Last night at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. The distinguished actress accepted her award with a fiery speech in which she criticized President-elect Donald Trump without ever mentioning his name. Though Streep was greeted with heaps of applause for her political acceptance speech, there were at least two Hollywood A-listers in the audience who didn’t seem enthused.
As the camera quickly panned to Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn during Streep’s passionate speech, the two men seemed displeased with her tone. Twitter users were quick to catch the awkward vibes coming from Gibson and Vaughn.
Streep said in her speech that there were “many powerful performances this year,” but there was one that “stunned” her and “sank its hooks in [her] heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective, and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter — someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart,” she said, becoming emotional.
Though she didn’t mention him by name, Streep was very clearly talking about Trump.
Here’s the full clip of Streep’s speech, which includes Vaughn and Gibson’s uncomfortable moment at the 5:08 mark. Donald Trump has already responded to Streep’s comments by sending a series of Tweets criticizing her, namely one calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood.”