Streep told E!'s Ryan Seacrest that now, people are "aware" of a power imbalance which "leads to abuse".
Ahead of the red carpet Sunday, some of the industry's most prominent women took to social media to share their personal reasons for wearing black and supporting the the Time's Up initiative, which was launched by hundreds of Hollywood women like Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Shonda Rhimes.
So, in honor of female empowerment, we created a list of iconic actresses who've won in the past.
Streep - who has been heavily criticized for her response to the allegations against her longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein - will bring along National Domestic Workers Alliance director and 2014 MacArthur fellow Aj-jen Poo, according to Variety.
Meanwhile, singer Kelly Clarkson, who wore an off-the-shoulder black dress with golden sleeves, said Sunday night that she hopes this statement extends past the red carpet.
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He went on to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl championship in 2002, beating the Raiders in the title game. After ranking top 10 offensively in points and yards last season, they are 23rd and 19th, respectively, this year.
As part of a continued campaign inspired by the Time's Up movement, these Hollywood A-listers are committing to amplifying voices in the fight for women's rights and racial equality.
"That's the future, and we have momentum, and we want to say to everyone that they should join us", she explained.
- Billie Jean King, the tennis champion who founded the Women's Tennis Association, will accompany Ms.
- Rosa Clemente, a community organizer focused on political prisoners, voter engagement and Puerto Rican independence, and who also ran for vice president on the Green Party ticket in 2008, will attend with Ms. Sarandon, a nominee for "Feud: Bette and Joan".