The real stars of the 2018 Golden Globe awards were real activists! Several celebrities chose to ditch their moms or their husbands for the evening to bring along people who really deserve the spotlight. The results? Pure inspiration! Scroll through the gallery below to see all of the amazing women and learn about their causes!

From the creator of the #MeToo moment to the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and more, the actress’ guests were meant to bring attention to the new Time’s Up movement and fund. The new organization is backed by hundreds of people in the entertainment industry and aims to demand fair treatment of women in the workplace. Stars also wore black dresses and pins, but the presence of the activists was certainly the most poignant statement of the evening!

The cause was also at the center of many speeches from the big night. Reese Witherspoon gave a tearful speech about getting rid of sexual harassment while accepting an award, and Oprah Winfrey used her platform while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award to bring attention to victims of assault and women of color. Such an inspiring evening!

Scroll through the gallery below to see all of the activists at the Golden Globes.