Golden Globes 2018: A By-The-Numbers Look at the Evening
Over the years, the Golden Globes has earned a reputation for being the rowdier, wilder cousin of the Oscars—its attendees are crammed into a tiny room and plied with endless amounts of booze. (That image of Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds sharing an enthusiastically passionate kiss from last year’s broadcast will forever be ingrained in our memory.)
However, in the wake of powerful men in Hollywood being outed for alleged sexual harassment and abuse, this year’s event—held at the Beverly Hilton—took on a more serious tone, with actors silently protesting against the discriminatory treatment towards and sexual harassment of women in Hollywood.
Here, a by-the-numbers overview of last night’s fete:
500 Time’s Up pins
The pins, designed by Arianne Phillips and created by Michael Schmidt, were worn by numerous guests, including Daniel Kaluuya, Chris Hemsworth and David Harbour.
8 actors attended the awards with a gender and/or racial justice activist as their guest
The decision, as per a statement made by the activists, was made in order to “shift the focus back to survivors and on systemic, lasting solutions.” The activists included Tarana Burke, Marai Larasi, Rosa Clemente, Ai-jen Poo, Mónica Ramírez, Calina Lawrence, Saru Jayaraman, and Billie Jean King; the actors who participated were Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Williams, Emma Stone, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Amy Poehler.
1,500 bottles of Moët mini
The official bubbles sponsor of the Golden Globes also provided the room with 750 magnums, 500 champagne cocktails, and 125 cases of Moët & Chandon 2006 Grand Vintage Brut.
10 + pairs of pants
“Tonight is about women wearing the pants, and I chose to literally wear the pants,” Alison Brie (of Glow) said in a red carpet interview. Other guests who opted for trousers included Lena Waithe, Alexis Bledel and Rita Moreno.
4 wins for Big Little Lies
The HBO program took home the most wins of the night, including awards for Best Mini Series or TV Film, Best Actress in a Mini Series (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actress in a Mini Series (Laura Dern), and Best Supporting Actor in a Mini Series (Alexander Skarsgaard).
9 inspiring minutes of Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey, the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award, delivered a moving speech that had the crowd on its feet. (She also happens to be the first black woman to have been awarded this honour.) “I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon and when that new day finally dawns it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of who are right in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say me too again.” Check out the full video above.
3 Canadian shoutouts
By way of Elisabeth Moss’ throw to Margaret Atwood upon receiving the Best Actress in a TV Drama award for The Handmaid’s Tale, and Amy Poehler’s stunning Greta Constantine number. Plus Montreal’s Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed the first season of Big Little Lies.
3 wins for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
“I keep my politics private, but it was really great to be in this room tonight and to be part of a tectonic shift in our industry’s power structure,” said Frances McDormand when she when she received her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama. “Trust me, the women in this room tonight aren’t here for the food. We are here for the work.”
3 baby bumps
Eva Longoria, America Ferrera and Alexi Ashe walked the red carpets with their own special guests of honour.