The Golden Globes: A Night Decorated With Stars

On the evening of January 8, the Beverly Hilton was flooded with phenomenal artists and professional storytellers. From the sea of the night to the inspiring speeches, the 2018 Golden Globes was definitely one that stood out from the others.

For starters, the attendees did not hold back on putting a spotlight on the many sexual harassment issues that recently occurred in Hollywood. Many nominees and their guests showed up in outfits of black to protest alongside the anti-sexual harassment campaign, “Time’s Up” that was made to stop discrimination of unwanted sexual behavior. The flood of this elegant dark color and pins clipped onto tuxedos that advertised the movement making its way through the red carpet was a sight to see. Furthermore, host Seth Meyers called out several accused of such behavior, including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey in his monologue.

Throughout the ceremony, there were many shining moments for women. Nicole Kidman set the base for a night filled with “the power of women” as she accepted her award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie in her appearance in the show “Big Little Lies”. During the Best Director category, Natalie Portman presented, calling out the fact that all the nominees were male, and Barbra Streisand stated that she is the only women to have ever been given the award for Best Director and that many female directors released successful movies this year. Many familiar faces also showed up such as legend Carol Burnett and one of her many fans Jennifer Aniston and Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis from “Thelma and Louise” reunited to announce the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture. However, arguably the most memorable one of all, was Oprah’s speech when she received Cecil B. DeMille Award. It emphasized the impact of her becoming the first black woman to receive the award to little girls just how Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win the same award inspired her years ago. Oprah also stated that “a new day is on the horizon.”

In a nutshell, the night was filled with empowerment and reflections on the past chaotic year, but it left people with a hopeful lookout for the future of the film industry.

– Nini Wong ’20

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