Debra Messing calls out E! salary dispute during E! News interview

The first guest on E! Live From the Red Carpet at Sunday's Golden Globes was Debra Messing, and she wasted no time questioning host Giuliana Rancic about her network's policy on gender pay equality.

Both women were dressed in black, a last-minute sweeping fashion choice made in solidarity to stand up against sexual harassment and sexual assault, and to promote equality.

Telling viewers that the night will be filled with talk about the Time's Up initiative launched by 300 prominent Hollywood women, Rancic explained a big change in their red carpet coverage to viewers and Messing: "We're not asking who are you wearing, we're asking why are you wearing black tonight?"

Messing said the fashion choice is to stand in solidarity with her sisters all over the globe and to honor the brave women who have come forward to share their stories of sexual harassment, assault and discrimination. She then turned talk to former E! News host Catt Sadler, who revealed recently that she had left the network after learning she made less than half the salary of her male counterpart, Jason Kennedy.

"Time is up. We want diversity. We want intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay," Messing told Rancic. "I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believe in paying their female cohosts the same as their male cohosts. I miss Catt Sadler and so we stand with her. And that's something that can change tomorrow. We want people to start having this conversation that women are just as valuable as men."

Rancic said she agreed before turning the conversation back to the Time's Up initiative and legal defense fund (which has already raised $15 million since its Jan. 1 launch), where Messing stressed their mission of equal representation in every global industry. 

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor Norman Reedus arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Gary Oldman and Gisele Schmidt arrive to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor Susan Sarandon (R) arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Michael Zegen attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Janet Holden and actor Eric McCormack arrive to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Jason Ralph attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Ewan McGregor attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Karen Sharpe celebrates The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Amanda Peet attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Gal Gadot and Yaron Versano arrive to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Pamela Adlon attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Abbie Cornish attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Sally Hawkins attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Mary J. Blige attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Gwendoline Christie celebrates The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor Emilia Clarke arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Sarah Jessica Parker attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Laurence Fishburne attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Model Naomi Campbell attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Emma Stone (L) and retired tennis player Billie Jean King attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Anthony Anderson and Alvina Stewart arrive to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
(L-R) Actors Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd arrive for the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal arrives for the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Singer Mariah Carey attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actors Reese Witherspoon (L) and Eva Longoria attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Writer-producer Lena Waithe arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Eva Longoria attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Salma Hayek attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Director Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Hugh Grant (L) and Anna Eberstein arrive for the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actors Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Denzel Washington (L) and Pauletta Washington attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor Geena Davis arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Reese Witherspoon attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Lily James attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Olympic Medalist Nastia Liukin attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actors Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon arrive to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor Zac Efron arrives to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Christian Slater (R) and Brittany Lopez attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan (R) attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Hong Chau attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Justin Paul (R) and Asher Paul attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Nicole Kidman attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Maggie Gyllenhaal attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Gillian Anderson attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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The red carpet moment comes on the heels of the veteran hosts declaration on Dec. 19. Sadler, who had been at E! for 12 years, posted her explanation on her style and beauty blog, The Catt Walk, explaining that negotiations had fallen apart because she was unwilling to accept an offer that was not on part with what Kennedy was earning. "When E reached out to renew and extend my deal, I learned that he wasn't just making a little more than I was. In fact, he was making close to double my salary for the past several years," she posted. "The gender pay gap is shrinking, although admittedly we have a long way to go. And well, I learned this first hand. My team and I asked for what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly."

An E! spokesperson confirmed a statement put out by the network that gender inequality was not to blame and that E! “compensates employees fairly and appropriately based on their roles, regardless of gender.” At issue was their respective workloads: Kennedy served as a regular host of the network's flagship program E! News (five nights per week plus a weekend show) and helped out "Live from the Red Carpet" specials, while Sadler filled in on a rotating basis two times per week on E! News in addition to serving as the regular host of E!'s live daytime broadcast Daily Pop as well as duties on Live From E!.

News of Sadler's departure caught headlines worldwide, and stars took notice, too. Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Olivia Munn were just a few of the women who spoke out on social media in support of her decision. Because of that, the question surfaced in the days leading up to the Globes just how actresses would respond on a day that many knew would be dominated by conversations about gender equality and a changing Hollywood culture in the wake of the Me Too and Time's Up movements. 

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WILL & GRACE -- 'Debra Messing on the Hollywood Walk of Fame' -- Pictured: Debra Messing at the honoring of Debra Messing with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Friday, October 6, 2017 -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 06: (L-R) Actors Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally attend Debra Messing being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 6, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
MEGYN KELLY TODAY -- Pictured: The cast of Will & Grace: Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, Debra Messing talk with Megyn Kelly on Monday, September 25, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Actors Megan Mullally, Erik McCormack, Debra Messing and Sean Hayes take part in SiriusXM� �own Hall�with the cast of �ill & Grace�hosted by Andy Cohen on September 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
WILL & GRACE -- NBC Vanity Fair Party at Mr. Purple NYC -- Pictured: (l-r) Diane Sawyer, Debra Messing, Nancy Jarecki, Mariska Hargitay -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Debra Messing attends the 'Will & Grace' celebration during Tribeca TV Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea on September 23, 2017 in New York City (Photo by Chance Yeh/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally and Debra Messing of The Cast Of 'Will & Grace' Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on September 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Debra Messing attends HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Debra Messing attends the 2017 Gersh Emmy Party presented by Tequila Don Julio 1942 on September 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Gersh)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Mariska Hargitay and Debra Messing attend the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/WireImage)
WILL & GRACE -- 'Who's Your Daddy' Episode 102 -- Pictured: (l-r) Megan Mullally as Karen Walker, Debra Messing as Grace Adler -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBU Photo Bank)
WILL & GRACE -- '11 Years Later' Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eric McCormack as Will Truman, Debra Messing as Grace Adler -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Portrait Studio, August 2017 -- Pictured: Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, 'Will & Grace' -- (Photo by Maarten de Boer/NBC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: Debra Messing attends the 2017 Summer TCA Tour 'NBCUniversal Press Tour' on August 03, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 02: (L-R) Sean Hayes, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Eric McCormack attend the 'Will & Grace' start of production kick off event and ribbon cutting ceremony at Universal City Plaza on August 2, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Debra Messing attends Logo's 2017 Trailblazer Honors at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Krista Kennell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Debra Messing (R) and son Roman Walker Zelman attend 'Nightcap' Season 2 New York Premiere Party at Crosby Street Hotel on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Debra Messing attends Haute Living celebration of Debra Messing with Bertaud Belieu Rose at MAMO on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Haute Living)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Debra Messing visits at SiriusXM Studios on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Debra Messing attends the Joyful Revolution Gala hosted by Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation at Spring Studios on May 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 531 -- Pictured: Actress Debra Messing arrives on May 18, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Honoree Debra Messing on stage during the 28th Annual GLAAD Awards at New York Hilton Midtown on May 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Honoree Debra Messing attends the 28th Annual GLAAD Awards at New York Hilton Midtown on May 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress/Film Producer Mariska Hargitay (L) and actress Debra Messing attend the HBO Documentary screening of 'I Am Evidence' at SVA Theatre on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Debra Messing attends Build Series Presents at Build Studio on April 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Emmy Award-winning actress and women's advocate, Debra Messing, joins ZELTIQ� Aesthetics, Inc. as the new Global Brand Ambassador for the CoolSculpting� brand, the world�s #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment, at Hotel Eventi in New York City on April 4, 2017. As the face of the 'Cool Moments' marketing campaign, Messing will appear in the brand�s public relations, digital and social media campaigns, as well as physicians' office materials. For more information about the partnership and treatment, visit www.coolsculpting.com. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for CoolSculpting)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Debra Messing (R) and Roman Messing attend the 32nd Annual WP Theater's Women of Achievement Awards Gala at The Edison Ballroom on March 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Debra Messing and Dayle Haddon attend The United Nations Women for Peace Association's Annual Awards Luncheon on March 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Debra Messing and Roman Walker Zelman are seen at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by TM/NHL/Getty Images)
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Actor Debra Messing attends The 2017 MAKERS Conference Day 2 at Terranea Resort on February 7, 2017 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for AOL)
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Actor Zosia Mamet, journalist Gloria Steinem, actors Kathy Najimy, Octavia Spencer, Debra Messing and Rosie Perez attend the 2017 MAKERS Conference Day 1 at Terranea Resort on February 6, 2017 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL)
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Zosia Mamet, Debra Messing and Kathy Najimy attend the 2017 MAKERS Conference Day 1 at Terranea Resort on February 6, 2017 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for AOL)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actors Debra Messing and Billy Eichner are seen on set in Midtown on December 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Debra Messing speaks during a Hillary Clinton campaign rally at Mann Center For Performing Arts on November 5, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Debra Messing and Roman Walker attends New York Islanders Vs. New York Islanders game at Madison Square Garden on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by GED/NHL/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Tituss Burgess and Debra Messing attend the 28th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival - Newfest Voice & Visibility Award at SVA Theater on October 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Debra Messing and her son Roman Zelman attend the men's final between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland at Arthur Ashe Stadium on day 14 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Debra Messing poses at The Opening Night of 'Cirque du Soleil: Kurios - Cabinet Of Curiosities' at Randall's Island Park on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Debra Messing and Mariska Hargitay attend the women's final at Arthur Ashe Stadium on day 13 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Debra Messing arrives for the women's final at Arthur Ashe Stadium on day 13 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Actress Debra Messing attends the 2016 Accessories Council ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on August 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 27: Debra Messing waves to attendees while on stage prior to the start of the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Actress Debra Messing speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Actress Debra Messing attends the New York premiere of 'Cafe Society' hosted by Amazon & Lionsgate with The Cinema Society at Paris Theatre on July 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13: Actress Debra Messing (L) poses for a 'selfie' with guests at The United State of Women Reception hosted by Civic Nation at Hay-Adams Hotel on June 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
MATCH GAME - Airdate: June 26, 2016 - The iconic panel game show MATCH GAME, hosted by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, returns to primetime airing on SUNDAYS beginning June 26th (10-11pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) DEBRA MESSING
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sean Hayes and Debra Messing (costars on the TV Show 'Will and Grace') pose at The Opening Night After Party for 'An Act of God' on Broadway at Dos Caminos Times Square on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 03: Actresses Debra Messing (L) and Mary Steenburgen (R) laugh during a Women for Hillary Organizing event at West Los Angeles College on June 3, 2016 in Culver City, California. With less than one week to go before the California presidential primary, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Southern California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Debra Messing -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Debra Messing leaves the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' at Ed Sullivan Theater on February 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Debra Messing attends AOL Build Speaker Series - Debra Messing, 'The Mysteries Of Laura' at AOL Studios In New York on February 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Debra Messing attends AOL Build Speaker Series - Debra Messing, 'The Mysteries Of Laura' at AOL Studios In New York on February 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA -- 'The Mystery of the End of Watch' Episode 216 -- Pictured: Debra Messing as Laura Diamond -- (Photo by: Paul Sarkis/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Debra Messing attends Ted Gibson's 50th Birthday Party on November 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Ted Gibson)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Actress Debra Messing attends Bridging The Gap and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor benefit reading at New World Stages on October 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Josh Lucas and Debra Messing on the set of 'Mysteries of Laura' on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/GC Images)
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Shortly before Sunday's red carpet kicked off, Amy Schumer encouraged stars to ask about Sadler when they made it to E!'s hosts. "If you’re on the carpet tonight or at home post in support and ask @eentertainment what happened? We thought you would be for pay equality and say #imwithcattsad @iamcattsadler," the comedian wrote on Instagram.

E! put the reigns of its live coverage in the hands of Ryan Seacrest and Rancic who return for major awards events like the Golden Globes and the Oscars. 

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