As noted by S. Mitra Kalita, CNN Digital’s vice president of programming (and a former Quartz editor), bright colors are the norm for celebrations in South Asian culture. Tatna’s point, you might say, is that Indian women just love bright colors, more than westerners do. Actresses of South Asian descent like Mindy Kaling, Priyanka Chopra, and Freida Pinto, did not attend the Awards this year, though they have attended in previous years. (Kaling joked on Twitter about being left out of her Wrinkle in Time co-star Reese Witherspoon’s speech.)

Tatna wore her #TimesUp pin, though. “I am really glad that women are finally feeling safe enough to come forward and talk about their experiences,” she told Vanity Fair before the event. “I am totally in solidarity with them.” She wore the outfit onstage to announce two new HFPA grants of $1 million each going to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists—a strong message in a political climate saturated with #FakeNews.

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