Golden Globes 2019: Best feminist moments, from Glenn Close’s speech to Time’s Up bracelets

Regina King vowed for gender equality in future projects during acceptance speech

Sabrina Barr
Monday 07 January 2019 10:31
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Golden Globes 2019: Glenn Close makes powerful speech after winning Best Actress in a TV Drama

As is expected of one of the biggest nights in the entertainment industry, the 2019 Golden Globes had several prominent talking points.

Last year, the award ceremony shone a spotlight on the significance of Time’s Up, with many of the show’s famous guests wearing all-black ensembles in solidarity with the anti-sexual harassment movement.

Several people continued to show their support this year by wearing bracelets and ribbons emblazoned with the slogan “Time's Up x2”, demonstrating the need to continually raise awareness for the important feminist cause.

One of the arguably surprising wins of the night came when Glenn Close beat Lady Gaga to win best actress in a drama motion picture.

The Hollywood icon used her tearful speech to emphasise the importance of women striving to achieve "personal fulfilment", a statement that struck a chord with the captivated audience.

From Regina King's gender equality pledge to Jameela Jamil's hack for coping with the cold on the red carpet, here are the best feminist moments from the 2019 Golden Globes:

Glenn Close urges women to strive for ‘personal fulfilment’

Glenn Close accepting her Golden Globe award for her role in 'The Wife'

One of the most significant moments of the night came when Glenn Close was presented with the accolade for best actress in a drama motion picture for her role in The Wife.

After praising the talents of her fellow nominees, whom she described as her “category sisters”, Close spoke about the need for women to aspire for different kinds of achievement in their lives.

She explained that her role in The Wife had taught her about how important it is for women to “follow our dreams”.

“Women, we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us,” she said.

“We have our children. We have our husbands if we’re lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfilment!”

Close’s tearful speech received a standing ovation from the star-studded audience.

Stars don Time’s Up bracelets for the red carpet

Last year's Golden Globes saw Hollywood's biggest stars wear all-black ensembles in solidarity with the Time's Up movement.

This year, influential individuals from the entertainment industry have continued to protest sexual harassment by wearing black and white "Time's Up x2" bracelets and ribbons.

Celebrities spotted wearing the accessory included co-host Andy Samberg, dual nominee Amy Adams and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan.

Actor Debra Messing wrote on Instagram about the significance of the bracelets and ribbons, explaining that the fight for gender equality is far from over.

"Women are over represented in many low paying jobs but under represented in leadership positions across nearly every industry," she wrote.

"That's why, at the beginning of our second year, we are launching #TIMESUPX2 to double the number of women in leadership across other spaces where women are under represented."

Regina King pledges gender equality for future projects

Golden Globes 2019: Regina King pledges gender equality in her future projects

Regina King's decision to use her acceptance speech to speak about gender equality in the entertainment industry has been highly praised.

King, who won best supporting actress for romantic drama If Beale Street Could Talk, vowed to ensure that all of the future projects that she produces in the next couple of years are 50 per cent women.

She began her speech by explaining why celebrities use their platforms to speak about important issues, saying: “The reason why we do this is because we understand that our microphones are big and we’re speaking for everyone."

The actor then stated her promise to focus on gender equality in the near future.

“I’m going to use my platform right now to say in the next two years, everything that I produce — I’m making a vow and it’s going to be tough — to make sure that everything that I produce is 50 per cent women," she said.

King's pledge received a positive response from the audience, with stars such as Jessica Chastain promptly getting to their feet in admiration.

Jameela Jamil ‘refuses to be cold for fashion’

Golden Globes 2019: Jameela Jamil wears jeans under her dress down the red carpet

Dressing for awards season can be a tricky task for female celebrities, with many expected to brave low temperatures in daring gowns.

Luckily, actor and activist Jameela Jamil has a handy trick for handling this exact predicament: wearing jeans underneath her dress.

The star of TV comedy The Good Place revealed in a video posted on Twitter that she was wearing jeans underneath her Monique Lhuillier pink tulle gown.

"An experienced woman wears jeans under her Golden Globes gown because it's forking COLD," she wrote in the caption.

Many people have been commending Jamil for her innovative idea, with one person commented: "I've worn thermals under a tux before. No judgement here."

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