Meryl Streep Delivers Anti-Trump Speech As She Accepts Golden Globe Award
Posted: 5:52 am Monday, January 9th, 2017
A lot went on at the Golden Globes Sunday night but one thing that came up multiple times during the night was President-elect, Donald Trump. Meryl Streep, while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, delivered a very intense anti-Trump speech. Following an introduction from Viola Davis, Streep took the stage and explained, “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. If you kick ’em all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.” Streep went on to say that the most stunning performance she saw this year was in the political realm, adding, “Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth.” Elsewhere, La La Land swept all seven categories it was nominated in and broke the record for the most Globes won by any movie. BBC crime drama The Night Manager alsonabbed three awards and Moonlight was recognized as the Best Drama.