The Golden Globes was held over the weekend and the results have left many reeling in shock. Lady Gaga did not win the Golden Globes award for Best Actress in a Drama Motion Picture. Instead, Glenn Close took home the award and let us tell you that nobody is as shock as Close herself!
Most in our generation will know her fondly as the villain Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians. But Miss Close has since gone on to star in bigger and less villainess characters like Nova Prime Irani Rael in Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s been 45 years since Glenn started gracing our silver and small screens. So while we’re as bumped as you that Lady Gaga did not win the award, we’re also super happy for Glenn.
I wanted to write a Glenn Close joke but that was a great speech and a great reaction and I loved everything about it. pic.twitter.com/op93AhACkO
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) 7 January 2019
The film that gave Glenn her winning title, The Wife, revolves around the lives of Joan Castleman and her family. The film started in 1958 where women were still living in suppression and young aspiring author Joan was struggling hard to have her work recognised. The lack of respect for women writers in the 50s led Joan to start publishing her work under her husband, Joseph’s, name. Fast forward to the present where Joseph was awarded a Noble Prize in Literature and Joan struggling to accept her husband taking credit for her work.
Understanding the life of Joan Castleman has lead Glenn to reflect on her own family, and how women had lived in the past. So when Glenn went up on stage to accept her prize delivered a powerful speech calling out to all women in our generation make their ambitions and dreams a priority.
“I’m thinking of my mom who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life and in her 80s she said to me, ‘I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything.’ And it was so not right, and I feel what I’ve learned through this whole experience is that women, we’re nurturers. That’s what’s expected of us. We have our children, we have our husbands, if we’re lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, ‘I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.'”
The speech was met with a standing ovation from the audience of the Golden Globes, and definitely earned her a whole new generation of fans. The speech had even worked Twitter up into a storm!
Congratulations to Glenn Close, you have won the Golden Globe and more importantly all women in the world!
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