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All The Biggest Time's Up And #MeToo Moments From The 2018 BAFTAs

From all-black outfits to powerful speeches.

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The BAFTAs took place in London on Sunday night, and the stars and filmmakers of Hollywood used the event as an opportunity to continue the important conversation about the Time's Up initiative and the #MeToo movement that have dominated the industry in recent months.

1. Like at the Golden Globes, the women of Hollywood took to the red carpet wearing black in solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct, while the men wore Time's Up pins.

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2. Women activists were invited as plus ones to the event, including two women who strived for equal pay at the Dagenham car plant in the 1960s, the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and the co-founder of UK Black Pride.

3. A group of protestors also stormed the red carpet wearing 'Time's Up Theresa' t-shirts, claiming that an upcoming bill in parliament, the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, will 'criminalise survivors.'

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4. Host Joanna Lumley used her opening monologue to talk about the suffrage movement, which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, and linked it to Time's Up.


"We're coming to you from the ravishing Royal Albert Hall, bursting at the seams with history, and a place that exactly 100 years ago hosted an historic event celebrating an astonishing group of British women being given the vote," Lumley said at the beginning of the show. "A century ago, the suffragettes laid the groundwork for the kind of dogged resistance and powerful protest that is carried forward today with the Time's Up movement, and with it, the determination to eradicate the inequality and abuse of women the world over."

5. During his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor, Sam Rockwell used the moment to thank all of the "intelligent and righteous women" in his life.


Sam said: "I think as we engage in this long-overdue discussion about women in the workplace, I also stand on the shoulders of women – strong, intelligent, righteous women who have made my life complete. Fran [costar Frances McDormand], you're the rock for not only this film but every film. Every film you're a part of relies on you. You make me proud to be an actor. Lesley [his partner], my life is full because of you. Your compassion, your intellect, your talent, and most importantly your love."

6. And then in the winners room, Sam referenced the #MeToo movement directly.

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He said: "It's important to represent this movement and listen if people are trying to be heard. I want to support that, I have many amazing women in my life."

7. When they took to the stage to present the award for Outstanding Debut, Gemma Arterton said on behalf of both her and her copresenter, Lily James: "Lily and I would like to thank you all for standing up for justice and equality tonight."


8. When asked in the winners room about Kate Middleton not wearing black in solidarity with the Time's Up and #MeToo movements, Allison Janney stated that she would never judge a woman's choice of clothing.

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She said: "I would never judge anyone's choice of clothing. She looked absolutely beautiful and I'm so happy for them that she's pregnant again. She's an extraordinary woman. And she can wear whatever she wants."

9. Accepting his award for Best Screenplay, Martin McDonagh referenced the Time's Up initiative and said he was proud to have made a movie that was about a woman "refusing to take shit anymore."


He said: "What we're most proud of this film, especially in this Time's Up year, is that it's a film about a woman who refuses to take any shit anymore, played by a woman who has always refused to take any shit. Thank you, Frances, for a performance that was as unapologetic as it was fearsome."

10. When she took to the stage to present the award for Best Actor, Salma Hayek quipped: "In this very important and historical moment for women, I am here on this legendary stage to"


And after running through the nominees, Salma announced the winner by saying: "And the winner is...Frances McDormand. Nah, just kidding. Gary Oldman."


11. Gesturing to her dress, which wasn't entirely black, Frances McDormand joked: "As Martin said, I have a little trouble with compliance."


She then continued by showing her support for the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, saying, "I want you to know that I stand in full solidarity with my sisters tonight in black."

12. After people noticed Best Director winner Guillermo del Toro wasn't wearing a Time's Up pin, he was quick to explain that he is in full support of the movement.


"I wore one to the Golden Globes and the DGA [Directors' Guild of America Awards]," del Toro said in the press room after collecting his award. "The only thing I can say is jet lag and lateness. I think that, through a lot of my work and throughout the years, I have been vocal. I've been supportive. I have tried to generate not only key positions for female directors, but tried to write powerful parts for actresses in ways that are not – quote, unquote – the 'usual way.'"

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