A torrential downpour in Beverly Hills stopped just in time for the red carpet at the 80th Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday afternoon.
After the backlash from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its operational standards and lack of diversity, the awards ceremony is back; The organization now follows a new set of rules and accepts a new, different set of voters.
“I respect the fact that they completely rebuilt themselves to make this possible,” said “Avatar” director James Cameron along with his wife, Suzy Amis. “And I think we should celebrate it. There’s no point in protesting if people aren’t listening. You know what I mean? It actually kind of works, which is fine. Now if studios could completely tear themselves apart and rebuild along the same lines, that would be great too.”
“This is the turn,” said composer and pianist Chloe Flower of the show.
He was the performer of the night. “I’m really honored,” she continued.
Wearing a white Stéphane Rolland dress, she explained that she got the job through producer Babyface: “She was having lunch or dinner with one of the producers and they talked about somehow doing a live performance, seeing me on stage. They all called me at the same time. I was in the middle of Kennedy Center and I was like, ‘Oh, okay. Yes!’ Then I had to process it and the next day I said, ‘Oh my god, this is such a big deal.
Who was he most excited to see? “Jamie Lee Curtis,” he said without hesitation.
“You know what? I’m going to see the people I love,” Curtis said after hearing the praise. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” “I live a very private life, so I see the people I love.”
She wore a black lace suit for this event.
“This is a Valentino cape I bought with my own after-tax money from Neiman Marcus,” he said of the look.
“Black Bird” actor Sepideh Moafi seized the moment to make a political statement. As a tribute to Iran, she wore a tailored black sequined dress embellished with a stunning red flower, along with designer Amir Taghi and Haus of Milad.
“The thing that most represents this look is the flower here,” she said. “The names of the people killed during this revolution are written in Persian calligraphy. In the front four leaves are four people executed by the Islamic Republic judicial committee. It honors them and shows this new Iran that is burgeoning.”
Filipino actress and “Triangle of Sadness” debutant Dolly De Leon also collaborated with Norman René Devera (for Factory AZ), a creator from her home country. The duo created an all-black leather and tulle number.
“I said I wanted to feel like myself and black is really my color,” she said.
It was 4:16 p.m. and the stars were rushing past the carpet. There were Michelle Williams, Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain, pregnant Hilary Swank and Eddie Murphy. Standing still in the center, Cameron and Steven Spielberg were hugging and saying hello.
“We haven’t seen each other for a long time,” said Spielberg, as passersby looked.
Tracy Morgan, Andrew Garfield, Austin Butler – they continued to rush past. Less than an hour until the show.
“I’m definitely coming back for that candy box,” Donald Glover, who was nominated for “Atlanta,” told Buzzfeed reporters. Journalists served Mexican desserts all afternoon.
“No, thanks anyway,” Quentin Tarantino told them. “I appreciate it.”
There was no buyer. Until Salma Hayek showed up.
“Mazapán,” she cried, as she grabbed the “De La Rosa” peanut candy.