ime's Up and #MeToo were the themes of the night for the attendants of the 75th Golden Globe Awards, but that wasn't exactly the case for the people running the show behind the scenes.
Actresses in black spoke up for abuse victims at every juncture of the broadcast from the red carpet to the last speeches of the evening. But there were several moments from the show that just reiterated that while this was a step, it was only a step — the beginning of a movement that still has a lot of work to do.
The women of Hollywood showed up as a united front to the Golden Globes on Sunday evening, and it was definitely a sight to behold.
Many actresses took along women’s rights activists as their dates. Laura Dern was accompanied by Mónica Ramírez, an activist and advocate for Latina farmworkers and immigrant women.
Michelle Willams brought along Tarana Burke — founder of the #MeToo movement.
Many men also wore all black and sported Time's Up pins in solidarity.
While the general mood of the evening was one of empowerment and triumph, there were several moments looking back that left a sour taste in our mouths.
For example, while many men wore the pin, very few actually used their voices to speak out and lend their support for the movement. This movement isn’t about only women standing up for what’s right. It’s about men acknowledging that the systems that have put them in positions of power were designed to keep women out. It’s about men and women knowing — and expressing publicly — that it’s time for change.
In many ways, the Golden Globe Awards proved that we still have a long way to go.
It’s bonkers that Aziz Ansari is one of the only Asian American actors to win a Golden Globe in television in the last three decades.
It’s unacceptable that 2018 was the first year a black man — Sterling K. Brown — took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV drama.
It is a sad, ironic twist that on a night where women were so celebrated, the woman who directed the Best Picture of the year wasn't even nominated for Best Director.
Barbra Streisand, as she said on the Golden Globes stage, was the last woman to win the award for Best Director, and that was 34 years ago, in 1984, for Yentl.
But perhaps the most shockingly hypocritical moment of the evening was when Kirk Douglas received a standing ovation for his life’s work…