Fresh off from letting the world know iin a fluffy People Magazine piece that she’s engaged to director Thomas Kail and pregnant with his baby, Michelle Williams and her new man made their red carpet debut at the Golden Globes last night. Michelle was there because she was nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or TV Movie for playing Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon. Michelle won and she ended her rather long acceptance speech which talked a lot about a woman’s right to choose.
Page Six has been bringing up that the timeline of these two has been a bit wonky since they were both until quite recently linked to other people. Michelle got divorced from her husband of less than a year, Phil Elverum, and Thomas was with actress Angela Christian from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from 2006 until… well, until Michelle. The two hit that thick red mat and let their romance run free, holding hands as they made their way into the Beverly Hilton for the awards show with her bestie since Dawson’s Creek, Busy Philips:
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After Michelle won her award she gave a big speech about women’s rights. According to The Hollywood Reporter she said:
“I’m grateful for the acknowledgement of the choices I’ve made and 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…. 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. When I felt supported and able to balance our lives, knowing as all mothers know that the scales must and will tilt toward our children… So women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self interest…. It is what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them. Don’t forget we are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us.”
She also shouted out her daughter Mathilda and Thomas at the end, saying:
“Tommy and Mathilda, I can’t wait to go home to you.”
Busy showed us that she did not get any less emotional since the New Year started:
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Here’s Michelle’s speech:
And Michelle continued talking backstage:
“By nature I’m a shy person but I’m about to turn 40 and I realized that over a great span of time, I’ve changed and I’ve become stronger and more able and I’ve found my voice and I wanted to be able to because when I know other people use their voice it’s made a difference in my life. Also at this age and where I am in my life, I have so much to give and it would be negligent of me to not try at this position to hand back everything that was handed over to me.”
She also talked about how pay parity has changed since the last time she told us what was what:
“It’s hard for me to say because I’m not on the inside of everyone’s story or what is happening or changing in everyone’s life. Also, all I can say is what I know from people coming up to me and the experience that I had after giving the Emmys speech and women coming up to me and talk to me about how it affected or helped them or how it changed what they asked for from their bosses, or bosses coming up to me and saying how it changed what they gave to their female employees. It is the greatest professional thing that has ever happened to me. Felt like tonight I was lucky enough to win, I couldn’t not say something else on my mind in hope somebody would hear it.”
Here’s her in the press room:
Well damn. Every time white Michelle Williams gets an awardm shit pops off. And every time, she leaves a trail of misplaced drama at black Michelle WIlliams’ feet. Poor Michelle. Hopefully the anti-abortion people aren’t hitting her too hard. Maybe white Michelle Williams will start to hyphenate after she marries Thomas? Fingers-crossed!