The much-anticipated awards season is upon us again as marked by the Golden Globe Awards. Through the years, we've all been glued to this type of events, waiting to see who's leading in the best-dressed lists and which of our favorite stars bagged the awards. But this year, the Golden Globes created a loud buzz talked because of the message that the whole industry has pledged to send which is to raise awarness on important social issues that have plagued Hollywood ever since.
And the cause was a stunning success as everyone joined in one way or another—be it by wearing a certain color or speaking their truths with no holds barred. Clearly, Hollywood is on the right track, thanks to these individuals who not only inspire us with their talent but also with their heart. Check out the six Golden Globes moments which proved just that!
1. Everyone wore black in support of the #TimesUp movement. This year's Golden Globes wasn't simply a celebration of Hollywood's finest; it was used as a platform for everyone in the industry to come together and raise awareness on discrimination, harassment, and abuse in the workplace as campaigned by Time's Up Now.
It was inspiring how everyone showed up on the red carpet in their all-black best that meant more than just being in best-dressed lists. They've all shown that giving all-out support and representing a cause together can truly make a loud difference!
2. Celebs walked the red carpet with activists. Another statement-making move of the evening was when activists appeared on the red carpet alongside the indutstry's birghtest actresses. Eight pairs in total wowed us with their empowering presence, as they talked about the causes they're advocating during the red carpet interviews. Truly, this movement gave such a significant platform to these key individuals whose time to be heard is long overdue. Kudos to these powerful and inspiring women!
3. Saoirse Ronan won Best Actress for the film Lady Bird. If you've seen this coming-of-age film, then you surely know of its empowering effect to anyone in the younger generation who's basically just trying to figure life out. This Golden Globes nod to the 23-year-old Saoirse and her stellar perfomance just made us feel the impact of her character—a relatable young soul with an exceeding level of curiousity and "f*ck it" type of bravery that we can all look to as we go through the adventures and perils of our age. Lady Bird, directed by the revolutionary actress Greta Gerwig, also bagged the Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture award! Here's to giving more power to every young girl out there!
4. Natalie Portman threw shade as she presented the nominees in the Best Director category. If everyone who witnessed that moment was holding a cup of tea, we probably would have heard a collectively loud sound of sipping. Damn, girl! As she presented the pool of nominated directors, Natalie savagely quipped, "And here are the all-male nominees." Now, that's a legit slow-clap moment right there!
Hopefully, the snub on female directors ends here. There's clearly a lot of talented femmes out there who excel in their craft just as much as their male counterparts. We're here for gender equality in the workplace, y'all!
5. Nicole Kidman had a #WomenSupportWomen moment as she accepted her Best Actress award. As part of the all-inspiring cast of Big Little Lies, Nicole gave a shoutout to her co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley during her speech as she bagged the Best Actress in a Limited Series award where she gushed, "We pledged allegiance to each other and commitment to each other, and this is ours to share. Wow, the power of women!" Right on!
6. Oprah Winfrey delivered the speech every single one of us needed to hear. The ever-uplifting Oprah gave a power-charged speech which garnered mutiple standing ovations from the live audience and major tearjerking moments from us as we watched it from our screens. She claimed, "For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared speak the truth to the power of those men." But as the energy of the whole evening suggests, "their time is up." Oprah ended her speech by instilling a newfound hope in all of us, especially the younger generation—that a new day is on the horizon where no one will no longer have to say #MeToo. Pass the tissues, please.
Quite exhilirating, isn't it? Which one of these was your favorite Golden Globes moment? Share with us in the comments below!
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