Kidman, Moss hail 'power of women' at Golden Globes

Los Angeles, Jan 8: Actresses Nicole Kidman, Rachel Brosnahan and Elisabeth Moss took home the Golden Globe Award for "Big Little Lies", "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisela and "The Handmaid's Tale" respectively, and hailed "power of women" while accepting the accolade.

Kidman took home the award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for her portrayal of abused housewife Celeste Wright in "Big Little Lies".

Other nominees were: Jessica Biel for "The Sinner", Jessica Lange for "Feud: Bette and Joan", Susan Sarandon for "Feud: Bette and Joan" and Reese Witherspoon for "Big Little Lies".

Stars Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson presented the award to Kidman, who started the speech with a hope that her daughters were awake to see the moment live.

"I'm bringing this award home to my babies," Kidman said on Sunday night at the gala here, who continued to thank the whole team of the show and exclaimed "wow, the power of women".

"We did this because of our friendship, our creative union and our support of each other. And I love you. Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz we sat at a table and pledged allegiance to each other and commitment to each other and this is ours to share. Wow, the power of women," she said.

Kidman dedicated the award to her mother, who was in the women's movement, and said: "My achievements are her achievements."

The actress also noted that her "Big Little Lies" character was in sync with the ongoing conversation in Hollywood surrounding sexual assault and harassment.

"This character I played represents something that's at the center of our conversation: abuse," said the actress, adding: "I do believe and hope that we can elicit change."

Brosnahan picked the award in Best performance by an Actress in a TV series - Musical or Comedy category for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

"This is a story about a bold and brilliant and complicated woman, and I am endlessly proud to be a part of it," Brosnahan said during her acceptance speech.

Taking the spotlight on the 'Time's Up' movement, she said: "There are so many women's stories out there that need and deserve to be told."

Moss, who took the Best performance by Actress in a TV series - Drama trophy for her role as Offred in "The Handmaid's Tale" -- an adaptation of a novel by Margaret Atwood, also talked about the "fight for equality and freedom in this world".

"This is from Margaret Atwood: 'We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories'," Moss said while accepting the award.

"Margaret Atwood this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world.

"We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are story in print, and we are writing the story ourselves," she added.

Actor Sam Rockwell took home the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture category for his portrayal as Jason Dixon in "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri".

He was competing against Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project"), Armie Hammer ("Call Me by Your Name"), Richard Jenkins ("The Shape of Water") and Christopher Plummer ("All the Money in the World").

"I've been in a lot of indies and it's nice to be in a movie that people see," Rockwell said, thanking his "force of nature" co-star Frances McDormand.

Source: IANS

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