Meryl Streep, Debra Messing, Michelle Williams and other actresses arriving on the red carpet explained that the awards-show "blackout" is created to show solidarity around the new Time's Up initiative, which in turn aims to call for legislative and other solutions to end widespread sexual misconduct and inequality in Hollywood and in other American workplaces.More news: Jaish's IED attack kills 4 cops in Sopore
Streep - who has been heavily criticized for her response to the allegations against her longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein - will bring along National Domestic Workers Alliance director and 2014 MacArthur fellow Aj-jen Poo, according to Variety.More news: Mohamed Salah on the lips of every Liverpool fan
As part of a continued campaign inspired by the Time's Up movement, these Hollywood A-listers are committing to amplifying voices in the fight for women's rights and racial equality. She added, "We're saying enough is enough".
Watson will attend alongside Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, "a British network of organizations working to end violence against black and minority women". King is also the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.More news: HP recalls battery packs due to burn, fire hazards
- Saru Jayaraman, a workplace justice advocate for restaurant workers, will be Ms. Poehler's guest. From #MeToo creator Tarana Burke to activist Monica Ramirez, check out who the stars brought along to the show. Out of solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault, many women have said they will be dressing in black.