Golden Globes 2019

The 76th annual Golden Globe awards are just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see who picks up a trophy. If nothing else, it gives us a killer Netflix wishlist for the next few months and the perfect chance to spot some of the key fashion and jewellery looks for the year ahead in the wild. 

Sandra Oh, star of the critically acclaimed BBC America drama Killing Eve, and Andy Samberg a two-time Golden Globe winner for comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will co-host the awards, which air live on NBC Sunday January 6th – in the early hours of Monday morning in the UK. 

The Globes kick off the year’s awards seasons and are a huge party night for Hollywood, and, of course a huge night for designers and trend-spotters. 

Our picks:

The Favourite – this period drama has a fistful of nominations, including a trio for actresses Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Set in early 18th century England, Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne whilst her close friend Lady Sarah (Wiesz) governs the country. New servant Abigail (Stone) arrives and her charm endears her to both women. When she stands in as the Queen’s companion, she’s a step nearer to fulfilling her ambitions to return to her aristocratic roots. 

A Star Is Born – Lady Gaga is up for best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama, and Bradley Cooper for best performance by an actor in this drama about a hard-drinking musician who helps a young singer find fame.

BlacKkKlansman, based on a true story about an African American police officer infiltrating the local Ku Klux Klan branch in the early 1970s. The film has been nominated for four awards – best director Spike Lee, best motion picture – drama, best performance by an actor in motion picture – drama (John David Washington) and best actor in supporting role (Adam Driver).

A Quiet Place’s composer Marco Beltrami has been nominated in the best original score – motion picture category. A well-earned nod, as this involved writing music for a thriller whose central plot involves all of its protagonists remaining silent. The film is about a post-apocalyptic world, a family forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra sensitive hearing.

And then there’s the wonderful Killing Eve. The British series has two nominations for best television series – drama and best performance by an actress in a television series for Sandra Oh. Oh plays Eve Polastri, an MI5 officer who hunts down and becomes entangled with a cold blooded female assassin (Jodie Cromer). We think it’s the best TV we’ve seen in a very long time. 

But it’s not all about industry pats on the back. We’ll also have one eye on who’s talking to who at the tables throughout the ceremony, and gossip from the parties. The event’s red carpet will see drama of a different kind – new trends, gorgeous (and terrible) outfits and some delicious Hollywood politics.

We are, of course, looking forward to seeing the jewellery on the night. Last year nominees, presenters and attendees all wore black – a unified wardrobe statement in a show of solidarity with the Time’s Up Movement #Metoo. The red carpet was a glittering array of sparkling jewels against a black backdrop. This year, we predict more colour, more outrageousness and bigger designs than ever. 

Now can we stay up late enough? Or should that be get up early?