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  • Glenn Close Pays Tribute to Mom in Speech: Women Should Be Allowed to Follow Their Dreams

    The 76th Golden Globes Best Actress winner delivered an empowering acceptance speech, and received a standing ovation for it.
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
Glenn Close Pays Tribute to Mom in Speech: Women Should Be Allowed to Follow Their Dreams
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  • Critically-acclaimed Hollywood actress Glenn Close has just added another feather to her cap as she clinched the Best Actress Award in a Motion Picture - Drama at the 76th Golden Globe Awards today for her role in the 2017 movie, The Wife.

    In a moving acceptance speech, Close, who was already in tears as she went up the stage, reveals that playing a character "is so internal. 

    "I'm thinking of my mom who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life. And in her 80s she said to me, 'I feel like I have not accomplished anything.' And it was so not right. 

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    "I feel what I've learned from this whole experience is that, women, we're nurturers. That's what is expected of us. We have our children, we have our husbands if we're lucky enough, our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. 

    "We have to fill our yoke and follow our dreams. We have to say, I can do that. And I should be allowed to do that."

    The 71-year-old actress, who starred in Fatal Attraction in 1987 and 101 Dalmatians in 1996, also mentioned that as a child, watching Disney films, she felt she was destined to be an actress.

    "I said, I could do that. And here I am. It will have been 45 years in September that I will be a working actress, and I cannot imagine a more wonderful life."

    The Wife revolves around the life of Joan Castleman, her Nobel Prize-winning husband Joe, and their almost 40 years of marriage through which she sacrifices her own dreams in favor of her husband's. 

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    Close bested actresses Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Rosamund Pike in the category to bring home her third Golden Globe award.

    Watch her acceptance speech in full below:

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