Gal Gadot’s Critics' Choice Awards speech will make you cry
What a superhero.
If you’re wondering what the award is, a spokesperson for the organisation described it to E! as, one rewarding those who “push boundaries and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape”.
After being named as the recipient of the award for 2018, Gadot made her way to the stage and when she got there, she was met with a standing ovation that caused her to well up almost immediately.
The star of Wonder Woman (which received the award for Best Action Movie, btw) then went on to make a female-focused speech that was probably the highlight of the night for many.
Seriously, you'll probably burst into tears while listening to it.
She threw her notes to the ground and started by making an ode to the role that changed everything for her:
“Throughout my career I was always asked to describe my dream role and it was clear to me that I always wanted to portray a strong and independent woman; a real one. The irony in this is that later I was cast as Wonder Woman and all of those qualities I looked for, I found in her.
“She’s full of heart, strength, compassion and forgiveness. She sees wrong, that must be made right. She takes action when everyone around her is idle. She commands the attention of the world and in doing so, she sets a positive example for humanity.”
Gadot then went on to high-five all those kick-ass women who have smashed it over the last year, delivering major successes in Hollywood.
“…When I started acting, there were very few female-led movies and even fewer female directors,” she said.
“This year, three of the top-grossing films were female-led.”
“I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what’s right, standing for those who can’t stand or speak for themselves.
“And I promise, my commitment to all of you is that I will never be silenced. And we will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality.”
Honestly, if they don’t sound like the words of a superhero we don’t what the hell does.