In a night of special moments, a highlight of the 2017 Golden Globes was Viola Davis' speech about Meryl Streep when it came time to present the legendary actor with the Cecile B. DeMille award. Davis truly captured Streep's power as an actor, putting into words what so many of Streep's fans feel when she comes on screen.
She also put into words what it means to be Streep's friend, and what it means to women and to fellow female actors to see Streep playing such a commanding role in Hollywood. "You make me feel that what I have in me — my body, my face, my age — is enough," Davis said, looking her friend and colleague in the eye as she did so. It is truly inspiring to see how Sunday's Golden Globes paid tribute to established female actors like Davis and Streep.
Here's all Davis had to say about her peer, and friend, Meryl Streep.
It is a fitting tribute to a remarkable talent. And of course, Streep's acceptance speech, which touched on our current president elect, did not disappoint. All in all, the presentation of the Streep's award was one of the most important moments of the night.