It truly was the year of the woman at the recent Golden Globe Awards. So, whether it was Oprah's history-books worth speech or Natalie Portman's subtle words, here are five of our favourite moments from this years Golden Globes.
1. Oprah's Speech
Accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award is always going to put pressure on a nominee, but add to it the pressure of this year's Golden Globes being one for the history books as the women of Hollywood stood up to sexual harassment so rife in the industry, and you are sure to be a little shaken. Well Oprah wasn't as she delivered one of the most powerful speeches in Hollywood history, earning her a standing ovation from the crowd. Our favourite part? This perfectly powerful line: “I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon.”
2. Natalie Portman's Inclusion
Natalie Portman is never one to take injustice or prejudice as she showed not only by wearing black along with her Hollywood sisters as a sign of solidarity, but by this inclusion into her speech. While announcing the nominees for best director, Portman subtly swiped at the male-dominated industry with this line: 'Let's take a look at all the male nominees," earning herself a whole new legion of fans in the process.
3. Seth Meyers Introduction
With Hollywood taking such a stand against the male-dominance in the industry, it was no easy job for a male host this year, but Seth Meyers managed it with aplomb. Tackling the evening's issues with sensitivity, he broke the ice with a controversial but relevant line about the industries biggest villain, Harvey Weinstein. After addressing the crowd as 'ladies and remaining gentlemen' he then addressed the elephant in the room with this one liner: 'Harvey Weinstein isn't in the room tonight. Don't worry, he'll be back in 20 years when he''ll be the first person to be booed during the In Memoriam segment."
4. Amy Poehler Tackes Mansplaining
One of our favourite comedians in Hollywood, Amy Poehler tackled the sheer annoyance of mansplaining during this witty banter with host, Seth Meyers. It went something like this: "Oh is that how it works? You're explaining something I already know. Is this the mansplaining part of the evening?" When Meyers apologised, she replied: "another apology, how wonderful".
5. Debra Messing Calls Out E! For The Wage Gap
Debra Messing was already a winner in our eyes for helping to bring back Will & Grace this year, but when she called out hosts of the red carpet show and leading channel, E!, for their recently revealed gender wage divide, she became a true hero. While being interviewed by host Giuliana Rancic, she had this to say: “I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts as much as their male co-hosts, I miss Catt Sadler. We stand with her. That’s something we can change tomorrow.”