Glenn Close honors, empowers women in Golden Globes speech

Glenn Close delivered a powerful speech empowering women after her surprise victory over Lady Gaga in the Best Actress In a Motion Picture category.
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Transcript for Glenn Close honors, empowers women in Golden Globes speech
asking the right question. Back to the golden globes. The women ruling the night there. Making history. Calling for change. Let go back to Amy. Reporter: It was a big theme that dominated the night. All those strong female characters in 2018 on both the big and the small screens. And nearly everyone I spoke with last night were lifting up those women who they worked with in front of the camera and behind the scenes. If there was an award for biggest upset of the night. It would have gone to "The wife's" Glenn close, beating out lady gaga for best actress in a motion picture drama. Close's speech honoring and empowering women in front of the camera and behind the scenes. 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. Reporter: Host Sandra oh made history twice. Becoming the first woman of Asian descent hosting the show. You just read all of my lines. What? Reporter: And later, the first to bring home the golden globe for best television actress. I wanted to be here. To look out into this audience. And witness this moment of change. And I'm not fooling myself. I'm not fooling myself. Next year could be different. But right now, this moment is real. Reporter: Other winners, like Regina king works won best supporting actress for "If beale street could talk wts promming to make change. I'm making a vow. And it's going to be tough. To make sure that everything that I produce is 50% women. I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity. And do the same. Reporter: It was fitting that in a night honoring so many women, the ground breaking comedic trail blazer, Carol Burnett, was honored with the first ever lifetime achievement award. I'm just happy that our show happened when it did. And I can look back and say once more, I'm so glad we had this time together. Thank you. And Carol Burnett saying, as a teenager, she always dreamed of having the opportunity to make people laugh or cry. Or both. And certainly, those dreams came through. Also, I loved this. She said she was shocked, or as she put it, gob smacked, that there was this award in her honor that she was receiving. That was the theme of the night. So many people gob smacked that they had won. We'll talk to the shocked winners in the next hour. We're going the hear from them. Carol Burnett, that was appointment TV before we had that phrase. You were smack dab in front of

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