I don’t watch much TV and I’m an average movie-goer, so I’m not sure what prompted me to turn on the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Meryl Streep was being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and I love her and her body of work — so I did want to watch long enough to see that.
She used her brief acceptance speech to do a takedown of Donald Trump in the strongest, most passionate terms — even though she’d mostly lost her voice and her strained vocal chords made her delivery more effortful than usual. No matter. She stood up and made the point. Like her friend Michelle Obama, Streep ripped the facade from this despicable man with short, choice, pointed sentences. We’re going to need to hear their voices over and over during the next four years. Bravo, Meryl — one of your best and most important performances.