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2018 Golden Globes: Celebs Go All Black to Protest Sexual Abuse

After the eruption of sexual harassment scandals in the industry, Hollywood stands united to end sexist abuse.

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The 75th Golden Globes Awards was not about the glitz – this time, the award ceremony held a loftier purpose.

From American TV personality and household name Oprah Winfrey, to actresses Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman, actors Gary Oldman to Chris Hemsworth, everyone chose to be draped in all-black to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the entertainment Industry.

After recent news of sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood, celebrities stood united with the ‘Time’s Up’ initiative, seeking an end to gender inequality and sexual abuse.

Host Seth Meyers kicked off the show by greeting his audience with a subtle joke and a direct reference to the issue.

“Ladies and remaining gentlemen. It’s 2018 – marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t. It’s going to be a good year.”
Isabelle Huppert, left, and Angelina Jolie at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
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Gary Oldman poses in the press room with his award.
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Natalie Portman and Ron Howard as they present the awards – with Portman forthrightly pointing out that all the nominated directors are male.
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Emma Watson at the InStyle and Warner Brothers Golden Globes after-party.
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From left, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Gwendoline Christie at the HBO Golden Globes after-party.
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Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to be honoured with the prestigious Cecil B DeMille award at the Golden Globes.

Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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She gave a rousing speech at the awards night, which was dominated with celebrities speaking directly about the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and abuse of women.

I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! 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 that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me Too’ again.
Oprah Winfrey, American TV Personality
From left Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley pose in the press room with their award.
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I think that men on these sorts of occasions think this is sort of the uniform – it is a statement and a stand in solidarity with lots of women around the world, most women have been subjected to sexual harassment or violence or abuse in some way. So it is not a fashion statement, it is a solidarity statement
Claire Foy, Actress
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