The #TimesUp movement will be acknowledged during the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night.
Directors Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay, actresses Laura Dern and Tessa Thompson, producer Katie McGrath and attorney Nina Shaw revealed this on Thursday during a press conference according to the Los Angeles Times.
There is no plan however for any sort of dress code however like the Golden Globe Awards, when women were encouraged to wear black.
‘We are not an awards show protest group,’ said DuVernay, whose new film A Wrinkle in Time will be release later this month.
‘So we stand down this time.’
The group also made a point of stressing they are not looking to comment on snubbing Ryan Seacreast during the red carpet in the wake of his sexual abuse allegations or Gary Oldman’s past as he seems poised to grab the Best Actor trophy.
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Gathering storm: Leaders of the #TimesUp movement gathered for a press conference on Thursday to discuss what has been accomplished in the first 60 days (Two of the leaders present at that meeting, Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay, above in October)
Keeping quiet: The group held back however when asked to comment on individuals like Ryan Seacrest, who some want to snub on the red carpet Sunday (Seacrest above at the 2014 Oscars)
‘God, I’d hate for this whole thing to become a sound bite about Ryan Seacrest, I really would,’ said DuVernay.
‘It’s up to the individuals that are going to be there to do what they’re gonna do. There’s not an official Time’s Up act about this.’
She later circled back to that remark, stressing that each individual on the red carpet needs to make their own decision.
The #TimesUp movement has not publicly commented on any specific allegations against men in the industry, choosing instead to work on solutions.
‘The very first meeting, people said, “Are we gonna make the list of the dudes?'” revealed McGrath.
‘And we said, “That’s not what we’re here to do. We’ve just gotta work on solutions.”‘
She went on to explain that while the movement wants to pout an end to the ‘horror stories’ some women experience, it is not looking to play ‘judge and jury.’
The leaders also said that the idea of a dress code was great fro visibility during the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, but they are moving on from that at this time.
‘It’s really important that you know that Time’s Up is not about the red carpet,’ said Rimes.
‘And those women you saw on the red carpet representing Time’s Up [during the Golden Globes] are now off the red carpet working their butts off being activists.’
DuVernay echoed this sentiment, and the fact that the movement is open to any individuals looking to join.
‘I’ll say this: As a student of grass-roots movements and a person who’s been an activist since I was a 16-year-old in Compton, no one ever knocked on my door and said “If you care about this, come do it.” You step up and you do it,’ said DuVernay.
‘It’s not hard to find. It’s on the website. Especially if you’re in this industry. There’s no invitation. I do hear that some people are like “You haven’t invited me,” but the spirit of activism and a grass-roots movement is not an invitation-based thing.’
Big night: It was also revealed there would me a #TimesUp moment at the Oscars, where accused wife beater Gary Oldman (above in February) is expected to snag the Best Actor trophy
Oldman will be seeing his ex Lesley Manville (left in 1989) on Sunday as both are nominated; his second wife Donya Fiorentino (right in 1997) claimed in 2001 he hit her with a phone while she held their son
It is unclear what #TimesUp will do with its moment, which will come on the same night that the Best Actor Oscar is expected to go to Gary Oldman, whose ex-wife accused him of beating her in front of their children during their divorce.
Oldman has denied the claims made by Donya Fiorentino, who was his third of five wives and the mother of his two sons, Gulliver and Charlie.
Fiorentino alleged that Oldman beat her with a phone while she held their son in court papers filed back in 2001, prompting the actor to call his ex a ‘fantasist’ who was addicted to pills and alcohol.
Oldman also argued that the former model, now 50, was an unfit mother, and won primary custody of the couple’s children.
He has admitted that his behavior during his first two marriages, to fellow Oscar-nominee Lesley Manville and Uma Thurman, was far from perfect and acknowledged his problem with alcohol.
Oldman is now sober, and has not commented on his relationship with Fiorentino in recent years.
Had Fiorentino found herself in this situation now, #TimesUp could have helped connect her with a lawyer, something they have done for 1,250 people in the first 60 days, while building a legal defense fund of $21 million and counting.
The focus of course remains on the mission, which Rhimes stated is ‘to make lasting change to prevent harassment and abuses in our places of work’ while speaking in one voice, despite the many different backgrounds of its members.
BIGGEST DONORS TO #TIMESUP MOVEMENT IN HOLLYWOOD
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg’s Wunderkinder Foundation: $2 MILLION
Creative Artists Agency: $2 MILLION
Mark Wahlberg on behalf of Michelle Williams: $1.5 MILLION
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams: $1 MILLION
ICM Partners: $1 MILLION
William Morris Endeavor: $1 MILLION
Mark Wahlberg donated $1.5 MILLION ion behalf of Michelle Williams (above with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke in January)
United Talent Agency: $1 MILLION
Anonymous: $1 MILLION
Sherwood Foundation: $1 MILLION
Meryl Streep: $500,000
Reese Witherspoon: $500,000
Shonda Rhimes: $500,000
Paradigm Talent Agency: $500,000
Jennifer Aniston: $500,000
Melinda Gates: $500,000
Sandra Bullock: $500,000
William Morris Endeavor on behalf of Michelle Williams: $500,000
The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Foundation: $250,000
Kathleen Kennedy: $250,000
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend on behalf of the heroic gymnasts of the USA Gymnastics Team: $200,000
Human Heritage Project: $150,000
Taylor Swift: $100,000
Oprah Winfrey: $100,000
The GoFundMe Team: $100,000
Calvin Klein, Inc.: $100,000
Foundry Group: $100,000
Anchor Point Foundation: $100,000
Nicole Kidman of the Kid Fund: $100,000
Natalie Portman: $50,000
Reese Witherspoon donated $500,000 while Eva Longoria gave $15,000 *pair above in January)(
Cate Blanchett: $50,000
Emily (Emma) Stone: $50,000
Jessica Chastain: $50,000
Megan Ellison(Donation One): $50,000
Megan Ellison(Donation Two): $50,000
Ellen Pompeo: $50,000
Seth Meyers: $50,000
Kate Winslet & Ned Abel Smith: $50,000
Howard Altman TTEE: $50,000
Patricia Cornwell and Dr. Staci Gruber: $50,000
Shana Alexander Charitable Foundation in memory of Shana Alexander and David Alter: $50,000
Anne Hathaway: $25,000
Jessica Timberlake and Justin Timberlake: $25,000
Blake Lively: $25,000
Jessica Capshaw: $25,000
Sheryl Sandberg: $25,000
James Toth: $25,000
Forevermark US, Inc on behalf of Shailene Woodley: $25,000
Salma Hayek: $25,000
Joel D. Coen & Francis L. McDormand: $25,000
Vanessa Nadal & Lin-Manuel Miranda: $25,000
Stephen P Warren: $25,000
Michael Kors: $25,000
Jude Law: $21,600
DMK Foundation: $20,000
Betsy Beers: $20,000
Scarlett Johansson: $20,000
Debra Messing: $20,000
America Ferrera: $20,000
Blair Kohan: $15,000
Mary Parent: $15,000
Buckley Sandler LLP: $15,000
Chelsea handler made two donations totaling $25,000 while Rashida Jones donated $10,000 (pair above in March)
Chelsea Handler: $15,000
Lena Dunham: $15,000
Mary Steenburgen & Ted Danson
Nancy Carell: $15,000
Richard Sachs: $15,000
Dee Rees: $15,000
Eva Longoria: $15,000
Katie Jacobs: $15,000
Keira Knightley: $15,000
Kerry Washington: $10,000
Courtney Kivowitz: $10,000
Kristen Lopez: $10,000
Amy Schumer: $10,000
Callie Khouri: $10,000
Jane Fonda: $10,000
Elizabeth Banks: $10,000
Jodi Peikoff and Michael Mahan: $10,000
Megan Mullally: $10,000
Rashida Jones: $10,000
Susan Sarandon: $10,000
Zoe Saldana: $10,000
Chelsea Handler (second donation): $10,000
Dana Walden: $10,000
Jennifer Garner: $10,000
Jennifer Salke: $10,000
Amy Poehler: $10,000
Nina Kjellson: $10,000
Alicia Vikander: $10,000
Kate Hudson: $10,000
Chandra Wilson: $10,000
Julianne Moore: $10,000
Julia Gouw: $10,000
Kate Hudson gave $10,000 (above in January)
Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg: $10,000
Gal Gadot: $10,000
Richard Brener: $10,000
Alexis Bledel: $10,000
Tabitha & Blue Grant: $10,000
Brendan Iribe: $10,000
Gerard Butler: $10,000
Andrew Ballester: $10,000
Patricia Arquette: $10,000
Isla Fisher Baron-Cohen: $10,000
Salma Alli: $10,000
Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston: $10,000
Karen Sanford: $10,000
Dale Leibowitz: $10,000
Amy & John Griffin: $10,000
Visionary Women: $10,000
Laura Mather and Mike Eynon: $10,000
David Sze & Kathleen Donohue: $10,000
EBA Productions: $10,000
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