The Screen Actors Guild Awards aired last night during the most politically-charged weekend in recent American history — and goodness gracious, is that ever saying something — and the men and women who took the stage hardly shied away from addressing the Trump administration’s mind-boggling immigration ban.
Ashton Kutcher set the tone at the open with a pro-immigration message (“You are a part of the fabric of who we are. And we love you and we welcome you.”), while Julia Louis-Dreyfus hilarious mocked Trump’s “alternative facts” and Mahershala Ali beautifully called for an end to persecution.
But perhaps none of the speeches were as passionate or rousing as the one given by David Harbour, accepting the award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series” on behalf of the cast of Stranger Things. Emphasizing unity and condemning bullies, Harbour fierily advocated “punch[ing] some people in the face when they seek to destroy what we have envisioned for ourselves and the marginalized.”
Richard Spencer knows what he means.
Usually the best reaction shots to a speech like this come from the audience, but no one emoted more during Harbour’s comments than Winona Ryder, who stood directly to his right. In a short span of time, Ryder managed to look confused, shocked, delighted, bewildered, and incensed.
Watch Harbour’s speech below, and be sure to keep an eye on his costar.