This weekend, make sure to tune in to Facebook’s Golden Globes page. The social media platform is partnering with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for an exclusive livestream of the official pre-show for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Meher Tatna, HFPA President, said that they “hope to enhance the overall viewing experience so fans at home can feel they’re enjoying the show alongside their favorite stars at Hollywood’s biggest party of the year.”
And fans tuning in to this livestream will have a lot to look forward to. The pre-show will feature exclusive interviews with nominees and attendees, but this year’s red carpet will also host a bigger statement.
Entertainment Weekly reports that several major actresses (Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, and Emma Stone among those nominated) are planning to wear all-black as a symbol of protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood. Celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinanti has also confirmed that some of the men will stand in solidarity—though their ensembles may not change much since this is already a black tie event.
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…
This news has drawn plenty of backlash, with many claiming that it’s not a big enough statement. Activist and #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign pointed out that not going to the ceremony would be a much bigger and significant statement.
This is interesting because women often wear black anyway (see the pics?). You know what would REALLY be a protest? Not going. No women on the red carpet as far as the eye can see. THAT would be a statement. https://t.co/TeBeqafaQg
— April (@ReignOfApril) December 16, 2017
Still, wearing black might just be part of their protest. The Golden Globes are the first major awards ceremony since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke. It will be interesting to see both how the organizers and attendees address the current climate in Hollywood, and what their plans are to make it better.
Hopefully, the red carpet interviews will give us some insight into what’s to come for a better, more equal film industry. Catch the pre-show from 6-8 p.m. ET / 3-5 p.m. PT exclusively at www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes this January 7!