The 75th annual Golden Globes were an awards show unlike any other. Most men and women attending were dressed in all black to bring attention to the "Time's Up" movement, founded this year to fight against sexual harassment.
The movement's presence wasn't only exhibited in the fashion of the evening. It also hung over the entire event. It inspired all of the biggest moments of the show, including Oprah's iconic speech for her Cecil B. DeMille award.
'Their time is up'
Oprah's ten-minute acceptance speech captivated the entire room, according to Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan, who joined A Martinez for a Golden Globes recap.
"I was watching people who weren't performers. I was watching two female bartenders who had been working all night making our glasses of frosé. It was the first time I saw them stop working, turn, look at the monitors and watch the show. They were rapt...Oprah was speaking to people far outside of that room."
It inspired the hashtag #Oprah2020 and has many secretly crossing their fingers for Winfrey's 2020 presidential run. You can watch the speech below.
Seth Meyers' tough gig
Seth Meyers had the task of hosting the first awards show following the Weinstein effect that started in October 2017. It was not an enviable gig, but according to critics and viewers alike, he did a respectable job.
"Seth Meyers may have had one of the trickiest jobs of the evening. You have to make people laugh. You have to engage in the controversy that everyone is talking about, and you have to keep the audience in the room with you. Those are three really tricky things to do, and I think he pulled it off."
Watch Meyer's opening monologue below.
And while Meyers got in a lot of jabs and jokes that made the rounds on social media, the rest of the presenters were a little stiff. Many pairs often just got to the stage and read the nominees. But there was one presenter who didn't mince words and took the opportunity to dish some not-so-subtle shade.
Natalie Portman's sly 'all-male nominees' line made all of the directors who were nominated uncomfortable, as evidenced by their reactions immediately following her remarks.
"That was an amazing moment," Keegan said, "because the camera immediately cuts to the nominees." And the looks on the faces of Guillermo Del Toro, Ridley Scott, Martin McDonagh, Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg were visibly uncomfortable.
The next major awards show on the calendar is the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, or SAG Awards, January 21.