Wednesday, January 10, 2018

#MeToo at the Golden Globes

#MeToo at the Golden Globes
By Allison Gerry
Edited by Angelli Bishop
National/Global
     The 75th Golden Globe Awards aired Sunday, January 7th. The Golden Globe Awards is a ceremony where awards are presented to the best in film and television of 2017. They are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and hosted by Seth Meyers.
     This year's Golden Globe Awards was centered around the #MeToo movement, which is about sexual violence and harassment.
      Most of the celebrities at the event wore black to support this movement. One of the biggest and most memorable highlights of the night was Oprah Winfrey’s speech after she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is awarded for "Outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”. Her speech was centered around the same movement. Here is the ending:
     “So I want all the girls watching here and 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” again. Thank you.” ~Oprah Winfrey
     The Golden Globes tried to take a break from the seriousness of the issue and some celebrities made jokes throughout the night. While host Seth Meyers was giving his opening monologue, he said "Welcome, ladies and remaining gentlemen,” implying that a lot of men have been fired for sexual harassment. Actress, Natalie Portman said "Here are all the male nominees," as she announced the winner for Best Director.
     Overall, The Golden Globe Awards was more than presenting awards to the best film and television of 2017, it was an unforgettable moment where people came together to stand up to sexual harassment.

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