Actress Patricia Arquette won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture and used her victory speech to criticize President Trump on Sunday.
Pointing to the escalation in the Middle East and the massive fires in Australia, Arquette implored the audience to vote Trump out in this year's presidential election.
"And I’m so grateful to be here and celebrate this but also I know tonight, January 5th, 2020, we’re not going to look back on this night in the history books," Arquette said. "We will see a country on the brink of war, the United States of America, a president tweeting out a threat of 52 bombs including cultural sites. Young people risking their lives traveling across the world, people not knowing if bombs are going to drop on their kids’ heads," Arquette said.
"And the continent of Australia is on fire. So while I love my kids so much, I beg of us all to give them a better world for our kids and their kids. We have to vote in 2020. And we have to get, beg, and plead for everyone we know to vote in 2020 thank you," she added.
Arquette was referring to Trump's decision to order a strike on the leader of Iran's Quds Forces, Qassem Soleimani, last week. Iran has threatened severe retaliation, with Trump and U.S. military saying they are prepared to defend against any attacks.
Arquette had criticized Trump's decision on Twitter.
I will tell you this. With Trump starting a war with Iran, deploying thousands of our troops and putting our infrastructures under threat of cyber attack I am voting Blue No matter who and will mute and block anyone sowing the seeds of division.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) January 4, 2020
Arquette's speech did draw criticism because host Ricky Gervais told the celebrities to not make political speeches since no one wants to hear them.
"If you do win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech, alright. You're in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg," he said. "So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your guard and f**k off."
Thank you for all you do. We are living in strange times.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) January 6, 2020
The sheer amount of bots tonight is spectacular. Act accordingly.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) January 6, 2020