Ahead of the show, the actress Rachel Brosnahan, wearing a ribbon, said: “While we’re still fighting for safety and equity in the workplace, those are symptoms of a larger problem of an imbalance of power” — the message attached to the new #TimesUpx2 hashtag. She is nominated for best actress for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” an award she won last year. Her husband, Jason Ralph, wore a bow tie he said he fashioned on the spot from one of the ribbons.
Elsewhere on the carpet, Laura Dern’s daughter Jaya, 14, said: “I want my generation to not have to say #MeToo.” Dern is nominated for “The Tale.”
In her opening comments, Oh, choking up, took a moment from the gags to say: “I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change. And I’m not fooling myself. I’m not fooling myself. Next year could be different. It probably will be. But right now, this moment is real.”
The camera scanned to the faces of women in the audience, particularly those of women of color.
Not long after, Regina King, accepting her Golden Globe for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” stopped the play-off music with the words “Time’s Up times two.” She then announced that she was dedicated to finding gender parity in her projects.
“I am making a vow,” she said, “to make sure that everything that I produce, that it’s 50 percent women. And I just challenge anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”