The long awaited 81st Golden Globes kicked off on Sunday, Jan 7 in Log Angeles. Although the timing of the event this year is politically sensitive, the annual awards show significant lack of Arab figures, either actors or directors. However, we kept a close eye since day 1 and here are our favorite moments of Arab presence at the Golden Globes so far…
Andra Day and Molly Sims Dressed in Lebanese Georges Chakra
Both stars attended the award show in looks by the Lebanese couturier, although they opted for very different styles. The R&B singer Day went for a semi-sheer all black dress flattered with floral ruffles, while the model and actress Sims picked a gold gown with voluminous floral epaulette on the shoulder.
Ramy Youssef Breaks Silence About Gaza
The Egyptian comedian Ramy Youssef is by far the only person who verbally broke the silence about the demand for a ceasefire in Gaza. While he was in an interview on the red carpet. His comment came while he was joking about Jeremey Allen’s Calvin Klein Ad “we are all thinking two things, we are thinking ceasefire now, and Jeremey please don’t do another Calvin Klein.”
Khalid Abdallah Wears Dove Emblem Signifying Support for Gaza
Egyptian-British actor and activist Khalid Abdalla, who plays Dodi Fayed on Netflix’s The Crown, appeared on the Golden Globes red carpet wearing a suit bearing a dove emblem – a clear throughline from his recent red carpet moment where he called for a permanent ceasefire in Palestine. The Crown is nominated in four categories, including Best Television Series – Drama.
Ramy Youssef’s Poor Things Wins
Historical drama “Oppenheimer” dominated the Golden Globe awards, and gothic comedy “Poor Things” upset summer blockbuster “Barbie,” as Hollywood threw its biggest party since labor disputes shut down much of show business last year, Reuters reported.
Janelle James stuns in dress made by Arab Female Designer Al Monsoori
Actress Janelle James wore a simple velvet gown with dramatic sleeves which engulfed the gown, looking like the picture of elegance. The Bahraini brand has since solidified its lace in the couture landscape is now as seen on A-listers across the globe.
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