Michelle Williams's Powerful Golden Globes Speech Left People in Tears
"Women, please vote in your own self-interests. It's what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them."
Michelle Williams has mastered the art of speech-giving.
On Sunday night, Williams won a Golden Globe for her role in Fosse-Verdon, and turned her big moment into a powerful call to action. She opened her acceptance by saying she was grateful to live in a society in which "choice exists — because as women and, girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice."
"I’ve tried my very best to make a life of my own making… and I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a women’s right to choose," she said. "To choose when to have children and with whom.”
Williams, who is expecting a child with fiancé Thomas Kail, appeared to address abortion rights in the speech, and ended it with a call to action for women to vote.
"Women, please vote in your own self-interests," she said. "It's what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them. Don't forget: we are the largest voting body in this country. Let's make it look more like us."
Williams has consistently used her platform to be an advocate — during the 2019 Emmys, she gave an acceptance speech addressing equal pay.