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Stars say 'Time's Up' at National Board of Review Awards

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Sandy Kenyon looks at how allegations of sexual harassment are roiling Hollywood

The Time's Up and Me Too movements took center stage at the Golden Globes this past weekend, highlighting a changing environment in Hollywood. But is it just a moment? Or is the entire industry about to forge a path in a new direction?

While accepting her award for "Big Little Lies," actress Nicole Kidman said, "I hope we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them."

At the National Board of Review Awards in Manhattan Tuesday night, Tom Hanks said the result was a very different show.

"I believe that was the first gaudy dog and pony awards presentation broadcast of what is a new era," he said.

At the ceremony at Cipriani's on 42nd Street, Hanks picked up a Best Actor award for his work playing legendary editor Ben Bradlee in "The Post." His co-star, Meryl Streep, won Best Actress.
Just days after so many wore black to the Golden Globes, some Hollywood movers and shakers are pondering the future.

"I feel momentum about it, so I think it's a movement," actress Laurie Metcalf said. "It was really palpable on the red carpet and in the room."

She was honored for playing the mom in Oscar frontrunner "Lady Bird."

We asked Julianne Margulies the same question: moment or movement?

"We've come way too far to turn back now, and there's no one I know who is part of this movement that would easily back down," she said. "It's just not going to happen. It's over."

That is not to say the discussion is done. In fact, it's only just begun, said Betty Gabriel, who was honored as part of the ensemble that helped make "Get Out" such a big hit.

"What's going on right now is a victory in this battle," she said. "But there's a larger war going on, and there's many more people outside of the Hollywood industry. There are many more people that need to be called out."

After the Globes, male winners were called out online for not mentioning the issue. So I asked Hanks and wife Rita Wilson what men should be doing.

"I think men should be listening," Wilson said. "If men are in positions of hiring women, that they should build that up and hire more women."

"If I was to talk just man-to-man right now, it would truly be to say, be a gentleman and be respectful," Hanks said.

They are words to live by, for sure.

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