Memorable Golden Globes moments: Oprah's power, history-making wins and Seth lets loose

Memorable Golden Globes moments: Oprah's power, history-making wins and Seth lets loose
From CBC - January 8, 2018

The ladies led the way at an unusually political Golden GlobeAwards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night, as Hollywood's highest-profilepost-HarveyWeinsteinawards show so far turned the spotlight largely towardfemale-focusedstories andactors declaring,"Time's up."

In a fast-paced evening celebrating the past year in U.S. film and television, here are somemoments and trends that stood out.

Thepower of Oprah

A host of winning actors delivered strong statements addressing the #MeToomovement and decrying the culture of misconduct in Hollywood and beyond, fromBig Little Lie's LauraDernandReeseWitherspoon,The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth MossandThree Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri's FrancesMcDormand.

But leave it toOprah Winfreybroadcasting mogul and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's first black female Cecil B.DeMilleAward-winnertocrystalizethis cultural moment into a moving and emotional speech that garnered multiple standing ovations from the audience and accolades across social media.

I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon. @Oprah accepts the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille award. #GoldenGlobes


With her signature brand of personal tale-meets-inspirational oratory,Winfrey drew together threads about the American civil rights movement, the current backlash against sexual misconduct as well as the importance of the press in anamped-upspeech that reached beyond those in the room to those watching at home.

Let me tell you this room is still vibrating like electricity from that speech. #OPRAH #micdrop #TimesUp #MeToo #GoldenGlobes


A different kind of red carpet couple

A host of top actors helped flip the often inane red-carpet gauntlet on its head by turning up accompanied by notable activists working on social justice issues, from Me Too founderTaranaBurke alongside Michelle Williams, to pro tennis player Billie Jean King with Emma Stone.

OtherslikeSalmaHayek and Ashley Judd, Sarah Paulson and AmandaPeet, and AmericaFerreraand NataliePortman chose to attend with a female friend as their "date" for the night.

"We are used to being the only women in the workplace.We are used to being one-at-a-time players and we realize how much louder and stronger our voices can be when we come together,"Portmannoted on the red carpet.


Newbie Globes host SethMeyersgamely went after the "elephant not in the room" by diving right into jokes about disgraced producerWeinsteinand the myriad sexual misconduct scandals roiling the entertainment business.


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History in the making




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