Anna Kendrick, Laverne Cox, Mindy Kaling and More Praise Meryl Streep for Her Powerful Speech at the Golden Globes

"Meryl, you give me life."

Meryl Streep's moving Cecil B. DeMille Award speech at the Golden Globes, which slammed Donald Trump and encouraged the press to stand up to the president-elect, caused tears and emotional reactions both in the crowd and online.

"Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you'll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts," said the actress onstage, as she accepted the award on Sunday.

She added that she thought the single "performance" that stood out this year was of Trump when he publicly mocked a disabled reporter. "It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can't get it out my head because it wasn't in a movie; it was in real life. That instinct to humiliate when it's modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone's life because it gives permission for others to do the same."

"We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage," Streep said of the strength of the press to stand up to Trump. "We're going to need them going forward and they're going to need us to safeguard the truth."

The Committee to Protect Journalists responded to her moving speech on Twitter, thanking her for speaking out on their behalf.

Though Trump fired back at Streep in a series of tweets, Hollywood reacted strongly in the room, applauding her words, as fans and colleagues praised her words online. Many stars also condemned Trump for his response to the speech.

Leslye Headland even predicted his response, and George Takei shared his reaction to Trump's tweets on the matter:

On Monday morning, Trump's incoming White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said she was "concerned that somebody with a platform like Meryl Streep is also inciting peoples' worst instincts when she won't get up there and say, 'I didn't like it but let's try to support him and see where we can find some common ground with him,' which he actually has done from the moment he won.

“She sounds like 2014. The election is over. She lost,” Conway said on Fox News’ Fox & Friends. “Everybody in that audience, with very few exceptions, was of a single, myopic mind as to how they wanted the election to go and how they expected the election to go. They lost and I really wish she would have stood up last night and said ‘look, I didn't like the election results, but he’s our president and we’re going to support him.’”

She then blasted the "self-pity" shown by Hollywood — “Talking about how vilified poor Hollywood is, in their gazillion dollar gowns. Can I borrow a couple of those for the inaugural, please?” — and invited her to "continue" her platform on behalf of those who are disabled.

MMA boss Scott Coker also replied to Streep's MMA mention during her speech. In a Sunday night tweet, the president of Bellator invited the actress to an upcoming event to show her that "Mixed Martial Arts is truly artistic."

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, were held at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday night.

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