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Glenn Close’s Empowering Golden Globes Speech Leaves Everyone in Tears

You can clearly see the shocking look on Glenn Close’s face when she wins a Golden Globe at Sunday night’s ceremony for best actress in a drama for The Wife.

 

 

“Women, we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us,” said Close. “We have our children. We have our husbands if we’re lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say ‘I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.’”

 

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This speech resonated so much with the women in the audience, like Caitriona Balfe, Michelle Yeoh, who were bawling. The 71-year-old actress shared that she learned from her mother, who could not fulfill her own goals:

 

“I’m thinking of my mom, who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life, and in her 80s said to me, ‘I haven’t accomplished anything,’ she said about her mother who married eighteen-years-old and became the wife of a surgeon.

 

“And it was not right. You know when I was little, I felt like Muhammad Ali, who was destined to be a boxer. I felt destined to be an actress. I saw the early Disney films, and Hayley Mills, and I said, ‘I can do that,’ and here I am today. It would’ve been 45 years in September that I am a working actress and I cannot imagine a more wonderful life.”

 

 

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Glenn Close’s Empowering Golden Globes Speech Leaves Everyone in Tears

You can clearly see the shocking look on Glenn Close’s face when she wins a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for The Wife during Sunday night’s ceremony.

 

 

“Women, we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us. We have our children. We have our husbands if we’re lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say ‘I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.’”

 

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This speech resonated so much with the women in the audience, like Caitriona Balfe, Michelle Yeoh, who were bawling. The 71-year-old actress shared that she learned from her mother, who could not fulfill her own goals:

 

“I’m thinking of my mom, who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life, and in her 80s said to me, ‘I haven’t accomplished anything,’ she said about her mother who married eighteen-years-old and became the wife of a surgeon.

 

“And it was not right. You know when I was little, I felt like Muhammad Ali, who was destined to be a boxer. I felt destined to be an actress. I saw the early Disney films, and Hayley Mills, and I said, ‘I can do that,’ and here I am today. It would’ve been 45 years in September that I am a working actress and I cannot imagine a more wonderful life.”

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James Franco Says He Supports ‘Time’s Up,’ but Accusations Against Him Are “Not Accurate”

James Franco, who won the Golden Globe for Best Actor at Sunday’s award ceremony, has addressed allegations of sexual misconduct while being interviewed by Stephen Colbert. Colbert prefaced his question by confirming that the actor-turned-author had agreed, prior to appearing on the show, that he would speak about the criticism he has received for wearing a ‘Time’s Up’ pin at the Golden Globes. 

 

When Franco won Best Actor for his appearance in The Disaster Artist, an adaptation of the book of the same name, several women tweeted accusing him of sexual misconduct. Actress and writer Violet Paley tweeted the following:

 

 

Paley followed up the tweet by saying that at the time of the alleged abuse, she had had a consensual relationship with Franco, and that there are ‘others who have gone through the same thing as me with him.’ It was then pointed out by Twitter user Liv-TVThings Analyst that Franco had been caught attempting to coerce an underage girl to visit him in his hotel room several years ago. 

 

When Colbert asked him about the allegations and skepticism expressed at his sporting of the ‘Time’s Up’ pin, Franco responded saying “First, I want to say that I do support it. Look, I was so excited to win but being in that room that night was incredible. It was powerful. There were incredible voices and I support it. I support change.”

 

Ally Sheedy, who worked with Franco on a 2014 Broadway play tweeted a series of vague, now-deleted tweets implying that she had had trouble with him. Vanity Fair included a screenshot of Sheedy’s comments in their article

 

 

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Franco said “I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy…I had nothing but a great time with her. I have total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset. She took the tweet down…I can’t speak for her.” He went on to say:

 

The things that I heard were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way, and I think it’s a good thing and I support it… I can’t live if there’s restitution to be made. If I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it. I have to. I don’t know what else to do. As far as the bigger issue of how we do it, I really don’t have the answers. I think the point of this whole thing is that we listen. I’m here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it’s off. I’m completely willing and want to.

 

See Franco’s comments in full in the video below. What do you think about the way in which he’s handling the allegations? Let us know in the comments! 

 

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Elisabeth Moss Thanks Margaret Atwood for Speaking out in Golden Globes Speech

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.

 

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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 CrownGame of ThronesStranger Things, and This is Us.

 

Check out Moss’s full speech below! 

 

 

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Read Oprah Winfrey’s Inspiring Golden Globes Speech in Full

Veritable bookworm Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. Demille Award for lifetime achievement at the 2018 Golden Globes, for which she delivered an incredibly moving acceptance speech. Below is a full transcript. Enjoy!

 

In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history — “The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to the stage came the most elegant man I ever remembered. His tie was white, his skin was black — I’d never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I’ve tried many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone-tired from cleaning other people’s houses.

 

But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation [is] in Sidney’s performance in “Lilies of the Field,” ‘Amen, amen. Amen, amen.’ In 1982 Sidney received the Cecil B. Demille Award right here at the Golden Globes, and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award.

 

It is an honor — it is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson, who took a chance on me for “A.M. Chicago,” waw me on the show and said to Steven Spielberg, “Yes, she’s Sophia in ‘The Color Purple;’” Gayle, who’s been the definition of what a friend is; and Stedman who’s been my rock – just to name a few.

 

I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because we know the press is under siege these days. We also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To — to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this. What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.

 

But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.

 

They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military.

 

And there’s someone else, Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and mother walking home from a church service she’d attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road, coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case, and together they sought justice. But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never prosecuted. Recy Taylor died 10 days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived, as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.Their time is up.

 

And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’ heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man — every man who chooses to listen.

 

In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.

 

So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again. Thank you.

 

 

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