March 9, 2018
The entertainment industry, especially in Hollywood, has been full of controversy this year following the countless sexual harassment allegations from women in the industry. This controversy became an evident theme throughout the award show. Host Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue in his opening monologue. Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek, three leaders in the Time’s Up movement, introduced a video of women and artists of color calling all artists to action. The night culminated in Frances McDormand’s (Leading Actress, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”) acceptance speech where she called on every woman in the audience to stand up to fight for inclusivity.