No shade to Christmas, but here at The Glow Up, it’s the most wonderful time of year—except Fashion Weeks, the Met Gala and ... I digress. This Sunday, the 2018 awards season kicks off with the Golden Globes, setting off a chain of red-carpet moments stretching well into spring. In honor of the blessed event, we’ll be hosting a virtual Golden Globes party on The Glow Up’s new Facebook page, and our bodies are ready.
Of course, this year’s festivities will likely have a more somber and surprisingly even more political tone than last year’s, which occurred just prior to the inauguration of He Who Shall Go Unnamed. Despite—or perhaps because of—the election of an admitted sexual predator to the highest office in the land, we are indisputably experiencing a watershed moment in addressing sexual harassment, assault and abuse of power. Thanks to the newly christened #TimesUp movement, this year is expected to see a blackout on the red carpet as a statement of solidarity from Hollywood to all victims of sexual predation.
So to reminisce on last year’s more colorful Golden Globes ceremony (in more ways than one), we’ve compiled a slideshow of some memorable moments on the night when there were plenty of black people to root for on the red carpet, and Moonlight, Atlanta, Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis walked away with big wins. See you Sunday!