Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech for the Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award was one of the biggest moments of last night’s Globes.
Her speech, which moved the audience, often inducing tears and storms of applause, touched upon the latest events regarding the United States presidential election, specifically a heinous moment when president-elect Donald Trump mocked a reporter’s disability.
“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their positions to bully others we all lose,” said Streep.
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Streep began her speech by making a point that most Hollywood actors and actresses were born elsewhere.
“You and all of us in this room, really, belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now. Think about it. Hollywood, foreigners, and the press. But who are we? And, you know, what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places.”
Streep ended her speech with a quote by Carrie Fisher.
“As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, ‘take your broken heart, make it into art.’ Thank you.”
Watch the full speech below.