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These Star-Studded Adaptations Took Home Major Awards at the Golden Globes

feel like I can recall previous Golden Globes Award ceremonies have had more book to movie and TV adaptations. Shows like Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale sparked excitement amongst its followers and even the viewers of the award show. Books took over last year!


This year on Sunday there was plenty of anticipation with so many great movies like A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody to name a few. However, the list of adaptations was small this year, but they still managed to take home some serious titles. Check out these winners!


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close (The Wife). Based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer.


Best Animated Film
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Based on the Spider-Man comic book series.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects). Based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn.


The Wife had hundreds of eyes on it thanks to the elegant and timeless Glenn Close. Her moving, inspiring, and tear-jerking speech amped up the win even more. We wanted there to be more winning adaptations, but this year turned out to be just as inspirational as the last.





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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.”