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Golden Globes 2018: Bigger, blacker, and a whole lot badder

The first awards show of the season was as savage as expected...

Ujjainee Roy @UjjaineeRoy 8 January 2018, 5:28 PM
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There was a 'blackout' at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California last night — and yet it was the brightest Hollywood has ever been. Golden Globes 2018 saw an entire industry stepping up to bring an age-long cycle of injustice to a halt. The first awards show of the season saw a lot of emotions and they are all worth mentioning. From Oprah Winfrey to Natalie Portman, to Chris Hemsworth, most of your pop culture favourites came together for one of the most historic moments in Hollywood.

This year, the Golden Globes was about the acknowledgement of all that came into view in the last one year. From the #MeToo campaign, to millions of women across industries who had to say Me Too, the Golden Globes went beyond showbiz, gender and ethnicities. 

So, here are most important moments from the evening.

Hello, ladies and remaining gentlemen...

Late night television's favourite talk show host — Seth Meyers — made the most of a room full of nervous white men, in the first awards show post the Weinstein era. But he came out funnier than ever. "Well, I think it’s time to address the elephant not in the room. Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight. Because, well, I’ve heard rumours that he’s crazy and difficult to work with," he said.



"But don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the ‘In Memoriam'," added the host. Oh no, you didn't — but we're glad you did.

Oprah for President?

A Twitter hashtag, demanding Oprah Winfrey run for President, has gone viral, and for very good reason. Oprah — who is historical anyway — made some more history as she went on to be the first black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award. And the television icon and actor did not just take the stage to address the issue everyone's talking about, but what everyone is not talking about.



"I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue,'' said Oprah as part of her speech, which is seriously viral right now.

She also talked about Recy Taylor, the gangrape victim who died 10 days ago, at the age of 97, but never saw the conviction of her culprits. "She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up," she said, also making a reference to the Time's Up Campaign, which is an anti-harassment legal fund launched by Hollywood stars.

Have you met savage Natalie, yet?

Natalie Portman took a well-earned dig at the all-male director's nominations, which caused a lot of outrage upon its announcement. 



"Here are all the all male nominees," the Oscar winner said, as the audience cheered.

The OG of it all...

The creator of the #MeToo campaign was at the Golden Globes — obviously. Civil Rights activist Tarana Burke, who is also the founder of the #MeToo hashtag, walked the red carpet with All The Money in the World star Michelle Williams. 

"You know why we're here? We're here because of Tarana. You may think we're here because I was nominated for something but that's really not the case. We're here because Tarana started a movement and she planted a seed years ago and it's grown and caught fire. She started the #MeToo movement," said Williams.

"This is something I started out of necessity and something that I thought my community needed and it's grown over the years, but I never could've envisioned it growing like this," said Burke, who started the hashtag on MySpace in 2006.

These GoT reunions win everything, TBH

This reunion...



There was a legit Harry Potter reunion on the Golden Globes stage — Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) came up on the stage together to present an award to the Best Limited Series or TV Movie category.

Ok, what?

The President of Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Meher Tatna, wore red instead of black — because umm... Indian culture. Yup. As the entire industry contributed to the blackout movement by wearing black, Tatna wore red to show her solidarity, to Indian culture that is. A source close to Tatna told The Wrap,that the HFPA President supports the movement, but she wore red "as part of her Indian culture, it’s customary to wear a festive color during a celebration." Again — what?!

Del Toro is not here for your timer


Guillermo Del Toro, who won the Best Director for his film The Shape of Water, will not be timed by the Golden Globes prompter, okay? "Lower the music. It's taken 25 years. Give me a minute. Give me a minute!" he said as the music started rolling in during his award ackowledgement speech.

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