A majority of stars who stepped onto the 75th Golden Globes’ red carpet embraced an all-black dress code supporting the Time’s Up movement, Hollywood’s newly launched effort in stamping out workplace discrimination and sexual harassment.
While red-carpet attendees were quick to show their solidarity with their spin on the evening’s color theme (or lack thereof), some managed to take that message of unity one step further by donning female designers for the evening.
“I had half my clients in women [designers], and half were not,” said Tara Swennen, who styled several stars, including best supporting actress winner Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), who wore a gown by Italian designer Mario Dice. “It was definitely something that we were trying to attain, but sometimes it just wasn’t possible.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Dick Clark Productions teamed up for their official viewing and after-party to celebrate the 75th Golden Globes. Unlike most of the other Sunday soirees in various venues throughout the Beverly Hilton, the action at this one started long before the telecast ended.
As the final stop on the “winner’s walk,” Golden Globe recipients could go for their backstage interview and then stop into this party to have their names engraved on their trophies. So, not surprising, stars came streaming in during the telecast.
Having attended this party and then later the Warner Bros. and InStyle shindig, we offer highlights from both Sunday night affairs.
When actors and filmmakers on the red carpet Sunday night were asked what they can and are doing to promote change, they had a wide range of answers, from hiring more female directors to raising your own consciousness.
“Lead by example first and foremost,” said “This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia. “Let’s just be good men on our sets, in our crews, in life.”
Barbra Streisand’s criticism of the Golden Globes didn’t stop after she left the podium Sunday night. In fact, the actress, director and singer continued scolding Hollywood on Twitter for not championing films directed by women.
Because the entrance to the HBO bash is immediately outside the Beverly Hilton ballroom where the Golden Globes are held, it tends to be the first party stop for many revelers.
At least that was the move for Emilia Clarke, who took the opportunity to catch up with her "Game of Thrones" co-stars, chatting with Gwendoline Christie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Also at their table? The Lonely Island guys, including Andy Samberg. When the trio of dudes got up to leave, Clarke shook her head defiantly and insisted they stay longer. Samberg picked up the placard on the table reading "Game of Thrones." "See!" he said. "We don't belong here."
Stars wore black to the 2018 Golden Globes and we asked why it was important to participate.
For solidarity and to signify change. That was the overwhelming message stars such as Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep and Lena Waithe shared when asked why they chose to wear black to the 2018 Golden Globes on Sunday.
“I’m proud to be wearing black to stand in solidarity with the women who have been doing the work for social justice for decades,” said Washington, a member of Time’s Up, on the red carpet.
The first stop for many at the Warner Bros. and InStyle party was the L'Oréal flats machine. That's right, there was a machine on hand doling out free rollable flat shoes for any lady whose tootsies were wiped out after wearing heels all day.
That did not include Mariah Carey, who was posted up in the first banquette inside the party surrounded by a slew of Hollywood power players: Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Rowan Blanchard. Blanchard, 16, wasn't the only teen in attendance – Ava Witherspoon, 18, attended the bash with her mom, Reese.
Busy Phillips, who is typically Michelle Williams' plus-one – this year, Williams brought #MeToo founder Tarana Burke instead – caught up with her BFF at the party. They were hanging out near the "I, Tonya" crew, including Tonya Harding herself.
As some Golden Globe after-parties cleared out (ahem, the domed tent of the Focus party), others got packed — and some of the hottest soirées Sunday night turned out to be thrown by the newer kids on the block.
Like Netflix’s, Amazon’s penthouse party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was a hot ticket. Around 11:30 p.m., Viola Davis made her way down the hallways just as Mariah Carey was gliding out; guests arriving in the witching hour were greeted by the booming sounds of rising rapper Cardi B.
Her breakout hit, “Bodak Yellow,” gave way to a supremely danceable DJ set as attendees filled a small dance floor, gazing out at the Los Angeles skyline from penthouse heights.
The network, which aired Sunday’s show, then removed the tweet, explaining that it had been posted by a third-party agency used by NBC Entertainment and “was not meant to be a political statement.”
Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast. It is in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement. We have since removed the tweet.
The Fox Golden Globes bash — which included 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, FX, National Geographic and Hulu — was an early must-stop for Globes-goers who noshed on charcuterie and cheeses.
“Shape of Water” mastermind Guillermo del Toro and Martin McDonagh, director of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (which won for motion picture – drama), arrived showing off their Golden Globes.
The evening’s winningest studio had a lot to celebrate at the sprawling after-party held on the roof terrace of the Beverly Hilton, where glinting chandeliers hung high above post-show revelers.