These are the celebrities who wore black to the Golden Globes

Women are at the forefront of the 2018 Golden Globe awards, with an all-female television cast leading the TV categories in nominations, and a highly-anticipated red carpet that’s more than just about stars making sartorial statements. But the most important question pertaining to what women like Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria wear to the 75th annual award show will be why and not who.

In part with the rest of initiatives put forward by the Time’s Up movement, it’s been requested that women walking the red carpet not only wear black, but also take the opportunity to speak out about standing issues of sexual harassment. In line with some of the ideals of Witherspoon’s previous #AskHerMore campaign, the dress code is meant to initiate questions beyond those that are typically superficial.

From Debra Messing and Meryl Streep to the ever-stunning Issa Rae, here’s a look at the fashion that’s serving a function for Hollywood’s leading ladies.

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Debra Messing

“I am wearing black to thank and honor all of the brave whistleblowers that came forward and shared their stories,” the actress said in an interview with E!’s Giuliana Rancic, before addressing Catt Sadler’s exit from the network. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria

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Meryl Streep and activist Ai-jen Poo

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Tracee Ellis Ross

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Sarah Paulson

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Amy Poehler and activist Saru Jayaraman

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Jessica Biel

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Susan Kelechi Watson

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Jamie Chung

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America Ferrera and Natalie Portman

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Issa Rae

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Nicole Kidman

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Giuliana Rancic

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Dove Cameron

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Sadie Sink

The ‘Stranger Things’ newcomer said, “I’m interested to see everyone in black and their take on it.” after being asked about her first Golden Globes. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Caitriona Balfe

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Rachel Brosnahan

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Zuri Hall

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Mariah Carey

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Darren Criss

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Samara Weaving

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Nancy O’Dell

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Halle Berry

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Ricky Martin

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Missi Pyle

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Natalie Morales

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Alison Brie

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Ava DuVernay

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Common

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Kate Hudson

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Penelope Cruz

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Kit Harington

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Sarah Jessica Parker

“I’m incredibly excited,” the actress said about the energy surrounding the Time’s Up movement. “I’m impressed by the work that’s been done.” (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Heidi Klum

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Justin Timberlake

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Christina Hendricks

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Nick Jonas

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Alessandra Mastronardi

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Laurie Metcalf

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Lena Waithe

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