Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

A-list actresses bring activists as dates to the 2018 Golden Globes

A-list actresses bring activists as dates to the 2018 Golden Globes

But the buzzword of the night - take a shot every time you hear it! - is solidarity, and Stone's guest of honor is part of a coalition of women within Time's Up who chose to bring activists as their dates for this year's awards.

Susan Sarandon brought activist Rosa Clemente, who is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, which has produced community activism tours and consults on issues such as hip-hop activism, media justice and voter engagement, according to Clemente's website.

Meryl Streep will bring Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations Campaign.

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Emma Stone brought the woman she played in the film "Battle of the Sexes" - tennis legend Billie Jean King.

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Emma Watson will being Marai Larasi, the executive director of the UK-based black-feminist network organisation Imkaan, as well as being the co-chair of the End Violence Against Women Coalition.

Amy Poehler arrived at the Golden Globes with Saru Jayaraman, whose platform is advocacy for restaurant workers.

Speaking to E!, Watson said it was Williams who "spearheaded" the idea of actresses bringing activists with them as their red carpet guests. "A lot of women say they've been sexually harassed but didn't do anything about it because it was never as bad as when they were young women working in restaurants", she says. The actress is up for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of King, an early advocate for women's equality.

It's an nearly certainty that all of these women will be wearing black, an initiative organised by the Time's Up campaign to stand in solidarity with those who experience sexual harassment, assault or abuse across all industries.

Streep added that women feel "sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line dividing then from now". Out of solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault, many women have said they will be dressing in black.

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