Hollywood Accessorizes with "Je Suis Charlie" at the 2015 Golden Globes


Helen Mirren wears a pen on her lapel and holds a sign in solidarity for the rally that happened today in Paris. Photo: Getty Images

The most statement-making accessory of the evening was not a Bulgari bracelet or a Cartier necklace, but the “Je Suis Charlie” sign or pin. George and Amal Clooney wore them. The human rights lawyer, who it attached to her bag, explained that “it was a hard week for France.” (She also dressed in the French label Dior.) Diane Kruger and Kathy Bates also wore the pins to raise awareness to this week’s tragedy which took the lives of 17 people in Paris. Helen Mirren wore a pen, to symbolize the power of free speech and free press, pinned to her gown. Jared Leto, meanwhile, before presenting the Best Supporting Actress Award, lent his support: “To our brothers, sisters, friends and families in France, our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight.” said Leto. “On vous aime. Je suis Charlie.”


George Clooney wears of “Je Suis Charlie” pin. Photo: Getty Images

Despite all the glitz and glam of awards season, Hollywood has had a long tradition of wearing their political hearts on their sleeves—especially when millions of viewers are tune in. At the Academy Awards in 1973, actor Marlon Brando sent Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native American woman, in his place to refuse his Oscar and protest the way Native Americans were being treated in the U.S. In 2003, Adrien Brody accepted his award for best actor in The Piano by laying a memorable kiss on his unassuming presenter Halle Berry and also giving a shout out to his childhood friend who had been deployed to the Middle East during the Iraq War.

The Globes will be no exception. There has already been a lot of talk about how the Hollywood community will deal with the aftermath. While hundreds of thousands marched in Paris today in protest, it will be interesting to watch how celebrities continue to show their support this evening.