The 75th Annual Golden Globes Award Ceremony kicked off the new year

Eric Bean, Staff Writer

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   On Jan. 7, 2018, Hollywood actors and actresses gathered to receive awards for their work in film. The ceremony opened with a monologue from Seth Meyers, the host, and he wasn’t afraid to shy away from the tough topics that are currently being talked about all over Hollywood. One of the biggest topics that was talked about in his speech was sexual harassment. His speech also included insults towards President Trump and remarks on racism and sexism.

  One of the most noteworthy remarks he made during his speech was, “ Happy new year, Hollywood! It’s 2018, marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn’t.”

  Arguably, the most important part of the ceremony was when Oprah became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award. The Cecil B. DeMille award is an honorary Golden Globe Award given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Oprah has been apart of media since 1976, when she began to host the hit tv show, People Are Talking. Ten years later, she hosted her own talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which lasted for 25 seasons. She also became an actresses, and made lots of other contributions to film. It was a major honor for Oprah to receive this award, and everyone was ecstatic about her achievement.

  This award show was not only an award show, but it was also began a movement. On January 1, more than 300 Hollywood women started a movement called Time’s up now, aimed to remove sexual harassment and gender imbalance in the workplace. The movement has already raised more than $15 million since its start. Dozens of actresses wore black to support the cause. Also, supporters of the movement who were fortunate enough to give a speech at the award ceremony made sure to talk about the issues regarding their movement.

 

  On of the funnier and more lighthearted things that occurred involved the cast for The Disaster Artist, staring James and Dave Franco. J. Franco won an award for his outstanding portrayal of Tommy Wiseau. James was also accompanied on stage by Tommy Wiseau himself. As James was reaching for the microphone, Tommy attempted to snatch the mic away from him to say a few of his own words. He instantly got denied by James, and many laughed at the occurrence. It instantly became one of the more memorable light-hearted moments of the night.

  One thing that was a real shock towards many was the Golden Globe award that was awarded to the cast of the television show, Handmaid’s Tale. This show was able to beat out other very popular shows, such as The Crown, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and This Is Us. This show is focused on a girl in a dystopian society that is forced to be used for reproductive purposes because of a decline in births due to sterility from STD’s and pollution. The Creator of the show, Bruce Miller, spoke on behalf of the cast. He, like the many others, spoke out against sexual harassment and rape, and was enticing people to not let our society become like the one in his show. His speech was very moving, and helped drive the cause.

  The 2018 Golden Globes was exciting to all, and was a great way to kick off the new year.

 

  

 

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