Billie Jean King, as with most attendees, was a vision in black at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.
She and partner Ilana Kloss were guests at the event in light of the nominated film Battle of the Sexes sharing the story of a pivotal time period in King's life story. Emma Stone, an awards-season darling last year for La La Land, made King her date in glitzy media appearances ahead of the telecast.
Stone wasn't alone in welcoming gender-rights and sexual-harassment activists such as King into the limelight, as Laura Dern and other luminaries also did so.
Aired on NBC, the Golden Globes featured a red-carpet lineup of nearly all-black attire, as #MeToo, #AskHerMore and Time's Up initiatives focused on sexual harassment, rape and gender inequality in the entertainment world and more industries.
King enjoyed a truly "golden" weekend throughout, meeting with media, entertainment and sports stars at a range of functions.
Stone portrayed King in Battle of the Sexes, and was nominated for her lead role. Stone, Steve Carell, embodying the person of Bobby Riggs, and the movie overall did not pick up any statuettes in Los Angeles. That probably doesn't bode well for its Academy Award chances next month, but this film–one of two female-fronted sports movies in 2017 alongside I, Tonya–might yet prove as indefatigable as King herself.
To the Oscars we go.
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