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Here Are The Most Breathtaking Black Dresses From The Golden Globes Red Carpet

Millie Bobby Brown, Issa Rae, and more stood strong as 'a thick black line dividing then and now'

The red carpet was just as important an event as the ceremony at the Golden Globes this year, as several attendees used their pre-show spotlights to highlight those who’ve inspired a major shift in Hollywood and beyond.

Before tonight’s ceremony (January 7), all eyes turned to the carpet to see who would be wearing black, a show of support to the women who’ve spoken out against the sexual harassment, gender inequality, and racial bias they’ve experienced while working in film and television.

That "thick black line," as Meryl Streep described it, was moving and gorgeous to behold. Here are a few of our favorite looks from the 2018 red carpet blackout.

  • Millie Bobby Brown
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    In a cocktail dress with a dramatic, daring and baring back, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown was close-up ready.

  • Michelle Williams and Tarana Burke
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    Williams, who's up for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in All the Money in the World, walked the red carpet alongside Tarana Burke, the civil rights activist who launched the #MeToo movement.

  • Gal Gadot
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    Diana of Themyscira traded in her armor for a sharp, tux-inspired dress.

  • Emma Watson and Marai Larasi

    Watson was thrilled to stroll the carpet with friend and activist Marai Larasi of the U.K.'s Imkaan, which works to prevent violence against black women and girls.

  • Katherine Langford
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    For her Golden Globes red carpet debut, the 13 Reasons Why star opted for a vintage vibe in a dramatic gown and stunning waterfall waves.

  • Shailene Woodley
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    This turtleneck is just as glam as it is disco-ready, and it was an eye-catching companion to the Big Little Lies star's full, floor-length black skirt.

  • Tracee Ellis Ross
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    The Blackish star — who won a Best Actress statuette last year for Blackish — looked absolutely stunning in a sleeveless gown and a perfectly matching head wrap.

  • Mandy Moore
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    Simple but not at all boring, Mandy Moore's look for the 2018 Golden Globes banked on a '70s halter silhouette and a pop of color with her bright red sash.

  • Kendall Jenner
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    The model was wrapped in tulle in a princess-worthy ballgown with a perfect slit for showing some leg.

  • Claire Foy
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    The Crown star is the reigning champ in the Best Actress in a Drama TV Series category for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth on The Crown, and opted for a sleek black suit that makes an empowering statement.

  • Meryl Streep and Ai-jen Poo
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    The Post star Streep brought Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations Campaign, as her +1 this year.