4 Things To Watch Out For In The 2018 Golden Globe Awards
Aside from kicking off the awards season, here are 4 things to look forward to at the 75th Golden Globe Awards:
1. THE HOST
First off, NBC’s Late Night host and comedian Seth Meyers will be this year’s man of ceremonies. He also hosted the Emmy Awards last 2014. Now, if you are expecting some Trump-related monologues or jokes, sorry but Meyers won't make fun of the POTUS--well, that's what we know so far, but quoting what he said in his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm reserving the right to change my mind," who knows?
2. THE PRESENTERS
There will be 25 presenters to announce the awards including Halle Berry, Carol Burnett, Kelly Clarkson, Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Gal Gadot, Greta Gerwig, Hugh Grant, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Hemsworth, Isabelle Huppert, Shirley MacLaine, Game of Thrones's Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, Emma Watson, Christina Hendricks, Ricky Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Poehler, Edgar Ramirez, Seth Rogen, J.K. Simmons, Sharon Stone, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Alicia Vikander and Kerry Washington--WOW.
3. THE RED CARPET
We’re all eyes and ears as to what the attendees and nominees will wear. With the launch of #TIMESUP Movement—a campaign formed by industry professionals to raise awareness on sexual harassment—expect a "blackout" at the red carpet.
Most of the actresses attending this year which includes Meryl Streep (nominated Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Post), Reese Witherspoon (nominated Best Actress, Television Movie for Big Little Lies), Emma Stone, who is one of the presenters of the night, Saoirse Ronan, (nominated Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy for Lady Bird) and more said they’ll wear black in solidarity with survivors of sexual harassment.
Because everyone keeps asking me... YES, the men WILL be standing in solidarity with women on this wearing-all-black movement to protest against gender inequality at this year’s Golden Globes. At least ALL MY GUYS will be. Safe to say this may not be the right time to choose to be the odd man out here... just sayin...
And we heard some male actors obliged too! Celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati said in her Instagram post that her clients, particularly Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson—who confirmed this by commenting “yes we will,” Tom Hiddleston, and Call Me By Your Name actor and Best Supporting Actor nominee Armie Hammer will wear black in support of the movement.
The Time's Up pin is an accessory everyone will wear at this year’s Golden Globes
It’s not the theme or even a requirement, anyone can wear whatever color they please but with a lot of A-List celebrities agreeing to wear black, the pressure is on.
and of course,
4. THE AWARDS ITSELF
Another highlight would be the presentation of the Cecil B. de Mille Award that will be given to television star and entrepreneur, Oprah Winfrey. The Cecil B. de Mille Award is given to a talented individual for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
But the main question is, who will win big? There’s a lot of talk as to who will go home happy by bagging the major awards.
Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water, FOX Searchlight
For film, Guillermo Del Torro's fantasy drama The Shape of Water is leading with seven nominations, including best picture, director, and actress. Followed by Steven Spielberg's political drama The Post and Martin McDonagh's black comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, both picked up six nominations apiece.
Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies, HBO
Meanwhile, in the television category, HBO has 12 nominations for Game of Thrones, The Young Pope, and Big Little Lies--six of it belongs to the latter with its lead stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon nominated for Best Actress in its category. Netflix also got twelve nominations for its shows Stranger Things, Master of None, and The Crown. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and NBC’s This Is Us, both got three nominations.
For the full list of nominees, click here.
The 75th Golden Globe Awards will start at 5PM PT / 8PM ET on Sunday, January 7th.
Cover image from www.www.goldenglobes.com