TIME’S UP Reflects on the 77th Annual Golden Globes

Entertainment, Safety, Tina Tchen

In January 2018, TIME’S UP’s first public action occurred at the Golden Globes when our community turned the red carpet black and brought iconic, influential activists representing women of all kinds to the awards ceremony to highlight issues of workplace discrimination, including sexual harassment and abuse, occurring across industries, occupations, and class status.

Since then, we have demanded change in the entertainment industry and across industries. Last year, TIME’S UP – in partnership with Stacy Smith, Tessa Thompson, and many others –launched the 4 Percent Challenge, asking individuals and companies to commit to a film led by a female director in the next 18 months.

Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME’S UP Foundation, shared the following statement: 

“Even at this year’s Golden Globes, which honored so many talented women in our community, there’s not a single best director nominee who is a woman, despite a record number of women-directed films in the past year. As today’s Golden Globes goes to show, women – and especially women of color – continue to be pushed to the sidelines by a system that holds women back, onscreen and off.

“The omission of women isn’t just a Golden Globes problem – it is an industry-wide crisis, and it’s unacceptable. TIME’S UP will continue to fight until talented female creators and artists get the opportunities and recognition they deserve.”

TIME’S UP Foundation

The TIME’S UP™ Foundation insists upon safe, fair, and dignified work for all by changing culture, companies, and laws. We enable more people to seek justice through the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™. We pioneer innovative research driving toward solutions to address systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace through the TIME’S UP Impact Lab. And we reshape key industries from within so they serve as a model for all industries. The TIME’S UP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.