No all-black Time's Up demonstration planned for Oscars: Report

ByDanny Clemens via KABC logo
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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This year, the boldest color at the Golden Globe Awards was black.

LOS ANGELES -- After coordinated efforts among Hollywood's A-listers to wear black to several awards shows in support of the Time's Up movement, there will reportedly be no such demonstration at the Oscars.

According to a report in the New York Times, the Time's Up movement is not asking stars to wear black or bring activists to the red carpet, although a Time's Up lapel pin would be "appreciated."

Time's Up, a Hollywood-led coalition working to raise awareness about sexual misconduct in the workplace in light of accusations against Harvey Weinstein and others, had a heavy presence at awards shows this season as supporters wore black and spoke at length about issues related to sexual misconduct and representation.

It's not yet clear how or if Time's Up will be incorporated into the March 4 telecast on ABC, but the network's entertainment president Channing Dungey told the paper that she hopes to "honor and respect Time's Up and allow that message to be heard."

"But we're trying to make it more planned than spur of the moment. It has its moment and then doesn't feel like it overshadows the artists and films being honored," Dungey said.

Time's Up organizers have not yet responded to a request for comment.

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