While most of tennis' stars are working hard Down Under, the leading stars of the sport’s biggest movie of 2017 graced the red carpet at the Golden Globes.

The Battle of the Sexes' Emma Stone and Steve Carell joined the inspiration of the film, Billie Jean King, on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

The theme of the night was women’s empowerment and equality—appropriate given the Battle of Sexes focal topic.The famous 1973 match, which King won over Bobby Riggs, sparked gender equality movements throughout the country and helped lead to the creation of the WTA.

On Sunday, a slew of Hollywood A-listers brought female activists as their guests on the red carpet, with Stone, who was nominated for best lead actress in a motion picture musical or comedy, walking in with King.

Both Stone and King dawned black along with almost everyone else at the Golden Globes as a sign of solidarity with women who have spoken out in the #MeToo, #WhyWeWearBlack and Times Up movements. 

While Stone and Carell did not take home any awards on Sunday, Battle of the Sexes has been one of the most successful tennis films of all time.


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