Michelle Williams hints at abortion access in her Golden Globes acceptance speech

Michelle Williams hints at abortion access in her Golden Globes acceptance speech

Last night's Golden Globes Awards had plenty of incredible speeches - for many different reasons. From Ricky Gervais' scathing opening monologue to Jennifer Aniston looking lovingly at ex-husband Brad Pitt as he accepted his award be Best Supporting Actor - there was never a dull moment at the podium.

You can watch some of Gervais' best moments below:

However, despite the fact Gervais asking celebrities not to make a political statement during their acceptance speeches and to just "come up and accept your little award, thank your agent and your god, and f**k off", Michelle Williams had something very important to say.

After collecting the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award for her role in Fosse/Verdon, Williams delivered an empowering speech urging women to vote in the interest of women.

Check out Williams' emotional acceptance speech below:

The pregnant actress also spoke choice - highlighting that she was able to "choose" when she was able to have her children amid her thriving career.

Williams' speech was so moving, it left best friend Busy Philipps in tears. Phillips spoke openly last year about having an abortion at the age of 15.

Williams said:

"I've tried my very best to live a life of my own making and not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I can stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over,' she told the audience in Los Angeles, California on Sunday.

"Sometimes, messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise. But one that I had carved with my own hand, and I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose.

"To choose when to have my children and with whom, when I felt supported and able to balance our lives, knowing, as all mothers know, the scales must and will tip towards our children.

"Now, I know my choices might look different than yours, but thank God, or whomever you pray to, that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours."

And people on Twitter couldn't help but praise the star: