Maggie Gyllenhaal Wins Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie at the Golden Globes & Gives an Inspiring Feminist Speech — VIDEO

BySamantha Rullo

Some of the most confusing categories of any awards shows that involve TV are always the miniseries categories. They're all over the place, with TV shows you never thought of as miniseries, miniseries that you've never heard of, and sometimes even a few made-for-TV movies thrown in. At the 2015 Golden Globes, the Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie nominees all come from miniseries, but that's just about the only thing they have in common. Oh, and excellent, award-worthy performances in those miniseries. Sunday's broadcast revealed that Maggie Gyllenhaal won Best Actress in a Mini-Series Golden Globe for her role in the BBC's The Honourable Woman, and she used her win as a platform to talk about the current climate for women in Hollywood.

Gyllenhaal discussed the rich, diverse roles available for women across film and television in her speech, and her competition consisted of such roles. The Best Actress in a Mini-Series category included Jessica Lange for FX's American Horror Story: Freak Show, Frances McDormand for HBO's Olive Kitteridge, Francis O’Connor for STARZ' The Missing, and Alison Tolman for FX's Fargo. After discussing the improvement in the amount of complex female characters available to actresses today, Gyllenhaal ended her speech by thanking her husband, who has something in common with the many people in Hollywood making these great roles possible: "my husband loves complicated women, obviously." And now he loves a complicated Golden Globe winner.

Watch Gyllenhaal's acceptance speech below.

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