Vogue – Awards season is upon us, which means that awards season journalism is upon us. But things are off to a rocky start after The Hollywood Reporter assembled six esteemed leading men—Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Timothée Chalamet, Richard E. Grant, Hugh Jackman, and Viggo Mortensen—and failed to ask a single one of them about MeToo or Time’s Up. I scrolled expectantly (even hopefully) through THR’s annual Actor Roundtable for any mention of the movement—of sexism, harassment, pay equity, or Bradley Cooper–style salary-sharing—but, alas, there is none. There is, however, an unfortunate introductory quote by Viggo Mortensen, who, when asked if it would be fair for him to play a transgender character, started by saying, “I’ve never liked being told no.”

By contrast, the women of THR’s Actress Roundtable, published last week—Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Kathryn Hahn, Nicole Kidman, Regina King, and Rachel Weisz—were, of course, asked (again) to expound on MeToo. In fact, it was the overarching theme of the story, which is billed as an “intense discussion” in which the women “open up about how Hollywood is different now.”…

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