Critics' Choice Awards: Gal Gadot delivers powerful acceptance speech

Lula Sharp
January 13, 2018

The special award was given to Gadot to honour her for using her powerful voice to advocate for women on and off screen and for breaking gender stereotypes.

Gal Gadot just dissolved all of our January blues in an instant! The Wonder Woman actress was presented with the #SeeHer Award at the Critics' Choice Awards. "As artists, and as filmmakers, I believe it's not only our job to entertain, but our duty to inspire and educate for love and respect", Gadot said.

As Gadot took the stage, the audience got on their feet for a rousing standing ovation.

While Angelina Jolie turned heads in a rather feathered fashion, Nicole Kidman went full-on fuchsia in a stunning sheer Valentino gown. "She takes action when everyone around her is idle". And in doing so, she sets a positive example for humanity. She then started her acting career and was cast in a series of Hollywood movies and shows, before landing the role of Wonder Woman in Batman Vs Superman. While accepting the award, Gadot discussed the importance of making Wonder Woman not only a hero but also a multi-dimensional character to whom everybody - man and woman alike - could relate.

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"We've been witnessing a movement in our industry and society and I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right", the actor added as she focused on the shift in the industry as a result of the #MeToo movement. This year, three of the top-grossing films were female-led, and one of them was directed by my wonderful Patty Jenkins.

In the post she said she was sending prayers to Israeli soldiers "who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas".

"And I promise, my commitment to all of you is that I will never be silenced".

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