Golden Globes 2017
January 8th 2017 marks the beginning of the movie buffs festive season—with the much-loved annual Golden Globes—the precursor and often predictor of the upcoming and hotly-anticipated Oscars. Not only does the Golden Globes have a 93.8% likelihood of predicting the Oscars Best Actress and 75% Best Actor awards, it also promises to be an exciting night, having earned its reputation as “Hollywood’s biggest party”.
Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes is more of a party, a knees-up. Hosted by Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Life, the show promises to be amusing at least. Expect plenty of jokes at Donald Trump’s expense, some risky sketches, and tons of A-list cameos.
With various awards up for grabs in genres such as drama films, musicals, comedies, and TV series, it also provides audiences with a foray into some of the rarer choices. Big nominations for motion pictures include La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, and Deadpool. “The People vs. OJ” is nominated as one of the best TV series.
For the 74th Golden Globe awards, Meryl Streep—proud owner of eight awards and most nominations ever—will be collecting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”.
Nominations for Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama are Amy Adams for Arrival, Jessica Chastain for Miss Sloane, Isabelle Huppert for Elle, Ruth Negga for Loving, and Natalie Portman for Jackie. In the Musical or Comedy category, the nominations are Annette Bening in 20th Century Women, Lily Collins in Rules Don’t Apply, Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen, Emma Stone in La La Land, and Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins.
For the main men, the nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama are Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea, Joel Edgerton in Loving, Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge, Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic, and Denzel Washington in Fences.
For us fashion lovers, the fashion world’s own Tom Ford is also nominated for Best Director of motion picture Nocturnal Animals. His second feature film is a neo-noir psychological thriller that addresses the issue of wealth and loneliness. Leading role is played by Amy Adams based on 1993 Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. It has already won the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Taking place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California, the Golden Globes offers a red carpet to behold—and let’s be honest, for us fashion lovers, that’s the part we’re really anticipating! Who will be wearing what? What incredible dresses will be on display? Which designers will shine?
You can watch the action in the USA on NBC from 5 p.m. Pacific Time and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, or catch the action on E! in the UK from 11 p.m. There’s also a Twitter feed live stream where you can keep up with the red carpet goings on.