From an all-black dress code to the presentation of the awards to acceptance speeches, the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards was all about taking forward the issue of sexual misconduct in Hollywood, pitching for gender balance, and expressing solidarity to the Times Up movement.
Golden Globes was the first award gala held after the wave of sexual harassment cases involving big names like Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, Brett Ratner, Charlie Sheen, Dustin Hoffman, James Toback, and Kevin Spacey made news and caused outrage.
Many winners and presenters at the ceremony brought up the scandals. Host Seth Meyers opened the show with a political undertone jokes around US President Donald Trump and sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood.
"Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen. It's 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't," he said.
As Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award, she called for, in a powerful acceptance speech a world free of sexual abusers where nobody has to ever say 'Me too' again.
Winfrey's inspirational and moving speech drew a standing ovation from the who's who of Hollywood.
After talking about the dark phase, the famed talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist said, "A new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'Me too' again."
As far as the winners are concerned, “Big Little Lies” from the television world and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing”, Missouri from the movie universe won four awards each at the gala. Indian-American actor-comedian Aziz Ansari on the other hand won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television series Musical or Comedy for “Master of None”.
Actor Sterling K. Brown also created history by becoming the first African-American male actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Drama for the role of Randall Pearson in hit series “This Is Us”.
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