This years Golden Globes will be remembered by beautiful actresses wearing black gowns, fiery speeches and gender equality paroles. The black dress code was a request announced by the Time’s up movement for the supporters to show solidarity for the brave victims who've come forth with allegations of sexual misconduct. If you didn't know by now, Time’s Up is an initiative and legal defense fund that aims to support women in various industries (not just the entertainment industry) dealing with sexual harassment, launched with an open letter signed by hundreds of Hollywood women and published January 1st. Eva Longoria stated earlier last week when asked about the black Golden Globes dress code request that “This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment.” There was another moment of solidarity revolving around the cause - a black-and-white Time’s Up pin, as seen on the lapels and collars of stars like Justin Timberlake, Daniel Kaluuya, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Pfeiffer, William H. Macy, Joseph Fiennes, Joe and Nick Jonas. The Hollywood stars did not only wear black and pins but they also spoke their minds and rose awareness about gender and racial inequality during the 75th Golden Globes ceremony.
Many of the Sunday’s winners took the opportunity to speak about Time’s up. Oprah, Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Barbra Streisand were among the famous faces who used the 2018 Golden Globes as a medium to strongly empower female viewers all across the world to act and seek their own rights; to take the next step after acknowledging the wrong doings they’ve been submitted to.
The host of the show, Seth Meyers didn’t hold back with hilarious and precise comments while confronting Hollywood current problems with male actors and producers. He also filled the room with his jokes that tackle sexism and racism. He ended his speech by paying tribute to all women present.
From Oprah's declaration that "nobody will ever have to say 'Me Too' again", to Viola Davis telling women "you are born being worthy", it was definitely a powerful, eclectic night with the feeling that Hollywood seems and feels closer to us more than ever.