08 January 2018 - Golden Globe Awards
Activism Hits The Red Carpet And Oprah Hits A Home Run At The Golden Globes
Linda Holmes (NPR, 08/01/2018)
Only a few minutes into Sunday night's Golden Globes red-carpet broadcast on E!, Debra Messing explained to host Giuliana Rancic why nearly all the women were wearing black. (The men were, too, but they always do that.) Messing explained that it was part of the Time's Up initiative, which supports women who suffer from sexual harassment and assault — and not just in Hollywood. She went on to call out the recent departure from E! News of host Catt Sadler, who says she left after discovering she was making nowhere near the money her male co-host was making. Other actresses followed Messing's lead, repeatedly dunking on the very network hosting the broadcast, turning its ubiquity on awards day against it. That's a peculiar power, but they had it, and they used it well.
“Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen,” the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers, began. “It’s 2018. Marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn’t.”
Many had speculated about whether Meyers would address sexual abuse and harassment in his monologue. And he didn’t disappoint.
Giovanni Russonello (The New York Times, 07/01/2018)
Andrew R. Chow (The New York Times, 07/01/2018)