Michelle Williams Delivers Powerful Pro-Choice Speech At The Golden Globes
Michelle Williams' Golden Globes acceptance speech was a pro-choice call to action for female voters.
The actress has taken home a Globe for her work in 'Fosse/Verdon' in the Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category.
Williams, who is reportedly pregnant to new partner Thomas Kail, took to the stage to deliver one of the most moving speeches of the night.
"When you put this in someone's hands, you're acknowledging the choices they make as an actor," Williams' speech began. "But you're also acknowledging the choices they make as a person."
I'm also grateful to have lived at a moment in our society where choice exists. Because, as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice.
As Williams detailed the many moments in her career she feels "has her handwriting all over," the camera focused on a number of women in the room listening intently.
It was after this line that the audience erupted into applause: "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."
The camera focused on Williams' close friend, fellow Hollywood star Busy Philipps, who can be seen clapping and visibly wiping away tears.
In May 2019, Philipps publicly condemned Georgia’s six-week abortion ban, which was signed into law in the United States. The talk-show host tearfully revealed that at age 15, she had an abortion. And has been a public advocate for the Pro-Choice movement ever since.
"I know my choices may look different to yours," Williams' speech continued, "but thank God or whomever you pray to that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free by my faith. And you are free to live by yours."
The award-winner concluded her speech with a powerful call to arms to every woman in America.
Women, 18 to 108, when it is time to vote please do so in your own self-interest. It's what men have been doing for years.
Passing the microphone back to presenters Salma Hayek and Tiffany Haddish, Haddish proudly declared, "I'm about that women's choice!"
Williams made headlines last week when a source confirmed to 'People' that the actress is pregnant and engaged to Thomas Kail, a Tony-Award winner best known for directing Broadway's 'Hamilton'.
The actress is also mother to 14-year-old Matilda Ledger, whom she shared with the late actor Heath Ledger.
WIlliams' moving Golden Globes speech is certainly not the first time the actress has used her platform to call for social change.
In September last year, she won an Emmy award for 'Fosse/Verdon' and took her acceptance speech as an opportunity to urge the audience to “believe women” in the workplace.
The star's latest accolade marks her sixth Golden Globe nomination and her first win.
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