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Viola Davis’ Golden Globes 2021 Gown Was Inspired by ‘African Royalty’

The night before the Golden Globes 2021, Viola Davis, who is nominated for her powerhouse performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, did not post pictures of herself getting awards show-ready. Instead of face masks and manicures (yes, actors still enlist full glam squads for Zoom), Davis posted the following message to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, of which not a single member of the 87-strong governing body is Black.

Viola Davis’s 2021 Golden Globes fashion moment had an impactful meaning behind it.

The multi-hyphenate star wanted a dress that “spoke to her specifically as a Black woman,” according to her stylist Elizabeth Stewart, so Davis and Stewart collaborated with Black designer Claude Kameni, the founder of the Los Angeles-based brand Lavie By CK.

“It’s all about rethinking glamour and couture on the red carpet in the age of diversity and inclusivity,” Stewart tells PEOPLE. “It’s still an arena that needs cultural specificity.”

Calling the look “bold, vibrant and strong, just like Viola,” Stewart says the custom gown designed by Kameni was “inspired by African royalty.”

“Viola is royalty to me,” Stewart shares.

The dress features a silk cotton African print from a fabric that is made in Kameni’s home country of Cameroon, where the designer’s love of fashion began.

Davis has worn Kameni’s designs before, including in the spread for her 2020 Vanity Fair photoshoot. The designer took to social media to share her excitement over working with Davis once again on this memorable Golden Globes fashion moment.

“It was such a pleasure making this gown for @violadavis. Finding out she would wear it to the @goldenglobes awards was the icing on the cake. She definitely violated the gown. We wanted to create a dress that showcased viola in a different light but still make it her own sense of style. We nailed it,” she wrote.

Davis teamed her meaningful gown with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Pomellato jewelry, a Gabo Guzzo clutch, and a beautiful hair and makeup moment created by Jamika Wilson and Autumn Moultrie, respectively.

Makeup pro Moultrie created Davis’ glowy beauty moment using items from L’Oreal’s Revitalift Age Perfect makeup collection, including the Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation SPF 50 and Age Perfect Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum under the eyes and to highlight cheekbones.

On the eyes, Moultrie opted for a bold dark look using Age Perfect Satin Glide Eyeliner in Black followed by Voluminous Mascara. To complete the look, lips were lined with Age Perfect Anti Feathering Lipliner and topped with Age Perfect Satin Lipstick.

“We wanted the dress to take center stage, so we chose to keep Viola’s makeup minimal,” Moultrie tells PEOPLE. “I loved Viola’s choice of color for the dress because her bold choice redefines the notion of beauty and what it means to be adorned. Her choice recognizes the cultural specificity of African cloth as beautiful, as something to be worn to an awards show  not only the European designers.”

Moultrie adds that working with Davis is always a collaborative process.

“Viola always has a sense of what she wants before I walk in, but we work together to create the final look,” she says. “The dress always helps choose the direction for glam and for last night’s look, we wanted the powerful bold colors of the dress to take center stage.”

Davis has been a mainstay on the Golden Globes red carpet over the past decade and never shies away from bold color or statement-making accessories.

Some of her biggest hits?

The velvet Brandon Maxwell gown with a sweetheart neckline (teamed with a 111-carat Harry Winston necklace, plus a Tyler Ellis clutch!) worn in 2018, the vibrant yellow, one-shoulder Michael Kors Collection sequin gown in 2017, a romantic and ethereal crystal-covered Marchesa gown in 2016 and a strapless fire engine red Donna Karan Atelier creation in 2015.

Content courtesy of People & Nairobi fashion hub 

Golden Globes Awards 2019 Winners 

The 2019 Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday night. The cordial mingling between television stars and movie stars, Amy Adams overachieving and being nominated in both the film and television categories, jokes about alcohol being served, and witty banter between co-hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh — it was all part of the evening.

The Golden Globes kick off the pocket of time known as awards season, in which Hollywood tastemakers honor the best performances in film for the previous year. Going into the ceremony, Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic Vice led the comedy or musical film categories with six nominations, followed by The Favourite and Green Book, both of which received five. And though Christian Bale did win for portraying Cheney in Vice, the big film winner of the evening was Green Book, which took home Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), and Best Picture — Comedy or Musical.

The 76th Golden Globes bring many surprises and Thursday, the nominees were announced by Terry Crews, Leslie Mann, Danai Gurira, Christian Slater and Isan Elba! The cerimony will take place January, 6th 2019 and Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will be the hosts! Here’s the full list of nominees and Winners as per categories

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)
Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”) Winner 
Connie Britton (“Dirty John”)
Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Barry” (HBO)
The Good Place” (NBC)
Kidding” (Showtime)
The Kominsky Method” (Netflix) Winner 
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
RomaWinner 
Shoplifters

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Antonio Banderas (“Genius“)
Daniel Brühl (“The Alienist“)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story“) Winner
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose“)
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal“)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alex Bornstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel“)
Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects“) Winner
Penélope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story“)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld“)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale“)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Marco Beltrami (“A Quiet Place”)
Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”)
Ludwig Göransson (“Black Panther”)
Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”) Winner
Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Alienist” (TNT)
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX) Winner
Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
Sharp Objects” (HBO)
A Very English Scandal” (Amazon)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method“)
Kieran Culkin (“Succession“)
Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story“) Winner
Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal“)
Henry Winkler (“Barry“)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”)
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”)
Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Adam McKay (“Vice”)
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (“Green Book”) Winner

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Kristen Bell (“The Good Place“)
Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown“)
Alison Brie (“GLOW“)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel“) Winner
Debra Messing (“Will & Grace“)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Sasha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?“)
Jim Carrey (“Kidding“)
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method“) Winner
Donald Glover (“Atlanta“)
Bill Hader (“Barry“)

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseWinner

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) Winner
Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale (“Vice”) Winner 
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”)
Robert Redford (“The Old Man & the Gun”)
John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”)

Best Director – Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper (“A Star is Born“)
Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma“) Winner 
Peter Farrelly (“Green Book“)
Spike Lee (“BlackKKlansman“)
Adam McKay (“Vice“)

Best Television Series – Drama

The AmericansWinner
Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Amy Adams (“Vice“)
Claire Foy (“First Man“)
Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk“) Winner
Emma Stone (“The Favourite“)
Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite“)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“All the Stars” (“Black Panther”)
“Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin’”)
“Requiem For A Private War” (“A Private War”)
“Revelation’ (“Boy Erased”)
“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”) Winner 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Jason Bateman (“Ozark“)
Stephan James (“Homecoming“)
Richard Madden (“Bodyguard“) Winner
Billy Porter (“Pose“)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans“)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali (“Green Book“) Winner
Timothée Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy“)
Adam Driver (“BlackKKlansman“)
Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?“)
Sam Rockwell (“Vice“)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Glenn Close (“The Wife”) Winner
Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)
Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”)
Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns“)
Olivia Colman (“The Favourite“) Winner
Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade“)
Charlize Theron (“Tully“)
Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians“)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Bradley Cooper (“A Star is Born“)
Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate“)
Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased“)
Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody“)
John David Washington (“BlackKKlansman“)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian RhapsodyWinner
If Beale Streat Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Content Courtesy of Vox & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

Golden Globe Awards 2019 Red Carpet

Awards season has officially kicked off with one of Hollywood’s biggest night – the Golden Globes! And the stars certainly slayed with amazing sartorial statements as they arrived at the awards show, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 6 2018

Hosted by the very cheeky Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, the 76th Annual Golden Globes are set to be an incredibly fun and frivolous occasion.

But before the awkward jokes, the drunken gaffs and the coveted gold awards are handed out, Hollywood’s A-List have frocked up and are walking the red carpet.

Flying the flag for Australia in this year’s nominations will be home ground favourites, Nicole Kidman and Yvonne Strahovski,Nicole earned a nod for her performance in Destroyer, where she’ll go head to head with Lady Gaga, Melissa McCarthy, Glenn Close and Rosamund Pike for the Best Actress award.

Content Courtesy Of ET Canada & Nairobi Fashion hub Digital Team 

Golden Globes Awards 2019

The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and the fact-based comedy Green Book won major film awards at the 76th annual Golden Globes in a night that also saw a strong showing for British talent.

Though his Spanish-language epic wasn’t eligible for inclusion in either main category, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma was awarded best foreign language film, while the director-writer-cinematographer bested Bradley Cooper and Spike Lee to take home the prize for best director.

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS – Pictured: Peter Farrelly, winner of Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

It was a victorious evening for British entertainers, with the stars of The Favourite, Vice, The Bodyguard, and A Very English Scandal recognized for their achievements in film and television. With wins for Roma, The Bodyguard, and the Michael Douglas-helmed comedy The Kominsky Method, Netflix will also be pleased with its haul.

But as the dead sprint to the Oscars heats up, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s decision to honor Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody with the evening’s two pre-eminent awards is sure to earn derision, both films having been accused by audiences and critics alike of handling subjects like race and sexuality in a reductive and regressive manner. Before he was fired during production, the latter film was partially directed by Bryan Singer, who has been accused of sexual assault.

Held at the Beverly Hilton and hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, the 2019 Globes proved a somewhat less rousing affair than last year’s ceremony, when Oprah Winfrey gave an affecting speech that set off rumors of a potential 2020 run for the presidency, and celebrities wore all black and Time’s Up pins to honor the victims of sexual abuse.

But in the absence of Oprah and, for the most part, overt references to the president or contemporary hot-button issues, Oh and Samberg approached their co-hosting duties with a certain tongue-in-cheek wit, calling out various celebrities not for their alleged indiscretions but for their good looks or awards season spoils: “You’re hot,” they told Bradley Cooper; “Jacked AF”, they said of Black Panther’s Michael B Jordan, while Oh told the twice-nominated (and twice-losing) Amy Adams to “save some for the rest of us”.

Oh, however, would get her due, taking home the competitive award for best actress in a drama series for her stellar work in the cat-and-mouse thriller Killing Eve. The host triumphed over a murderer’s row of gifted contenders, including Julia Roberts, nominated for Homecoming; Elisabeth Moss, for The Handmaid’s Tale; and Keri Russell, for The Americans.

While Samberg and Oh emceed the ceremony with a refreshing dose of levity, the Killing Eve star did take a moment to acknowledge the considerable diversity amongst the show’s nominees. “I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change,” she said, noting lucrative box office returns for minority-led films like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians. “I’m not fooling myself. Next year could be different and probably will be. But this moment is real, because I see you.”

The Americans earned a surprising and indisputably well-deserved win in best drama series, a category for which the Soviet spy drama, which just completed its six-season run, had never before been nominated despite deep and consistent reserves of love among television critics. Along with Russell, the show’s lead Matthew Rhys was nominated for best actor in a drama series but lost out to Richard Madden of The Bodyguard, the smash hit six-part BBC series that notched the network its highest viewing figures in a decade.

In the drama acting categories, Glenn Close beat out Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, and Rosamund Pike for her powerful turn in The Wife, an adaptation of the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name. Close’s speech, a galvanizing and heartfelt ode to women following their dreams, drew the night’s biggest applause, with the 13-time Globe nominee drawing parallels to her character’s struggle for recognition and fulfillment vis-à-vis her Nobel Prize-winning husband.

“It was called The Wife … that’s why it took 14 years to get made,” said Close, who’s now well-positioned to win her first Oscar at next month’s Academy awards. “We are women and nurturers, we have our children, and our husband’s if we are lucky enough, our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams.”

Best Dressed Star at Golden Globes Awards 2019

Fashion was back in the spotlight at the 2019 Golden Globes, but not all stars hit the mark with their choices.

There were many style stars born on the carpet of Sunday’s Golden Globes. Celebrities stunned at The Beverly Hilton in fashionable duds. Here are the best looks of the night.

Lady Gaga was determined to be the brightest star on the red carpet as the Golden Globes glitterati gathered to kick off the Hollywood awards season on Sunday night.

The Star Is Born actress, 32, pulled out all the stops by dying her hair to match her periwinkle Valentino gown for the 76th annual ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Of course, she had plenty of competition – she was joined by a host of bold and glamorous A-list stars including Amy Adams, Halle Berry and Rachel Brosnahan.

Lupita Nyong’o

Nyong’o’s gleaming, cobalt fringe dress was equal parts fun and fierce. The “Black Panther” star looked absolutely gorgeous in the Calvin Klein by Appointment number and Bvlgari High Jewelry.

Taraji P. Henson

The “Empire” actress looked sleek in a deep green Italian velvet column gown, with a plunging square neckline from Vera Wang. Henson finished her look with layered necklaces and straight tresses.

Nicole Kidman

The “Boy Erased” actress looked like a tall glass of merlot in a long-sleeved, sequinned gown from Michael Kors Collection. She accessorized with ruby and diamond earrings from Harry Winston.

Idris Elba

People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2018, who also booked Coachella, looked dashing in an emerald, patterned jacket with matching vest. He posed on the carpet with his fiancee, Sabrina Dhowre, and his daughter, Isan Elba, this year’s Golden Globes Ambassador.

Regina King

Crown King for her dazzling, custom Alberta Ferretti dress. The “If Beale Street Could Talk” actress left us speechless, donning a sparking, strapless rose gown that hugged her curves.

Irina Shayk

The model ensured her beau and father of their child, Bradley Cooper, is going home with the gold. Shayk showed skin in her gilded, spaghetti strap gown with a slit up to her hip.

Emily Blunt

The “Mary Poppins Returns” star stood out in an embroidered, sleeveless gown from Alexander McQueen with a skin-colored lining.

Sandra Oh

The Globes co-host gave a nod to Old Hollywood when she arrived in  Versace. Her dark locks were pinned up in a faux, wavy bob, which mimicked the diagonal ruching of her floor-length dress. She added sparkle to her gown with a cluster of bangles and earrings by Forevermark Diamonds.

Kristen Bell

We were “Frozen” thanks to Bell’s Globes look by Zuhair Murad complemented by Harry Winston diamonds. The baby-pink, pleated dress perfectly matched “The Good Place” star’s complexion and glowing glam.

Penelope Cruz

Cruz brought glitz to the Globes carpet in a Ralph & Russo creation. While black can be boring, the halter neckline design featured many interesting elements.

Alison Brie

Brie glowed on the carpet in a custom Vera Wang design and Harry Winston jewels. The “GLOW” star told E!’s Ryan Seacrest on the carpet that she said “Yes, please” after seeing the drawing for the gown, which featured a pearl-encrusted bandeau bralette.

Content courtesy of Mail, Daily Uk & Nairobi Fashion Hub