Paint it black: That was the message of the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet, as the stars chose dark dresses and suits as a protest against sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination in Hollywood.“We feel emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line, dividing then from now,” Meryl Streep said before entering the auditorium. “People are aware now of a power imbalance and it’s something that leads to abuse. It’s led to abuse in our own industry and it’s led to abuse across the domestic workers’ field of work. It’s in the military; it’s in Congress; it’s everywhere. And we want to fix that.” … [Read more...] about Golden Globes paint it black honouring #MeToo, Time’s Up movements
Golden Globes host Seth Meyers didn’t hold back when he addressed the sexual misconduct in Hollywood during his opening remarks. Celebrities then took to Twitter to praise how Meyers handled the moment. Seth Meyers came out guns blazing to open the 2018 Golden Globes. With sexual misconduct allegations hovering over Hollywood for months, and almost everyone dressed in black to support the Time’s Up initiative, the late-night host addressed the elephant in the room right when he came on stage. “Good evening ladies and remaining gentleman,” Meyers said to open the show. And he just went on from there. “It’s 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t,” he said, adding that 2017 was the “year of big little lies and get out, and the television series ‘Big Little Lies’ and the movie ‘Get Out.'” Here are a couple more jokes that broke up the … [Read more...] about Seth Meyers didn’t hold back on Hollywood sexual misconduct in his hilarious opening to the Golden Globes
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.—The Golden Globes, once the stomping grounds of Harvey Weinstein, belong to someone else this year.The 75th Golden Globe Awards is considered wide open, with contenders including Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Steven Spielberg’s The Post and Martin McDonaugh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.But whoever takes home the hardware Sunday, the spotlight is unlikely to stray far from the sexual misconduct scandals that have roiled Hollywood ever since an avalanche of allegations toppled Weinstein. Out of solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault, many women appeared at the awards show dressed in black.Seth Meyers opened show with jokes about the sexual misconduct scandal, saying it’s the first time in three months that it won’t be terrifying for male actors to have their names read out loud.Meyers started his monologue by saying, “Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen!” … [Read more...] about Golden Globes turn black this year in protest over Hollywood sexual misconduct
Harvey Weinstein won’t be at the Golden Globes. But his spectre looms large over Sunday’s awards ceremony, as it promises to be must-see TV. It used to be something of a cliché that A-list actors and actresses thanked God first and then Weinstein in their acceptance speeches. Or in the case of Meryl Streep: “I just want to thank . . . God, Harvey Weinstein,” when she accepted the award for The Iron Lady.How times have changed. This year, many, including Streep, Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain have said they will wear sombre black to protest harassment in the industry when the show airs Sunday at 8 p.m. from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. … [Read more...] about Golden Globes present opportunity for stars to make statement on sexual harassment
LOS ANGELES—Nine-year-old Adalyn Ficken snuggled next to her dad in the reclining movie-theatre seats, clutching a teddy bear in one hand and a cup of popcorn in the other, waiting for the film to start.A pudgy 5-year-old boy tugging an IV pole behind him raced into the theatre, his mom rushing up behind him. Some of the moviegoers wore hospital gowns or arrived in wheelchairs.Far away from the starry happenings around Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, this Lollipop Theater Network screening of Ferdinand at a local children’s hospital is among hundreds of film events made possible by the profitability of the annual awards show. While stars may consider the show an opportunity to swig Champagne and socialize with their well-dressed pals, non-profit groups see the Globes as a source of much-needed financial support.The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has been sharing spoils from the Globes’ international broadcast with arts-oriented non-profits for 30 … [Read more...] about Airing of Golden Globes each year helps arts-oriented non-profits across U.S.