Elisabeth Moss dedicated her Best Actress award to Margaret Atwood in an impassioned acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.
The actor was one of the first stars to pick up a trophy at the star-studded event, which is taking place in Beverly Hills tonight (January 7). She won in the category of Best Performance By An Actress In A TV Series – Drama.
Quoting from The Handmaid’s Tale, in which she played the award-winning part of June Osborne, Moss said: “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
"We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the story in print. We are writing the story ourselves." — Congratulations Elisabeth Moss #GoldenGlobes #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/bZeAHkc2eK
— Gilluis Pérez (@GilluisPerez_) January 8, 2018
She continued to dedicate her award to the author of the book on which the TV show was based. “Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice, and to fight for freedom and equality in this world,” she said.
“We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the story in print, and we are writing the story ourselves.”
Shortly after Moss’ win, the show itself was also named the winner in the category of Best TV Series – Drama.
Other early winners at the Golden Globes 2018 include Nicole Kidman for her role in Big Little Lies, and Sterling K. Brown for his part in This Is Us.