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

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WATCH: Stars on the Golden Globes red carpet wore black in support of the Time's Up movement – Jan 7, 2018

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

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Golden Globes 2018: Stars dress in black to support #TimesUp movement – Jan 7, 2018

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

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Kate Hudson

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Halle Berry

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Geena Davis

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Issa Rae

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Catherine Zeta Jones

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Zuri Hall

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Madeline Brewer

Tuxedo-inspired dressing

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Lena Waithe

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Susan Sarandon (with activist Rosa Clemente)

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Gal Gadot

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Eva Longoria

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Kyra Sedgwick

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Claire Foy

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Jamie Poppie

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Meryl Streep (with activist Ai-jen Poo)

Fancy pants

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Debra Messing

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Allison Brie

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Alexis Bledel

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Christina Hendricks

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A splash of colour

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Kelly Clarkson

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Mandy Moore

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Laurence Fishbourne

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Allison Williams

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Gayle King

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Samira Wiley

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Unexpected details

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Diane Kruger

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Jessica Chastain

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Allison Janney

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Tracee Ellis Ross

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Margot Robbie

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Mary J. Blige

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Angelina Jolie

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Connie Britton

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Millie Bobby Brown

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Stunning sequins

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Activist Tarana Burke and Michelle Williams

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Dave Franco

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Elisabeth Moss

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Kerry Washington

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Emma Stone (with Billie Jean King)

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Nicole Kidman

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