Elisabeth Moss thanked The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood in her acceptance speech for the Best Actress in a Television Series Drama award at the Golden Globes last night. Having thanked the cast and crew of the Hulu production, Moss went on to quote and thank Atwood, saying:
This is from Margaret Atwood: ‘We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.
Margaret Atwood this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world. We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are story in print, and we are writing the story ourselves. Thank you.
Margaret Atwood knows what’s up. Look at that face. | Image Via Getty Images
The Handmaid’s Tale is a feminist dystopian tale of a near future in which women are enslaved and used for breeding. The recognizable red capes worn by Moss and the handmaids of the cast have become a symbol for women’s oppression the world over, with activists donning Atwood’s famed garb at rallies and protests in favor of women’s rights.
The series also won Best Drama Series, beating out The Crown, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and This is Us.
Check out Moss’s full speech below!
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