"We are not an awards show protest group. So we stand down this time," explained filmmaker Ava DuVernay of the agreement for the Oscars ceremony to take a moment to mention Time's Up. DuVernay added: "God, I'd hate for this whole thing to become a sound bite about Ryan Seacrest, I really would. It's up to the individuals that are going to be there to do what they're gonna do. There's not an official Time's Up act about this. … We support people who are bearing witness to what has happened to them, but the bottom line is if you're on the carpet, you make your individual decision about it."
TOPICS: 90th Academy Awards, ABC, Ava DuVernay, Award Shows, Sexual Misconduct, Time's Up