Darren Criss Calls for Men to Be Held Accountable and Voice Solidarity for Gender Equality

Also, see Neil Patrick Harris talk about Seth Meyers' hosting duties and Eric McCormack reflect on bringing back Will & Grace over 10 years later

By Elyse Dupre Jan 08, 2018 1:09 PMTags
Watch: Darren Criss Holds Men Accountable at 2018 Golden Globes

Wow! What a night!

The 2018 Golden Globes was full of memorable moments, and they all kicked off on the red carpet. Kelly Clarkson fangirled over meeting Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington dished on the Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder crossover.

There was also a lot of support for Time's Up—a movement that promotes equality and safety in the workplace and fights against sexual harassment. Many celebrities showed their solidarity by wearing black, and a few stars walked the red carpet with activists. Michelle Williams, for instance, walked with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and Laura Dern walked with Mónica Ramírez, the woman behind the Letter of Solidarity featured in Time.

Both men and women were encouraged to participate in the movement.

"Black never looked so good," Glee's Darren Criss said while walking the red carpet with Edgar Ramírez Sunday evening. "Even though there's an ominous cloud above the ceremony, the reason why we're wearing black, I feel like it's actually kind of a celebration of resilience, and I think it's a great representation of our solidarity and our own community that hopefully will reflect positively on people tuning in."

Criss and Ramírez also championed the HeForShe movement, an initiative that promotes gender equality.

"There's been a lot of really strong, inspiring women that have led the way in voicing their outrage," Criss said, showing his HeForShe pin, "but this is our way of calling out the lads to be held accountable and to voice their own solidarity saying, ‘This is something we don't stand for either.'"

"It's not only a liberation movement for women," Ramírez said about the movements. "It's a liberation movement for all genders—for everyone who has felt the burden of a gender stereotype, or the pressure of fitting into an uncomfortable mold or being discriminated against."       

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Neil Patrick Harris—who's hosted his own share of award shows, like the Tony Awards and the Emmys—also wondered what topics Meyers would address during his monologue.

"I'm excited to see how Seth manages this one this year," the Series of Unfortunate Events star said.


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In addition to talking about the movement, stars talked about their nominations. For instance, Eric McCormack, who was up for Best Actor in a TV Series in the Comedy category, reflected on what it was like to have Will & Grace return to the screen over a decade later.


Watch: Eric McCormack on Picking Up Where "Will & Grace" Left Off

Watch the videos to see the stars share their thoughts on the red carpet.


Join the Movement: Click here to donate to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.

For complete Golden Globes coverage, watch E! News Monday at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.