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  • FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018 file photo, Rosa Clemente, left, and Susan Sarandon arrive at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018 file photo, social activist and founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, left, and actress Michelle Williams wear black at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Jun. 7, 2018 file photo, Oprah Winfrey poses in the press room with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Thursday, January 03, 2019 3:30 pm

An awards show crossroads 1 year after the Time's Up Globes

LINDSEY BAHR | Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – The Golden Globe Awards last year set the tone for how the film awards season would address the #MeToo movement, and as the hours tick down to Sunday's show, many in Hollywood are wondering what this year will have in store.

Last year celebrities introduced the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund on a national level and walked the red carpet in solidarity wearing all black. But with just days to show time, there are no major statements or demonstrations planned for the show or the red carpet.

But although actresses will return to donning color frocks on the red carpet again, there won't be a full retreat to the superficial. Discourse around subjects like equality and inclusiveness are almost guaranteed to be a fixture at awards shows from now on.