17 #GoldenGlobe Moments That Were Far More Entertaining Than The Actual Awards
Awards season in Hollywood has officially kicked off, starting with the 75th Golden Globe Awards that just wrapped up earlier today (Sunday, 7 January, LA time)
In light of industry-wide allegations of sexual misconduct, the focus was not on the awards itself but on the Time's Up initiative spearheaded by some of Hollywood's biggest stars. It sure led to some powerful moments on the red carpet and onstage:
1. In a show of solidarity for the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, the female figures of Hollywood wore black in a powerful statement against workplace sexual harassment
2. Some of their male peers also donned all-black suits as well as the Time's Up pins commissioned by Reese Witherspoon in an added show of support
3. As did the 'Stranger Things' kids, who look ~tubular~ on the red carpet. We wish we looked this cool at their age!
4. Debra Messing took a swipe at E! during a red carpet interview with the network for not "paying their female co-hosts the same as male co-hosts"
For context, Messing was referring to former E! host Catt Sadler departing the network last month after finding out that her male co-host Jason Kennedy was making nearly twice her salary.
5. Golden Globes host Seth Meyer addressed the "elephant in the room" head on in his opening monologue, with a scathing line for Harvey Weinstein
6. Oprah Winfrey, the first African-American woman to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award, delivered an impassioned speech that made everyone hope she'd run for president in 2020
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up!" she said.
"So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "Me too" again!"
You can read her entire speech here.
7. Barbra Streisand found it hard to believe that she is still the only female director to win a Golden Globe. And that was waaaaay back in 1984.
"I’m the only woman to get the best director award. That was 1984 (for Yentl), that was 34 years ago. Folks, time’s up!" she said upon taking the stage.
"We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for best director. These are so many films out there that are so good directed by women."
While the #TimesUp movement no doubt dominated the Golden Globes, the stars also recorded some pretty down-to-earth moments at the awards show:
8. Kelly Clarkson stopped her interview with Ryan Seacrest when she spotted Meryl Streep and almost fell down the stairs in a rush to meet her idol
9. The mini 'Harry Potter' reunion when Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson presented together
10. That's not the only reunion that happened at the Golden Globes. Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley took this sweet photo together and probably gave fans of 'The Fault In Our Stars' feels all over again.
11. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen look equally regal in modern black tie
12. James Franco blocking Tommy Wiseau, the man he plays in 'The Disaster Artist' from taking over the mic when accepting the award for Best Actor
13. Find someone who looks at you like Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban, Jessica Chastain, and Laura Dern looked at Nicole Kidman during her acceptance speech
14. Tom Hanks delivered a tray of martinis to everyone at his table
15. Guillermo del Toro is not having it when the orchestra tried to play him off
16. Rachel Brosnahan ('The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel') and Sterling K. Brown ('This Is Us') said hi to Oprah before giving their acceptance speeches
17. Last but definitely not least, this iconic ~fire~ line from Natalie Portman:
No female directors were nominated for the Best Director category in this year's Golden Globes, despite box office success and critical acclaim for female-directed films like 'Wonder Woman' (Patty Jenkins), 'Lady Bird' (Greta Gerwig), and 'Mudbound' (Dee Rees).
'Lady Bird', directed by first-time director Greta Gerwig, later won the Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture for Musical or Comedy category.
Full list of winners at the 75th Golden Globe Awards:
Cecil B. DeMille award: Oprah Winfrey
Best Motion Picture, Drama: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: ‘Lady Bird’
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Frances McDormand, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan, ‘Lady Bird’
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Gary Oldman, ‘The Darkest Hour’
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: James Franco, ‘The Disaster Artist’
Best Supporting Actor, Any Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
Best Supporting Actress, Any Motion Picture: Allison Janney, ‘I, Tonya’
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, ‘The Shape of Water’
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, ‘The Shape of Water’
Best Original Song: ‘This Is Me’ (from ’The Greatest Showman’)
Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
Best Foreign Language Film: ‘In the Fade’
Best Television Series, Drama: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television: ‘Big Little Lies’
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television: Nicole Kidman, ‘Big Little Lies’
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television: Ewan McGregor, ‘Fargo’
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television: Laura Dern, ‘Big Little Lies’
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television: Alexander Skarsgård, ‘Big Little Lies’
Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, ‘This Is Us’
Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Bresnahan, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Aziz Ansari, ‘ Master of None’
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