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07th Jan 2018

This is why you might see people surrounded by a circle at the Golden Globes

Rory Cashin

Tonight’s awards ceremony is certain to be a major talking point tomorrow.

While the nominees head into the show with no clear indication as to who will win the major prizes – at the moment it is a bit of a three-way tie between The Post, Three Billboards and The Shape Of Water for Best Drama, while Lady Bird and Get Out lead the pack for Best Comedy – everyone in attendance will be keeping an eye on the actual audience themselves.

The host for the 75th ceremony, Seth Meyers, told The Hollywood Reporter that he purposefully plans to avoid making a single joke about Donald Trump:

“If he tweets that he’s disappointed we didn’t bring him up, I’d be thrilled. That would fly in the face of what currently he believes is the problem, which is that we won’t stop talking about him. […] I’m reserving the right to change my mind. But especially this year with everything that’s happened in Hollywood, it seems far more important to have the focus there as opposed to anything that’s happening in Washington.”

Actresses such as Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain will be part of the group that will attend the awards, as well as some who will be presenters through the night, and will be wearing all black as part of a silent protest against sexual harassment.

However, one Hollywood actress is hoping to take things one step further:

Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood is asking for attendees who may not be in a position to make a public announcement verbally to do so physically, by creating a circle around those they know to be a “predator”.

Wood is hoping that this will bring more of the harassers out into the public eye, or force them to not show up the awards ceremony in the first place.

The ceremony will kick off at 1am GMT, with the red carpet being covered on E! from 11pm onwards.