Ryan Murphy Honors LGBTQ+ Actors in Uplifting Golden Globes Speech

Ryan Murphy Honors LGBTQ+ Actors in Uplifting Golden Globes Speech

Ryan Murphy, the Golden Globe Award-winning creator of popular shows like “American Horror Story” and “Pose,” used his victory speech to celebrate and honor the talent of LGBTQ+ actors. At the Golden Globes, Ryan Murphy was presented with the Carol Burnett Award on Tuesday night in recognition of his accomplishments in the field of television.

During his acceptance speech, he focused the majority of his remarks on praising the work of LGBTQ+ actors with whom he has collaborated, including MJ Rodriguez, Niecy Nash, and others.

Billy Porter admired his “fearless art that spoke to me, comforted me, and let me know that if I could just hold on for a little while longer, my time will come.” before he worked with Ryan Murphy on Pose.

Murphy’s speech was a powerful and emotional tribute to the LGBTQ+ community and a strong reminder of the importance of representation and inclusion in Hollywood. He said that “Pose” was not just a show but a movement and that he felt blessed to be a part of it. He added that by casting trans actors in the lead roles. The show had given a platform for the representation of trans people, especially the ones of color.

Murphy began his address by reminding the audience that last year. However, the Golden Globes weren’t broadcast on television; Rodriguez won the Best Actress in a Television Drama award for her performance in Pose. “In doing so, MJ from Newark, New Jersey, became the first trans actress ever to win a Golden Globe. Wow. How I would have loved for MJ to be on the stage getting the standing ovation she deserved for making history,” he said before asking the audience to stand and finally give her that standing ovation.”

After the emotionally loaded moment, a tribute was given to “the amazing achievement Billy Porter’s entire life has been.” “Growing up in Pittsburgh, Billy was constantly told that he was not worthy. Said Billy, ‘When I demanded to be seen as a three-dimensional human being, the work dried up.’ But Billy Porter kept at it, and now he’s one of the most iconic actors of his generation with two Tonys, a Grammy, and an Emmy win for Pose to show for it.” 

Regarding Niecy Nash, who was recognized with a nomination for a Golden Globe for her work in Ryan Murphy’s most recent smash hit on Netflix, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: “A mother of three, she was told only a couple of years ago when she wanted to marry the love of her life, Jessica Betts, that she couldn’t, shouldn’t do that. She might never work again. Her community and her industry would abandon her. Niecy Nash chose love, not fear, and tonight she’s Golden Globe nominee Niecy Nash-Betts, and she’s had the biggest year of her entire career with Dahmer and The Rookie: Feds.“

The video of Murphy’s speech circulated on social media, which got the attention of many people towards his speech.

Murphy also took some time to provide his thoughts on the work done by Jeremy Pope and Matt Bomer, both present in the audience at the time. The four players he praised were referred to as a beacon of “hope and progress.”

He said, “When I was a young person at home in the ’70s watching The Carol Burnett Show, I never ever saw a person like me getting an award or even being a character on a TV show. It’s hard being an LGBTQ kid in America, in fact, all over the world,”

“You were often told you will ever become anything. You have to hide your life to survive. But for those kids watching tonight, I offer up MJ and Billy and Niecy and Matt and Jeremy as examples of possibility. There is a way forward.”

Murphy utilized it to highlight the achievements of LGBTQ+ performers, send a strong message of support to the community, and honor their talent. Do yourself a favor and see Murphy’s rousing acceptance speech from the Golden Globes Awards, where he strongly defends the LGBTQ community. Murphy’s address was a highlight of the evening, and his message of acceptance and diversity will have lasting effects in the field and beyond.

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Chris Mack

Chris Mack

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