Oprah Winfrey's powerful speech at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night warned abusers and harassers that "for too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men — but their time is up." And while the "Time's Up" protest — an offshoot of the #MeToo movement, bringing awareness to the workplace harassment epidemic — made it onto the lapel of nearly every man to take the stage in the form of a pin, it did not extend to men's acceptance speeches.
The deafeningly silent show of solidarity by the male winners was not missed by NARAL:
Not a single man who accepted a #GoldenGlobes tonight spoke out about sexual assault, #MeToo, or #TimesUP.
Wearing a black tuxedo isn't enough. We need men to SPEAK UP and stand beside us to fight to end sexual assault & rape culture.
— NARAL (@NARAL) January 8, 2018
Nearly all female winners mentioned Time's Up or #MeToo in their speeches, and wore black dresses in protest. But "beyond [host] Seth Meyers' monologue, which skewered men accused of misconduct including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Woody Allen, the closest that the men of the Golden Globes got to acknowledging Hollywood's harassment revelations was Gary Oldman in his best actor speech for Darkest Hour," USA Today writes. Oldman said: "I'm very proud of Darkest Hour, it illustrates that words and actions can change the world, and boy oh boy does it need some changing."
At the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, the big winners were Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Lady Bird won best motion picture, musical or comedy, and star Saoirse Ronan was named best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, won best picture, drama; stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell were named best actress and best supporting actor in a motion picture, drama; and writer Martin McDonagh won best screenplay.
Other winners include The Shape of Water's Guillermo del Toro for best director; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for best television series, musical or comedy; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan for best actress in a television series, musical or comedy; The Handmaid's Tale for best television series, drama; This Is Us' Sterling K. Brown for best actor in a television series, drama; The Disaster Artist's James Franco for best actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical; and I Tonya's Allison Janney for best actress in a supporting role, motion picture.
Host Seth Meyers started the night with a monologue focusing on the sexual misconduct scandal rocking Hollywood, and most women in attendance wore black in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and assault. For an entire list of winners, visit Variety. Catherine Garcia
While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, Oprah Winfrey told the girls watching her at home that the honor was for them, too.
Winfrey recalled watching as a young girl as Sidney Poitier won an Oscar; two decades later, he also received the Cecil B. DeMille Award. "It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award," she said. "It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them."
She also spoke about Recy Taylor, a black woman who was raped by six white men in Alabama in the 1940s and told not to tell anyone; she did, sharing with Rosa Parks at the NAACP what happened, but the men were never brought to justice. Taylor died just 10 days ago and Winfrey said she hopes Taylor was aware the tides are shifting. "For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men — but their time is up," she said. "Their time is up!"
To those girls watching at home, Winfrey had another message. "A new day is on the horizon," she said. "And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure they are the leaders to take us to the time where nobody has to say 'me too' again." Watch Winfrey's entire speech below.Catherine Garcia
On the Golden Globes red carpet, Eva Longoria, Debra Messing, and Laura Dern took advantage of being live on E! to chastise the network for not paying former host Catt Sadler the same amount as her colleague Jason Kennedy.
Sadler left E! after 12 years once she found out that Kennedy had been making double her salary for several years. "We need the powers that be, and all the industries and all the networks, including E!, to help us with closing this pay gender gap," Dern told Seacrest. Longoria also blasted the network, telling Seacrest, "With Time's Up, we support gender equity and equal pay, and we hope E! follows that lead with Catt, as well. We stand with you, Catt." Time's Up is a movement that was started after Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood heavyweights were accused of sexual misconduct and harassment last fall.
During an interview with E!'s Giuliana Rancic, Messing also shared her disappointment with the network. "I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believe in paying their female co-hosts as their male co-hosts," she said. "I miss Catt Sadler. So we stand with her. That's something that can change tomorrow, you know. We want people to start having this conversation that women are just as valuable as men." Catherine Garcia
To open the 75th Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, host Seth Meyers focused on Hollywood's reaction to sexual misconduct and harassment in the entertainment industry.
"There's a new era underway and I can tell because it's been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood," he said. "By the way, a special hello to hosts of other upcoming awards shows who are watching me tonight like the first dog they shot into outer space." For the male nominees, "this is the first time in three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud. 'Did you hear about Willem Dafoe?' 'Dear God, no.' 'He was nominated.' 'Don't do that!'" Meyers later called disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein "the elephant not in the room," and said he'll be back in 20 years "when he's the first person booed in the 'in memoriam.'"
Meyers also turned his attention to President Trump, saying the organization that puts on the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is a string of "three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president. ... The only name that would make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association." He also said he joked in 2011 about how unqualified Trump would be for president, and he's been told that's when Trump decided to run. "I just want to say, Oprah, you will never be president. You do not have what it takes. And Hanks, where's Hanks? You will never be vice president." Catherine Garcia
Guillermo del Toro's aquatic fairy tale, The Shape of Water, leads the 2018 Golden Globes with seven nominations, followed by fellow Best Picture, Drama, nominees The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with six each. The trio will compete in the category against Dunkirk and Call Me By Your Name.
In the television drama category, just one show — This Is Us — belongs to a traditional network, competing against Netflix's Stranger Things and The Crown, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, and HBO's Game of Thrones. In the Best TV Musical or Comedy section, Black-ish, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Master of None, SMILF, and Will and Grace will go head-to-head. The Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category hosts The Disaster Artist, Get Out, I, Tonya, The Greatest Showman, and Lady Bird.
Biggest surprise story out of the #GoldenGlobes nods: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD landing multiple nods. With the nod for Christopher Plummer, it’s gotta be the first time an actor was nominated for a role he landed & performed in span of one month pic.twitter.com/6JG2LM1nG7
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) December 11, 2017
The biggest snubs were in the Best Director categories, where major women directors — Greta Gerwig of Lady Bird, Dee Rees of Mudbound, and Patty Jenkins of Wonder Woman — failed to be nominated. See the full nominations at the Los Angeles Times. Jeva Lange