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08/01/2018 11:20 AM AEDT | Updated 08/01/2018 2:39 PM AEDT

Stars Wear All Black At Golden Globes In Powerful Show Of Solidarity

Protest never looked so chic.

The Golden Globes red carpet was all black. 

Everyone from Nick Jonas to Meryl Streep was sporting black at Sunday night’s award show as a symbol of protest against sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Claire Foy wore a sleek, all-black suit, and Justin Timberlake looked dapper in a silk-trimmed black suit. Other all-black-clad celebrities included Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Watson, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer and Kerry Washington. 

“The question isn’t who are you wearing tonight, it’s why are you wearing black?” E! News co-host Giuliana Rancic said on the red carpet.  

The powerful act of solidarity comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement in which millions of people around the world shared their stories of sexual harassment and assault. The movement inspired a cultural reckoning that has brought down many alleged predators in power including Harvey WeinsteinKevin Spacey and Matt Lauer

Actress Michelle Williams wore black and brought activist and #MeToo creator Tarana Burke as her red carpet guest.

“This moment is so powerful because we’re staring at a... collaboration between these two worlds that people don’t usually put together and would most likely have us pinned against each other,” Burke told E! co-host Ryan Seacrest. “It’s really powerful to be on the red carpet tonight.”

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Actress Susan Sarandon brought activist Rosa Clemente as her guest on the red carpet. On the right, actress Michelle Williams and activist Tarana Burke. 

Williams added how powerful this moment is for her as a woman and a mother. 

“I thought that I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a dangerous world and I think because of the work that Tarana has done and the work that I’m learning how to do we actually have the opportunity to hand our children a different world,” she said. 

Another accessory commonly spotted on this year’s red carpet were tiny pins that read “Time’s Up.” The small black and white pins are part of the recent initiative of the same name spearheaded by more than 300 actresses to combat sexual violence in Hollywood. 

Stars including Seth Meyers, Hugh Jackman, James Franco and Bob Odenkirk donned Time’s Up pins on the red carpet. 

The Time’s Up initiative was announced on New Year’s Day and was inspired by the recent #MeToo movement as well. One way the initiative is hoping to combat sexual misconduct is through a newly created legal defense fund that will help less-privileged women come forward with their stories.

“This is not about Hollywood,” actress Debra Messing said on the red carpet. “This is about every woman in every industry, globally.”

Scroll down to see more pictures of big stars wearing black. 

  • Debra Messing
    Debra Messing
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross
    Tracee Ellis Ross
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  • Nick Jonas
    Nick Jonas
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  • Kerry Washington
    Kerry Washington
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  • Viola Davis
    Viola Davis
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  • Meryl Streep with activist Ai-jen Poo
    Meryl Streep with activist Ai-jen Poo
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  • Michelle Williams with activist Tarana Burke
    Michelle Williams with activist Tarana Burke
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  • James Franco
    James Franco
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  • Giuliana Rancic
    Giuliana Rancic
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  • Allison Williams
    Allison Williams
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  • Claire Foy
    Claire Foy
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  • Amy Poehler with activist Saru Jayaraman
    Amy Poehler with activist Saru Jayaraman
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  • America Ferrera and Natalie Portman
    America Ferrera and Natalie Portman
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  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
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  • Mandy Moore
    Mandy Moore
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  • Chrissy Metz
    Chrissy Metz
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  • Samira Wiley
    Samira Wiley
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  • Bob Odenkirk
    Bob Odenkirk
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  • William H. Macy
    William H. Macy
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  • Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson
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  • Mary J. Blige
    Mary J. Blige
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  • Heidi Klum
    Heidi Klum
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  • Emma Watson and activist Marai Larasi
    Emma Watson and activist Marai Larasi
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  • Halle Berry
    Halle Berry
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  • Jessica Biel
    Jessica Biel
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  • Zoe Kravitz
    Zoe Kravitz
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  • Dakota Johnson
    Dakota Johnson
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  • Diane Kruger
    Diane Kruger
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  • Millie Bobby Brown
    Millie Bobby Brown
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  • Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria
    Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria
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  • Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan
    Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan
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  • Jessica Chastain
    Jessica Chastain
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  • Emma Stone and activist/athlete Billie Jean King
    Emma Stone and activist/athlete Billie Jean King
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  • Jude Law
    Jude Law
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  • Ava DuVernay
    Ava DuVernay
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  • Chris Hemsworth
    Chris Hemsworth
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  • Kate Hudson
    Kate Hudson
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  • Issa Rae
    Issa Rae
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  • Alicia Vikander
    Alicia Vikander
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  • Laura Dern
    Laura Dern
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  • Emilia Clarke
    Emilia Clarke
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  • Sarah Jessica Parker
    Sarah Jessica Parker
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  • Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie
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  • Margot Robbie
    Margot Robbie
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  • Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey
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  • Penélope Cruz
    Penélope Cruz
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  • Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
    Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
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