2018 Golden Globe Awards’ Most Talked About Moments: #TimesUp Movement Sweeps The Red Carpet

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Did you fall asleep last night before the Golden Globe Awards finished? Maybe you were busy texting your most recent date and missed one of the big moments of the night. It happens to all of us! Between the red carpet coverage and the actual awards ceremony, the Golden Globes are very long. You need time for a bathroom break, to get a snack (or possibly dinner), and even then, sometimes your bed is just calling your name! With a long work week ahead no one can blame you.
This year’s Golden Globes were pretty historic in quite a few ways. Everything began on the red carpet when just about every celebrity showed up wearing black from head to toe. With widespread support for the ‘Time’s Up’ Movement, powerful speeches about women in the entertainment industry and the workplace and Debra Messing‘s interesting comments, last night’s Golden Globes were not something to miss! Here are the biggest moments from the 2018 Golden Globe Awards:

Times Up Movement takes over the Golden Globe Awards red carpet

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You might have noticed something a little bit different about your favorite actors and actresses’ red carpet appearances this past Sunday. For the men, it probably didn’t seem that noticeable. They only have so many colored suits they can wear. But for all of the women, their protest was immediately evident nearly every person was wearing a black gown to the awards show. The protest was to show their support for victims around the world in support of the Time’s Up Movement, which was started in response to the sexual assault scandal that’s been rocking Hollywood ever since allegations against Tinseltown hotshot Harvey Weinstein went public.
On January 1, 2018, the Time’s Up Movement launched when a letter was shared in The New York Times,stating it was launched as “a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nation-wide leadership that reflects the world in which we live.” Celebrities were asked to wear black to the Golden Globes as a show of support for equality and parity across all industries.
Celebrities of all ages — from Denzel Washington, Jessica Biel and Carson Daly, to young stars like the kids of Stranger Things — all wore black in support. There was hardly a color spotted on the red carpet last night.

Debra Messing calls out E!… while on E! News

Debra Messing got the action of the night started from the red carpet when she commented on gender inequality that will not soon be forgotten. While being interviewed for E! News by Giuliana Rancic, Debra slammed that very same entertainment network, mentioning, “I am wearing black to thank and honor all of the brave whistleblowers who came forward to share their stories of harassment and assault and discrimination.”
But then she quickly added, “I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts,” as a direct response to the news that broke recently alleging that E! News host Catt Sadler was being paid half the salary that her co-host, Jason Kennedy received, though they’d started at the same time and virtually had the same exact job.
When Catt brought up the topic to the cable network, they were not willing to increase her salary by that much. In fact, according to Catt, their counter offer was practically a bigger insult that her current salary, so she decided to leave. Eva Longoria, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker and many other female celebrities voiced their support for Catt as well.

Kelly Clarkson freaked out when she saw Meryl Streep

Even some of the biggest celebrities in the world freak out when they see someone famous. Kelly Clarkson has been loved by many since her days on American Idol, but clearly no matter her level of fame, she still gets starstruck — which honestly makes total sense considering our girl Kelly is genuinely down-to-Earth.
After Ryan Seacrest finished interviewing her, he went to help Kelly down the stairs, just to get startled by her scream when Kelly had spotted THE Meryl Streep strutting down the red carpet. Obviously, Kelly fangirled, asking for permission to meet the iconic actress first.
The “Stronger” singer gushed, “Oh my God, can I meet you? I’m such a fan! I love every one [of your movies], I’ve adored you since I was like eight!” And because Meryl is also a sweetheart, she gave Kelly a big hug. How cute is that?!

Oprah gave a powerful speech while accepting her Cecil B. Demille Award and got a standing ovation

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At this year’s Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is an honorary Golden Globe Award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Oprah is the first African-American woman to win the award, making it a historic moment.
She gave a lengthy speech, but it was packed with emotion and power. She started it with, “In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee, watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: ‘The winner is Sidney Poitier.’ Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white, and of course, his skin was black. And I’d never seen a black man being celebrated like that. And I’ve tried many, many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl — a kid watching from the cheap seats, as my mom came through the door bone-tired from cleaning other people’s houses.”
She went on to talk about women telling their truths in light of what’s happening in Hollywood at the moment and expressed her gratitude to the victims of abuse who have bravely come forward to hold abusers accountable. Her speech was pretty much perfect — and suffice it to say basically everyone on Twitter is officially begging her to run for President in 2020. Can you imagine?!

The night’s big winners

Lady Bird currently holds the highest score on Rotten Tomatoes, so it should come as no surprise that the film did quite well at the Golden Globes. Lady Bird won Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and lead actress Saoirse Ronan took home the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Allison Janney has received six Golden Globe nominations during her lengthy career, but last night was the first time she’s ever won. Allison earned the award with her work in I, Tonya, playing Tonya Harding‘s complex mother. During her speech, she thanked the woman who inspired the film, who could be seen fighting back tears.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, received a lot of praise prior to awards season and it seems that was with merit. The film took home quite a few awards, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama. Actor Sam Rockwell won the best supporting award, while Frances McDormand won the best actress award for drama. On top of that, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri also won Best Screenplay.
As far as TV goes, The Handmaid’s Tale didn’t surprise anyone by taking home the award for Best Television Series – Drama. Along with that honor, Elizabeth Moss won for her role of June Osbourne/Offred in the Hulu series. And finally, Big Little Lies practically swept the competition every shot they got. The show won for Best Limited Series, while Nicole Kidman won for her lead role.Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård also took home trophies for their supporting roles on the HBO series — which will begin production on season two this spring. We can’t wait!