Monday, 18 June, 2018

"The Handmaid's Tale" Won Best Drama At The Golden Globes

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In her acceptance speech, Moss quoted Margaret Atwood, the author of The Handmaid's Tale.

"We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print".

Standing with her mostly female cast, she said the hope is that the show gives a voice to women and sets an example for other productions for its employment of women both in front of and behind the camera. "We are no longer the stories in the margins".

"This is from Margaret Atwood: 'We were the people who were not in the papers".

"We have been silenced, marginalized, belittled, assaulted, excluded, and harassed, once, twice, too many times", the Handmaids wrote.

Her speech was met with applause as it became clear that her words were dedicated to the silence breakers who past year spoke out about the sexual harassment, which takes place in the entertainment industry. Women's rights activists had already started dressing up as Handmaid's Tale characters as part of their protests.

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At a Golden Globes ceremony largely defined by political conversations, many award winners made references to sexism and the importance of speaking truth to power.

Earlier in the evening, series lead Elisabeth Moss won Best Actress in a drama series.

Toronto-based Atwood wasn't at the Golden Globes due to "age-related energy depletion", as she tweeted on Saturday.

Shortly after Moss' win, the show itself was also named the victor in the category of Best TV Series - Drama. "What a terrific Writing Room by the way! It has been an all-out group effort from Day One". Sterling K. Brown took the Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama trophy for his work this year as Randall Pearson, beating out the likes of Jason Bateman, Freddie Highmore, Bob Odenkirk and Liev Schreiber.

Moss was also nominated in the dramatic TV actress category in 2011 for AMC's "Mad Men". I've seen every single one of their shows.

Toronto-born acting veteran Christopher Plummer went into the night with much buzz for his supporting-actor nomination for "All the Money in the World". And Guillermo Del Toro won best director for the Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water", which was shot in Toronto and Hamilton.

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