Hollywood has come together on various occasions for important causes.
Whether it be shocking deaths or global tragedies, the members of the elite industry have shown their compassion by shedding tears or lending a helping hand to those in needs.
The same can be said for the horrendous sex scandal that has plagued the industry for the past few months. Since September 2017, several men in Hollywood and in the media have been outed as sexual predators and their disgusting behavior has been brought to light after being hidden for years.
The 75th Annual Golden Globes will be kicking off the 2018 award season and it's already becoming a highly-anticipated occasion. Here's what to expect for the star-studded event.
'Time's Up' And 'Blackout'
On New Year's Day, more than 300 professional workers in the industry came together and created "Time's Up", an anti-harassment movement that also enforces equal pay, benefits, and job opportunities for women. Attached to this movement are A-listers Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Meryl Streep.
Also, it has been reported that several actresses and actors will be wearing all black on the red carpet as another sign of unity and in protest to the harassment epidemic.
Both of these daring movements are expected to be touched upon throughout the affair.
Seth Meyers To Host The Award Show
The master of ceremony, Late Night with Seth Meyers host, Seth Meyers, will also be taking on the ongoing scandal. This will be a first for Meyers to host the award show.
"With the monologue, as far as talking about anything in the news right now, it seems like this year more than ever Hollywood has its own internal politics that obviously deserve to be talked about," he stated. "Going into it our focus is far more on the worlds that make these films and less on anything that's happening in Washington."
What Else To Expect
It has also been revealed that more women, including actresses Kerry Washington, Gal Gadot, Penelope Cruz, and singer Kelly Clarkson, will be presenting throughout the night. To top it all off, the Queen of Daytime TV, Oprah Winfrey, will make history as the first African-American woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award.
While the entertainment industry has usually been identified as a male-dominated environment for several decades, it seems things are definitely changing in Tinseltown with the recent allegations consistently making headlines.
The 2018 Golden Globes will air on NBC, Jan. 7, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST.