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Golden Globes 2018 red carpet: A sea of black makes an important statement

Golden Globes 2018: Stars and activists alike dress in black on Golden Globes red carpet
WATCH: Stars on the Golden Globes red carpet wore black in support of the Time's Up movement.

It’s finally here: the first awards show since sex scandals rocked Hollywood. We know that the colour of the night will be black — a silent protest of the inequality that pervades the industry — making it a statement that goes beyond just style.

WATCH BELOW: Celebrities arrive on the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet

Golden Globes 2018: Stars dress in black to support #TimesUp movement
Golden Globes 2018: Stars dress in black to support #TimesUp movement

Designers have scrambled in recent weeks to redesign looks in black in the hopes that they’ll make it to the red carpet. This makes room for standout jewelry, accessories and deft craftsmanship that renders black anything but boring.

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Going against the traditional grain, red carpet interviewers are no longer asking women “who are you wearing” but rather “why are you wearing black,” setting the stage for messages of equality. However, as women and men flood the red carpet, it’s the ones who will eschew the political dress code who could make the biggest waves.

READ MORE: Golden Globes all-black wardrobe protest could hinder fashion deal-making

Here are the best red carpet looks from the 2018 Golden Globes.

Daring dresses

Kate Hudson

Halle Berry

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Geena Davis

Issa Rae

Catherine Zeta Jones

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Zuri Hall

Madeline Brewer

Tuxedo-inspired dressing

Lena Waithe

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Susan Sarandon (with activist Rosa Clemente)

Gal Gadot

Eva Longoria

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Kyra Sedgwick

Claire Foy

Jamie Poppie

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Meryl Streep (with activist Ai-jen Poo)

Fancy pants

Debra Messing

Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Allison Brie

Alexis Bledel

Christina Hendricks

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A splash of colour

Kelly Clarkson

Mandy Moore

Laurence Fishbourne

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Allison Williams

Gayle King

Samira Wiley

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Unexpected details

Diane Kruger

Jessica Chastain

Allison Janney

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Margot Robbie

Mary J. Blige

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Angelina Jolie

Connie Britton

Millie Bobby Brown

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Stunning sequins

Activist Tarana Burke and Michelle Williams

Dave Franco

Elisabeth Moss

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Kerry Washington

Emma Stone (with Billie Jean King)

Nicole Kidman

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