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Golden Globes spotlight women’s empowerment

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/08/18, 10:21 am

Women and the #MeToo movement against sexual assault took center stage at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Almost all of the attendees wore black as a show of support for gender equality. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won best drama, best screenplay, best actress in a drama for Frances McDormand, and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell. The movie tells the story of a mother avenging the rape and murder of her daughter. Lady Bird, a female coming-of-age story, won for best comedy, and Big Little Lies, an HBO series about domestic violence, won best limited series. One of the evening’s only surprises was the shutout of Steven Spielberg’s The Post in all categories, including a snub of Meryl Streep for best actress in a drama. In accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, Oprah Winfrey summed up the moment: “For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up!” 

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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