MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood stars kicked off the 2018 awards season on Sunday, January 7 (Monday, January 8, Manila time), at the Golden Globes 2018 in Los Angeles.
This year, many celebrities traded their colorful red carpet attire for stark black as a show of solidarity for those protesting sexual abuse and inequality in the industry, following the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in October 2017. (READ: Hollywood gets party season started at glitzy Golden Globes)
Stars tagged their red carpet photos with the hashtag #TimesUp, the name of the initiative launched by women in Hollywood to shed light on the widespread discrimination, abuse, and harassment in show business.
#TIMESUP #WHYWEWEARBLACK A post shared by #TIMESUP (@timesupnow) on Jan 7, 2018 at 8:59am PST
"People are aware now of a power imbalance. It's led to abuse in our industry. It's everywhere," Meryl Streep, who is vying for a Globe for her work in media drama The Post, told E! network on the red carpet.
Streep – who has come under fire over her denials that she knew about Weinstein's misconduct – brought Ai-jen Poo, the head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, as her plus one.
Meryl Streep and activist Ai-jen Poo showing sister solidarity on the Golden Globes red carpet. #timesup #whywewearblack A post shared by #TIMESUP (@timesupnow) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:01pm PST
Along with Streep, other stars walked the red carpet with women's activists. Lawyer Saru Jayaraman went with Amy Poehler, tennis legend and gender equality advocate Billie Jean King went with Emma Stone who is nominated for her performance as King in the film Battle of the Sexes, activist Marai Larasi went with Emma Watson, attorney Monica Ramirez went with Laura Dern, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke went with Michelle Williams, and musician and Native American rights advocate Calina Lawrence went with Shailene Woodley.
Amy Poehler with Saru Jayaraman, Emma Stone with @billiejeanking, @emmawatson with Marai Larasi, @lauradern with Monica Ramirez, Meryl Streep with Ai-Jen Poo, Michelle Williams with Tarana Burke, and @shailenewoodley with Calina Lawrence make a statement on the #GoldenGlobes Red Carpet A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 7, 2018 at 5:25pm PST
Other celebrities who stepped out in black were Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sarah Paulson, Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Claire Foy, Emilia Clarke, and Sterling K Brown.
@caitrionabalfe, @catherinezetajones, @freddiehighmore, and @heidiklum are strutting down the #GoldenGlobes Red Carpet! A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:09pm PST
Tracee A post shared by Karla Welch (@karlawelchstylist) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:26pm PST
Here with some of my favorite people #GoldenGlobes #ThisIsUs A post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:41pm PST
Can you tell we’re happy to be here? #GoldenGlobes #ThisIsUs A post shared by This Is Us (@nbcthisisus) on Jan 7, 2018 at 3:30pm PST
No words needed #strangerthings3 #goldenglobes #timesup A post shared by Noah Schnapp (@noahschnapp) on Jan 7, 2018 at 3:39pm PST
Peek-A-Boo #goldenglobes A post shared by Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebobbybrown) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:24pm PST
Luckily there’s no showdown on the #GoldenGlobes Red Carpet for @battleofthesexesmovie stars Emma Stone and Steve Carrell! A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:38pm PST
A sea of black @ermannoscervino @chopard @sophiawebster @jeffkkim @kiranasrat @castillo_13 A post shared by Jamie Chung (@jamiejchung) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:03pm PST
@robzangardi and @marielwashere picked this gorgeous @ashistudio gown for @goldenglobes . @lorraineschwartz @lindahaymakeup @andylecompte @tombachik A post shared by Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:20pm PST
Will & Grace back at it on the #GoldenGlobes Red Carpet! Looking good, @therealdebramessing and @eric_mccormack! A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:31pm PST
On the way to the @goldenglobes! Styled by @samsaboura with @jenknowsbestblog for @samspector. Hair: @johnnywright Makeup: @mjr_makeup Dress: @romonakeveza Earrings & ring: @ldezen Bracelet: @heartsonfireco Shoes & Bag: @jimmychoo A post shared by Samira Wiley (@whododatlikedat) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:33pm PST
Incredible Issa. Hilarious and witty in her disposition, resolute in her ideals, Issa Rae is a #pgmuse who radiates beauty from the inside out. It is an honour to have her wear Atelier Prabal Gurung to the impactful 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, for which she is nominated for Best Actress for her show Insecure. Issa wears the Atelier Prabal Gurung black liquid chiffon deep v gown with gathered sculptural shoulder ruffle and extended back strap. Styled by and with special thanks to @jasonrembert. #pgworld #pgmuse #issarae #timesup #goldenglobes #modernglamour #femininitywithabite #beautywithsubstance A post shared by Prabal Gurung (@prabalgurung) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:57pm PST
This year, this look means so much more. Standing in solidarity. #WhyWeWearBlack #TimesUp #GoldenGlobes #YearOfChange (Gown: Custom @ZacPosen; Hair: @lonavigi; Makeup: @Mollyrstern; Shoes: @JimmyChoo; Jewelry: @BulgariOfficial; Clutch: @tylerellis_official; Styling: @PetraFlannery) A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:50pm PST
Sisters linked, not ranked. @nportmanofficial @jessicachastain @octaviaspencer @americaferrera #timesup #whywewearblack #goldenglobes A post shared by #TIMESUP (@timesupnow) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:54pm PST
@kerrywashington speaking truth to power on the Golden Globes red carpet. #timesup #whywewearblack #goldenglobes A post shared by #TIMESUP (@timesupnow) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:39pm PST
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The ladies of Game of Thrones looking. @emilia_clarke & Gwendolyn Christie at the #GoldenGlobes! A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 7, 2018 at 5:01pm PST
Call them by their names: @tchalamet and @armiehammer are on the #GoldenGlobes Red Carpet! A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 7, 2018 at 5:07pm PST
The cast of @itonyamovie, Margot Robbie, @imsebastianstan, and @allisonbjanney dazzle on the #GoldenGlobes Red Carpet! A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 7, 2018 at 5:13pm PST
We see you standing together on the #GoldenGlobes Red Carpet @mssarahcatharinepaulson, Amanda Pete, @jessicachastain, @octaviaspencer, Gary Oldman, Kyra Sedgwick, @kevinbacon, Natalie Portman, and @americaferrera! A post shared by Golden Globes (@goldenglobes) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:58pm PST
– with reports from Agence France-Presse / Rappler.com