Wonder Woman Star Gal Gadot Delivers Powerful Critics' Choice Awards Speech

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Just two days after a rousing speech by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes, Hollywood actress Gal Gadot shared the same sentiment at the Critics" Choice Awards as she just showed the world why indeed she is the real "Wonder Woman' of Hollywood.

It was fitting that the #SeeHer award was presented to Gal Gadot by Patty Jenkins.

The award is organized by the Association of National Advertisers and honors a woman who helps "push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape".

Wonder Woman leaves a sparkle wherever she goes! She's full of heart, strength, compassion and forgiveness.

Not only is Gadot an Israeli, but she is also a former Israel Defense Forces combat trainer. Don't ruin one the few things that make us proud Lebanese people! "She did it for us".

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Gal said, "The whole process of making this film inspired me and I hope it inspires others".

She also pointed out that when she entered the industry, there were still only a handful of female-led movies and even fewer films with women as directors. The actress said, "This year, three of the top-grossing films were female led and one of them was directed by my wonderful Patty Jenkins".

In 2017, her superhero blockbuster was banned from cinemas in Lebanon, among several other Arab countries amid protests over her casting as the title character and complaints by Islamists that it featured immodest images of women generally. The actress noted that although there seems to be some progress, there's still a long way to go. "I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right, standing for those who can't stand or speak for themselves", she said.

The actress concluded by saying that as artists, she believes it's "not only our job to entertain, but our duty to inspire and educate for love and respect". "And we will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality", shared Gadot. As Patty is director of Wonder Women, the movie that also won Best Action Film award at the same ceremony. Gadot will team up with Jenkins again for "Wonder Woman 2", set for release on November 1, 2019.