Leave it to Taraji P. Henson to close the show with a bang.
The Hidden Figures star collected the final trophy of the night at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, accepting on behalf of the entire cast in the Best Cast in a Motion Picture category. By her side, of course, were co-stars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, who were moved to tears by Henson's fired-up remarks.
"Steady yourself, heart," Henson began, bracing herself to speak.
"This film is about unity," she said, going on to praise their fellow guild members as well as the film's subjects, real-life "American heroes" Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.
"Without them," she said, "we would not know how to reach the stars."
"These women did not complain about the problems, their circumstances, the issues," Henson continued. "We know what was going on in that era, they didn't complain. They focused on solutions. Therefore, these brave women helped put men into space."
Henson also thanked the late John Glenn before offering a pointed, hopeful conclusion that left her co-stars crying and the audience cheering.
"This story is of what happens when we put our differences aside and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins. Every time."
Boom. Mic drop. Etc.
But to experience the full effect, you truly must watch her passionate delivery.
This cast continues to deliver serious squad goals, and has been adorably celebrating and supporting each other nonstop since the film hit theaters. See some of their sweetest moments in the player below.