The 75th Golden Globe Awards show proved to be one of the most elegant events in a long time, thanks to a red carpet blackout and stars understanding the significance of the evening. Women in Hollywood had called upon their colleagues to don all black for Sunday’s event for the Time’s Up Now movement to show solidarity to victims of sexual assault. The campaign was recently started by actresses demanding a halt to the sexual misconduct running rampant in the industry and inequality in the workplace for women.
The Golden Globes, honoring the best in television and motion pictures, was broadcast live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Sunday evening with Late Night’s Seth Meyers hosting. Our beautiful African American sisters and brothers were united on the red carpet and took the awards show to another level. As Essence magazine labeled this year’s Golden Globes, it was “all black and totally beautiful.”
Kerry Washington, a presenter, was gorgeous as she took the stage in a shimmery strapless gown with a sexy thigh-high slit. Tracee Ellis Ross, the daughter of icon Diana Ross, turned heads in a halter gown with a chic turban.
Daniel Kaluuya and Common both stood out with their handsome smiles and tuxes. Susan Kelechi Watson wowed in a plunging jumpsuit, and her natural tresses were voluminous. Viola Davis rocked her natural, sexy hair with a sweetheart-neckline gown. Ageless Halle Berry stole the show in a flirty, lacy LBD mini that was semi-sheer.
Issa Rae looked resplendent with her hair pulled back in a braided bun. Her sleeveless gown featured ruffled shoulder trim and a low back. Oprah, the first African American woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, dazzled in chandelier earrings and an off-the-shoulder sequined gown.
“A new day is on the horizon!” It was a powerful evening; one that spoke volumes.