Actresses are reportedly planning to wear black to the Golden Globes to protest gender inequality, and acknowledge the flood of sexual misconduct allegations that have come out of the film and TV industry in recent months.
The Golden Globes will take place on January 7 at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton hotel. The nominees for this year’s awards were announced earlier this week (December 11), with films like The Disaster Artist, Get Out, and Lady Bird all in the running for trophies.
Billboard reports that actresses attending the event, as well as nominees and presenters, will forgo colourful fashion on the night to make a statement.
The move follows the recent news that all the presenters at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21 will be female.
Speaking to the website, filmmaker and the mind behind the #AskHerMore campaign, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, said: “I hope red carpet interviewers ask about the power the media has to make a difference in the world, how those involved in creating it can set a better example and the importance of broadening who gets to have a say in creating that media.
“For instance, the Golden Globes nominated five white men in the director category,” she pointed out. “White men are not the only people making good films. They are just the ones being recognised. Let’s talk about that on the red carpet.”