2018 Golden Globes Open Post: Hosted by Nicole Kidman’s pop of color

7th AACTA International Awards - Arrivals

Here is our annual Open Post for tonight’s Golden Globes. Our Open Post hostess is Nicole Kidman, and these are some photos of Kidman at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards on Friday night. The AACTA Awards recognize the Australian talents working in Hollywood, or the Aussie films which are perhaps being recognized during the awards season. This year – as in many past years – Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman were honored, because they’re two of Australia’s biggest exports. Nicole will likely be honored again tonight at the Golden Globes for her work on Big Little Lies. BLL is nominated for six Golden Globes tonight, and many Globes-prognosticators believe that BLL will sweep! Also: Nicole is wearing a very Little-House-on-the-Prairie-looking Carolina Herrera gown in these photos. Remember: women are saving all of their colorful looks for every other event besides the Globes.

Anyway, this year’s Globes will either be an utter catastrophe or they will be super-newsworthy, and nothing in-between. Most women and men will be participating in the #GlobesBlackout, which just means that we’ll be seeing a funeralial parade of black gowns and black suits on the red carpet, and we’ll probably hear a lot of very serious red carpet interviews too (as opposed to “what are you wearing?” and “tell me about the jewelry!”). It should be noted that there is also a backlash to the Globes Blackout, and it wouldn’t surprise me if there were some women who decided to wear color after all. We’ll see.

Seth Meyers is hosting the Golden Globes this year, and I have faith that he’ll set the right kind of tone for what could easily be a very depressing and not-fun evening. Seth has already told media outlets – in pre-Globes coverage – that he doesn’t plan on doing any Trump-specific jokes or getting too political. Except Seth said that before Trump claimed to be a “stable genius,” so I don’t see how Seth can really avoid ALL Trump jokes. Also: I’m looking forward to seeing Oprah, she’s getting the Cecil B. DeMille award and I’m very interested in hearing her speech. Last year, Meryl Streep used her Cecil B. DeMille speech to criticize Trump and he lost his f–king mind about it. Oprah should do the same – poke at the Stable Genius. The Stable Genius might not live-tweet the Golden Globes, but I bet he tweets about them tomorrow morning.

We’ll have full fashion/awards coverage tomorrow, starting bright and early! CB and I will be tweeting throughout the red carpet and the awards show – you can follow CB here @celebitchy and you can follow me here @KaiseratCB.

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  1. imqrious2 says:

    I just turned on E! to see the first arrivals, and who is on but Catherine Zeta Jones, hamming it up in a totally sheer black lace dress with granny panties under. While her earrings are to DIE for (lonnnnng emerald and diamonds), I so wish this sheer/panty look would just go away finally! While she has an amazing body, and can wear anything, I think she could’ve done a lot better.

    ETA: I just saw two women not wearing black. ONLY two so far. All the rest are in black; most don’t seem to be wearing the pin.

  2. Jane says:

    I just saw Catherine Zeta-Jones and lost it. I swore my eyes were going bad. She looks like LeAnn Rimes with black hair!!! No freaking joke. Please tell me I am not the only one who thinks so.

  3. Fleurucci says:

    seth is my fave! looking forward to checking out the monologue tomorrow

    • imqrious2 says:

      I LOVE watching him every night 😊. He’s getting interviewed now, with his wife. They look great. He seems very relaxed and confident about the jokes- can’t wait to hear him!

  4. Naptime says:

    Nicole’s hair extensions are TERRIBLE! As rich as she is, that’s the best she could do?? They’re crayon yellow! Someone should be fired.

  5. imqrious2 says:

    Check out Allison Janey. She looks AMAZING!

    Debra Messing’s makeup is SCARY!

    • BooRadley says:

      I’m watching late and just saw Janney’s dress. My gawd that woman is a goddess, the whole damn package, supremely talented and both comedy, drama and everything in between, she comes off so personable, like we could be friends, and goddamn gorgeous. DAYUM!!!!

  6. Katie says:

    Wow the carpet is so black – you can barely see peoples’ dresses. I like Alexis Bledels.

  7. Whoopsy Daisy says:

    Bravo Debra! Shading E! on E!

  8. FLORC says:

    Kidman’s clothes usually look like a child’s wardrobe made for adult sizes. Not awful. Just usually what a 5 year old girl would wear to Easter Sunday Mass.
    Comfy looking. I’ll give her that.

    And Alison Williams looks awesome! But! The makeup makes her face look very thin. She looks very thin. Styling incredible.

    • minx says:

      Nicole looks ridiculous.

    • tracking says:

      For me it’s more that her face has that weird rubbery look again, just awful.

      • DonorGirl says:

        I sat beside her at a restaurant last week (shout out for the amazing Silver Star ski resort in Vernon, BC!) and she looked AMAZING! Totally natural and beautiful when you see her speaking and interacting with her kids. I was shocked. It made me realize that something weird can happen to stars when they pose for photos, just like I look awkward and fake too in photos also.

      • tracking says:

        Or maybe the work is fresh?

      • FLORC says:

        Lol yea… the work is fresh. A week is more than enough time for it to settle.

    • Hazel says:

      Nicole’s dress looks like one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s LK Bennett dresses. Is Nicole wearing a nude shoe, by any chance?

  9. imqrious2 says:

    Justin Timberlake just arrived. Wonder if anyone will have the balls to ask HIM about working with/about Woody Allen.

    • KBB says:

      He posted a video on Twitter from the car on their way to the Globes and it’s literally him in the front seat recording himself and Jessica Biel (sitting behind him) singing along to his new song.

      So much for the night being about Jessica! You’d think he was the one nominated judging by the video.

      • imqrious2 says:

        He is SUCH. A. DOUCHE!! I truly can’t stand the sight of him.

      • KBB says:

        I know.

        And OF COURSE he interrupted her while she was talking about everything she did behind the scenes as a producer to develop the show. He just HAD to interject his dumb joke. The attention had been on her for 15 solid seconds and that is apparently his limit.

      • Liberty says:

        Such a self-centered jerk. How she stands it, I don’t know.

      • KBB says:

        And she doesn’t just put up with it, she started praising him and thanking him!

        Maybe she’s the type that doesn’t like the spotlight…or she’s got Stockholm Syndrome.

      • tracking says:

        Whut? Good lord he’s the worst.

    • manta says:

      Or have the balls to ask that to Jude Law,Ewan Mc Gregor (add Polanski in the question for him), Thimothée Chalamet about the same thing.
      Let’s be thorough. Too easy to call out only the douchebag already mocked by everyone.

  10. imqrious2 says:

    Alison Brie is wearing a gorgeous diamond “bib” with her gown. Beautiful 😊

  11. MelS says:

    Theres nothing quite like these people who knew about many of these sexual predators and rapists for decades showing up in their black outfits tonight saying “Look at me, I’m helping!”. The worst part is that people are actually patting them on the back for it as if putting on a black dress or tux is so much work. How about you donate money to causes that actually help the victims instead of pretending to care because it just became fashionable.

    • imqrious2 says:

      Not just $$, because unless THEY effect CHANGE (ie: calling out predators/rapists/pimps (agents etc. who are sending clients to these monsters), nothing is going to happen.

    • KBB says:

      Have you not been paying attention? Most of the women involved in the “Time’s Up” initiative donated money to the fund. The fund had $13 million before it was opened up for public donations.

      Most of these women have been victims of sexual harassment at the very least, so I think a showing of solidarity is powerful. They’re turning the conversation around and making it about all women and discussing the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse. If they did nothing they’d be criticized the same.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Exactly. But never let facts get in the way of people’s need to demonize women just for existing. Already we have people yelling and waving their canes in the air about this all being invalid because it doesn’t require women to sacrifice enough. (That’s woman’s role you know: To make as much sacrifice as possible in order to atone for bad male behavior)

    • Robin says:

      Seriously. What a bunch of hypocrites. Many of them knew and did NOTHING, and now they are engaging in hashtag heroism and expecting (and sadly, getting) praise.

      • imqrious2 says:

        “Hashtag heroism” is a perfect term, Robin!

      • Lucytunes says:

        @otaku fairy…there is always a perfectly good women to blame.

        These women made a stand. They came together, made a plan, used their voices AND THEIR WALLETS, to draw a line in the sand. You’re either with this or your against it. They came with real modern day heroines as their “dates”; because their photos on the red carpet end up in all the blogs/magazines/newspapers and so do those activists names. Michelle Williams came with the founder of the Me Too movement. Every photo I have seen of her tonight features this woman. A strategic plan so she has to be indemnified by name; with her name comes a statement about who SHE is and her activism and that’s how a dialogue begins. They had talking points planned for the read carpet questions. These women came together and did this. They are giving a voice to a movement. And some of the commentors here can’t see past the dresses…

      • Dally says:

        I think a lot of them did feel immobilized, both by their own powerlessness and their lack of action, and are now trying to make damn sure they actually do something to fix it. There’s a real undercurrent of fury bottled up and finally channeled into action, and I think it’s impressive how thought out and action-oriented the timesup campaign has been. The black dresses and pins are clearly just the way to make people keep talking about it, and keep the pressure on those who would misbehave, and the legal fund and concrete goals for representation, along with public shaming, are the tools to prevent abuse.

    • seesittellsit says:

      +1,000. The sanctimonious sh**t being shoveled in the RC interviews beggars description. What is so galling is that it’s being shoveled in an important arena. It is incredible to me that they could manage to trivialize the issue with Look at Me! black gowns.

    • Milla says:

      Corey Feldman has been shouting about pedophilia in Hollywood for years. Did it do him any good?

      Actresses spoke up. It wasn’t ideal, but what were they supposed to do? You cannot go against the beast barehanded.

  12. Carmen says:

    I can’t stand Natalie Portman, but I must say I love her dress.

  13. Lightpurple says:

    Oh, Mariah, you’re morphing into Jessica Rabbit

  14. Cdoggy says:

    Thing 1: Rancic’s TURRIBLE fake tan. What the what?

    Thing 2: if we really wanted to bring to light the mistreatment and sexualization of women in Hollywood, then why not go makeup free tonight? Why is Frances mcdormand the only one looking like Robert Redford? Wanna make a statement??? Make a freakin statement that is legitimate and equal!

    • crazydaisy says:

      Claire Foy wore a tux!

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Women choosing to wear make-up has nothing to do with rape and sexual harassment. Jesus.

      Religion’s influence on people’s attitudes about women are really showing in some of the responses to this situation.

      • Cdoggy says:

        Jesus. I didn’t say that it did. I am not even suggesting such a ridiculous thing. Women can dress and think and say and be and do whatever anything they want. I am a teacher with a tattoo on her neck. Trust me. I am me. Even if I were a teacher with a bun in my head everyday, I would still get it. So, know someone before you “jesus “ them. Also, and least importantly, I am a survivor of rape. So check yourself before you get all Jesus -y. What I am saying is if we want an Equal playing field, demand one. Wearing black dresses as Black suits like men wear at all times is one way. Not decorating our faces in cartoon makeup, as men never do is another. M. Jus a suggestion. If you are going to Jesus me at least know me.

      • Cdoggy says:

        also, I am not religious. So your anti-religious sentiment is really showing here tonight. And obviously, I think you are single minded ( meaning your ideas are the only ones that you see or that count for you).

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        A person doesn’t have to be religious to be influenced by those attitudes about what women should and shouldn’t be doing. If that’s not what you want to be associated with, it’s probably not the best idea to imply that a woman’s wearing make-up (or doing anything else you label as ‘sexualized’) makes her method of protesting mistreatment and rape culture illegitimate, or keeps her from equality. Just a suggestion.

      • Cdoggy says:

        Why did you put “sexualized”in quotations. I never said that word. Only quote what is quotable. Just a suggestion.

      • Cdoggy says:

        All comments welcome, but I will not let you, otaku, tell mine. As long as men get to be one way [unshaven, no makeup,powerful without cause) and women another (lasered, clean shaven, hair dyed, left behind , etc), then my story goes on. You tell yours. I’ll tell mine.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        “As long as men get to be one way [unshaven, no makeup,powerful without cause) and women another (lasered, clean shaven, hair dyed, left behind , etc)…”
        But if women have to ape the physical appearance/personal grooming habits of the stereotypical straight, dowdy masculine man just to not be dismissed by people like you when they want to take any kind of stand against sexual harassment and abuse, that’s part of the problem. You’re turning things you wish women were never pressured to do into things no woman is able to choose to do if any statements or activism on her part in relation to harassment and abuse are to be taken seriously.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Frances has looked like that for years

    • yikesyikesyikes says:


      I agree. Women are held to a different standard than men – having women wearing makeup as a default, and then getting the ‘you look unwell, you ok?’ when we don’t. I think women that wear the full paint everyday get upset when this is pointed out, as it paints them (no pun intended) as complicit.

      Ladies that wear makeup everyday: no, you are NOT complicit! please do not take it as that! you do YOU – and you certainly don’t deserve blame as if it somehow is contributing.

      Cdoggy is trying to state that there shouldn’t be the expectation to begin with. I think a lot of women, I think even most women, even the women that enjoy makeup, wouldn’t wear makeup daily if it wasn’t the norm and if they didn’t receive passive backlash, especially from gay & straight males. It isn’t cosmetics themselves, but the double standard of women choosing NOT to wear makeup as the norm and receiving more subtle criticism/double looks than men, who ppl don’t think twice about.

  15. crazydaisy says:

    I’m watching Red Carpet on E! Anyone else?

  16. Maria F. says:

    I was not a fan of the black dress code and I still don’t get it. On first glance it looks visually impacting, but then you realize that most dresses are still fancy with glitter, lace and other decorations. Plus the women are dripping with jewelry and other accessories, and are still very made up. So what is the point.

    It still feels to me that we had to express a protest of taking our bodies back, but trying to go in sack and ashes, but then not daring too. I would have preferred they had rolled up in jeans and sweat shirts or avoided the red carpet altogether.

    • KBB says:

      The point is to create a conversation and use their voices to redirect the discussion to something meaningful and important.

      If you have ever watched red carpet coverage before, it’s plain to see the difference of tonight. So often women who try to speak out about something important are told to shut up and stay in their lane. Tonight, speaking out was normalized and encouraged. I don’t see how that could be a bad thing.

    • crazydaisy says:

      Many of the women on the Red Carpet are speaking about Time’s Up and this movement–wearing black is more of a segue into the conversation, and it’s working. The E! hosts are doing a great job letting attendees speak openly about WHY they are wearing black, and recognizing the reason, even thanking “the whistle blowers”.. I’m so impressed! Right on.

      Wish i had a way to watch the actual Awards.. I bet there will be plenty of great speeches! I also love how so many nominated women brought a woman as their +1. Women’s night in Hollywood!

    • U.S and them says:

      ‘I would have preferred they had rolled up in jeans and sweat shirts or avoided the red carpet altogether.’

      Yes. Ellen Paige would’ve loved that. ☺

      • Cdoggy says:

        Don’t let otaku read this

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        CDoggy, how is telling women that they should just stay home and avoid wearing certain things in response to men committing sex crimes any different from the same things women have been told to do to avoid being victimized in the first place? To use a less serious example, your statement would be like telling female public figures to protest fat-shaming by losing weight.

      • Deleted User says:

        To clarify, I wasn’t suggesting Ellen stay home. I was suggesting she’d enjoy dressing down. No one.rocks a flanelett shirt and combat boots better than her.☺

  17. Guest says:

    I love Angelina’s dress

    • Carmen says:

      Not sure I’m feeling the dress, but she looks gorgeous as per usual.

      • Guest says:

        Yes she look gorgeous, that face is stunning, Her eyes and natural color lip gloss, and I do love her dress with the feather type sleeves. I don’t think she looks too tiny or old lady-ish. I guess we all see differently ( :

    • tracking says:

      Kind of cool going for an Elizabeth Taylor-era look but as usual I think it’s a bit too old lady-ish and she’s so tiny the sleeves are overwhelming. Face and styling are absolutely lovely though. Her son is a trooper for sitting through a long event like this with grownups (why is he there? Isn’t her other son the one who worked on the movie?)

  18. U.S and them says:

    Ignoring Trump for the entire Award season would be even better than mocking him. If some celebrity does a rant or a bit about him Trump will respond, the media will cover it and then it’ll be all about him again, which is exactly what he wants.

    • Jane says:

      You know he was watching just so that he could bad-mouth anyone who made a comment about him. He’s probably having a total hissy fit that he wan’t mentioned in the opening monologue.

    • KBB says:

      This is exactly how I feel. All he has ever wanted is to be truly accepted and embraced by Hollywood. By acknowledging him at all, they are validating him. He’s one of those people that doesn’t understand good attention vs bad attention.

      Plus, his crowd loves when he attacks Hollywood. They have somehow deluded themselves into thinking that he isn’t just a craven narcissistic famewhore. Attacking him will only give him a platform from which to launch his juvenile insults and his base will eat it up.

      They need to stop giving him the opportunity to make Hollywood nights about himself. That’s all he has ever wanted, they should deprive him of it.

  19. kb says:

    rooting for handmaid’s tale!

    • tracking says:

      Elisabeth Moss gave a wonderful acceptance speech, love that she used Atwood’s words in the way she did. Still find it hard to reconcile with her ‘religion’ however. Even if it’s about her close relationship with her family, how could she not know the truth?

      • Ktgreat says:

        No one ever confronts her about it. She says all the right things about “Trumps America” and gets a complete walk for Elizabeth’s Religion.

      • Nicole says:

        yea on twitter people were pointing it out. no passes anymore either. she’s full of it too. scientology actively suppresses rape victims

    • Cali says:

      I am trying to root for it but soooooo sad that Caitriona Balfe from Outlander lost. That show does NOT get the love it deserves!

  20. Juliette says:

    I take issue w/ Elizabeth Moss winning a Golden Globe. Awarded for a film that covers the oppression of women and people while she is a a member of a cult that does that has been abusing and harming people for years.

    She’s speaking up for the me too movement while her cult covers up rapes & abuses. My personal opinion but that just doesn’t sit right with me. Her dress is lovely however.

  21. broodytrudy says:

    Emma Watson’s terrible baby bangs! NOOOO

    • Jane says:

      I also noticed she was wearing only one earring. I wonder if that was on purpose, or she lost the other one. Let’s hope it wasn’t a very expensive Harry Winston set.

  22. unmade_bed says:

    Does anyone know where I might stream the Golden Globes online? I don’t have a television. I’ve been checking in with fashion posts (Angelina Jolie’s black and feather dress is the most positively memorable to me, so far), but I’d love to watch the rest of the show in real time.

    • crazydaisy says:

      I found a place on youtube, a guy Seth (high school kid maybe?) is watching it and streaming, kinda weird seeing him take up most of screen, but also kinda cute. Sweet. He was stoked when James Franco just won! Search Golden Globes 2018 LIVE REACTION. Not ideal watching, but something!

    • diana says:

      Illegal streams on vipboxing.eu. Try he category of “tv shows”.

    • KBB says:

      If you’re an NBC subscriber in the US, (which is probably unlikely if you’re asking where to find it!) it is supposed to be streaming live on their app.

      Every year I think these events will be more accessible to people worldwide and people who have “cut the cord” and given up cable, but it never seems to pan out.

  23. Carmen says:

    Three best dressed of the night: Zoe Kravitz, Viola Davis and Gillian Anderson.

  24. Nev says:

    Oprah. Iconic.

  25. Deanne says:

    And the Winner of the Swimsuit competition goes to …. Catherine Zeta Jones. Her body is incredible, but that dress is WAY too much. She’s overdoing the plastic surgery too. I find her almost unrecognizable. It amazes me how naturally beautiful women, cut, pull and inject themselves in an effort to look younger, only to end up looking nothing like themselves at all.

  26. HeyThere! says:

    Oprah is QUEEN!!!! Amazing. Powerful speech. Also, I’m really enjoying the dresses!!!! So beautiful.

    • Cdoggy says:


    • Nicole says:

      Was crying through most of that speech. no words as to the energy i felt from that speech

    • KBB says:

      Truly powerful speech. She is one of the most skilled orators alive. I’m still just in awe of her.

      • Jayna says:

        Hell yeah. That is a speech that will live on for generations I hope, and no looking at notes,. She is a magnificent orator, for sure, and speaks from the heart. I truly hope she got through to some men also, not just inspiration for women and girls.

        I was moved, inspired, teary-eyed, and in my head I was jumping up and clapping also.

        And Oprah has never looked more beautiful, and she’s 63. That black gown was to die for and so flattering on her.

    • nona says:

      That was a campaign speech! Seriously, toward the end, she brought it!
      Love the speech. Love Oprah. I think she’s testing the waters. If we’re going to have a president who has no political experience, I’ll take Oprah.

      • Jussie says:

        Oh God no. Has everyone forgotten about all the snake oil and pseudo-science and anti-science she used to shill on her show, and all the terrible scam artists she gave careers?

      • mbvb says:

        Cecil B. DeMille Award………. really? Really? Romoured famous casting coucher….
        More powerful stance would have been to refuse to show up…..

    • Liberty says:

      “Mary Tyler Moore majorly influenced my life and career.” -Oprah, January, 2017

      Funny she didn’t mention MTM. Or did I miss that?

  27. KBB says:

    My favorite running joke (but not really a joke) of the night is Frances McDormand being irritated and shooing away the camera man filming the Three Billboards table. I love her.

  28. Lightpurple says:

    Hollywood Foreign Press REALLY liked 3 Billboards

    • Jussie says:

      I think The Shape of Water and Call Me By Your Name are dividing the voters who lean more towards arty films, leaving room for a more straightforward, easily digestible film.

      Del Toro won Best Director at least.