Protestors turn the red carpet black at the Golden Globes
As anticipated the 75th Golden Globes in Hollywood last night were dominated by the wear-black protest which condemns the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the entertainment industry.
The red carpet turned black as actresses like Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams and Clair Foy and many others showed their backing for the Time’s Up campaign calling a halt on an era where movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and various other leading actors and director used their power and influence as a licence for sexually predatory behaviour.
No more! Male attendees voiced their support too. British actor Alfred Molina, one of many wearing a black shirt with his tuxedo, told Associated Press: “
“It’s a very small gesture. Me wearing black isn’t going to change anything, but from small gestures come big ones. I think it’s important to let women know that you listen to them and believe them.”
The evening marked a cultural shift in Hollywood which now accepts it, like many other industries, has been guilty for years of turning a blind eye to the abuse and imbalance of power.
From the era of the casting couch to Weinstein’s bullying reign which only ended a few short months ago, too many ego-driven sociopaths have been seen as untouchable. That age is now over.
The big winners were: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Best Motion Picture, Drama:
Gary Oldman - Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Darkest Hour
Frances McDormand - Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Guillermo del Toro - Best Director, Motion Picture for The Shape Of Water.
Now all eyes turn to the Oscars which will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday 4th March.