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'Blacklisted' Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino arrive at Oscars together

'Blacklisted' Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino arrive at Oscars together

The 2018 Oscars red carpet was full of Time's Up pins after a year of national conversation on sexual misconduct, and the two actresses, who were early accusers in the #MeToo movement against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, walked together in solidarity for the big day.

Judd, 49, detailed her account of sexual harassment in the New York Times's first report against Weinstein, describing a meeting in his hotel room that turned inappropriate.

"I'm very excited that this movement of #MeToo and Time's Up is taking place, not only for myself but honestly for my daughters because I can not stand the idea that they would have to suffer what I, and just about any other woman that I have ever met, have suffered in some point in her life, if not multiple times", Sorvino said at the Television Critics Association press tour in January.

The introduction was an inspiring moment in a time of change in Hollywood.

"Slowly, a new path has emerged", Sciorra said.

'The changes we are witnessing are being driven by the powerful sound of new voices, of different voices, of our voices.

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"And on this 90 anniversary evening when the Oscars celebrates timeless classics, we also look forward as well", Sciorra shared.

"It's nice to see you all again, it's been a while", Sciorra said upon taking the stage-a nod to her retreat from Hollywood following her alleged encounter with Weinstein. "That's what this year has promised us", Judd concluded.

Hayek introduced a produced segment highlighting the year's most diverse filmmakers: Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele, Ava Duvernay and Kumail Nanjiani - hailing them as "trailblazers".

After all, Time's Up isn't just about Hollywood or the famous faces of the movement.

"Being yourself and being truthful has turned out to be the best thing you could be, even though it was superscary", Sorvino said in a red carpet interview with ABC.

To donate to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its GoFundMe page.

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