“Loser celebrities patting themselves on the back”: Racists Troll Avengers Star for Congratulating Lily Gladstone’s Golden Globes Win

The Avengers star faces backlash for celebrating Lily Gladstone's win.

"Loser celebrities patting themselves on the back": Racists Troll Avengers Star for Congratulating Lily Gladstone's Golden Globes Win

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  • Lily Gladstone has become the first Indigenous actor to win the prestigious Golden Globe Awards.
  • Gladstone's work in the Western crime drama film garnered widespread acclaim.
  • The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo faced trolling for congratulating the actress.
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In a historic breakthrough for Indigenous representation in Hollywood, Lily Gladstone has become the first Indigenous actor to win the prestigious Golden Globe Awards. She received this award for her outstanding performance in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, where she starred alongside renowned actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Gladstone’s work in the Western crime drama film garnered widespread acclaim, with many considering her one of its standout performers.

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Lily Gladstone has now become the first indigenous actress to win a Golden Globe Award
Lily Gladstone in Killers of the Flower Moon

Following her win at the 81st Golden Globe Awards ceremony, Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter to congratulate the actress, which did not sit well with some Twitter users, who came out to troll The Avengers star on the social media platform.

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Lily Gladstone Becomes the First Indigenous Actor to Win a Golden Globe Award

Lily Gladstone secured her place in history by becoming the first Indigenous actor to win a Golden Globe. She was awarded with the Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for the 2023 Western crime drama Killers of the Flower Moon.

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Killers of the Flower Moon

Gladstone of Blackfeet/Nimíipuu heritage acknowledged the scarcity of Indigenous actors in lead roles. The significance of her win was underscored by her acceptance speech, delivered partially in the Blackfeet language. “This is a historic one, and it doesn’t belong to just me,” the actress said as she shared the honor with her fellow actors in the film.

The win is considered particularly noteworthy, given the lack of recognition for Indigenous actors by prestigious awards. Some of the recognized Indigenous names include Irene Bedard, who has been the sole nominee for best actress in a miniseries or TV movie, and Taika Waititi, who has been acknowledged for his directorial work.

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Lily Gladstone in Certain Women (2016)
Lily Gladstone in Certain Women (2016)

Killers of the Flower Moon featured Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart, a real-life Osage woman entangled in the systematic murders of Osage people in the 1920s. The movie showcased her versatility and command over both the Osage and English languages.

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Mark Ruffalo Trolled for Congratulating Lily Gladstone

Celebrating the historical landmark in Hollywood and the industry’s efforts towards indigenous recognition, the Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter to congratulate Lily Gladstone for her win. “Congratulations, @lily_gladstone! Well deserved!” he said in his tweet.

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Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo

However, his best wishes for the First Cow actress did not sit well with some specific users on the platform and they started trolling the Poor Things star for his congratulatory wishes. Some users came up with remarks like, “Loser celebrities patting themselves on the back.”

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The Avengers star, who was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his 2023 film Poor Things, was trolled by many as they went on to refer to him as “turd burglar” and “MUD Mark.” While the actor has not said anything replying to such trolls, many others came forward to celebrate Goldstone’s win with him.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.