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Golden Globes 2018 Recap: Most Important Moments

Golden Globes 2018 Recap: Most Important Moments

The 2018 75th Golden Globe Awards aired on January 7 and many people feel that this event was more than just an awards show. It was a monumental occasion.

Just prior to the awards, on January 1, 300 of the most popular and famous women took a stand by using the hashtag #TIMESUP on social media in an effort to help recognize sexual harassment and inequality against women in a workplace.

The hashtag became a part of the globes as suddenly the red carpet became a blackout. Many celebrities promoted this stand by wearing all black or a pin with the hashtag on it.

See famous actors and actresses wearing all black at the awards HERE.

“I support it, I think its great that sexual harassment in the workplace is getting a lot of attention and many disgusting people are getting exposed,” sophomore Elise Kirkwood said of the #TIMESUP at the golden globes.

As many people won awards and gave speeches, the most memorial was  Oprah’s Cecil. B. Demille award speech.

Oprah’s speech was inspirational for everyone but was directed towards young women as she talked of being a young girl inspired by black actors and actresses receiving awards. She explained it as a personal memory that meant a lot to her.

She said powerfully, I had never seen a black man being celebrated…” 

Nevertheless, that wasn’t the main idea of her speech. For her, the speech was an announcement to the world that she wants to see women being respected and being treated as an equal not just in a workplace, but everywhere.

She voiced about the hashtag #METOO and #TIMESUP,  saying: 

So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too”. 

Oprah’s overall message of her speech was confused with a declaration of running for office, mostly because of how presidential her speech sounded.

It was actually the host of the award Seth Meyers, who made a comment about Oprah running for president and the whole audience applauded the idea.

This led to a media frenzy that was later dispelled by Oprah. 

If you want to hear Oprah’s  speech you can download it on Spotify or read the transcript HERE

Lastly, a very popular actress by the name of Natalie Portman, was an announcer for the Best Director award. As she was announcing the nominees she cut to the chase and broke headlines with just six words:

“Here are the all-male nominees.”

Portman is a very open about her stand on the “METOO” and “TIMESUP” act and so it was not so surprising she would comment on what she felt was a sexist award.

For more info and a list of all the winners visit 

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