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Jan 9, 2024

The 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards were held last night, celebrating the best in film and television from the past year. Pop superstars Taylor Swift and Harry Styles emerged as the night’s big winners, dominating the music categories with multiple wins each. However, controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) threatened to overshadow the glamorous event.

Glitz and Glamour on the Red Carpet

The Golden Globes red carpet did not disappoint, with many celebrity A-listers bringing their fashion A-game.

Jennifer Lopez made headlines by getting a quick hair touch-up right on the red carpet. Swift caused a stir in a form-fitting green sequined Atelier Versace gown that had fans buzzing about references to her recent music.

Overall fashion trends seen were bold colors, sparkles, and old Hollywood glamour. Both Swift and Styles embodied these vibes, with Swift in her sparkly green gown and Styles in a Gucci tuxedo with lace detailing.

Jennifer Lopez touches up her hair on the Golden Globes red carpet

Big Wins for Swift and Styles

Swift and Styles both took home multiple awards last night. Swift won Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “Sweet Nothings” from the film Beautiful and Styles won Best Original Song – Television for “Evalina” from the series Wednesday.

Both musicians also gave memorable acceptance speeches. Styles said the award was “an honor I’ll never forget,” while Swift made a tongue-in-cheek reference to her reputation for writing songs about her exes.

Overall, it was a huge night for both stars solidifying themselves as forces in both the music and entertainment industries.

Award Winner
Best Original Song – Motion Picture Taylor Swift for “Sweet Nothings”
Best Original Song – Television Harry Styles for “Evalina”

HFPA Controversy Clouds Event

However, controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association threatened to put a damper on the glitzy event.

Recent allegations of corruption, racism, and sexism in the HFPA led NBC to drop the 2022 televised ceremony. While the 2024 show was back on air after the HFPA instituted reforms, chatter on the red carpet showed the controversy was still top of mind.

In fact, host Jo Koy directly addressed the allegations in his opening monologue, joking “I, an Asian-American comedian with four ethnicities, am hosting tonight because of all the progress the HFPA has made this past year.”

Whether viewers fully embraced the show’s return to NBC remains to be seen based on ratings and social media reactions still to come. But between Swift’s shade-throwing speech and Koy’s controversial jokes, the show itself did not shy away from the leftover drama.

What Happens Next?

As award season continues, all eyes will turn to the upcoming SAG Awards, Critics Choice Awards, and Academy Awards. Swift and Styles are poised for more potential wins for their work on screens both big and small. Fans eagerly await both stars’ next projects – Swift recently announced a new tour and Styles is rumored to be working on his third solo album.

On the HFPA front, only time will tell whether their reforms and diversity efforts gain acceptance or if more issues come to light. For now, glittering Golden Globes red carpet photos show an organization eager to maintain its reputation as the “Hollywood Party of the Year.” But reaching the level of prestige and respect it once held will certainly be an uphill battle.

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