Political statements at the Golden Globes
From the Australian fires to the upcoming presidential election, the Golden Globes got political this year.
The five political speeches that marked the Golden Globes 2020
Joaquin Phoenix, Cate Blanchett, Patricia Arquette and Michelle Williams marked the ceremony with their commitments to the planet or to women's rights.
Best actor in a dramatic film for Joker, Joaquin Phoenix denounced the privileges of the stars. “It’s great to vote, but sometimes we have to take responsibility, make changes and sacrifice in our own lives. I hope we will all do that. We don't need to take private jets to go to the Palm Springs price discounts."
The actress, who came to present an award, raised a cry of alarm about the fires in Australia. “When a country faces climate change, we all face climate change. We are in there together."
Named best actress in a mini-series or a TV movie for The Act, Patricia Arquette particularly rebelled against the policy of the American head of state. "He is a president who tweets threatening to bomb 52 places, including cultural sites. People do not know if their children's heads will be bombed and the Australian continent is on fire."
While going to recover her trophy of best actress in a supporting role in a mini-series, series or telefilm, Michelle Williams urged the women to express their opinion. "You women, ages 18 to 118, when it's time to vote, please do it for your own benefit. This is what men have been doing for years. Remember, we are the largest electoral body in this country, so let's make it more like us."
The host of the evening did not hesitate to botch those tempted to speak, true to himself. "If you win a prize tonight, don't use this stage to make a political speech, okay? You are in no position to lecture the public on anything. You know absolutely nothing about the real world, most of you have spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg."