Despite a visual sea of black tuxedos signalling their solidarity with women who experienced sexual assault, no men at the Golden Globes chose to dedicate any time during their acceptance speeches to the #MeToo movement. Several women who made speeches during the night, including Oprah Winfrey and Nicole Kidman, spoke openly about the movement, begun by activist Tarana Burke and resurfaced again after multiple allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein came to light.
Many of the women who spoke during their acceptance speeches, especially Oprah Winfrey, spoke about the men who stood in solidarity with women who survived sexual assault. Even though many women shouted out to these male allies, no male allies actually spoke up during the ceremony.
The male silence in the room was even more glaring given how many female presenters used their short time on stage to shout out the women in the room, as well. Presenters like Barbra Streisand and Natalie Portman both spoke about the lack of opportunities for female directors in the industry.
The roster of male winners included director Guillermo del Toro, actor Alexander Skarsgard who played an abusive husband in Big Little Lies and actor Gary Oldman, whose ex-wife accused the actor of allegedly assaulting her with a telephone in divorce papers filed in 2001.
Though no men spoke about sexual assault during their speeches, best actor in a television drama actor Sterling K Brown did use his moment on stage to speak about racism in the industry.