The actress, who took home the Golden Globe award for best actress in a limited series or TV movie for her role in "Fosse/Verdon", addressed the crowd with emotional words about abortion rights and how important it is for women to vote in 2020 presidential election. "I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose", she said.
"I've tried my very best to live a life of my own making, not just a series of events that have happened to me, one I can stand back and look at and recognise my own handwriting all over, sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I've carved with my own hand". But you're also acknowledging the choices they make as a person.
"To choose when to have my children and with whom, when I felt supported and able to balance our lives, knowing as all mothers know, that the scales must and will tip towards our children", Williams continued. "I know my choices might look different from yours but thank God or to whoever you pray to ..." "So women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest. Don't forget that we are the largest voting body in this country, let's make it look more like us". The actress used her acceptance speech to speak out about the coming USA election, the status of women and abortion rights.
Williams also gave a more traditional acceptance-speech shout-out to her 14-year-old daughter Matilda, along with an apparent reference to her new romantic partner, "Hamilton" director Thomas Kail, with whom she walked the red carpet. But the actress won hearts with her rousing speech as she showed off her adorable growing baby bump.
Williams said that she is grateful to have had freedom of choice, which enabled her to have the life and career she does today. "And where do they put that value? They put it into their work".