I think by looking at it you know that it's black and there's an important reason tonight why I'm wearing black. And I'm comfortable in my own skin and the dress is comfortable. That's why I'm wearing it. [MUSIC] I got on board pretty fast with Time's Up. Time's up on the silence that so many folks have felt they've had to be in for far too long. I'm wearing Rasario and they're very, very happy to be a part of this whole initiative. It feels like a turning point, it feels like this is a big shift. Being on The Real is very important for me To stand up for women. Mm hm. I was very honored to wear black, everyone looks good in it, number one, it's slimming, and it means a lot to everyone to stand in solidarity and to know that you're supported. I think it's really important to stand with woman in this industry, and the male survivors This industry as well. Especially in Rap people have been outspoken in that way to come together as a collective. You know, it's sympolic really. It's not the whole thing but it's sympolic of everything that's going on. It's just a show from a visual perspective like the solidarity and that everyone is together. On this and I think that's powerful. I had a option of why in black and obviously we're all in black for solidarity against sexual assualt. I've actually had my eye on this dress for months, like I was like, when can I wear that dress? And then we kind of felt like because of the big movement, we were like we're gonna do that one but it has a little bit of Golden Globe touch to it, so we were like, okay, it's good. Was not hard for me to wear a black dress. At all It's a pretty overwhelming and thrilling ceremony and to hear the extraordinary solidarity for gender equality both in Hollywood which has this really ospicious opportunity to lead and across all industries in our country it's been a very special night. I feel quite gitty
It wouldn't be an awards show without an inspiring speech, and Gal Gadot delivered. The Wonder Woman actress was presented with the #SeeHer Award at the Critics' Choice Awards. The special award was given to Gadot to honor her for using her powerful voice to advocate for women on and off screen and for breaking gender stereotypes.
To make the award even more special, it was presented to Gadot by Wonder Woman director Pattey Jenkins. When Jenkins introduced the award, she praised Gadot both as a person and an actress. "[She's] wonderful human being who used all her superpowers to breathe life, complexity, and joy into a tour de force performance," she said.
As Gadot took the stage, the audience got on their feet for a rousing standing ovation. She accepted the award by telling the crowd that throughout her career she'd always wanted to play strong, independent women, and thankfully found these qualities in Diana Prince.
“She’s full of heart, strength, compassion, and forgiveness. She sees wrong that must be made right. She takes action when everyone around her is idle. She commands the attention of the world, and in doing so, she sets a positive example for humanity,” she said.
In her speech she noted that there are "very few female-led movies and even fewer female directors,” but in 2017 that changed. The three highest grossing movies of last year all had females as the leads. “So although this is progress, but there’s still a long way to go," she added.
Gadot finished up her speech by dedicating her award to sexual harassment victims and to the women and men fighting for equality. “I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what’s right, standing for those who can’t stand or speak for themselves,” she said. “And I promise, my commitment to all of you is that I will never be silenced. And we will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality.”