One of the biggest events of the year is finally here. The 86th annual Golden Globes ceremony will air live on television on Sunday, January 12th at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT. Hosted once again by comedians Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, the Golden Globes will air live on the CBS Television Network.
It’s been a few years since the Golden Globes last aired live, but this year’s ceremony will be remembered as one of the most exciting in years. After months of intense speculation, in early December it was finally confirmed that Robert Pattinson would be stepping out on his first public appearance as the male lead in the upcoming film, “Deepwater Horizon.”
And what a public appearance it was. After debuting the film’s iconic yellow jacket at the film’s European premiere in early December, Pattinson made a grand entrance at the Golden Globes dressed in the hotly-anticipated attire. Unsurprisingly, the film’s cast and crew were over the moon with delight, and the audience couldn’t help but break into applause — both times.
Now, as the film inches closer to its premiere date and fans patiently await Pattinson’s appearances in future films, here’s a look back at some of the most iconic fashion moments from the actor’s unforgettable appearance at the Golden Globes.
The Yellow Jacket
If there’s one thing we’ve all been eagerly anticipating this year, it’s the film premiere of “Deepwater Horizon.” The film adaptation of the eponymous Tony Award-winning play focuses on the men and women who worked tirelessly to save the lives of those who were trapped underneath the sea in the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Written and directed by Jane Campion (who also helmed two of the greatest documentaries of all time, “The Sweet Hereafter” and “The Piano”), “Deepwater Horizon” is set to premiere in theaters on April 20th. And since its premiere, fans have clamored for more glimpses into the world of the film.
As it turns out, the one place they can get these glimpses is at the upcoming 86th annual Golden Globes on January 12th.
With a star-studded list of nominees that includes Bradley Cooper, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, and Robert Pattinson, it’s fair to say the 2018 Golden Globes are shaping up to be one of the most exciting ceremonies in years. And it all starts with the male lead in “Deepwater Horizon,” who has been the subject of much curiosity and speculation over the past few months. As it turns out, fans will not be disappointed.
Even before the first ballot was cast, news broke that “Deepwater Horizon” would be honored with six nominations at this year’s Golden Globes. To say the least, this caused quite the frenzy amongst fans, as well as movie studios and production companies who are desperately trying to get their hands on the film for distribution in the coming months. In the weeks that followed, the speculation only grew, as fans wondered if Pattinson would actually show up to the ceremony dressed as the iconic character he’s been portraying all this time. And they weren’t the only ones wondering, as media outlets and bloggers alike wondered if Pattinson would dare to show up to the ceremony fully costumed as the Joker from “The Dark Knight.”
Thankfully, we were all able to breathe a sigh of relief when the actor finally made his appearance at the Golden Globes fully costumed as the lead in “Deepwater Horizon.” It turns out the star was giving fans just what they wanted, and he wasn’t done yet, as he followed up his entrance in the iconic yellow jacket with a stunning white suit with blue accents.
The Red Carpet
Arguably one of the most striking aspects of Pattinson’s entrance was his choice of dress. Rather than opting for a more traditional tuxedo, the star chose to go bold and sporty, donning a bright red carpet for the occasion. And what a carpet it was. Dressed in an orange suit, as well as his signature yellow jacket, the “Twilight” actor looked like a total vision as he made his way down the red carpet.
Even more impressively, Pattinson managed to keep his cool throughout the whole red carpet experience, despite the swarms of fans who had waited all night just to get a glimpse of the actor. After taking a few questions from the press, the star took a bow, thanked the fans, and made his way backstage. It was an historic moment not just for “Deepwater Horizon,” but for all of cinema. And just like that, the one-of-a-kind star had vanished, leaving fans with nothing but fond memories and an even deeper appreciation for the artistry that is Robert Pattinson.
Although the show must go on regardless of technical glitches, it’s safe to say that the 86th annual Golden Globes would not have been the same without the tireless efforts of stars Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman. As the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chairman, David Radloff, said in a statement, the two comedians “make each and every one of our parties even more exciting,” adding that they are “the ultimate entertainers and wonderful people.” And he’s right. Even if Schumer and Silverman mess up a line or two, the audience still tunes in to see their hilarious one-liners and off-the-cuff remarks.
This year’s ceremony was especially memorable for the frequent digs the comedy stars made at the Hollywood elite and their fancier parties. It was a pointed yet loving satire of the most respected events and people in the entertainment industry.
Although they may not always get the recognition they deserve, it’s clear that over the years the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has proven that they know what they’re doing. In categories ranging from best film to best director and more, the awards went to the very people and films they’re meant to honor.
In addition to its record-breaking six nominations, “Deepwater Horizon” walked away with the coveted Golden Globe for best film, as well as director, producer, and screenwriter John Malkovich taking home the award for best supporting director. In all, it was a triumphant night for the Canadian director, who also plays the lead role in the film. Malkovich dedicated the award to his late brother, who was a renowned film producer and director. And it was clear from the actor’s grateful yet humble acceptance speech that the award was a bittersweet moment for him.
In other major awards, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” led the field with nine nominations, while Netflix’s “The Irishman” took home seven awards, including best film, best director for Guccione, and best supporting actor for Joely Fisher. The Netflix series “The Kominsky Method” nabbed six awards, while Jimmy Kimmel’s annual “Award Show” got five. The awards would not be complete without a shout-out to “Fleabag,” which took home four awards, including best film, director, and screenwriter (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).
As if all this were not enough, “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss snagged her third Golden Globes for best actress, and both her and Pattinson were nominated for best supporting actor. For Moss, it was a bittersweet farewell to the awards, as she was forced to bail on the festivities after learning she was suffering from terminal cancer. It’s been more than three years since the actress stepped away from the spotlight, and we haven’t stopped thinking about her since. For Pattinson, it was his first major Hollywood awards show, and he used the platform to make some major points about gender inequality in Hollywood.
For those interested in fashion, the Golden Globes had a bit of a different vibe this year, as stars opted for comfortable yet fashionable looks that still managed to exude glam. With a theme that included pastels and white, it was the perfect opportunity for designers to show off their spring 2019 collection. While some opted for vintage looks, others opted for more modern outfits, which incorporated bold patterns and vivid colors. As always, fans had plenty to say about the outfits they love, and the designers who made them.