What began out as an odd season for awards-aiming fare has in the end became a fairly regular one with the customary combination of biopics and issues-led movies dominating. As ever the HFPA has some made some automotive crash selections with their nominees this yr (Sia’s deeply offensive autism musical Music nabbing two nods is amongst the most egregious mis-steps) making their thought course of as messy and onerous to foretell as normal however right here together with his thought on who will triumph tonight is Peter Bradshaw:
Jared Leto wears a jumper
So far as we perceive it (however this semi WFH semi socially distant pink carpet is complicated), this snap reveals Jared Leto’s wfh pink carpet outfit. Wow. This can be a man that went to the Met Ball holding a reproduction of his personal head (by Gucci) a number of years in the past. Right here he stands by a window and wears a pleasant rollneck jumper. He’s modified. Additionally: balayage!
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Andra Day who’s nominated for her visceral efficiency enjoying Girl Day in Lee Daniels glorious America Vs Billie Vacation is sporting a phenomenal Chanel gown tonight. “I name Chanel ‘Channellliqua’,” she instructed Drew Barrymore (Day beforehand wore the vogue label at 2020’s Soul Practice awards). “I’m saving Prada for one more occasion.” Possibly one which rhymes with “Foskers”? The robe is from the SS21 Couture assortment. Inventive director Virginie Viard’s assortment had a celebratory theme and a few design prospers that had been instantly impressed by Coco Chanel’s personal craftsmanship. It’s an ideal selection not solely as a result of it references the 1930’s, when Holliday was gaining recognition, but additionally as a result of it’s a gown of two halves. The highest says: classical class and the high half is extra playful. Applicable for the duality inside Holliday herself.
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The comprehensible outrage over the LA Occasions expose and the indisputable fact that there isn’t a single black member in the HFPA has been rumbling on, prompting enter from Time’s Up who created a graphic that has since been shared by celebrities together with Kerry Washington, Amy Svhumer Jennifer Aniston and Sterling Ok Brown.
Gray’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo additionally wrote an open letter on Instagram. “Let’s present our black colleagues that we care and are keen to do the work to proper the wrongs we now have created,” she wrote. “Now just isn’t a time to be silent. We have now an actual motion merchandise right here let’s get it performed.”
Ava DuVernay expressed shock that individuals are expressing shock over the lack of variety (it’s not precisely been a secret for a very long time) whereas the HFPA will reportedly deal with the drawback throughout the ceremony tonight. Let’s see how far they take it.
What’s complicated about this yr’s Golden Globes pink carpet is: it’s solely a pink carpet for the presenters. For the nominees this can be a wfh scenario, so right here’s Josh O’Conner – the man who made Prince Charles briefly fanciable – standing in entrance of some curtains. He seems extremely dapper in a Byronic form of means on this Loewe swimsuit. He is ready to put on cream trousers, too, which is certainly one of the benefits of being dwelling close to some Vanish and a washer.
This yr, and check out to not get too upset about this, gifting suites have been pressured out of pricy resort suites and onto the road exterior of pricy accommodations as a substitute.
The unusual, right here’s some cleaning soap and a luxurious cruise ship trip, ritual that sees wealthy stars get given stuff they may in any other case afford, was made even stranger this yr. Buuuuut to make the observe barely much less gross this yr, 10 first responders have additionally been given some swag. Included this yr is an lively $149 bluetooth masks (?) in addition to, for some, a visit to Bali.
Typically downgraded as the lesser half of the evening, it’s simple to overlook that the Globes can also be a celebration of the small display screen, one thing that’s turn into a normal joke at this stage (Fey and Poehler will nearly actually reference it sooner or later).
However this yr greater than ever, we’ve watched a ton extra exhibits than we now have films so maybe that’s about to alter? Right here’s Adrian Horton bravely guessing who and what would possibly come out on high:
Greetings from the vogue workforce! Hannah Marriott and Priya Elan right here, blowing the mud off our essential colleges, because it has been some time since we had a pink carpet to appraise. Let’s begin with presenter Margot Robbie, in tiered and belted Chanel – look 3 from the spring/summer season 21 catwalk, I imagine. She seems nice. Personally I’m simply glad to have an outfit to have a look at that’s not my very own sweatpants.
The previous few years have seen divisive dialogue round whether or not an awards present host is even obligatory anymore. Current examples – Ricky Gervais, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel – haven’t precisely impressed us to need something greater than a robotic saying winners however when making an attempt to recall the final nice instance, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler stand out removed from the relaxation.
The pair have hosted thrice earlier than, managing to be sharp with out being too imply, deftly skewering each the trade as nicely the Globes itself and as eye-rolling as a number of tonight could also be, they need to present us with some worthwhile moments.
Right here’s a reminder of their greatest:
The group of 87 worldwide journalists has lengthy been ridiculed by the trade for being a small and questionable but surprisingly influential cabal, suffering from rumours of bribery and accused of choosing the attract of star energy over the recognition of real expertise. By this stage, anybody switching on the Globes and anticipating a good and balanced evaluate of the final yr is excessive on one thing however these latest reveals have uncovered extra alleged corruption and points than any of us had been conscious of.
Listed here are a few of the key findings:
- Out of the 87 members, not a single one is black
- The HFPA is a non-profit organisation but in the final fiscal yr, members reportedly collected practically $2m in funds from the group, one thing that might result in bother with the IRS
- Greater than 30 members had been flown to Paris to advertise the present Emily in Paris and had been handled to a luxurious keep (the present ended up with two nominations)
- A lot of the members write for obscure shops and publicists are reportedly pressured to work with them out of worry of being punished by the HFPA at giant
- Members embrace a rich socialite and a bodybuilder-turned-actor
- Members have additionally been disciplined for promoting freebies despatched by publicists in addition to tickets to the ceremony itself
Going for gold
Arriving nearly two months later than normal, this yr’s Golden Globes ceremony is about to kick off an odd awards season with controversy, confusion and a refreshing quantity of unpredictability.
It tends to be the looser, drunker, sillier awards present of the yr with hosts and presenters taking it about as significantly as we must always. Tonight shall be a good weirder one than normal: the hosts, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (reward be), and presenters will probably be in particular person on the east and west coasts whereas all nominees will probably be at dwelling. It kind of form of labored for the Emmys final yr, even with a much less surer emcee, and nearly a yr into the pandemic, issues ought to technically be slickly dealt with tonight, everybody much more assured with the intricacies of digital life.
Predicted winners embrace Carey Mulligan, the late Chadwick Boseman and a least one particular person from The Crown, however success will include a shadow. For years many people have identified that the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation, an odd group of 87 tenuously labelled journalists, have been a little bit of a joke, doling out awards to undeserving winners, extra impressed with celeb than expertise, however a latest Los Angeles Occasions expose has proven us a good darker facet (extra on that later).
It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how Fey and Poehler deal with this tonight, if in any respect, however the elevated scrutiny will add an edge to the night for certain. Keep on with us for what passes as a pink carpet in 2021, all of the many winners, the simply chopped off at-home speeches and any additional controversy that arises. It’ll be a singular one.
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