Entertainment Movies Glenn Close Honors Mother in Tearful Tribute While Accepting 2019 Golden Globes Best Actress Win The 76th annual Golden Globes were presented live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 6, 2019 11:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Sunday was a big night for Glenn Close, who was named best actress in a drama at the 2019 Golden Globes. The actress, 71, picked up the honor for the The Wife — beating Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born,Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Kidman for Destroyer and Rosamund Pike for A Private War. It was the first win for Close in over 10 years, the actress having won in 2008 for her role in TV’s Damages. She’s been nominated over 10 times before, and also picked up an acting win in 2005 for The Lion in Winter. NBC Can’t get enough of the Globes? Check out our full Golden Globes coverage for the latest news, fashion and more. In her speech, Close held back tears as she discussed playing her role in The Wife, which she says took 14 years to get made. The part made her think about her mother, who “really sublimated herself to my father her whole life” and who, in her ’80s, lamented, “I feel I haven’t accomplished anything.” “It was so not right,” she said. “Women, we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say ‘I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that. “When I was little… I felt destined to be an actress,” she added. “I saw the early Disney films and said, ‘I can do that.’ And here I am today. It will be 45 years in September that I am a working actress. And I cannot imagine a more wonderful life.” Lady Gaga Dance? Which Movie Has Bradley Cooper While the category featured old favorites like Kidman and Close, and even Pike with her second nomination, this was the first nod for Gaga and McCarthy, who had both previously been nominated in different categories. The 76th annual Golden Globes were presented live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.