Golden Globes 2018: Stars take activists as dates on red carpet

08 January, 2018, 04:09 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
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Both were dressed in black, as is the night's chosen, though not uncontroversial, uniform of the evening. Together we can end sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace.

Seacrest's colleague Giuliana Rancic pointed at that tonight's protest necessitated some different red carpet rules, notably that she and other journalists aren't asking "Who are you wearing?" but "What are you wearing?"

"We believe we are nearing a tipping point in transforming the culture of violence in the countries where we live and work", they wrote.

A number of these activists represent women outside of the entertainment industry, in areas where the type of abuse Time's Up aims to eradicate is as deeply entrenched as is Hollywood.

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Streep will attend with Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Williams with Tarana Burke, the founder of the "me too" movement; and Watson will bring Marai Larasi, the executive director of Imkaan, a black-feminist organization.

On the red carpet, Michelle Williams commented that she wasn't at the awards show because of her film ("The Greatest Showman") but because of Tarana Burke, her companion for the night.

Susan Sarandon will bring Rosa Clemente, a political commentator and journalist who campaigns for media justice, promotes voting amongst youth of colour, and fights for justice for United States political prisoners.

Amy Poehler arrived at the Golden Globes with Saru Jayaraman, whose platform is advocacy for restaurant workers.

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- Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member, singer and activist for, among other causes, Native American treaty and water rights, will be going with Ms. Woodley.

In their joint red carpet interview, King spoke before Stone. "Every generation has to fight for equality and freedom forever". "So it's now Emma's turn to do that".

The ceremony comes amidst a wave of change in Hollywood following on from October's revelations against Harvey Weinstein, and now Wood is among many who are attempting to find new ways top help women speak out.

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