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What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story. But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military.” - Oprah Winfrey, the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. de Mille award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Get Out (2017) not being nominated in the Drama/Thriller/Horror category and placed in the comedy section instead is not just ‘White People at it Again’ like the whole 'Hidden Fences’ debacle. It wasn’t innocent ignorance; it was blatant and deliberate disrespect. They couldn’t let such a poignant film that so specifically called out the exploitation of Black People, Black Culture and Black Bodies have the full and proper respect it deserved and that was their way of diminishing the hard work of Jordan, Daniel and everyone else in that movie.

That fact that the film received not one award was insane. It was literally the most talked about and culturally relevant film of the year. It grossed so highly and had such incredible critical claim both by the audience and professional critics. The snub was disgusting.

Also Daniel Kaluuya was robbed.

It’s easy to talk shit on Tumblr about all these people in Hollywood taking a stand and “just wearing black” but they literally brought activists from all different organizations as dates and had them speak and they’re all donating and urging others to donate and SPEAKING ABOUT IT ON A HIGHLY WATCHED AWARDS SHOW. Like that means something. It means A LOT. I’m not saying there aren’t some hypocrites but at some point it seems like nothing is gonna be good enough for anyone. This is important and it matters.