For the 77th annual Golden Globes, some things have stayed the same (Ricky Gervais returned for his fifth stint as host) but others have not (the Globes menu is vegan now, because of the climate crisis).
This year, once again, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been criticized for snubbing women in several big categories including best director, best motion picture and best screenplay. Historically, only five women have been nominated, ever, for best director at the show. Greta Gerwig, who was not nominated as a director for “Little Women,” showed up anyway. Here’s what else we saw.
Here were some of our favorite looks
Here’s some more things we noticed:
Andrew Scott was still being called the “priest” on the carpet and it’s getting weird
Ryan Seacrest said on the red carpet he’s perhaps the only person in the U.S. who hasn’t finished the second season of “Fleabag.” But he did yell, upon seeing one of the show’s stars, Andrew Scott, on the red carpet: “The priest, the priest is here!” Mr. Scott said that he and creator-writer-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge plan to collaborate again. “We’re definitely going to do something.”
The youngest nominee this year was 12
Roman Griffin Davis, the 12-year-old star of “Jojo Rabbit,” said he was excited to be nominated alongside heavyweights like Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Craig. His favorite part of the movie, which is set in Germany during World War II, was “kicking Hitler in the balls,” he said.
Turns out J.Lo does all her own stunts
While filming “Hustlers,” she was insistent that the director Lorene Scafaria “get a close-up of my face,” she said, lest someone think a stunt double jumped in for that film’s remarkable pole dancing scene. Alex Rodriguez, who was with Ms. Lopez on the red carpet, chimed in to say that a fringe benefit of the project was “having a pole in our master bedroom for six months.”
Billy Porter, once again, dressed to win the red carpet
“This is not a sitting outfit. This is a standing outfit,” Mr. Porter said of his suit, designed by Alex Vinash. Mr. Porter, a living fashion icon, was nominated for best actor in a television series in the drama category for his role in “Pose.”
“It meant the world” to bring the Harriet Tubman movie to life, said Cynthia Erivo
“It meant the world to be able bring this story that hasn’t been seen on the big screen,” said Cynthia Erivo, who was nominated for best actress in a drama for “Harriet,” a biographical movie about Harriet Tubman. “It felt like a huge responsibility that I wanted to try to get right.” Ms. Erivo. She wore a custom Thom Browne dress, and also plugged her upcoming TV series “The Outsider,” which is based on the Stephen King novel.
The tale of Beanie Feldstein’s prom date
Beanie Feldstein was nominated for best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy, for her role in “Booksmart.” Her longtime best friend Ben Platt was nominated for best actor, too — in a television series, comedy or musical for his role in the “The Politician.”
“We went to prom together,” Ms. Feldstein said on the red carpet, wearing a puffy headband and an Oscar de la Renta dress. “We literally went to prom together.”
Pastel dresses popped up throughout the night
Kirsten Dunst donned a pale pink embroidered Rodarte gown, Dakota Fanning wore a lilac princess-style dress with puff sleeves and Tiffany Haddish wore a slinky pink V-neck number.
Also — why was Ricky Gervais hosting again?
Even he said he doesn’t really know. “As I put down the phone,” he recalled on the red carpet tonight, “I said, ‘Why am I doing this again? That’s Christmas ruined.’” He was prepared to be critiqued for his jabs and said he planned to tell anyone who thinks he went too far: “Listen, they’re just jokes.”