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Laura Dern’s Golden Globes 2018 Speech

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Laura Dern was just awarded a Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a limited series for her performance in the HBO mini-series Big Little Lies. Dern was up against her co-star Shailene Woodley for the award as well as Michelle Pfeiffer, Chrissy Metz, and Ann Dowd.

In her acceptance speech, Dern, who walked the red carpet earlier in the night with activist Monica Ramirez, acknowledged the cultural shift happening right now, and what we must continue to do to see change. Here, her full speech:

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Thank you, HFPA, for the honor of joining in the company of these extraordinary fellow nominees who inspire me so deeply. And namely to the brilliant Shailene, Zoë, Reese, and Nicole, my new family. To our fearless leader, Jean-Marc, to HBO, to our magical producers and especially for caring so much to make things work so I could be part of this. I’m so forever grateful.

To David E. Kelley, our superhero who took Liane’s words and gave me particularly the most outrageous, complicated woman and a terrified mother, terrified because her little girl was being abused and bullied, and she was too afraid to speak up.

Many of us were taught not to tattle. It was a culture of silencing and that was normalized. I urge all of us to not only support survivors and bystanders who are brave enough to tell their truth but to promote restorative justice. May we also please protect and employ them. May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s new North Star. Bless you. Bless everyone who worked on this. All the people who support me and my beautiful children, thank you for all of your work and love. Good night.

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