The 2018 Golden Globe Awards was an event unlike all others before it, with Hollywood’s most influential women using the platform to start powerful conversations about the culture of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.
Attendees wore black in a show of solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment with many of the men also wearing Time’s Up pin badges to show their support. Female entertainers including Oprah, Debra Messing, and Natalie Portman also used their speech and interview time to to amplify the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.
More than 300 actresses, writers and directors launched Time’s Up to fight against sexual harassment and gender inequality in, not just the entertainment industry but, all workplaces.
The event also meant that we got to witness a unique red carpet: instead of the most asked question of the night being “Who are you wearing?”, the sea of black meant that for the first time, the ceremony had much less of a focus on (in the words of Eva Longoria) “gowns and colours and [our] beautiful faces and [our] glamour.”
The number of attendees wearing colour were few and far between, with the vast majority standing by the decision to wear black.
Some of the stars who chose dresses in the the classic colour included actresses Eva Longoria, Margot Robbie, and model, Kendall Jenner.
Chris Hemsworth, Ewan McGregor, Zac Efron and Kit Harrington were among some of the male actors at the Awards who adhered to the all-black dress code by donning black shirts instead of the usual white, with Hemsworth and McGregor also seen wearing Time’s Up badges on their lapels.
And the statement wasn’t just limited to the adults on the red carpet. The kids from the cast of Stranger Things also made their second Golden Globes appearance proudly wearing black with Time’s Up lapel badges.