Golden Globes 2018: You should have already seen wearing black dresses on any funeral or mourning but not at the red carpet of one of the biggest awards events of Hollywood at the first big night of awards season 2018.
Instead of a parade of couture gowns in a rainbow of colours, the biggest names of Hollywood wore black dresses at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills.
There was not a small piece of black or any ribbon on the shoulder, stars wore all-black dresses but with lots of sheer panels, cut-outs and legs and cleavage showing.
Why is everyone wearing black at the Golden Globes?
The biggest stars of Hollywood stood in black in solidarity and to make a statement against the epidemic of with victims of sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry and in all kinds of workplaces.
It was organized campaign called Time’s Up in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the many high profile actors who have since had allegations filed against them.
“This is a moment of solidarity not a fashion moment,” Eva Longoria said earlier in the week. “This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around.”
Who wore black at the Golden Globes 2018?
Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Ashley Judd and dozens more of the most powerful women in Hollywood wore exclusively black dresses on the red carpet of the Golden Globes – weirder cousin of Oscars.
Meryl Streep told E! News, “We feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line dividing then from now.”
“It’s so incredible to look around and see everyone in solidarity, ready to really address the issues that exist in our industry and across all industries,” America Ferrera said. “It’s our job – right now, the time is now – for us to do the work that will make women and all people more safe and more equal in their workplaces and in their lives.”
Who didn’t wear black at the Golden Globes?
German model Barbara Meier, actress Blanca Blanco and president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Meher Tatna, these were the three leading ladies who went out of the box when all other decided to wear black.
It’s against her culture to wear black unless she is a widow in mourning, so Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Meher Tatna took it to the next level with a bright red dress and coat.
Barbara Meier stunned in a beige floral gown and Blanco opting for a risqué red gown. She later shared on her Instagram that she also is a supporter of the Time’s Up movement.
“We were fighting for a long time for the freedom to wear what it is ok, to dress up a little more sexy,” Meier wrote, as translated from German to English. “If we now restrict this, because some men can not control themselves, this is a huge step back in my opinion. We should not have to be serious. US women should shine, be colorful and sparkle. Just like it is our nature. In my opinion, this symbolizes our freedom and our new strength.”
Is this happening first time in any awards show?
No, this is not happening first time. Many actors and actresses arrived at last year’s Academy Awards ceremony wearing Planned Parenthood pins and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) blue ribbons following Donald Trump’s travel ban.
In 2003, biggest stars of Hollywood including Nicole Kidman wore black at Academy Awards and there was call for them to be cancelled the Iraq War.
Golden Globes 2018 Best Moment
It was one of the best – actually The Best – moment of the first big night of 2018 awards season when Late Night impresario Seth Meyers put abuers on blast. He said, by opening the ceremony, “Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen.
“Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight. Because, well, I’ve heard rumors that he’s crazy and difficult to work with. But don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the ‘In Memoriam.”
Oprah Winfrey brought men and women in the audience to their feet
Oprah Winfrey – who reportedly ‘actively thinking’ about running for US president – was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her outstanding contributions in entertainment, at the 75th annual Golden Globes show.
“I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because we all know the press is under siege these days. We also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice,” Oprah said during her award-acceptance speech.
“Their time is up. And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on,” she continued.
She ended the speech by saying, “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.”