Landslide! Glenn Close’s ode to ‘category sisters’ voted best Golden Globes acceptance speech by 62% of viewers [WATCH]


Glenn Close wasn’t predicted to win the Golden Globe for “The Wife.” Perhaps that’s what makes her acceptance speech (watch above) so much more meaningful.

A whopping 62% of Golden Globes viewers who voted in our recent poll said that Close’s Best Film Drama Actress speech, in which she thanked her “category sisters,” was the very best of the evening. Close beat out the heavy frontrunner Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) in a shocking upset, as well as Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”) and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”).

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“Thank you so much, Hollywood Foreign Press, this is such a great honor,” the 71-year-old working actress said through tears of joy. “I’m so honored to be with my category sisters. We’ve gotten to know each other a little bit so far and I can’t wait to spend more time with you.” Close went on to joke that her film “was called ‘The Wife’; I think that’s why it took 14 years to get made.”

Close told a touching story about her mother, who when she was in her 80s told a young Glenn, “I feel I haven’t accomplished anything.” Close reiterated at the podium, “And it was so not right. [As women] we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, ‘I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.'”

While Close absolutely dominated with 62% of the vote in our poll, Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) and Christian Bale (“Vice”) both tied for second place with 9% support. These comedy lead winners had the audience on the floor with their hilarious speeches, particularly when Colman called her female “Favourite” co-stars “my bitches” and when Bale alluded to Dick Cheney, whom he portrayed in the film, as “Satan.”

Here’s how all of the other acting winners’ speeches ranked in our poll:

8% = Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

8% = Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)

3% = Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)

1% = Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”)

0% = Everyone else

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