Michelle Williams' Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Michelle Williams' Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 04:43AM EST by andcallmeshirley.

Added Jan 10, 2020 at 05:41PM EST by Matt.

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Overview

Michelle Williams' Golden Globes Acceptance Speech was made on January 5th, 2020 following Michelle Williams' win for Best Actress, Limited Series, TV Movie for her role in the series Fosse/Verdon. During the speech, she made explicit endorsements for legislation that would keep abortion legal in the United States. Some, however, who disagree with Williams' position, criticized the speech.

Background

On January 5th, 2020, Michelle Williams accepted the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards (clip below). During her speech, she said, "I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose. 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 that the scales must and will tilt toward our children."



Developments

Online Reaction

That day, Twitter user @vanitaguptaCR shared the speech. The post received more than 23,000 likes and 5,900 retweets in less than one week (shown below).

Some online appreciated Williams' speech. On January 6th, 2020, Redditor [1] sickandtired828207 shared their thoughts in the /r/childfree subreddit. They wrote, "I personally felt her speech was very powerful and candid." The post received more than 2,600 points (97% upvoted) and 195 comments in less than one week.

Others criticized the speech for its sentiments. Twitter[2] user @RealMattCouch posted a drawing of Williams giving the speech as a child angel watches from above, saying "was it worth it, mommy?" The post received more than 2,900 likes and 1,800 retweets in less than one week (shown below).


tweet by realmattcouch wow this is powerful... drawing of michelle willaims giving her golden globes acceptance speech while holding a trophy while a baby with a halo watches from a cloud asking "was it worth it mommy"

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External References

[1] Reddit – /r/childfree

[2] Twitter – @RealMattCouch's Tweet

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The greater aerie
The greater aerie

>literally the same ceremony where Ricky gerves reminds all of them that they're a bunch of know nothing crooked idiots that would back rapists just to advance their careers

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