Streep, who was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award, accepted her trophy and gave a politically charged speech about President-elect Donald Trump and his tendency to target foreigners. Streep defended the press, Hollywood and immigrants, and called upon the late Carrie Fisher to help her close out her speech. "As my friend, the dear, departed Princess Leia, said to me, 'Take your broken heart, make it into art,'" she said.
The Florence Foster Jenkins star never mentioned Trump by name.
Golden Globes cameras panned across the audience to show various members tearing up and looking at Streep with awe.