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2018 Golden Globes

By: Emma Glezen/Content Editor

This year the Golden Globes were like no other.  Everyone came together for the award ceremony on a whole ‘nother level.  The famous men and women who attended Sunday night, January, 7th, came together to take a stand for equality among men and women.

Blue Ridge student, Luke Updyke, said that this movement made the Golden Globes, “enlightening, empowering and that they shed light on controversial things that needed to be brought to the public’s attention.” While the men and women in attendance made the award ceremony special in their own way, the new year also made it special by making it the seventy-fifth ceremony.

Recently, the news has been filled with stories of sexual assault and harassment being uncovered in Hollywood.  Now people have had enough, they are stepping up and supporting one another  in more ways than one.  The women in Hollywood are now more than ever taking a stand against gender inequality and are fighting for their rights as women in the Time’s Up Movement.  From sexual harassment to lesser pay, they want to be seen as equals.  Even if women are the ones in the limelight for this building movement, men are also standing with them.  Another Blue Ridge student, Gwen MacConnell, voiced her opinion saying “It was a very strong and proud night and because of that, it has been all over the news recently.”

This year, talk-show host, Seth Meyers, hosted the ceremony, providing comedy and narration throughout the ceremony.  Granted, he did not provide all of the announcements as there were almost sixty other actors, actresses, comedians, and singers who presented the nominees and winners throughout the night for all categories.  While the night might have been set in a serious tone, the actors, actresses and comedians tried to lighten the mood through their presentation speeches.

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