Arrivals were streaming into an atypically tumultuous 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
"I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon", said Oprah in her closing statement.
The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off Sunday as soon as the red carpet opened, including A-listers Meryl Streep in a deep V-cut gown and Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look with "Me Too" founder Tarana Burke at her side. For decades, women have spoken out against abusive men in Hollywood, from Louis B Mayer to Alfred Hitchcock to Mel Gibson to Casey Affleck, and, until October 2017, when the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, they were ignored, laughed at and ostracised, while the men were, almost invariably, protected.
Best supporting actress winner Laura Dern did not hesitate to bring up sexual harassment. Just like it is our nature.
My mom and I planned this together a couple of months ago. I used to cry every night because I thought I looked so ugly, "Thorne captioned the image".
Kendall's never shied away from speaking openly about her battle with ongoing acne, and in 2015 she revealed that the issues with her skin had been hugely damaging to her self esteem.
It must be noted that Lady Bird's chief rival for the best picture (musical/comedy) Globe, Get Out, wasn't helped at the Globes by writer/director Jordan Peele's recent comments questioning the HFPA's categorization of his film - but it seems poised to rebound with the Academy, which is a more demographically diverse group than the HFPA. "We saw that on stage", said CPJ's Advocacy Director Courtney Radsch.
To show their support and solidarity with survivors of assault and discrimination, celebrities wore black to the Golden Globes. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to break the cycle of abuse through their actions and fashion style choices.
And Debra Messing even called out E! - while being interviewed by E!'s Giuliana Rancic - for not paying their female hosts the same as their male hosts, which led to "E!"
From Catherine Zeta Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Alicia Vikander, Kendall Jenner, Mariah Carey and Jessica Chastain to Nicole Kidman, Kit Harington, Mandy Moore, Heidi Klum and more - most stars stuck to the all-black dress, which robbed the red carpet of colour but not purpose. Common went with all black, too: shirt, bow tie and tux.
The model wowed in a stunning black Giambattista Valli tulle gown at the Globes, custom made for the beauty. She won for her performance in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.