SAG Awards: Rosanna Arquette, Marisa Tomei Give Emotional Tribute to Women of #MeToo
“We are inspired that so many powerful voices are no longer silenced by the fear of retaliation,” Arquette said while presenting best actress in a television movie or limited series.
Rosanna Arquette and Marisa Tomei paid tribute to the women of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements on Sunday night at the SAG Awards.
Before presenting the award for best actress in a television movie or limited series to Big Little Lies' Nicole Kidman, Arquette, who was one of the first women to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, said, "We are honored to be a part of this supportive and creative community, and we are inspired that so many powerful voices are no longer silenced by the fear of retaliation. We can control our own destiny."
Tomei added to her co-presenter, "You are one of those voices. You are one of those silence breakers, and we all owe you a debt of gratitude."
Arquette responded: "I'm here supporting many women: Asia Argento, Annabella Sciorra, Ashley Judd, Daryl Hannah, Mira Sorvino. So many. Anthony Rapp, Olivia Munn. All of you, thank you."
Judd was one of the first actresses to speak out against Weinstein in an in-depth investigation published in The New York Times by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey titled "Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein."
Five days later, The New Yorker published its own investigation, by Ronan Farrow, in which Sorvino, Arquette and others shared their own experiences with Weinstein's sexual misconduct.
Since then, numerous others have come forward with similar accusations against the mogul. Their speaking out also prompted numerous other women and men to come out with accusations of sexual misconduct, harassment and abuse by many others in the industry. Those accused include Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Russell Simmons, James Toback and scores of others.