When Meryl Streep speaks, people listen.
The Florence Foster Jenkins star was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award by Viola Davis at this year's Golden Globes, where she delivered a passionate, powerful speech that stopped many on Twitter and at the show dead in their tracks.
Celebs flocked to social media to react to the 67-year-old actress' moving words.
"There has never been anyone like Meryl Streep. I love her," tweeted Ellen DeGeneres.
There has never been anyone like Meryl Streep. I love her. #GoldenGlobes— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 9, 2017
Judd Apatow tweeted, "We will need a lot of people as clear and brave as Meryl Streep if we are to fight the corruption, bad ideas and lies of Donald Trump."
We will need a lot of people as clear and brave as Meryl Streep if we are to fight the corruption, bad ideas and lies of Donald Trump.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 9, 2017
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, tweeted simply, "#MerylStreep, truth-teller."
"Meryl, you give me life," tweeted Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez.
Shameless star Emmy Rossum took to Twitter with an all-caps reaction to the moving speech, writing, "HAVE NEVER LOVED MERYL MORE. BRAVO. WELL SAID."
I HAVE NEVER LOVED MERYL MORE. BRAVO. WELL SAID.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) January 9, 2017
And Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox tweeted, "Everything she said. Thank you #MerylStreep for you work and everything you said tonight. #empathy."
Read on for more reactions to Streep's speech.
MERYL STREEP— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep 4 President— Josh Peck (@ItsJoshPeck) January 9, 2017
I bet Trump hasn't watched a single Meryl Streep movie.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 9, 2017
A true inspiration. Meryl, you beautiful soul. Thank you for using your voice to empower. #GoldenGlobes— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 9, 2017
How DARE Meryl exercise her right to free speech like that's a thing we are allowed to do here in Ameri- wait...hmm. #MerylStreep— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 9, 2017
Meryl Streep giving an epic and powerful speech at the #GoldenGlobes. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 9, 2017