The 75th Golden Globes Awards

The Golden Globes ceremony is usually covered with the glamour, color and fashion but The 75th Golden Globes 2018 was something different as it wasn’t dominated by fashion or glamour this time. It was dominated by the sexual harassment campaign of ‘Me Too’ and ‘Time’s Up’. It was dominated by the powerful speeches and words. It was dominated by the black attires of the stars walking the red carpet. It was dominated by the protest of sexual harassment in Hollywood. It was dominated by the honor given to the sexual harassment victims!

Along with the celebration of the achievements in the Hollywood industry, the ceremony also promoted the campaign – ‘Me too’ and ‘Time’s Up’. What is ‘Me Too’ and ‘Time’s Up’? ‘Me Too’ is a powerful social movement against sexual harassment. Whereas ‘Time’s Up’ is a campaign that addresses the inequality and injustice with women in workplace for every industry. They are raising funds to help victims get legal and financial support so they could fight against sexual harassment and inequality. They have already reached $15 Million target.

As the Hollywood fights the injustice against women together, they also celebrated the hard work of the celebrities. Many stars were in the ceremony both from Hollywood and the television series world. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing and Lady Bird won the award for the best film. The Handmaid’s Tale won the best TV series award. Big Little Lies won most of the awards in the television category. Coco won the best animated film award. Other than many more awards were given.

The highlight of the show would be Oprah Winfrey’s speech. In her speech, she mentioned about her childhood and how she grew up seeing black women being abused and enduring it. Her speech resulted in applauds and goose bumps. She gave the speech on winning the award – Cecil B DeMille (Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment). It was a big honor and achievement as she is the first African-American woman to win it! She ended her speech beautifully by saying, “Women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up!”

History was made at that night! Here’s to hoping that we all together bring a greater change tomorrow.

Text by Sawita Rattivarakorn
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