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Laura Dern landed her sixth Golden Globe nomination and fourth win, this time for best supporting actress in a TV series for her role as Renata Klein in Big Little Lies.
Dern started her speech by thanking the HFPA, director Jean-Marc Vallee, HBO, and her fellow Big Little Lies castmembers — whom she calls her “new family” — but was quick to switch tones to discuss the more serious side of her role as a “complicated woman and terrified mother — terrified because her little girl was abused and bullied and she was too afraid tor speak up”
“Many of us were taught not to tattle; it was a culture of silencing, and that was normalized. I urge all of us to not only support survivors and bystanders who are brave enough to tell their truths, but to promote restorative justice. May we also protect and employ them,” the actress asked of the audience.
She continued, “May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s new north star.”
The 50-year-old actress also starred this year in two current box office hits, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Downsizing.
The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, were held at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 7.
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