On Sunday, Netflix's Stranger Things took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. David Harbour, who plays police officer Jim Hopper on the show, accepted the award on behalf of the cast by giving a passionate, rousing political speech about the current state of affairs in the United States. Everyone was invested in his dynamic message, but no one was more into it than his costar Winona Ryder, whose facial expressions would give Fanny Brice a run for her money.
Oh, my god. Wow. This is unreal. This is unreal. I'm supposed to start talking—I’m sorry, I’m sick. On behalf of this fearless and talented cast, we would like to thank—oh, it’s so heavy!—we’d like to thank Netflix, Sean, Matt, Ross and the amazing casting director Carmen Cuba. And I would like to say that in light of all that's going on in the world today, it's difficult to celebrate the already celebrated Stranger Things. But this award from you, who take your craft seriously and earnestly believe, like me, that great acting can change the world, is call to arms from our fellow craftsmen and women to go deeper, and through our art to battle against the fear, self-centeredness, and exclusivity of our predominantly narcissistic culture. And through our craft, to cultivate a more empathetic and understanding society by revealing intimate truths that serve as a forceful reminder to folks that when they feel broken and afraid and tired, they are not alone. We are united in that we are all human beings and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting and mysterious ride that is being alive. Now, as we act in the continuing narrative of Stranger Things, we 1983 Midwesterners will repel bullies. We will shelter freaks and outcasts, those who have no home. We will get past the lies. We will hunt monsters! And when we are at a loss against the hypocrisy and casual violence of certain individuals and institutions, we will, as per Chief Jim Hopper, punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the weak and the disenfranchised and the marginalized. And we will do it all with soul, with heart, and with joy! We thank you for this responsibility. Thank you.
Winona Ryder seriously crammed an impressive amount of expressions into the short speech, running the gamut from looking awestruck to looking horrified. Was she drunk, possessed by a demon or simply just swept up in the moment? We may never know.
Still, the internet loved Winona's reaction to the powerful speech. She can now add "becoming a meme" to her long list of accomplishments.
Thanks for giving us an appropriate reaction GIF for every occasion, Winona!