Here Are The Big #MeToo And Time's Up Moments That Dominated The Golden Globes

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men," Oprah said. "But their time is up. Their time is up."

1. People used the red carpet to discuss gender parity and sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

Debra Messing calls out E! for not "paying their female co-hosts the same as male co-hosts." #GoldenGlobes

One of the major stories leading into the Globes was that a lot of stars were set to wear black as a show of solidarity against harassment and assault. The dress code came from Time's Up, the new initiative founded by some of Hollywood's most powerful women to support anti-harassment efforts both in and out of the industry. But it went beyond what anyone was wearing: Women used the traditional red carpet interviews as a venue to discuss gender parity, Time's Up, and the progress they're advocating for, across industries. Debra Messing called out E! during an interview on E!, referencing the reported pay disparity that led Catt Sadler to leave E! News. "I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believe in paying their female cohosts the same as their male cohosts," Messing said.

2. Several female nominees walked the red carpet with activists and advocates devoted to gender and social justice.

I love that every time Seacrest tried to talk about Michelle Williams' #GoldenGlobes nom, she kept turning it back…

Here's who came with who:

*Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo, walked the red carpet with Michelle Williams.

*Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, attended with Meryl Streep.

*Marai Larasi, director of the British black feminist organization Imkaan, walked with Emma Watson.

*Rosa Clemente, an organizer and political commentator, came with Susan Sarandon.

*Mónica Ramírez, cofounder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, walked the carpet with Laura Dern.

*Calina Lawrence, a Native activist, attended with Shailene Woodley.

*Saru Jayaraman, president of Restaurant Opportunities Centers, came with Amy Poehler.

*Billie Jean King, longtime activist, walked the carpet with Emma Stone.

Many of the guests spoke to red carpet journalists alongside their famous hosts, talking about the work they do.

3. Seth Meyers' monologue.

4. A whole lot of speeches that talked about representation, restorative justice, gender parity, harassment, and more.

5. Oprah talked at length about the long culture of silence and disbelief of women.

6. Barbra Streisand talked about the importance of the movement while presenting the final award of the night.

Topics in this article

Skip to footer