The Times’ resident awards expert, Glenn Whipp, can honestly say he has no idea who will win the motion picture drama race.
“It is indicative of the unpredictable state of this year’s awards season. You could make a case for any one of the five nominees — ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Post,’ ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ — and you'd probably convince me that you’re correct,” he wrote in his newsletter this week.
Ultimately, Whipp settled on Del Toro’s sci-fi romance, “The Shape of Water,” as this year’s winner. But he could be wrong and knows it.
So you heard something about actresses wearing black to the Golden Globes this year, but — perhaps not obsessed with Hollywood’s annual cycle of self-congratulation — you’re not exactly sure why.
In a nutshell: After the Harvey Weinstein scandal and everything that has followed, it’s a silent show of solidarity against sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry.
"I think that will be really powerful," supporting actress nominee Allison Janney said Tuesday at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where she was wearing green. "I will be in a black dress and be proud to be standing there with the other actresses."
Who will win big at the 2018 Golden Globes tonight?
Whether you think “Lady Bird” will sweep its four categories or that Christopher Plummer’s whirlwind “All the Money in the World” journey will include a Golden Globes win, mark your predictions and follow along on our handy ballot.
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Four-time Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais tweeted a simple message of advice Sunday for this year’s Globes host Seth Meyers: “Have an absolute blast tonight at The #GoldenGlobes and please treat the industry with the respect it deserves.”
To demonstrate for Meyers the kind of respect he means, Gervais added a clip from his own hosting turn in which he told the star-studded audience: “Shut up! You disgusting pill-popping, sexual deviant scum.”
Top Hollywood actresses are calling on those who stop at E! News on the Golden Globes red carpet to ask the entertainment outlet about how it treated Catt Sadler.
Sadler, who provided multiple hosting duties on E!, left the network in December she said she learned that her colleague Jason Kennedy was paid "close to double [her] salary for the past several years."
On Sunday, Amy Schumer urged those "on the carpet tonight" to ask E! "what happened" with Sadler. "We thought you would be for pay equality and say #imwithcattsad," Schumer posted on her Instagram account a few hours before the awards show kicked off.
Schumer told The Times that she and Eva Longoria had "joined forces" to support Sadler; the two stars raised the issue during New York and Los Angeles meetings of Time's Up, a coalition of female industry leaders formed in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein harassment scandal. Brie Larson has also voiced support for Sadler via social media.
Sadler hosted daytime show “Daily Pop” in addition to regular appearances on “E! News,” the channel’s flagship news program. Kennedy anchors the latter show five nights a week in addition to other duties at E!.
“Hi everybody,” Jessica Chastain whispered, as she made her way inside the “Gold Meets Golden” brunch, billed as a “Hollywood send-off” for those competing in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Games. The Golden Globes nominee let her Ralph Lauren-designed skirt with the thigh-high slit do the talking for her as she skipped speaking with press on the red carpet.
Once inside, Chastain mingled with soccer star Alex Morgan. Elsewhere, Nicole Kidman found a friend in snowboarder Amy Purdy; James Franco hugged it out with gold medalist Laurie Hernandez; and Hugh Jackman tried Summer Sanders’ gold medal on for size.
Even though the first footfalls on this year’s Golden Globes red carpet won’t take place until later today, we’re just going to go ahead and get the whole trend-spotting thing out of the way: The vast majority of the women in attendance will be wearing black dresses. The men, most of whom would usually pair a white shirt with their black tuxedos, will favor dark ones to create a tone-on-tone formalwear look. The on-trend lapel accessory of the season will be a Time’s Up pin.
Inevitably, a few — but only a few — fashion mavericks will be enthusiastically oppositional by dressing in bright, focus-pulling colors. Exposed skin — plunging necklines and daring leg slits — will be at a minimum and red-carpet talking points will be at a maximum. And no one will end up on the evening’s “worst-dressed list” because there simply won’t be one.
We know all these things, of course, because they’ve been explained in great detail in newspapers across the country (including this one) over the last week, as well as parsed, dissected, criticized and generally bandied about across social media. In short: The call to wear black dresses is an effort to highlight the issues of sexual assault, harassment and gender inequality.
The stars are coming out on Sunday to present the awards. Among this year’s presenters are past winners, nominees, and, naturally, several hail from this year’s crop of contenders.
In alphabetical order, here’s who you’ll see at the podium this year:
Neil Patrick Harris
Sarah Jessica Parker
Dwayne Johnson is also on hand because his daughter Simone Garcia Johnson was named the inaugural Golden Globe ambassador, a title previously referred to as Miss Golden Globe. Garcia Johnson will be onstage helping out presenters and handing out gilded statues.