Black was the indisputable trend of the Golden Globes, but pants were a close second. Pants have a tendency to appear at least once or twice on most award show red carpets, but given the homogeneity of color at the Globes, shape became the place to diversify.
Among the pants wearers was Alison Brie, nominee for best performance by an actress in a television series for her role in “Glow,” who wore skinny black pants … under a voluminous sleeveless dress. “Tonight is about women wearing the pants so I chose to literally wear the pants,” Ms. Brie said.
Debra Messing, an eight-time Golden Globe nominee and an actress on NBC’s “Will & Grace,” paired her floor-length black pants with an equally long sparkly black-and-silver dress that had a wide opening in the front. “I am wearing black to thank and honor all of the brave whistle-blowers who came forward and share their stories of harassment and assault and discrimination,” Ms. Messing told the E! commentator Giuliana Rancic. “To stand in solidarity with my sisters all over the globe.”
Then, in a moment that shook the internet, she added: “I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-host the same as their male co-host,” Ms. Messing said. “I miss Catt Sadler, so we stand with her. And that’s something that can change tomorrow.” Ms. Sadler is a former E! host who left the network in December because she said her male colleague, Jason Kennedy, was paid twice as much.
Lena Waithe, the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and a member of Time’s Up, wore a shiny black suit with a black…