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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 16:13 IST

Golden Globes: Lily Gladstone scripts history, becomes first Indigenous woman to win best actress

Lily Gladstone created history at the Golden Globes 2024 by becoming the first Indigenous woman to win the Best Actress in a Motion Picture award.

Lily Gladstone
Lily Gladstone | Image:X
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Lily Gladstone created history at the Golden Globes 2024 by becoming the first Indigenous woman to win the best actress in a motion picture award at the ceremony. She won the award for her performance in the film Killers of the Flower Moon. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese.

Lily Gladstone | Image: X

 

Lily Gladstone scripts history

When Lily Gladstone took the stage Sunday night to accept her first Golden Globe, she spoke to the live TV audience in the Blackfeet language.

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"This is a historic win," she said, becoming the Globes’ first Indigenous winner of best actress in a drama.

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"I love everyone in this room. I don't have words. I just spoke a bit of Blackfeet language, a beautiful community nation that raised me, that encouraged me to keep going, keep doing this here with my mom, who, even though she's not Blackfeet, worked tirelessly to get our language into our classroom so I had a Blackfeet language teacher growing up," she said during her acceptance speech.

Lily Gladstone | Image: X

 

"This is for every little rez kid, every little urban kid, every little Native kid out there who has a dream, who is seeing themselves represented and our stories told — by ourselves, in our own words — with tremendous allies and tremendous trust from and with each other," she continued.

Who all were nominated for the best actress in a motion picture?

Carey Mulligan for Maestro, Sandra Huller for Anatomy of a Fall, Annette Bening for Nyad, Greta Lee for Past Lives, and Cailee Spaeny for Priscilla were the other nominees for best actress in a motion picture - drama.

Gladstone, 37, won for her role as Mollie Burkhart in Martin Scorsese’s epic Killers of the Flower Moon. In the film, her character’s family was murdered in a reign of terror in which the Osage were targeted for the headrights to their oil-rich land in Oklahoma.

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 11:32 IST

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