The Critic's Choice Awards gala was held last night in Los Angeles. A ceremony much more modest than that of the Golden Globes that we live on Sunday, but in which the feminist spirit Time's up ("time is running out") continued to shine among the actresses present, especially thanks to the host of the event, Olivia Munn, and especially through the inspiring speech of Gal Gadot, more Wonder Woman than ever.
Olivia Munn used sarcasm to comment on some of the hottest topics of the film industry today. With a glass of champagne in his hand, he provided from the stage for the billionaire salary of Mark Whalberg, set in recent days as an example of the huge pay gap in Hollywood, and he did so, already changing the tone to serious, for " the good men of Hollywood, "those who meet with actresses in meeting rooms, not in their hotel rooms.
Whalberg did not attend the gala, nor did they other famous Hollywood men who have seen each other in recent weeks surrounded by controversy, like James Franco, accused of sexual harassment by several fellow actresses, or TJ Miller, whom Olivia Munn replaced in the task of presenting the gala after also receiving accusations of harassment.
But the most exciting moment of the night came from Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot took the stage to pick up Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder woman, your #SeeHer award, an award that aims to recognize actresses who have broken barriers in the industry, and did not miss the opportunity to take the floor to make clear his commitment to feminism in Hollywood.
Thanks to the critics for this incredible honor and recognition. And thanks, many, many thanks to my friend, my sister, Patty, for your precious words. I'm amazed to be here, in a room full of so many people that I respect and admire.
Throughout my career, I have been asked to describe the role of my dreams. And I was always clear that I wanted to play a strong and independent woman, a real woman. The irony of it all is that, afterwards, they chose me for Wonder Woman, and I found in it all those qualities I was looking for. His great heart, his strength, his compassion and his ability to forgive. She wants to change the wrong thing to make it fair. She goes into action when everyone around lays around. She claims the attention of the world. With all this, it sets a positive example for humanity.
Wonder Woman also struggles with her own love and hopes. Sometimes she is confused, insecure and not perfect. And that is what makes it real. We want it to be universal, inspirational for all the people in the world. And our plan was to make sure we didn't pay full attention to the fact that she is a woman. The entire process of creating this movie inspired me, and I think we got it to inspire others.
When I started acting, there were very few films starring women, and even fewer women directors. This year, three of the most important films were starring women, and one of them was directed by my wonderful Patty Jenkins. There have been eight other films in the top 100 directed by women. So, although this is progress, there is still a long way to go.
Patty just shared an anecdote with me. Someone told him that his three-year-old son watched the movie and, when the movie was over, the boy said "When I grow up, I want to be a woman!". As artists, and as filmmakers, I believe that our job is not only to entertain but our duty is to inspire and educate in love and respect.
In the past weeks and months, we have witnessed a movement in this industry and in our society, and I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand up for what is right: who stand up for those who cannot Lift or speak for themselves. My promise and my commitment to all of you is that you will never silence me, and we will continue united to continue moving forward, united by equality. Thank you.
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