The 2018 Golden Globe Awards, the 75th annual edition, felt a little weightier than in years past. Sure, the Globes have a reputation for being the cool version of the Oscars, where celebrities drink too much at their tables and the speeches are a little more off kilter than the buttoned-up Academy Awards. For that, you can thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who vote for the Globes and give the stars plenty of booze.
This year, though, the specter of sexual assault and gender inequality haunted the awards, which were also the first to take place after Trump's inauguration. In response to the various Hollywood scandals and, well, virtually everything else that's going on in America, celebrities participated in the #TimesUp campaign. The idea is that, rather than simply talking entertainment and fashion, stars will bring activists with them to call attention to issues around gender, race, harassment, discrimination, and assault. If you noticed that a disproportionately large number of attendees were wearing black at the awards, it's a show of solidarity with the Time's Up movement.