Golden Globes

Sunday night, January 7, the Golden Globe Awards—hosted by Seth Meyers—saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri emerge as a surprising Oscar frontrunner after winning four trophies, including Best Picture (Drama), at a charged ceremony dominated by discussion of Hollywood’s power imbalances and the #MeToo movement.  

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In the film categories, the big winner was Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which took home four awards: Best Motion Picture — Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama (Frances McDormand), and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell). Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig, was also a notable winner; it took home two awards, for Best Motion Picture — Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy (Saoirse Ronan). In the TV categories, HBO’s Big Little Lies came out on top, winning four awards, for Best Television Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series (Laura Dern), and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series (Alexander Skarsgard). It was joined on the victors’ list by The Handmaid’s Tale, which won Best Television Series: Drama and Best Actress in a Television Series — Drama (Elisabeth Moss) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which won Best Television Series — Comedy and Best Actress in Television Series: Comedy (Rachel Brosnahan). 

Women in the entertainment industry made a statement at the 2018 Golden Globes on Sunday by wearing all-black dresses on the red carpet. Amid the #MeToo movement and as a protest against sexual harassment in the workplace, women expressed their solidarity through their fashion, transforming “MeToo” into “Time’s Up.” 

Earlier in the week, the hashtag #WhyWeWearBlack started to go viral as Hollywood’s A-list stars wrote on social media about the #MeToo movement. It began in late 2017 after movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct, harassment and rape by some of Hollywood’s elite stars. 

“Today, we wear black. Why? Nearly 1/2 of men think women are well represented in leadership roles and 1/3 of women think women are well represented in leadership roles,” actress Ashley Judd posted on Instagram Sunday. “The *reality* is, only 1 in 10 senior leaders are women. #TimesUp #WhyWeWearBlack 

Photos credit to: Paul Drinkwater/NBC, via Associated Press and ABC News

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