Lily Gladstone has become the first actress who identifies as Indigenous to win a Golden Globe


Lily Gladstone Making history in Golden balls on Sunday when she became the first person who identifies as Indigenous to win best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama during Sunday's ceremony.

Gladstone won for her performance in the drama directed by Martin Scorsese “Moonflower Killers” Where she stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

“This is historic. It does not belong only to me. I carry it now, I carry it with all my beautiful sisters,” she said during her speech.

Speaking first in the Blackfeet language, Gladstone went on to say that the Blackfeet Nation is “the beautiful community, the nation that raised me and encouraged me to keep going, and keep doing it.”

She also honored her mother, who accompanied her to the ceremony on Sunday, saying, “My mother, even though she is not Blackfeet, worked tirelessly to bring our language into our classrooms, so I had a Blackfeet English teacher growing up.”

Gladstone expressed gratitude that she was able to speak “a little bit” of her language “because in this business, the local actors used to say their lines in English and then the sound mixers would play them backwards to do the native languages ​​on camera.”

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(From left) Janie Collins, Lily Gladstone, Cara Jade Myers and Gillian Dion in Killers of the Flower Moon.

Continuing her reference to the Osage Nation, the focus of “Flower Moon,” Gladstone concluded her speech by saying that this award is for children who “see themselves represented in our own stories in our own words, with formidable allies and formidable powers.” trust.”

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Gladstone grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in northwestern Montana, according to WatchmanShe told the publication in 2017 that she lived on reserve land until she was 11 years old. It has tribal affiliations that include the Kainai, Amskapi Piikani, and Nimi'ipuu First Nations.

In Killers of the Flower Moon, she plays Molly Burkhart, an Osage woman who is the wife of Ernest Burkhart, who plays DiCaprio.

This marks Gladstone's first Globe Award nomination and win.

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