Sunday's Golden Globes To Set Right Tone For Hollywood And Show Solidarity To Victims

The countdown is on for this Sunday's 75th Golden Globe Awards at the famous Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. According to an item in the LA Times, the televised event will be hosted by funnyman and "Late Night" star Seth Myers and aired live on NBC from 5 to 8 PM, Pacific Standard Time. The show will also live-stream from various media outlets.

Sunday's 2018 Golden Globes will mark the first major awards show to celebrate Hollywood's entertainment industry since the sexual misconduct scandal broke, and big players like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman and others fell from power.

The Golden Globes is a huge televised event because the glamorous venue and its people are broadcast to more than 236 countries. The awards show is also unique in that it honors the best in both TV and motion pictures.

Television viewers enjoy watching the pre-Golden Globe Awards show, and this portion will start at 3 PM Pacific. That's when folks get to see their favorite stars draped in gorgeous gowns and jewels and men in sharp-looking tuxedoes.

This year's celebratory event will find most of the actresses (and some actors) walking the red carpet wearing black. The color is meant to symbolize solidarity to victims of sexual harassment and assault around the world. Heavy hitters like Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon, both Golden Globe nominees, are expected on the black-dressed list. The pair have been vocal about the "Time's Up" initiative started by a large number of well-regarded women in Hollywood. The organization's mission is focused on bringing gender equality to studios and talent agencies by 2020. The initiative features a legal fund that has grown tremendously to more than $15 million to support victims of sexual harassment, assault and discrimination.

Setting the appropriate tone for the awards show is up to Seth Meyers, and he has promised to be funny but also respectful about Hollywood's recent turmoil.

On another note, Oprah will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award this year. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gives the honor to a recipient who has made "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment." It will be interesting to hear what Miss O has to say to the audience and the world in her acceptance speech.

Will she mention the growing Hollywood sex scandal or the country's uneven political climate?

No doubt it will be an interesting evening.


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