Here are some reactions from Bollywood and Hollywood:
always admired Meryl Streep as an actor but now my respect for her as a person knows no end . What a fearless speech at the golden globe !!? Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) January 9, 2017
We in our film industry don't even need to give a speech like Meryl Streep if we just start standing up with those who actually speak up.? Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) January 9, 2017
#MerylStreep tonight thank you for defending us and "take your broken heart, make it into art"? Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 9, 2017
There has never been anyone like Meryl Streep. I love her. #GoldenGlobes? Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) 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
I started my career working with #MerylStreep. That experience set a standard to which I always aspired. A national treasure and fine woman.? James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 9, 2017
Clearly, East or West, Meryl Streep is the best.
Here are excerpts from Meryl Streep's Golden Globe Awards Speech:
"Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out, you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts."
"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 when I saw it. I still can't get it out of my head because it wasn't in a movie. It was real life."
"And this instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody's life, 'cause it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose."
Watch Meryl Streep's Golden Globe Awards Speech
Meryl Streep, a multiple Golden Globe winner, was nominated this year in the Best Actress - Comedy/Musical category for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. She lost to Emma Stone for La La Land.