Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart Attend Elle Women in Hollywood Awards

Typically Hollywood awards shows are characterized as self-congratulatory schmooze fests, but the string of star-studded events here over the last week have become a platform to address sexual harassment and assault in the industry.
The 24th annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards, presented by L’Oréal and Calvin Klein, was the latest and most visible example of high-profile women banding together to support those affected and call for change. “Oh, we’re going to get into it tonight,” said Elle editor in chief Nina Garcia. While host Joel McHale said it was his job to tell jokes for a living, he refrained from joking about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, instead condemning his behavior. He then let the honorees — Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson, Laura Dern, Margot Robbie, Riley Keough, Tessa Thompson and Kathleen Kennedy — do most of the talking.
Prolific producer Kennedy, a member of the Motion Picture Academy’s Board of Governors, kicked off the evening by calling for film studios, unions, guilds and talent agencies to convene a commission to develop industry-wide protections against harassment and abuse.
Thompson called Hollywood “a microcosm” and said that “Within it we see that systemic sexism reigns supreme and systemic racism also exists. A conversation

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