Oscars 2018: Hollywood stars wear colours for Time's Up

Celebrities supporting the Time's Up movement at the Oscars wore a 'festive array of colours' to represent 'women everywhere'.

attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Centre on 4 March, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Centre on 4 March, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Source: Getty Images

Female Hollywood stars supporting the Time's Up movement would "stand down" at this year's Oscars red carpet after announcing they would wear an "array of colours" to represent women from all over the world.

Time's Up - a legal defence fund set up by women in entertainment for those who have experienced harassment, assault or abuse in the workplace - tweeted Hollywood's leading women would not staging a "blackout" protest like the one seen at the Golden Globes.

"Tonight, our sisters will be wearing a festive array of colours and Time's Up pins, representing this vast movement of women everywhere," the movement's official account tweeted.

Actress Ashley Judd, who arrived on the red carpet with fellow Hollywood star and Weinstein accuser Mira Sorvino, posted a tongue-in-cheek photograph of herself in sleepwear getting ready for the Oscars with the caption: "Nightgown & diamonds. Good morning #oscar day."

Ashley Judd posted on her Instagram story as she prepared for the Oscars.
Source: Ashley Judd/Instagram

Women and men attended the Golden Globes in January wearing their finest, the wide majority of them in black.

But this year the supporters of Time's Up did not wear black to the awards show.

"We are not an awards show protest group," one of the leaders of the organisation, Ava DuVernay, told CNN last week.

"So we stand down this time. It's really important that you know that Time's Up is not about the red carpet.

"And those women you saw on the red carpet representing Time's Up [at the Globes] are now off the red carpet working their butts off being activists."

Director DuVernay said there would be a time for the Time's Up movement to capture the spotlight, but not on the Oscars red carpet.

Shonda Rhimes, Scandal creator and another leader of the organisation, said Time's Up would use the "superpowers' from the women of the movement "in an intelligent way and not just because we can".

Published 5 March 2018 at 8:03am, updated 5 March 2018 at 11:43am
By Riley Morgan