Golden Globes: Sex scandal fallout expected to dominate Hollywood awards

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7th January, 2018 12:06:18 printer

Golden Globes: Sex scandal fallout expected to dominate Hollywood awards


Film awards season gets under way with the Golden Globes later - the first major ceremony since Hollywood was hit by its sexual harassment scandals.


Stars of film and television are expected to wear black on the red carpet in a protest against misconduct.


Acceptance speeches - and host Seth Meyers' opening monologue - are also expected to focus on the issue.


Guillermo del Toro's otherworldly romance The Shape of Water has the most nominations of any film, with seven.


Its stars include Britain's Sally Hawkins, who is nominated for best actress in a film drama.


It's also up for best drama film, alongside Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


The best comedy or musical film nominees are The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Greatest Showman, Lady Bird and I, Tonya.


Nicole Kidman and Robert De Niro are among the nominees in the television categories.


Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are both nominated for best actress in a limited series for their roles in Big Little Lies.


De Niro is nominated for best actor in a limited series for The Wizard of Lies, alongside Jude Law for The Young Pope and Geoffrey Rush for Genius.


That category is completed by Ewan McGregor, who is nominated for Fargo, and Kyle MacLachlan, for Twin Peaks.


Big Little Lies has six nominations in total - making it the most-nominated TV series this year.


Kidman and Witherspoon are up against Jessica Biel, who is nominated for her role in The Sinner, and Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, both of whom are nominated for Feud: Bette and Joan.


The Golden Globes, run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are seen as pointers to the Oscars, which take place on 4 March. The Academy Award nominations are announced later this month.


The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony starts at 17:00 local time - which is 01:00 Monday GMT, reports BBC.