second season of American Crime, Huffman traded season one's mommy button-downs and khakis for a school principal's career-driven outfits and, in real life, the actress stuck to her latest character's sleeker silhouette.

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