Many of the winners from Sunday’s 74th Golden Globe Awards gave memorable speeches. When Ryan Gosling won for Best Actor in La La Land, he joked about being confused for Ryan Reynolds. He then thanked his partner, Eva Mendes, for her support while he was making the film, saying, “My lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer.” Gosling dedicated his award Mendes’s brother who passed away.
Billy Bob Thornton also dedicated his Best Actor in a TV Series award to someone who passed away. He said, “I would really like to accept this award in memory of Luke Scott, a P.A. on Goliath who left us this last year. He was one of those guys who knew what he was doing, and I loved him.”
Viola Davis, who won Best Supporting Actress for Fences, had kind words for her director and co-star, Denzel Washington.
The biggest speech of the night came as Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She denounced President-elect Donald Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter during the presidential campaign, and she called for people to speak out against hate. She also encouraged artists to use their empathy as a way to connect people. She concluded, “As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia said to me once, ‘Take your broken heart, make it into art.’ Thank you.”
The 74th Golden Globe Awards aired on Sunday on NBC.
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