After accepting the Cecile B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes from her friend Viola Davis, Meryl Streep unleashed a political, heartfelt speech that drew cheers, applause, and more than a few tears.
Vanity Fair’s Rebecca Keegan reports that an otherwise loud room was the most quiet it had been all night as a rapt crowd drank in Streep’s words, which attacked Donald Trump without referring to him by name;
Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted wiping her eyes. Later, Jeff Bridges was seen on bended knee at Streep’s table, praising her for her message. Read below for the full transcript of her speech, already an instant classic. But what else would you expect from Meryl Streep?
Please sit down. Thank you. I love you all. You’ll have to forgive me. I lost my voice in screaming and lamentation this week. And I have lost my mind sometime earlier this year, so I have to read.
Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. Just to pick up on what Hugh Laurie said: You, and all of us in this room, really belong to the most vilified segment of American society right now. Think about it: Hollywood, foreigners, and the press.