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Sunday's Golden Globe Awards devoted much attention to the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood, and Big Little Lies star Laura Dern took the opportunity to address the issue head-on in her acceptance speech for Best TV Supporting Actress.

Referencing her character Renata, whose daughter is bullied at school in the award-winning HBO miniseries, Dern noted, "She was too afraid to speak up. Many of us were taught not to tattle. It was a culture of silence and that was normalized."

The actress, winning her fourth Golden Globe, urged members of the Hollywood community to "support survivors and bystanders" and to "promote restorative justice" by encouraging women to speak out and continuing to employ them if and when they do.

"May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new north star," Dern said.

Dern was the third member of the Big Little Lies cast to take home a Golden Globe on Sunday. Her co-star Nicole Kidman won Best Actress in a TV Limited Series or Movie, and Alexander Skarsgard won Best TV Supporting Actor.