Actress Amy Adams honored as big stars avoid red carpet at awards gala amid sexual misconduct scandals. Ben Gruber reports.
STORY: At an awards ceremony to celebrate the success of actress Amy Adams, many of Hollywood's biggest stars skipped the red carpet as the onslaught of sexual misconduct scandals ripple through the entertainment industry. The carpet at the annual American Cinematheque gala is usually teaming with dozens of celebrities and actors crowding reporters to praise the honoree. Not this year. Adams, a five-time Academy Award nominee, was one of the few who posed for photos and spoke with media. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMY ADAMS, ACTRESS AND HONOREE TALKING ABOUT RECENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SCANDALS, SAYING: "It's not just rippling through Hollywood. I think it's important to know that it's a societal issue And we're starting to see it. Like a hurricane sort of that its getting bigger and bigger. And I think that's because women are starting to feel safe to come out and talk about it and that's a good thing." Actor Michael Shannon, who presented Adams with the award, also braved the carpet. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHAEL SHANNON, ACTOR, TALKING ABOUT RECENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SCANDALS, SAYING: "I feel sorry for these women that have been in these situations. You know just because you're involved with this business or this industry doesn't give you the license to treat people with disrespect," The sexual misconduct scandals, which started in the wake of allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey, have rocked the entertainment industry. Actress Kat Graham was one of the few actresses to take question from reporters. (SOUNDBITE) (English) KAT GRAHAM, ACTRESS, TALKING ABOUT RECENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SCANDALS, SAYING: "Everything that has happened in Hollywood is a long time coming but thank God that it's happened. And now people are going to think twice before they disrespect a woman and it's about damned time."