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Watch: In Moving Speech, Andrew Garfield Dedicates Tony Award Win to LGBTQ Community

Monday Jun 11, 2018
Andrew Garfield accepts the Tony Award.
Andrew Garfield accepts the Tony Award.  (Source:YouTube Still via CBS)

At the 72nd annual Tony Awards Sunday night, Andrew Garfield took home an award for Best Actor in a play for the AIDS drama "Angels in America." During his moving acceptance speech, addressed LGBTQ rights and thanked the LGBTQ community.

"Let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked," the "Under the Silver Lake" actor said, referring to the Supreme Court decision in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing his religious beliefs.

"At a moment in time where maybe the most important thing that we remember now is the sanctity of the human spirit, it is the profound privilege of my life to play Prior Walter in 'Angels in America' because he represents the purest spirit of humanity and especially that of the LGBTQ community," Garfield, 34, added. "It is a spirit that says no to oppression. It is a spirit that says no to bigotry. No to shame. No to exclusion. It's a spirit that says we are all made perfectly and we all belong."

Watch the moving moment below.


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