The Golden Globes kicked off on Sunday with a "black carpet," as Hollywood's A-list donned designer dresses in only dark hues to celebrate their own commitment to protecting women in the entertainment industry from sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and discrimination.
Even presenters donned black to show their solidarity with Harvey Weinstein's alleged victims now that he's no longer the head of a major studio and can green-light their multi-million dollar projects. For a little extra oomph, some of the women even brought feminist icons as their "dates," to demonstrate their commitment to women's rights.
Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Amy Poehler and Emma Stone are bringing gender and racial justice activists as their guests to the #GoldenGlobes.— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 7, 2018
Meryl Streep, who was such a close friend of Harvey Weinstein it would have been nearly impossible for her to escape rumors of the mega-producer's bad behavior, is also bringing a "social justice warrior" as her date to the awards ceremony.
But if you thought the stars would scale things back out of respect for the beating the industry has taken, particularly in light of how complicit many of the industry's biggest names were in hiding or downplaying the sexual violence taking place among the entertainment elite, you were, of course, mistaken. Although everyone donned black frocks, it's likely not a single dress came off the rack.
Here's Jessica Biel mourning women's inequality in a couture Dior gown worth more than most people's mortgage.
Alexis Bledel, of the "Handmaid's Tale," was terrified of industry leadership in Oscar de la Renta.
Tracee Ellis Ross fought for social justice in a Marc Jacobs number that could probably pay off a legal bill.
Additionally, the Golden Globes itself took little effort to scale back for a more somber evening. While millions watch, expecting a more penitent Hollywood, Hollywood will dine on Chilean sea bass and drink bottles of Moet & Chandon.