Award season is here, and it's time to see some of your favorite television and film stars walk the red carpet. One award show, however, may be a bit more exciting for its combination of small and silver screens. So what time is the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet? This mash-up of celebrities is a must-watch if you love both mediums of entertainment and can't get enough of a little star gazing — of the Hollywood kind, that is.
While the show itself begins at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, the red carpet actually beings at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT on cable networks such as E!. For those that just can't get enough red carpet coverage, E! will actually be starting their red carpet pre-show at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT. If you've got cable and want four hours of carpet coverage pre-Golden Globes, that's your best bet.
If, however, you don't have cable, don't worry about not catching nominees like Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer. NBC (the network that will be airing the award show) has actually partnered with Facebook Live to stream the entire Golden Globes carpet. That means you won't miss a single fashion or beauty moment or awkward interview if you don't have cable. It's a total win for those who love awards season in Hollywood.
The red carpet is sure to be rife with conversation. Perhaps the biggest news in Hollywood isn't the awards at all but the outpouring of accusations of sexual assault in the industry in the past year. That is reflected in the creation of Time's Up, a legal fund and awareness initiative set up to assist those who experience sexual assault and harassment in the workplace and bring about change in the entertainment industry. Celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, and Shonda Rhimes are just a few of the names supporting the initiative and propelling it forward.
Many celebrities will be wearing black to to the red carpet as a way of showing a public protest of sexual harassment in Hollywood, but Time's Up has also created another way for celebrities to show their support for the initiative. Reese Witherspoon commissioned costume designer Arianna Phillips to create a pin that can be worn on the red carpet. Instead of the blue ribbons of the ACLU or Planned Parenthood pins, celebrities will probably be sporting the simple black and white pin created for Time's Up.
Making statements on the red carpet isn't a strange idea for those who have watched shows since President Donald Trump's election victory in 2016. During the 2017 award season, celebrities had fans wondering what the blue pins on lapels and jackets meant. The pins were discovered to be support symbols for the American Civil Liberties Union, and they were worn everywhere from the Oscars to the Golden Globes.
Planned Parenthood pins were also a staple on the 2017 red carpets. The GOP's attacks on the organization proved galvanizing for Hollywood, and soon, gold Planned Parenthood pins were attached the dresses and bags of stars like Emma Stone and Dakota Johnson.
Planned Parenthood and the ACLU aren't the only organizations that have been represented, though. Blue ampersands also popped up at the 2017 Emmys on nominees like Tatiana Maslany. The pins are in support of LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD, and signals solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
If you decide to take time of your Sunday to watch the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet, be on the look out for the Time's Up, GLAAD, Planned Parenthood, and ACLU pins. Celebrities appear more engaged than ever, and it's amazing to see them using their influence to inspire activism. Hopefully, as you peep their fashions, you also take time to investigate their causes.