Lily Gladstone made history as the first Native person to win the Best Actress award at the Golden Globes. In a moving speech, she honored her Blackfeet community, highlighted Hollywood’s historical erasure of Indigenous representation and thanked her supporters and allies including co-stars and consultants on the film. Gladstone dedicated the win to all Native children emphasizing the importance of self-representation and authentic storytelling in the industry.
Lily Gladstone Makes History as First Native Actress to Win Golden Globe’s Best Actress Award
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Lily Gladstone the star of ‘The Killers of the Flower Moon’ achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first Native person to win the best actress award at the Golden Globes. During her acceptance speech, she began by honoring her Blackfeet community in their language expressing gratitude for their support throughout her journey. She also acknowledged her mother’s dedication to bringing the Blackfeet language into their lives despite not being from that background herself.
Highlighting the limited recognition of Native performers in Hollywood, Gladstone emphasized the industry’s historical erasure of Indigenous representation, not just in awards but in film portrayals. They touched upon the past practice of actors speaking lines in English and the manipulation used to simulate native languages on screen highlighting the industry’s past insensitivity.
While accepting the award Gladstone emphasized the collective effort behind their achievement, acknowledging fellow actors the film’s team director Martin Scorsese, screenwriter Eric Roth and co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro for their role in driving change and being supportive allies. They extended gratitude to Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear an Osage Nation consultant on the film and the Osage Nation itself.
In a heartfelt moment Gladstone dedicated the win to all Native children, whether from reservations or urban areas, urging them to hold onto their dreams. They emphasized the significance of self-representation and the importance of authentic storytelling thanking everyone involved in making these narratives possible.”
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