Rachel Murray/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Will People Wear All Black To The 2018 Oscars? It Might Not Be Quite The Same As The Golden Globes

Ad failed to load

It's that time again, folks — the Oscars airs on Sunday, and excitement over the biggest awards show event for the film industry is building steadily. Who will win in each of the big categories? Will there be any upsets? Of course, there's also always a chance there will there be another headline-grabbing "envelope-gate" moment, in which the wrong movie is named as the Best Picture (but hopefully that little snafu can be avoided this time around). More importantly, however, the Time's Up and #MeToo movement are still on people's minds, and whether the Oscars attendees will acknowledge them during the awards show remains to be seen. As the big night approaches, some people are wondering — will people wear all black to the 2018 Oscars? It sounds like that particular show of solidarity might not be as widespread as it was at the Golden Globes earlier in the awards show season.

You may recall that in order to "make a statement against the epidemic of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond," many actors and other attendees wore all-black outfits to the Golden Globes in January, according to People. Many men — who generally wear black suits to these shows anyway — also wore "Time’s Up" pins to the event to support an initiative focusing on issues of sexual harassment, pay disparity, and discrimination in the film industry and other fields, according to TIME. But a similar statement made through fashion might not happen at the Oscars this year.

Ad failed to load

Two people involved with the Time's Up effort who spoke anonymously with The New York Times said on Wednesday that the campaign has decided not to ask stars to wear black to the Oscars. Attendees deciding to wear a Time’s Up pin "would be appreciated," however. And there apparently isn't a "coordinated effort" for actresses in attendance to bring activists as their guests either, like many did at the Golden Globes.

The focus seems to be more on the "entertaining" aspect of this particular awards show rather than any sort of wider activist cause. One of the lead producers of the Academy Awards, Jennifer Todd, told the Times:

Ad failed to load

The statement seems to suggest that the show can't be "fun and funny" while also calling out problematic behavior in the very industry attendees and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are celebrating.

By comparison, female nominees and guests attending this year’s British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards (AKA the BAFTAs) were encouraged to wear black to the event in solidarity with their peers in the United States, according to Deadline. A letter, sent "on behalf of a collective of UK based female film and television industry leaders," circulated and invited attendees to participate in the act of solidarity.

Ad failed to load

So it's not like the idea of wearing all black to these awards shows completely died out after the Golden Globes. It's unfortunate that it sounds like a similar show of support isn't being encouraged at this year's Oscars.

However, the Time’s Up campaign is reportedly in discussions with the Academy about doing an in-show presence at the Oscars instead, so the movement may not be totally ignored, according to Cosmopolitan. And just because there isn't a huge effort to get as many attendees as possible to wear black, that doesn't mean that many of them won't still do it. There could still be a fair number of women in black dresses or other ensembles, and any number of male guests could be sporting Time's Up pins on whatever suit they happen to don for this year's Academy Awards.

Ad failed to load

So the short answer is — there's a chance that not as many people will wear all black to the Oscars the way so many stars and industry professionals did for the Golden Globes back in January. But don't count the Time's Up and #MeToo movements out just yet — your favorite actor might still show up in a black dress or topical t-shirt supporting the movements, with or without a coordinated show of solidarity.

Check out Romper's new video series, Romper's Doula Diaries:

Ad failed to load

Watch full episodes of Romper's Doula Diaries on Facebook Watch.

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

5 Parenting Habits That Increase Your Chances Of Successfully Potty-Training Your Child

From starting solids to learning to walk, every childhood milestone presents its own unique set of challenges — but this is especially true of potty training. Indeed, the very thought strikes fear into the heart of many a toddler parent, particularly…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Getting Pregnant Might Mean Losing The Plus-Size Body I Love

For the last two years, I haven’t been my body’s biggest champion. I’ve gained 50 pounds. The stress of helping a parent get sober, a house purchase, and a new job got the best of me. But now, at 36, with talks between my husband and I about having a…
By Loren Kleinman

7 Hilarious Differences Between Having A Baby In Your 20s Vs Your 30s

I was 24 when I had my daughter. And even though that pregnancy was neither expected nor pleasant, I was optimistic. Sure, I guess your 20s are "supposed" to be about finding yourself, finishing college, starting your career, and navigating less-than…
By Candace Ganger

Babies "R" Us Was The First Place I Went When I Found Out I Would Be A Mom

For years I struggled to have a baby, and the sight of toys and layettes made my heart hurt. For me, Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us were a complete no-go zone, a reminder of everything I was missing out on. My mom would walk the long way around Target…
By Becky Bracken

New Moms Have Two Options: Be "Sad & Fat" Or "Desperate & Thin"

As the line goes, the worst thing you could say about me, I've already thought about myself. In the early postpartum period with my son, it was: "I am overweight, lonely, and heartbroken." It was four days after I brought my son into the world, and I…
By Danielle Campoamor

6 Fascinating Facts About Spring Babies: You Could Have A Leader On Your Hands

Does the season in which you are born affect you or are all seasons pretty equal? It turns out that there are many ways in which the your child's birth season could give you an insight into things to come. Whether you are expecting a baby in the next…
By Shari Maurer

Kids Will Love These TV Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In April

It's that time of the month again: as March draws to a close, Netflix gets ready for a little bit of spring cleaning. Though some TV shows and movies will have to find homes elsewhere, their departure makes room for all kinds of exciting new media. A…
By Megan Walsh

I'm A Stay-At-Home Mom &, Face It, These 11 Stereotypes Are Totally True

Hello, friends! It's me, your resident stay-at-home mom. You know, there's a lot that's said about me and my kind, and the vast majority of it is not even remotely true. For example, this whole "we're lazy, vapid, unambitious, anti-feminist, backstab…
By Jamie Kenney

The Pressure To Worry About The Gap Between Kids Is So Bad For Moms

"Two under two is absolutely crazy," a friend recently told me upon hearing the news that I was expecting a second child. "Why would you do this to yourself? Seriously, why?" However harsh her words, she was only echoing the same feelings I'd been ba…
By Marie Southard Ospina

To Be Honest, I Couldn't Survive Motherhood Without My Job

The decision to work outside the home once you've become a parent can be a complicated one. Some people don't really have a choice, and go back to work because they're either a single parent or can't sustain their family on one income. Some choose to…
By Priscilla Blossom

I Feel Guilty That My Kid’s Dad Is A Better Parent Than Me, & That’s BS

I was scared, and he was sure. I was clueless, and he was well-researched. I was making mistakes, and he was picking up the pieces. From the moment I found out I was pregnant until just last night, when I threw my hands up in the air and left the alw…
By Danielle Campoamor

These Millennial Parents Are Taking Gender-Neutral Parenting To An Entirely New Level

A woman on the subway looks at my bulbous shape and asks, “What are you having?” I take a deep breath and throw a glance to my 5-year-old. “I’m having a baby,” I say to the woman. “No, no” the woman says laughing as she pushes further. “Are you havin…
By Madison Young

My Daughter Is Obsessed With Being "Pretty" & I'm Way Past Terrified

Last week, when I picked up my daughter after school, she immediately wanted to know if I liked her hair. "Is it pretty?" she asked. Her hair was pulled up into two ponytails that were intertwined into thick, long braids. A shimmering pink and purple…
By Dina Leygerman

7 Things No One Tells You About Having A Baby In Your 20s, But I Will

I was 24 when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. The pregnancy was a surprise, since I was on birth control (side note: antibiotics and birth control don't mix), but my partner and I decided to continue with the pregnancy and committed to m…
By Candace Ganger

7 Things I Wish My Partner Had Said To Me In The First Hour After Giving Birth

I don't know if it was the buzz of the surrounding machines, the non-existent cry of our son as the doctors tried to resuscitate him, or the fact that I'd already been through labor and delivery once before, but I knew something was missing after I h…
By Candace Ganger

Moms’ Groups Weren’t For Me, Sorry

I go to my moms’ club everyday of the week, but not usually on weekends. My moms' group is a place I can always count on finding fellow mothers who understand the daily struggles and triumphs of parenthood and of juggling life’s responsibilities. Dep…
By Samantha Taylor

I've Had 3 Miscarriages But *Please* Keep Telling Me About Your Pregnancy

I can feel the tension the moment my friend announces her pregnancy. I can hear the forced nonchalant attitude she's willing herself to exude as she fishes for the ultrasound. I know why I was the last to learn that she was expecting; why she keeps l…
By Danielle Campoamor

7 Early Signs You're Going To Need An Epidural, According To Experts

Even if you've constructed an elaborate birth plan, it's impossible to control every aspect of labor and delivery. Complications can occur, proactive measures might be necessary, and your mind is subject to change when those damn contractions really …
By Candace Ganger

11 Essential Products To Pack In Your Hospital Bag, According To OB-GYNs

The minute you go into labor (or think you're going into labor), chaos ensues. You and your partner are likely to get a little frantic, just like in the movies, so you most definitely want to have a hospital bag packed before the day comes. This prec…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

7 Photos You *Must* Take In The First 6 Months Of Motherhood

In my experience, becoming a mom is like becoming an amateur photographer. There's just something about the need to capture every single coo and sorta-smile that leaves you obsessed with all things photography. I know I couldn't stop taking selfies w…
By Candace Ganger