Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, who is an actor and stand-up comedian, urged this year’s nominees not to talk politics during their acceptance speeches, but Patricia Arquette would not be silenced.
While accepting her statuette for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Hulu’s “The Act” she spoke candidly and passionately about the country’s current political atmosphere.
She spoke at length about Trump’s decision to assassinate Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani. She also spoke about comments Trump made on Twitter after the killing but did not mention him by name. She also urged viewers to be sure to go to the polls in 2020 and cast their votes.
“I’m so grateful to be here and celebrate this, but I know tonight, January 5, 2020 — we’re not going to look back on this night in the history books,” she stated. “We will see a country on the brink of war, the United States of America. A president tweeting out a threat of 52 bombs, including cultural sites. Young people risking their lives, traveling across the world. People not knowing if bombs are going to drop on their kids’ heads. And the continent of Australia on fire.”
Applause broke out and Arquette ended her speech with “So, while I love my kids so much, I beg of us all to give them a better world. For our kids, and their kids, we have to vote in 2020 and we have to beg and plead for everyone we know to vote in 2020.”
This is not the first time that Arquette has spoken out against Trump. She has been a vocal critic since he moved into the White House. She has often responded to Trump’s Twitter rants and spoken out about his policies such as immigration and his lack of action on climate change.