At the Golden Globes, Debra Messing wasn’t afraid to talk about the gender pay gap — because she saw an opportunity for one outlet to make a difference.
The “Will & Grace” actress put her mouth where the money wasn’t on the red carpet Sunday, calling out E! during an E! interview about host Catt Sadler’s recent departure from the entertainment network after failing to hammer out a contract.
“We want diversity, we want intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay,” Messing told E! on the carpet. “I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts. I mean, I miss Catt Sadler. We stand with her and that’s something that can change tomorrow.”
If one show is said to be representative of the country’s politically divisive climate, “The Handmaid’s Tale” is it.
“There are a lot of times where we wish we aren't as relevant as we are,” said Warren Littlefield, the show’s executive producer, after it took home the Golden Globe for television drama on Sunday. In the Globes press room, he was joined by the show’s cast and its creator, Bruce Miller.
“It was not a Trump world,” he continued, speaking about when the show first began production. “Midway through the first season, the reality changed. But each and every day, we’re reminded of what we carry forward… to be part of the resistance.”
Sam Rockwell’s racist Officer Dixon may not be the most likable character in the film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," but after winning best supporting actor at the Golden Globes, he was an easygoing and charming presence backstage in the press room.
“Hey, man,” he said, taking the stage and patting the press room announcer on his shoulder. “Hey, everybody, how’s it going?” he said, turning to the audience. “What’s happening?”
When asked who he was most looking forward to seeing at tonight's awards show, he stumbled over the embarrassment of riches in the room. “I’ve already seen so many beautiful people,” he said. “Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law — I saw him in the bathroom — Ewan McGregor, it’s pretty stellar.
On an already highly politicized night, actress Connie Britton made a doubly bold statement when she wore an all-black ensemble that included a sweater embroidered with the phrase “Poverty is Sexist.”
A slogan popularized by Bono’s ONE Campaign, #PovertyIsSexist aims to spotlight poverty and its inequality across nations.
“Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere,” reads a statement on the website. “But for girls and women in the poorest countries, that inequality is amplified. We won’t end extreme poverty until we break down the barriers holding girls and women back.”