The 2020 Golden Globes was not only a night filled with awards and insults, but also acceptance speeches that read more like political statements than thank yous.
One of those acceptance speeches came from actress Michelle Williams as she accepted her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television on Sunday (Jan. 5.)
“To choose when to have my children and with whom, when I felt supported and able to balance our lives, knowing, as all mothers know, the scales must and will tip towards our children,” the actress said, touching on the importance of reproductive rights while accepting the award for her role in Fosse/Verdon. “Now, I know my choices might look different than yours, but thank God, or whomever you pray to, that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours.”
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As many in the crowd applauded in support of the longtime actress, she continued to plead with all those listening about the importance of voting in the year ahead.
“So, women 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest,” said Williams, who recently confirmed to People that she is engaged to Hamilton director Thomas Kail and expecting their second child together. “It’s men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them, but don’t forget we are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us.”