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Downton Abbey star's emotional speech about rape storyline has got the internet talking

Now for something a little different.

IN AMONGST ALL the glitzy red carpet shenanigans and George Clooney gags, one acceptance speech from last night’s Golden Globes has got the internet all emotional today.

Joanne Froggatt won the Globe for best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movie for her portrayal of Anna Bates in the hit ITV period drama Downton Abbey.

She spoke of her recent rape storyline in her acceptance speech, and the letters she received from victims because of it – and it gets a little emotional:

Source: Official Golden Globe Awards 2015/YouTube

The video is being shared around online as the most poignant moment of an otherwise lighthearted Golden Globes ceremony:

I received a small number of letters from survivors of rape. One woman summed up the thoughts of many by saying she wasn’t sure why she’d written but she just felt in some way she wanted to be heard. I’d like to say, I heard you and I hope saying this so publicly in some way means you feel the world hears you.

And Froggatt is earning much-deserved praise for bringing up the issue on a global stage:

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