At two months old, the Time’s Up movement is catapulting from the red carpet to the main stage — as the activist organization will be formally featured in Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast.
Time’s Up — which works to give victims of sexual harassment legal resources and build equitable workplaces — is collaborating with Oscar producers on a formal “moment” during Sunday’s live show, it was disclosed at a Thursday meeting in West Hollywood, Ca.
Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Laura Dern, Tessa Thompson and more were present for the informal gathering with press, where they discussed the considerable strides made by the group in only 60 days running (the inaugural legal fund of $13 million has grown to $21 million through donations, for starters).
“There’s a moment carved out,” DuVernay said of the Oscars. It’s unclear if the acknowledgment will be live or pre-taped.
Time’s Up debuted in January with a splashy showing on the Golden Globes red carpet, where actresses wore black in observance of the rampant abuse and misconduct reporting in the months following the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
“This was never intended to live on a [red] carpet,” Rhimes said at the gathering.
Reporters were directed to wait and see what happens come Sunday, when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the award show that has films like “The Shape of Water” and “Get Out” in contention.
Spokespeople for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the matter.
The 90th Academy Awards will be produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss. The ceremony airs 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, on ABC.