Golden Globes 2018: Meryl Streep, Emma Watson and More Escorting Time's Up Activists to Awards Show

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This year's 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards red carpet will be something for the history books.

A slew of celebrities are backing the powerful Time's Up movement -- "an unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere" -- and in doing so are using their plus-ones at Sunday night's awards ceremony to bring along some of the initiative's advocates and activists. 

Emma Watson will be joined by Marai Larasi, the executive director of Imkaan, a leading Black-feminist network organization, while Meryl Streep is to show up with Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations Campaign.

Other actresses that will be bringing activists and advocates to the Golden Globes include Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler and Shailene Woodley.

Emma Stone will also be escorted by Time's Up supporter, Billie Jean King, who founded founded the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Women’s Tennis Association. The 29-year-old actress is nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the former tennis pro in the biopic Battle of the Sexes.

"Honored to be linking arms with Monica Ramirez, and the farmworker women everywhere that she represents, to say Time’s Up on the imbalance of power," Dern posted to Instagram ahead of the awards show. "Everyone should be free of violence at work and everywhere. @campesinasunite #timesup."

Her Big Little Lies co-star, Reese Witherspoon, also tweeted: "I’m excited to hear from activists who have been working on gender equality in so many different industries today."

This isn't the only way nominees and presenters alike are making a statement at the awards ceremony. Many women are to wear black to the Golden Globes as a way of standing in solidarity with sexual harassment victims and those who have been treated unfairly in Hollywood.

"Today I will wear black in solidarity and gratitude with all women in all industries, acknowledging our mutual power and vulnerability," Sarandon posted to Instagram along with a selfie. "#TimesUp on silence, on imbalance of power, on inaction."

 

A number of other stars have also took to social media to draw even more attention to the Time's Up initiative, including Sarah Paulson and Mandy Moore. 

Here's a look at how this movement came about, and what to expect at Sunday's Golden Globes:

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