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.
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.
V. annoyed by exactly zero men other than Seth Meyers talking about #MeToo. It’s as if for them, nothing has changed, or worse they view it as a women’s issue, and not for them to touch. Fav after fav.
The question isn’t will Oprah Winfrey run for president, but when.
Electrified by her speech onstage at an unusually politicized Golden Globes, celebrities in the audience and fans watching from home were so ready to vote Oprah into the White House that a hashtag quickly gained momentum: #Oprah2020.
Holding court in the VIP row of tables up front, Winfrey sat with Gayle King and “Wrinkle in Time” director Ava DuVernay, their seats turned toward the stage, where word of the internet campaign reached her.
I was asked this question a lot, too, when I did the film ‘Milk.’ Whenever any group is treated differently or given less rights or less equality than any other . . . it’s everyone's responsibility to stand up and make change.
James Franco, who won a Golden Globe for his performance in 'The Disaster Artist'
One of the most eye-opening moments at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards came when Barbra Streisand, presenting the night’s final award for best picture, drama, said, “Backstage I heard they said I was the only woman to get the best director award. And you know, that was 1984: That was 34 years ago!
“Folks, time’s up! We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for best director,” she insisted. “There are so many films out there that are so good directed by women.”
After an awards night with so many hopeful moments, when women seemed to be taking back the narrative on the red carpet, in their acceptance speeches and in the number of awards going to women-centered projects, it was a stinging dose of reality.