Margaret Atwood leaves her mark on Golden Globes

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While Canadians didn’t take home any Golden Globes, one Canadian was well represented Sunday night.

Elisabeth Moss won the prize for best actress in a drama series for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is largely shot in Hamilton.

 

Moss dedicated the win to Canadian author Margaret Atwood, whose 1985 novel inspired the series.

“Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you, who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice, and to fight for equality and freedom in this world,” said Moss.

“We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the stories. And we are writing them ourselves.”

The Toronto-based author also got a shout-out from the show’s creator.  Bruce Miller called Atwood “the mother of us all” as “The Handmaid’s Tale” won the award for best drama series.

Atwood did not attend the Hollywood bash but tweeted her support and congratulations to Moss and the show.

Watch our story on “The Handmaid’s Tale” and its Hamilton connection.



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