Gal Gadot got to go home with a couple awards last night. Well, one for her, and one for her movie, “Wonder Woman.”
Gal Gadot won the “#SeeHer” award. That’s an award that “recognizes actors who present female characters with accuracy and integrity, challenging female stereotypes both on screen and within the entertainment industry.” She certainly deserved that award for her role as Wonder Woman, which was presented by Patty Jenkins, director of the movie. “Wonder Woman” also won for “Best Action Movie,” which is certainly another well-deserved award for the flick.
Her speech, in part, is as-follows:
“Throughout my career, I was always asked to describe my dream role. It was clear to me that I wanted to play a strong and independent woman — a real one. She’s (her character) full of heart, strength, compassion, and forgiveness. She sees wrong that must be made right. She takes action when everyone around her is idle. She commands the attention of the world, and in doing so, she sets a positive example for humanity … She gets confused, insecure, and she’s not perfect — and that’s what makes her real. We wanted her to be universal, to be an inspiration to all people all around the world, and our plan was to make sure we didn’t give too much attention to the fact that she’s a woman.”
We don’t think it’s going to stop at “Wonder Woman” either. More female directors are getting attention and making fantastic films. Take Sacramento native Greta Gerwig for example. Gal Gadot and PAtty Jenkins are working on “Wonder Woman 2,” and we’re sure that it’s going to go above and beyond what “Wonder Woman” has already accomplished.
Here’s a picture of Gal holding up the card for “Best Action Movie:”
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) January 12, 2018