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What happened at the Golden globes?

Awards season is always a time of heated competition, but this year the Golden Globes really took the cake. 

Attention was split between Meryl Streep’s controversial tone-deaf dress, Ryan Seacrest’s aforementioned sexual harassment allegation, and Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring speech about gender equality. 

Here is the update of golden globes live blogging.

The night ended with La La Land winning best motion picture comedy or musical – despite it being excluded from nominations for best director and best song – so the only way to describe this whole production would be.

Some of the Golden Globes aftermath has been more focused on Meryl Streep’s dress, but the fact that it even made headlines is completely unacceptable. 

It was an intentional statement about Hollywood’s toxic treatment of women, and now, she’ll have to follow up with a public apology to help correct it. 

From now on, any woman in Hollywood who chooses to wear a see-through dress should know that they are destined for controversy.

Here are some points discussed about the golden globes-

1. Comments about Meryl Streep’s dress.

It was a moment that no woman or man should forget. Meryl Streep, one of the greatest actresses of our time, wore a black dress to this year’s Golden Globes ceremony. 

However, rather than receiving praise and admiration for her choice, she faced backlash and criticism from the media and fans alike. 

The message: stand with sexual misconduct victims or stay silent. But not everyone is willing to take such a hard stance on this issue, and these mixed reactions highlight the problem we face today. 

In fact, the backlash against Meryl’s dress was so strong that she actually felt she had to apologize.

Streep’s fellow actress Mary McCormack couldn’t believe that people were criticizing a woman who stood up for herself and for victims of sexual misconduct. 

2. Sexual Harassment Allegations

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Seacrest was accused of sexual harassment by his former stylist. 

She claims that Seacrest repeatedly spoke about sex with her, and once left her alone with him during a meeting for an upcoming party. 

Previously, the stylist reportedly quit working at Ryan’s show because she was uncomfortable working around him. 

These allegations are particularly outrageous because they take place in the workplace, which is supposed to be a safe space for women. 

However, anyone who has ever worked at a major network or studio knows that this is not always the case.

3. Oprah’s acceptance speech

Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. DeMille won the award for the best lifetime achievement in entertainment, and she used this moment to deliver a powerful speech about gender equality. 

“I want all the girls watching here, now and forever to know that a new day is on the horizon,” she said, “and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women,” and she went on to say: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation: we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. 

It is our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.

4. The Golden Globes were a political awards show

The winners of the Golden Globes used their time on stage to discuss issues that are currently plaguing our society, and these speeches were met with a round of applause. 

In fact, the most tweeted about moment from the Golden Globes was when Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. 

Her speech took politics to a new level in Hollywood, and she was celebrated for it. 

5. Emma Stone’s acceptance speech

When Emma Stone won best actress in a musical or comedy at the Golden Globes, she delivered an empowering speech that marked her as someone who belongs with today’s politically outspoken celebrities. 

“The ‘Me Too’ movement is real,” she began after thanking her parents and partner. “I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger. 

Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing and honoring this incredible moment of solidarity and unity across gender and race in our workforce.”

6. Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech

Oprah shocked everyone by appearing onstage with a large group of girls from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who were invited to be part of the ceremony after their school was badly affected by a shooting that left 17 dead. 

The Parkland students delivered a speech that praised the students of the national walkout that had taken place earlier that day, and they used their platform to encourage people to vote in this year’s midterm elections.