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Friday 30th of September 2022

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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 

Oprah Winfrey Give a Powerful Acceptance Speech at the Golden Globes Awards 2018

As she accepted the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement award, Oprah gave a powerful speech about sexual harassment, racial injustice and press freedom Oprah Winfrey brought the Golden Globes audience to their feet with a powerful speech as she accepted the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night.

After an introduction by Reese Witherspoon, the actor and philanthropist took to the stage to address racial injustice and sexual abuse on an evening in which women wore black to show support for the #MeToo movement.

Oprah Winfrey takes on sexual predators in Golden Globes speech: ‘Their time is up

Winfrey said: “In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. It is an honor – it is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible.”

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