Golden Globes: Patricia Arquette uses speech to attack Trump as Iran crisis deepens

Actor voiced her concerns about the current state of America at awards ceremony

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 06 January 2020 05:31
Patricia Arquette's anti-Trump winner speech

Patricia Arquette criticised Donald Trump and the current state of America during an impassioned acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.

The actor, who won Best Actress in a Limited Series for her role in The Act, is known for making political statements during awards ceremonies and this particular event was no different.

“I know we’re not gonna look back on this night in the history books,” she said. “We will see a country on the brink of war – a president tweeting out a threat of 52 bombs.”

She continued: “[We’l see] people risking their lives travelling across the world – people not knowing if bombs are gonna drop on their kids’ heads – and a continent of Australia on fire.

“So, while I love my kids so much, I beg of us all to give them a better world for their kids – and we have to beg and plea for everyone we know to vote in 2020.”

Earlier in the evening, Russell Crowe accepted his speech via a poignant letter he wrote while “protecting his family” from the bushfires back in his home country of Australia.

The ceremony’s top prizes went to First World War drama 1917 and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which won Best Film in their respective Drama and Comedy categories.

Elsewhere, Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home two prizes for her work on Fleabag and, while accepting the trophy for Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical, cracked a raunchy joke about Barack Obama.

Ricky Gervais hosted the ceremony and immediately shocked with a joke about Leonardo DiCaprio’s 22-year-old girlfriend, Camila Morrone, and Prince Andrew.

Find a roundup of his best jokes here and a full list of the evening’s winners here.

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