“Killers of the Flower Moon” star Lily Gladstone speaks in Blackfeet throughout Golden Globe speech

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By Calvin S. Nelson

“Killers of the Flower Moon” star Lily Gladstone paid tribute to the Blackfeet Nation after her win at Sunday’s Golden Globes by delivering a part of her acceptance speech for finest efficiency by an actress in a movement image drama in Blackfeet. 

Talking within the Native language, she stated, “Hiya my pals, my identify is Eagle Girl, I am from the Blackfeet Nation,” in accordance with a translation her consultant offered to CBS Information.

Switching to English, Gladstone stated, “I am so grateful that I can converse even somewhat little bit of my language, which I am not fluent in, up right here as a result of on this enterprise, Native actors used to talk their strains in English after which the sound mixers would run them backwards to perform Native languages on digital camera.”

Gladstone referred to as her win historic, and stated it did not “belong to only me.”

Gladstone, who grew up on the reservation of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana, stated her win was for “each little rez child, each little city child, each little Native child who has a dream, who’s seeing themselves represented and our tales instructed by ourselves in our personal phrases with super allies and super belief with and from one another.”

Lily Gladstone poses with the Golden Globe for Greatest Efficiency by a Feminine Actor in a Movement Image – Drama for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” on January 7, 2024.

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This was Gladstone’s first nomination and first win, in accordance with the Golden Globes.

Gladstone performed Mollie Burkhart, an Osage lady who lived by way of the Osage murders within the early 1900s, in Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” tailored from David Grann’s bestselling e-book of the identical identify. 

Gladstone received Sunday’s award over Carey Mulligan, Sandra Hüller, Annette Bening, Greta Lee and Cailee Spaeny.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who additionally starred within the film, wore a pin with the image of the Osage Nation to the award present. 

“She introduced a lot to, not solely her character, however to the complete movie,” DiCaprio beforehand stated. “She was a tremendous associate to have.”

Throughout her speech Sunday, Gladstone thanked Principal Chief of the Osage Nation Geoffrey M. Standing Bear. Chief Standing Bear beforehand spoke with CBS’ “Sunday Morning” in regards to the dangers of letting Hollywood in.

“Native People have at all times had another person inform the story about us, however we needed to inform our story,” he stated.

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