The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards is a night that will go down in history in the entertainment industry thanks to the movement, “Time’s Up”. 2018 is the year dedicated to women standing up for equality in response to the revelations of sexual assault and misconduct in Hollywood. The campaign was published on January 1st, 2018, by The New York Times, calling for women of media to help bring awareness to sexual harassment with the desire to encourage everyday women to speak up about what they have suffered through. While always a problem, this came as a response of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, as well as the ongoing story of strong powerful women being taken advantage of in the workplace. And this isn’t only women in Hollywood, but women across the World. So far, the movement has helped raise over $16 million for a legal defense fund to help those who have been a victim of workplace harassment. To further push the message, Hollywood A-listers walked Sunday night’s red carpet wearing the color symbolising solidarity, black.
The carpet saw some of the most powerful and influential women in it’s attendance, including 8 guests of 8 legendary actresses who walked the carpet together to take a bigger stance against gender inequality. To view the full list with in depth descriptions of each female activist, click here.
One name that people will forever remember from this monumental night is Oprah Winfrey. Oprah was at the Golden Globes to accept the Cecil B. Demille award, one of the biggest honors in Hollywood. Not only was she the first colored women to win the lifetime achievement award, but she accepted it with a speech that impacted millions around the world through their TV screens. “So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.” To watch and listen to Oprah’s entire speech, click the link below.