Our Top 5 from the Golden Globes includes Oprah, shade and tequila.
The 2018 Golden Globes just aired yesterday and it seemed like everyone was posting about it. I managed to clip a few moments that caught my attention, almost immediately. So if you’re looking to skip the fluff and just get to the goods, I got you.
We’re going to start with Oprah Winfrey being the first black woman to receive the Cecil B.DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. The internet could not get enough of her fire stirring speech that touched on her past, and the past and present stories from the women of Hollywood. You can watch it above.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up…What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have, and I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.”
Next up, lets talk about the shady transition E! pulled when #MeToo creator, Tarana Burke, started speaking. They barely waited a few seconds before focusing on Dakota Johnson‘s gown.
E! two seconds after Tarana Burke starts talking pic.twitter.com/s5O9q8e9ch
— Amanda Hess (@amandahess) January 7, 2018
On another note, props to Natalie Portman for calling out the all-male nominees for Best Director.
Natalie Portman went into savage mode and poor Guillermo del Toro never saw it coming pic.twitter.com/DF0BAcReSt
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) January 8, 2018
This moment was iconic. Women of Hollywood not only wore black to support #WhyWearBlack, #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, but they also brought activists as their dates to award show. It included Billie Jean King, Tarana Burke, Ai-Jen Poo, Saru Jayaraman, Marai Larasi, Rosa Clemente, Monica Ramirez and Calina Lawrence.
Finally, to end on a light note, Frances McDormand won best actress in drama and her speech was pretty good. She started off offering drinks;“All you ladies in this category, bar. Tequila’s on me.” and ended with a quick shout out to the #TimesUp ladies.
“I keep my politics private, but it was really great to be in this room tonight, and to be part of a tectonic shift in our industry’s power structure…Trust me: the women in this room tonight are not here for the food. We are here for the work. Thank you.”