Sheeran responds to criticism of his dressing choice with cheeky Instagram story
foreign film category.
The group behind the Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, supported a large number of films with diverse casts and racial themes. Vying against A Star Is Born and the blockbuster Bohemian Rhapsody as best drama contenders will be the superhero smash Black Panther, the melancholy If Beale Street Could Talk and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. (But the group ignored the Viola Davis vehicle (Widows).
Crazy Rich Asians drew two nominations, for Constance Wu’s acting and best musical or comedy, a category that also included The Favourite, Green Book, Mary Poppins Returns and Vice.
The Globes are seen as the most unserious stop on the road to the Oscars, which will take place on February 24. Only 88 people vote on the Globe nominees and winners. And the top Globes are split into dramatic and comedic categories, often in nonsensical ways.
In a head-scratching policy for an awards programme adjudicated by reporters from overseas, foreign-language films are ineligible for the marquee best picture categories. So the nominations did not offer much guidance on the Oscar fortunes of Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s blissfully reviewed epic that has become a lightning rod in Hollywood because it comes from an online streaming platform, which is challenging the traditional model for releasing films. (Roma will play in about 600 theatres worldwide while also streaming online). Roma was among the best foreign film nominees, as expected, while Cuarón was recognised for best screenplay and best director.
In the best television drama category, newcomers dominated, with nominations going to the thriller Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh as a security services operative; the boisterous Pose, the latest hit from Ryan Murphy; Homecoming, a cerebral thriller starring Julia Roberts; and the pulpy British thriller Bodyguard, Atlanta got left out, with the remaining slot going to The Americans, for its final season.
After singer Ed Sheeran sent the internet in an uproar for being underdressed during his duet with Beyonce Knowles, the Grammy winner had a funny response to it.
In a nod to the backlash, Sheeran reposted an article on his Instagram story, titled ‘People are angry Ed Sheeran wore a shirt while Beyonce wore couture during their Global Citizen performance’.
While performing together for the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, fans were quick to criticise Sheeran’s choice to wear a black T-shirt and sneakers on stage, while Beyonce opted for an extravagant pink gown with ruffles, reports people.com.
“Swipe up to ‘get the look,” he wrote alongside the cheeky hashtag, #dresstoimpress. As he acknowledged the clashing looks, he joked about where to find more of his “amazing fashion choices”.
The controversy sparked memes from the performance and a real conversation about male privilege.
“Ed Sheeran is a 27-yearold man. The fact we’ve enabled him to feel it’s ok to dress like this at all, let alone next to Beyonce really boils my piss,” wrote one Twitter user. Another pointed to the gender expectations in the music industry saying, “This photo is representative of what we expect from men and women at the top of their game, isn’t it?”
Many Sheeran fans pointed to the fact that he regularly performs in similar looks on stage.
Ed Sheeran was dressed casually during a performance in Johannesburg, South Africa