Not one male Golden Globes winner mentioned #MeToo or Time's Up in their speeches
Stars weren't asked who they were wearing, but why. A movement called Time's Up swept the carpet as stars donned black outfits to stand in solidarity.
The biggest moments of Sunday's Golden Globes centered around the ongoing conversation in Hollywood about sexual harassment and assault, from Seth Meyers' opening monologue to Oprah Winfrey's tearjerker speech.
Yet, for all the talk about #MeToo and Time's Up during the ceremony, none of the night's male winners mentioned either of the movements, or anything about sexual assault or gender inequality, in their on-stage acceptance speeches, even as some wore black or Time's Up pins in solidarity.
That wasn't the case for female winners like Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman or Laura Dern, nearly all of whom mentioned the power of women and the current cultural moment in their acceptance speeches.
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Beyond Seth Meyers' monologue, which skewered men accused of misconduct including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Woody Allen, the closest that the men of the Golden Globes got to acknowledging Hollywood's harassment revelations was Gary Oldman in his best-actor speech for Darkest Hour saying, "I’m very proud of Darkest Hour — it illustrates that words and actions can change the world, and boy oh boy does it need some changing."
The night's eight additional male winners spoke about other matters of representation, like Sterling K. Brown's acceptance speech for This is Us that touched on his experience as a black man in Hollywood. But beyond well-wishes for their female co-stars, the night's other male winners — Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies), Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water), Sam Rockwell (The Shape of Water), James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Ewan McGregor (Fargo), Aziz Ansari (Master of None) and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) — didn't mention #MeToo or Time's Up in their speeches.
Only slightly better was Chris Hemsworth's banter with Jessica Chastain while presenting the best actress in a comedy trophy.
"In response to everything that's going on in today's world, we've decided to remove all the men from this category," Hemsworth quipped.
Contrast that with Winfrey's powerful call to arms, and it's clear the men of Hollywood have more work to do.