Time’s Up in Hollywood and Everywhere

  • News
  • March 8, 2018
  • Lindsay Pattison

The 90th awards presentation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (The Oscars) were held on 4 March.

This year, it was both a big, glitzy show and a profound examination of diversity and inclusion issues in the film industry and the world at large.

The show’s producers and presenters did a fantastic job advocating for diversity and inclusion across many dimensions, but gender equality stole the show following the pivotal #MeToo and #TimesUp movements which have dominated headlines since last year.

We can likely agree that the most show-stopping moment was Frances McDormand’s brilliant display of solidarity with other women working in film, when she accepted her prize for “Actress in a Leading Role.”

She asked for all female actors, directors, cinematographers and more to stand up with her and said, “Look around ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Don’t talk to us about it at the parties tonight; invite us into your office; we’ll tell you all about them.”

Read Lindsay’s full post at Campaign.