Why Michelle Williams And Thomas Kail Ruled The 2020 Golden Globes

Just days after news broke that Michelle Williams is pregnant and engaged to Tony Award-winning director Thomas Kail, the two made a big splash at the 77th Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020. Williams won best actress for her role in Fosse/Verdon, a TV miniseries directed by Kail, but before all the accolades and headline-making speeches, this talented pair turned heads on the red carpet.

The actress — who is already the mother to a 14-year-old daughter, Matilda, with the late actor Heath Ledger — donned a pale orange Louis Vuitton gown with a blue floral accent on her shoulder. Her fiancé opted for a classic black suit and a big grin that suggested he couldn't be happier. Williams also spent time on the red carpet with her best friend and former Dawson's Creek co-star Busy Philipps. 

"The world seems very upsetting, but it's nice to be able to celebrate friends that do amazing work and who use their platforms for amazing things," Phillips said, in part, on Instagram before the Globes. ".And that's my best friend. And I really hope that she wins today and I will be with her." 

That's exactly what happened in more ways than one...

Michelle Williams delivered a powerful message

Michelle Williams didn't use her acceptance speech to merely thank those that she had worked with on Fosse/Verdon. She used her time on stage to deliver a powerful message.

"I'm grateful for the acknowledgment of the choices I've made and I'm also grateful to have lived in a moment in our society where choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice," Williams told the crowd. "I've tried my very best to live a life of my own making, and not just a series of events that happened to me. But one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over. Sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise. But one that I had carved with my own hand. And I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose."

Williams also did her part to get out the vote: "Women are the largest voting body in the country. Let's make it look more like us," she said.