The Most Empowering "Time's Up" Quotes From The Golden Globes

Angelo Anderson
January 11, 2018

When the winners took the stage at the 75th annual Golden Globes Sunday night, many of their acceptance speeches touched on taking a stand against sexual misconduct and gender inequality in Hollywood.

No less indicative were the black ensembles that attendees donned accompanied with "Time's Up" pins in support of a recent initiative to combat workplace harassment.

This is del Toro's first Golden Globe, and he took his time with his acceptance speech.

Multiple allegations against actors, filmmakers and Hollywood agents since October 2017 have led to numerous accused being fired, forced to step down, or dropped from creative projects.

It carried on through Oprah Winfrey's barn-burner of a speech as she accepted the HFPA's Cecil B. DeMille Award, in which she said, "For too long women have not been heard and believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men". The Handmaid's Tale, which swept the Emmys previous year, won two top awards - Best Television Series in the Drama category and Best Actress in the same category for Elisabeth Moss.

PHOTO; Elisabeth Moss accepts the Golden Globe for her role in "The Handmaid's Tale", Jan. 7, 2018, at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. And beyond a litany of excited thank-yous, Saoirse Ronan, that movie's star, who was hailed as best actress in a comedy, spoke to the spirit of the evening by testifying "how inspirational it's been to be in this room tonight". Supporting actress and actor Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard also won.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the tale of a mother seeking justice for the rape and murder of her daughter, was named best drama, while Lady Bird, the account of a young girl's senior year in high school as she looks to break out of her surroundings, won the top comedy film honors. "Trust me, the women in this room tonight are not here for the food, we are here for the work".


In the first award of the night, Nicole Kidman picked up the gong for her role in Big Little Lies.

As the Golden Globes has so rightly proven, the power of women around the world is building and growing like a tsunami. "We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print". "Thank you for what you fought for so hard".

Director Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape of Water leads the race with seven nominations, while HBO's Big Little Lies scored six nods in the television category. "It's true - I love you so much".

The crowd went wild; it was up to film director Ron Howard and actress Natalie Portman to follow Winfrey's speech, with a presentation of best film director.

Reese Witherspoon, speaking after "Big Little Lies" won best limited series: "I want to thank everyone who broke their silence this year". Winfrey's speech thundered into a rallying cry for equality and justice for women everywhere, "whose names we'll never know", and a salute to men who support them. Dern was joined by farmworker advocate Monica Ramirez, Michelle Williams with "Me Too" founder Tarana Burke, and Meryl Streep with domestic worker advocate Ai-jen Poo.

Notably left empty-handed was Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk", Jordan Peele's horror sensation "Get Out" and Steven Spielberg's "The Post", which Meyers, alluding to its awards-season bona fides, feigned to present an armful of Globes before the show even started.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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