The Golden Globes are, by reputation, the loosest, booziest and most decidedly unserious ceremony on Hollywood’s awards season calendar, with the awards themselves quite often the butt of the joke. Hosting the awards in 2016, Ricky Gervais repeatedly savaged them as “meaningless.”
But, in a year that has seen the entertainment industry upended by a wave of sexual harassment scandals, the 75th Golden Globes flipped the script. At Sunday evening’s ceremony, everything — from the black dresses women wore on the red carpet in solidarity to the jokes and speeches to the winners themselves — seemed freighted with meaning.
“It’s 2018 — marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t,” show host Seth Meyers said, summing up the sense of change in the air.
By 10 p.m., the Fox- FX- Hulu party was at capacity. The fire marshal was only letting in new guests as earlier guests exited.
While “The Handmaid’s Tale’s” Samira Wiley, who took the stage at the Golden Globes when the Margaret Atwood-based Hulu show won for best drama TV series, danced in a reserved section of the party, author and activist Janet Mock, who serves as a writer of FX’s upcoming “Pose,” was leaving.
Inside, the room dripped in gold. The dance floor was crowded as Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” segued into OutKast’s “Hey Ya.”
In keeping with the more serious mood on this year’s Golden Globes red carpet, we have decided to break with our tradition of presenting our best- and worst-dressed photo gallery. Instead, we present to you our style standouts.
With an all-black dress code prevailing on the red carpet at the 75th Golden Globes on Sunday, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Meher Tatna went against the tide in an embellished red ensemble — and for good reason.
"It's a cultural thing," the Indian journalist told "Entertainment Tonight" on the red carpet, explaining her conscious decision to wear a brightly colored gown and overcoat on an otherwise somber red carpet. "When you have a celebration, you don't wear black."
A black-dress blackout, a surfeit of sequins, a bumper crop of bare shoulders and a whole lot of monochrome menfolk — those were some of the memorable moments from the red-carpet arrivals at the 75th Golden Globes on Sunday night.
With the first major awards show of 2018 in the rearview mirror, I sat down with The Times' Jesse Goddard to recap the evening through the fashion lens and discuss what clues, if any, the evening's takeaway trends might hold in the seasonal sartorial slog toward the Academy Awards in March.
Connie Britton's 75th Golden Globes ensemble killed two birds, you might say, with one sweater: She supported the Time's Up movement by wearing all black and brought awareness to Bono's female-focused One Campaign with her feminist-minded statement sweater. The black cashmere crewneck was emblazoned with an embroidered declaration that "Poverty Is Sexist."
The maker of the hand-sewn sweater — and one reading simply "Equality" worn by Kristen Bell, who stayed home sick from the show — is New York-based label Lingua Franca, which launched its tops embroidered with hip-hop lyrics on Net-a-Porter in 2016 and has since found fans including Leonardo DiCaprio and Christy Turlington. The name Lingua Franca means "the common language."
Held at the newly built Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, Netflix’s Golden Globes after-party was an event fit for a monarch.
Guests were greeted by a blood-red carpet that wound its way to the hotel’s entrance. Presented with an entrance ticket of a black wristband with a Netflix brand upon checking in, attendees were greeted by waiters with glasses of white wine. Around the corner a bellboy, specially hired for the event, managed elevators that took guests upstairs to the party. (The red carpet on the elevator was also branded with the streaming service’s name.)
As the elevator’s doors opened, another sign led guests to a shoe valet, where they were able to trade their heels and dress shoes for a pair of slippers — it was clearly time to Netflix and chill.
Oprah Winfrey for president was something of a running theme throughout the Golden Globes on Sunday, beginning with Seth Meyers' opening monologue. He jokingly forbade Winfrey from considering the presidency.
But the trend picked up steam as the night unfolded, particularly after Winfrey's impassioned acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award.