Winona Ryder's facial expressions at SAG Awards go viral
Winona Ryder went viral on Sunday night thanks to a host of hilarious facial expressions she pulled onstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The 45-year-old actress took to the stage with her Stranger Things co-stars to accept the gong for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Next time Trump gives a speech, make Winona Ryder stand next to him and translate for all of us through her facial expressions.— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) 30 January 2017
I somehow managed to take 28 screenshots of Winona Ryder. pic.twitter.com/37hB5yamSS— Jen Lewis (@thisjenlewis) 30 January 2017
Actor David Harbour took charge of the acceptance speech, and he followed in the footsteps of many other stars at the ceremony by using it to make a comment on America's political landscape now Donald Trump is President.
Winona was by his side as he delivered the emotional and emphatic speech, and displayed a wide array of facial expressions as she listened to his powerful words, which turned into shouting by the end.
"In light of everything 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," he said.
"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 amidst the hypocrisy and the 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, the disenfranchised and the marginalised."
Winona's expressions as she listened to the speech took in everything from surprise, fear, confusion, disgust and joy, and were quickly turned into GIFs and memes by fans on the Internet.
Her facial gymnastics could have something to do with the fact that she and the entire Stranger Things cast hadn't expected to take home the award.
And while David had pre-written his speech in case of a victory, he told Entertainment Tonight after the ceremony that he was unsure whether he could actually deliver it.
"I did know if we did win, I'm very bad at improvisation, as the rest of the cast tell you, so I did not want to go up there with nothing to say," he explained.
"I've had a lot of feelings and thoughts this last week and I wanted to express it in some way that dealt with what we do through our art."