The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday was equal-parts awards show and social commentary, as stars gathered for their first major event since Hollywood was rocked by a sexual harassment scandal that touched off a national movement.
From a red carpet full of black gowns as a show of solidarity for survivors of sexual assault to first-of-their-kind wins, here are seven highlights from Sunday evening's show.
In accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, Oprah Winfrey gave a speech so powerful, it earned her a standing ovation from the crowd — and throngs of fans calling for an Oprah presidential run in 2020 on social media.
As the first-ever black female recipient of the honor, Winfrey gave an emotional homage to the racial and gender inequalities that still exist, and told the audience, "Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you all have."
"It was a culture of silencing, and that was normalized. I urge all of us to not only support survivors and bystanders who are brave enough to tell their truth, but to promote restorative justice," she said, referring to a disciplinary process that focuses more on healing for both the victim and the perpetrator, rather than on punishment. (Learn more about this approach from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center here.)
"May we also please protect and employ them. May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s new North Star," Dern added.
Winfrey wasn't the only historymaker at the Golden Globes. Sterling K. Brown of "This Is Us" became the first black man to win the award for best performance by an actor in a TV series drama, and Aziz Ansari became the first Asian actor to win a Golden Globe for best actor in a TV comedy category for his role in Netflix's "Master of None." Ansari joked that he "genuinely didn't think" he would win because "all the websites said I was going to lose."
Brown thanked "This Is Us" creator for casting him.
"Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man that can only be played by a black man," Brown said. "What I appreciate so much about this is that I'm being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me."
As a show of solidarity for survivors of sexual harassment and assault and for pay disparity for women in Hollywood, nearly every actress showed up on the red carpet donning black gowns. Many wore "Time's Up" pins.
Actress Michelle Williams brought activist Tarana Burke, the woman who created the #MeToo movement that calls attention to how pervasive sexual misconduct is, as her red carpet guest.
"Three Billboards," about a mother (Frances McDormand, who won a Golden Globe for her performance) who takes her daughter's unsolved murder into her own hands when police fail to name a suspect, took home best movie drama.