Technical gaffes abounded, Jason Sudeikis kicked back in sweats like the rest of us and Emma Corrin wore Miu Miu with a Pierrot collar and a tear painted on her cheek (at least on Instagram) — a sad but stylish clown for a bittersweet night. Because what the 2021 Golden Globes may be remembered for most is controversy.
And they were mired in it, from the abomination in the year 2021 that there is not a single Black member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association; to the worthiness of such nominees as “Emily in Paris” and Kate Hudson in Sia’s panned film “Music,” to whether or not “Nomadland” was true enough in its depiction of how dehumanizing working in an Amazon warehouse can be.
Here’s another to add to the mix: for all the discussion about the lack of diversity and inclusion in the HFPA membership, and the Golden Globes snub of every single Black-led ensemble film in the motion picture category, there were precious few designers of color represented on the virtual red carpet. And that’s something the talent could control.
No question, the biggest reason is the money at stake. Brands that can are still pouring it into the virtual red