On Sunday at the Golden Globes, Michelle Williams dedicated her professional accomplishments to “a woman’s right to choose.”

When accepting her award for best actress in a limited series or motion picture made for TV for her role as Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon, Williams made a connection between the choices an actor makes in her life and the choices she makes in her own life. She expressed gratitude for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the award, noting that these awards reward not just the choices an actor makes professionally but also “the education they pursued, the training they sought, the hours they put in.”


“I’m grateful for the acknowledgment of the choices I’ve made, and I’m also grateful to have lived at a moment in our society where choice exists. Because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice,” Williams said. “I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making, and not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over—sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I had carved with my own hand. And I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose: to choose when to have my children, and with whom.”

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