Oprah Winfrey invoked the civil rights movement and the suffering of countless ordinary women at the hands of male abusers as she used a rousing speech at the Golden Globes to issue a rallying call against injustice.
Meryl Streep led the "blacklash" on the Golden Globes red carpet, with Hollywood's finest eschewing bright colors in support of sexual harassment victims.
The TV and movie star, who is a billionaire, also praised the work of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "It's about women and men across this country speaking out and being heard", Gillibrand said.
For this year's Golden Globes 2018 opening monologue, host Seth Meyers took on the hard task of combining humor with sociopolitical awareness.
Picking the right moment as the applause died down, she added with flair, "Their time is up", bringing the crowd to a new ovation. She said while Winfrey has not run for office before, she's also not new to national politics. He mentioned this was the first time in three months a white man wasn't terrified to have his name read out loud (i.e., a nomination for award instead of being accused of misconduct).
It picked up trophies for best drama, screenplay, actress for Frances McDormand and supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.
"I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue".
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were historical for African-Americans who have had less representation in several American film and television industry honours in decades. The host of the Golden Globes, late-night comedian Seth Meyers, jokingly urged Winfrey to run in his opening monologue, noting that President Donald Trump had reportedly decided to make his bid for the office after he was the butt of Meyers's jokes at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011.
But the whole tweet was met with incredulity and left people wondering how Ivanka had imagined her post being received. We need a hundred Emma Watsons. So she would be appalled if I were to [have] worn black.
Elsewhere in the show, Natalie Portman seemed to go off script while announcing the nominees for best director noting that not one female was nominated in the category.
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