How Meryl Streep somehow manages to win everything, even when she’s not nominated still baffles me. But, the Internet has declared her speech the shining moment for the Golden Globes.
As she took the stage to give her speech and accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, she used her voice to express the recent performance that stood out to her most, Donald Trump’s mockery of a disabled reporter for the New York Times. Though she doesn’t mention him by name, her critique of him was perfectly audible to those in the crowd and those watching at home.
“And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” Streep says in her speech. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”
She ended her speech with a quote from the late Carrie Fisher:
“As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art.”
Watch her full speech below on the Golden Globe Awards Twitter.
At tonight’s #GoldenGlobes we honor Hollywood legend Meryl Streep with the prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award. pic.twitter.com/dxpeCDNXY6
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017