The whole blacks invaded the Hollywood red carpet as a form of protest and solidarity towards the victims of sexual harassment and abuse in the film industry. As we mentioned a few weeks ago, an initiative had been created under which those attending the Golden Globes were encouraged to dress in black as a form of protest towards an already unsustainable situation in the world of interpretation.
It is indisputable that the 75th Golden Globe ceremony has marked history.
On January 7, dozens of celebrities attended the first red carpet of the year, dedicated to the recognition of the best professionals in movies and broadcasting industries worldwide, with a very clear message: the time has come to end the silence and the tolerance towards sexual harassment in workplaces. In the last few months, there have been uncovered dozens of cases of sexual harassment among celebrities, Harvey Weinstein at the top of a long list of characters among other niceties, was accused of offering a role to an actress in exchange for sex.
This year the Golden Globes received special interest after the global initiative of more than 300 women, both actresses, singers, producers, and writers, who brought the Time’s Up project to the whole world, with which they wanted to defend and assist the victims of harassment and sexual abuse. The red carpet by Golden Globes was attended by dozens of famous actresses to discuss gender inequality and sexual misconducts that exists in Hollywood.
Personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, Frances McDormand, Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman, Debra Messing, Lauran Dern, Reese Witherspoon, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Portman and Salma Hayek, among many others, launched powerful protest speeches and injustices suffered by women throughout the history of the world of interpretation.
Voices of denunciation that they refuse to be subdued
The gala was full of important moments and acts of protest. Here we bring you the most powerful moments:
Actress Natalie Portman has been part of the Time’s Up initiative since the beginning and surprised us on stage with one of the most powerful messages in the gala. When the time came to announce the nominees for best director, Portman said in a firm voice “here are all the men nominated”. In this way, she denounced the lack of nominated women in such an important category as that of a better director and the predominance of men in such influential positions.
Oprah received a standing ovation with her speech against sexual harassment after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award in honor of her film career. Her powerful plea picked up an emotional personal story from her childhood, she recalled the important work of the press at this time – to be helping the movement to get all the stories of sexual harassment – and proffered in her passionate and emotional speech that: “We have A new day on the horizon, and when that new day dawns it will be used to express gratitude to many women, many of whom are in this room, and many magnificent men who will fight together to ensure that the time comes when no one has to say “never again, me too”.
The actress and singer spoke on the importance of the movement while presenting the last award of the night. With a message similar to that of Natalie Portman, Streisand revealed the lack of female candidates in the category of best director and the need for equality and representation of the female gender. She said she was “proud to be in a room with people who speak out against gender inequality, sexual harassment and pettiness that has poisoned our politics.”
After winning the Golden Globe award as best drama actress for “The Tale of the Maid“, Elisabeth Moss claimed the importance of women explain their own story, something that did not happen decades ago and is reported in the series. In her speech, she took the opportunity to thank Margaret Atwood, author of the story on which the series is based, a role in which the perspective of women through history is taken into account. “We lived in the gaps between the stories. Margaret Atwood, this is for you and for all the women who came before and after you who were courageous enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world.”
At Rock Renee, on our fashion trends page, we are fascinated by what is happening in Hollywood, and we hope that the protest that happened at the Golden Globes is just the beginning of a new era without discrimination not only in the world of celebrities but throughout the world. We demand inclusion, equality, security, and respect for all in our workplaces, but above all be heard by a world that usually minimizes the female voice.
We will be waiting for the next awards, we are sure that the message will be continually transmitted in each of the galas, because Time’s Up, yes, the time for harassment and mistreatment is over.
And as said by Oprah Winfrey: “I want all the girls who are watching this to know that a new day is on the horizon“.
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