Presenter Amber Heard dressed in Monique Lhuillier wore hers tied around her wrist, drawing attention from a clutch of Liberace-like cocktail rings and blood red nails.
So did nominee Claire Foy, who opted for a white version to match her yellow satin Miu Miu gown and the layered diamond bracelets nestled next to it.
Former winner Anne Hathaway wrapped hers around the end of her metallic box clutch, almost unnoticeable against the wild print of her leopard-spotted skirt.
Sofia Carson, wearing Haute Couture from the Giambattista Valli Fall 2018 collection, simply held hers doubled over in her scarlet-manicured fingers.
The common thread? A thick satin ribbon, embossed with the two words that dominated last year’s awards ceremony plus a key numeral: Time’s Up x2. All were proof that sometimes fashion twinning on the red carpet is the polar opposite of a sartorial disaster.
Moving on from the collective decision in 2018 for all guests to wear black in solidarity for the Time’s Up cause, the ribbons were a subtle but powerful nod created by costume designer and stylist Arianne Phillips, the same woman who fashioned the Time’s Up pins that were popular last year.
Guys like red carpet veteran Ryan Seacrest got in on the action too, sporting a thinner rubber version of the accessory. Last year’s all-black affair might be gone, but it’s far from forgotten.