Elisabeth Moss won the award for Best Actress in a Television Series — Drama on Sunday at the 75th Golden Globe Awards for her role of June Osborne, aka Offred, in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.
The television series is based on the novel by 78-year-old author Margaret Atwood, which was originally published in 1985.
Moss used her acceptance speech to honor Atwood by quoting the author herself with a passage from The Handmaid's Tale.
"We were the people who were not in the papers," read Moss. "We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the story."
Moss then dedicated the award to the Canadian author: "Margaret Atwood, this is for you and the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world."
"We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the story in print. We are writing the story ourselves," Moss said. "Thank you."
Atwood then tweeted her congratulations to the star.
After a year in which Hollywood has been dominated by stories of women being harassed and abused, people were glad Moss's performance was being recognized.
Watch Moss's full speech here:
This post has been updated to say that Elisabeth Moss quoted Margaret Atwood using a passage from The Handmaid's Tale.