The 75th Annual Golden Globes aired live on Sunday, and all of Hollywood came out in high fashion. Many stars and nominees opted for all black ensembles, a color chosen as a symbol to raise awareness of gender and racial inequality. The style statement specifically garnered support for a group called Time’s Up, an anti-sexual harassment group formed in the midst of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations in October 2017.
The purpose of Time’s Up is to advocate for “legislation to curtail workplace harassment across industries and seeking gender parity at various entertainment companies,” according to a report by CNN. High ranking and grassroots activists joined many of the nominees on the red carpet alike in a showing of recognition and support for their efforts.
Tied Up Tight: Tracee Ellis Ross in an elaborate turban
There were also two big moments for black people:
Sterling K. Brown winning Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama category for his role in This Is Us, the first black male actor to do so, pictured here with Ryan Michelle Bathe (r)
Oprah winning the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award (and made a badass acceptance speech too)
It’s 2018 and we are still breaking down barriers, but with each win, we come closer to our goal of equality and recognition of our talents. With that being said, could “Oprah 2020” on the horizon? Only time will tell.
As I watched the live tweets and news updates from the show, I loved seeing the diversity in the style choices of this year’s nominees.
Gowns, tuxes, and natural hair, oh my!
- Sincerely, D.A.K.A
Viola Davis: elegant with voluminous natural hair
Nick Jonas: looking dapper with a touch of Old Hollywood charm.
Issa Rae: Looks anything but "insecure" in this plunging neckline