Emmys 2019: Internet goes mad for Michelle Williams' acceptance speech

‘My bosses never presumed to know better than I did about what I needed in order to do my job and honor Gwen Verdon, so I want to say thank you so much to FX and to Fox 21 studios for supporting me completely and for paying me equally,’ Michelle said.

‘They understood that when you put value into a person, it empowers that person to get in touch with their own inherent value.

‘And then where do they put that value? They put it into their work.’

Michelle continued: ‘So the next time a woman, especially a woman of colour because she stands to make 52 cents o the dollar compared to her white male counterparts, tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her, believe her, because one day she might stand in front of you and say, “Thank you,” for allowing her to succeed because of her workplace environment and not in spite of it. ‘

Viewers applauded Michelle’s speech on social media, with Suits actor Patrick J Adams, commenting: ‘Where do I sign up for speech classes with Michelle Williams? #Emmy2019.’

Emmys 2019 Winners

Writing for a Comedy Series – Fleabag, Episode 1, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Directing for a Comedy Series – Fleabag, Episode 1, Harry Bradbeer

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Bill Hader, Barry

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Competition Programe – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie – Patricia Arquette, The Act

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Writing for a Limited Series or TV Movie – Chernobyl, Craig Mazin

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Television Movie – Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie – Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Limited Series – Chernobyl

Variety Talk Series – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Variety Sketch Series – Saturday Night Live

Directing for a Variety Series – Saturday Night Live, Host: Adam Sandler

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Writing for a Drama Series – Succession, Nobody Is Ever Missing, Jesse Armstrong

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Julia Garner, Ozark

Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Billy Porter, Pose

Directing for a Drama Series – Ozark, Reparations, Jason Bateman

Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Comedy Series – Fleabag

Drama Series  – Game of Thrones

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