Golden Globes to be blacked out as actresses go dark

YOU can expect to see a lot of black on the red carpet at next month's Golden Globe Awards.

The most famous women in Hollywood are planning to protest against the rampant sexual harassment in the industry by wearing black gowns at the awards show on January 8.

"This movement is spreading rampantly and pretty much all the nominated women and others attending are participating," an insider told Us Weekly.

"All the stylists who already did fittings are now changing out their clients' original picks for Globes."

It's not yet known if Australians Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman, who are both nominated for Golden Globe Awards, will be joining the protest.

Meryl Streep accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.
Meryl Streep accepted her 2017 Golden Globe award clad in all black. Paul Drinkwater

The extent of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry has become clear since bombshell allegations about Harvey Weinstein were first published in early October.

Since then, a number of other high profile men have been accused of inappropriate behaviour, including Kevin Spacey, Ben Affleck, George H.W. Bush, Jeremy Piven, Brett Ratner, Dustin Hoffman, Steven Seagal, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Matt Lauer and even Australia's Don Bourke.

It was announced earlier this week that all the presenters at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will take place on January 22, will be female.

The Good Place star Kristen Bell will host the awards show which SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell says will pay tribute to women.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

"Beginning with the Women's March in January, it's been the year of the woman," Ms Connell told The Hollywood Reporter.

"This is a unifying salute to women who have been very brave and speaking up.

"How many times has a woman walked into a room of predominantly men? We thought, maybe for one night, it'll be more than 50/50 [onstage]. We don't want to slight the men who have given great performances this year - knowing our membership, I'm sure our men will embrace the opportunity to honour women."

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will be shown live on Monday, January 8 at 12pm on FOX8.