The Most Empowering "Time's Up" Quotes From The Golden Globes

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"And here are the ALL-MALE nominees..."

On Sunday night, countless stars used the Golden Globes as a platform to speak out against sexual misconduct and the gender pay gap in America.

The theme of the politically-charged night was "Time's Up," a movement against sexual harassment founded in response to the Weinstein effect and viral #MeToo campaign.

Clad in all black to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct, many of Hollywood's leading feminists didn't hold back when it came to their criticism of the entertainment industry.

Here are the top 9 most empowering "Time's Up" quotes from the 2018 Golden Globes:

1. Barbra Streisand

"I heard them say something about, I was the only woman to get the Best Director award. And you know, that was 1984. That was 34 years ago. Folks, time's up! We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for Best Director. There are so many films out there that are so good directed by women."

2. Debra Messing

"You know, I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts," she said. "I mean, I miss Catt Sadler, so we stand with her."

3. Natalie Portman

"And here are the all-male nominees."

4. Laura Dern

"Many of us were taught not to tattle. It was a culture of silencing and that was normalized. I urge all of us to not only support survivors and bystanders who are brave enough to tell their truth but to promote restorative justice. May we also please protect and employ them. May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new North Star."

5. Seth Meyers

"People in this room worked really hard to get here, but it's clear more now than ever before that the women had to work even harder. So thank you for all the amazing work that you've all done and continue to do. I look forward to you leading us into whatever comes next."

6. Viola Davis

"There's not prerequisite for worthiness. You are born being worthy. And I think that's a message that a lot of women need to hear. The women who are still in silence because of trauma, because of shame due to the assault. They need to understand that it's not their fault and they are not dirty. That's my message tonight."

7. Reese Witherspoon

"I want to thank everyone who broke their silence this year and spoke out about abuse and harassment. You are so brave. So people out there who are feeling silenced by harassment, discrimination, abuse, Time's Up! We see you, we hear you and we will tell your stories."

8. Nicole Kidman

"My mumma was an advocate for the women's movement when I was growing up and because of her I am standing here. My achievements are her achievements and Antonia Kidman, my sister, and I say thank you Janelle Kidman for what you fought for so hard."

9. Oprah Winfrey

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up."