The Golden Globes turn 75 this year
Medha Bhagwat, @bhagwat_medha, (INN) :
The red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes was without a doubt quite a significant and cautious balancing act. Generally or traditionally more so, a red carpet is a lavish celebration of fashion — though normally sheltered, calm and sedate sort — and of course with the big name chatter. It’s best watched with wine and pizza looking out for the end table.
Be that as it may, this year, in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, celebrities walked the red carpet didn’t have the space to be negligible. They needed to recognise and acknowledge the systemic misogyny of the entertainment industry and at any rate make a difference going forward — and, with the Golden Globes being a Hollywood event, they needed to do as such while acting naturally salutary and glamorous.
While comedian Seth Meyers hosted the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, he excessively squandered no time tending to the serious subject on everybody’s minds. “Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen,” he grinned and rather grimaced, breaking the ice as well as can be expected.
Facilitating the first and the main awards show of 2018, Meyers had an overwhelming undertaking in front of him. Toeing the line between entertaining the room and downplaying the terrible systemic sexism that came into light in the fall of 2017 was a quite troublesome errand in itself , when allegations of sexual harassment and assault broke against Harvey Weinstein — and after that, consistently, numerous other male Hollywood titans? How was he expected to break jokes while confronting an ocean of black dresses, worn in dissent of sexual manhandle in the work environment?
In any case, fortunately, his experience of walking a precarious tightrope as host of NBC’s Late Night proved to be useful. So, while the Golden Globes host nailed his monologue by giving others a chance to tell his best jokes, Oprah Winfrey’s powerful speech stirred up hypothesis that the media magnate may make a keep running for the White House in 2020. And keeping in mind that Winfrey has denied harbouring presidential desire, it hasn’t prevented numerous from spectators from asking: let’s give #Oprah2020 a try?
“I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!” said Cecil B. DeMill while accepting the Golden Globes’ award for her career achievement. In her 10-minute speech she strung together topics and themes of the historic struggle for the civil and gender rights, her own story, and an inclination of positive thinking ahead.
Winfrey’s address had more than one eyewitness pondering whether Winfrey, 63, might have more than a TV and film honour at the forefront of her thoughts. Not long after her discourse, NBC shot an eyebrow-raising tweet perusing, “Nothing but respect for OUR future president.”
As the Golden Globes commenced Hollywood’s yearly awards season with a few in number articulations in support of the #MeToo movement, and in addition to the typical blend of expected, astonishing, and flat-out outlandish champs in both film and TV.
In the film categories, the big winner was Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which took home four awards: Best Motion Picture — Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama (Frances McDormand), and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell). Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig, was also a notable winner; it took home two awards, for Best Motion Picture — Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy (Saoirse Ronan).
In the TV categories, HBO’s Big Little Lies came out on top, winning four awards, for Best Television Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series (Laura Dern), and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series (Alexander Skarsgard). It was joined on the victors’ list by The Handmaid’s Tale, which won Best Television Series: Drama and Best Actress in a Television Series — Drama (Elisabeth Moss) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which won Best Television Series— Comedy, and Best Actress in Television Series: Comedy (Rachel Brosnahan).
Needless to say the atmosphere at the Golden Globes wasn’t precisely prepared for a feel good night brimming with splashy awards. All things considered, be that as it may, the attendees generally came arranged to confront that reality, despite the fact that the Globes are customarily known for being one of the splashiest evenings of the awards season. What’s more, not to overlook the black-ish outfits sported on the red carpet that wasn’t only a contrivance however on and all shockingly, yet the most praise commendable piece of the entire ceremony was that it never, not once, shy away from tending to the dreadful shadow looming over the room as many of the night’s speeches incorporated the movement in one way or another strangely as it turned out, positively but also rather shrewdly.
The complete list of 2018 Golden Globes winners is below.