So far, this awards season is a celebration of female friendship and solidarity in Hollywood

Golden Globes? Governors Awards? Wherever, it’s GNO!
Awards Season 2024 Is A Celebration Of Female Friendship  Solidarity In Hollywood
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This week rang in the start of the 2024 awards season, kicking off with the Golden Globes and Governors Awards, and so far it hasn't let us down.

Every awards season promises to bring some sparkle to an otherwise dark winter ahead. As we critique the red carpet looks from our sofas – still being in your pyjamas as you watch the arrivals doesn’t invalidate your opinion FYI – what have we been most excited about seeing? Well, this year it hasn’t just been about the outfits, although the Golden Globes ‘fits slapped. It wasn’t even the award-winners themselves that had the GLAMOUR office reeling. No, this year it’s all about the female BFFs making award ceremonies GNO (girls' nights out, for the uninitiated).

Now don’t get us wrong, we still love a red carpet romance and we’ve enjoyed seeing couples lock eyes over a glass of champagne or two. In fact, following the Golden Globes which saw Kylie Jenner slipping in, post-red carpet, to support boyfriend Timothée Chalamet in his nomination for Wonka, we can all agree we ship the pair. And yes, we’ve watched every lip reader on TikTok and still don’t know what they were intimately conversing about. But the fact remains, while getting a peek into the A-listers' date night is fun, seeing their female friendships is better.

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We’ve revelled in seeing women in Hollywood unite this week. Despite some poorly-received misogynistic jokes about Barbie and Taylor Swift (shout out to Taylor’s side-eye) from host Jo Koy, the women in attendance of the Golden Globes showed they were there to support one another.

One of our favourite moments was, of course, Selena Gomez caught spilling the tea in an ad break. The cameras were rolling on Gomez who ran to her table where her BFFs Swift and Keleigh Sperry sat, to whisper something, we deduce was salacious, to them. Whatever Gomez shared parlayed a shocked reaction from her friends, and got the internet speculating. Man, we wish we’d been sitting at that table. Our invitation must have been lost in the post.

Gomez continued to demonstrate Hollywood sisterhood throughout the evening. Ayo Ederberi took home the award for Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy, for her role in The Bear. Fellow-nominee Gomez, who was in the category for starring in Only Murders in the Building, upon the announcement of Ederberi’s win, gasped and lit up with excitement.

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That wasn’t the only supportive reaction we pored over. Despite jokingly mouthing to the camera that if she didn’t win in her category for Best Actress — Motion Picture Musical or Comedy she was leaving, Lawrence proved overjoyed for the winner. Emma Stone took the prize for her performance in Poor Things, news which induced Lawrence to throw her arms in the air and animatedly stand to clap.

Many actors were snapped hugging during the ceremony, including Stone who embraced Emily Blunt so enthusiastically Blunt had to steady herself by holding onto a railing. In a Barbie reunion Margot Robbie and Billie Eilish shared a sweet moment, hugging tightly in front of the camera. Robbie also looked elated after Barbie's win for Cinematic and Box Office Achievement, alongside writer and director Greta Gerwig, and co-star America Ferrera who performed an iconic monologue on being a woman in the film.

Elsewhere in Hollywood, at the Governors Awards, Oppenheimer co-stars Blunt and Florence Pugh were seen holding hands and laughing on the red carpet. Women supporting women is our favourite thing to see, and in the era of the Barbie movie, this feels like the awards season content we truly deserve.