'Mr. Robot' took home a Golden Globe, but the creator's speech was the win of the night.

The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards had much to offer in the way of memorable moments.

From Rachel Bloom's joyful fist pump to Denzel Washington's four-minute advertisement for reading glasses. And who could forget the nudge felt round the world?



GIF via Golden Globe Awards/NBC.

But one acceptance speech stood out in the best way and had fans cheering in every corner of the globe.

Freshman series "Mr. Robot" won the coveted award for Best Television Series-Drama, topping "Game of Thrones" and ratings darling "Empire."

Ecstatic creator and showrunner Sam Esmail accepted the award, thanking the cast, crew, and his fiancee, actress Emmy Rossum, who introduced him to the show's star, Rami Malek.

Esmail holds the statuette on stage at the Golden Globes. The show's star, Malek, stands on the far right. Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images.

Esmail also took a moment to appreciate his family in the United States and Egypt, saying "shukran," which is "thank you" in Arabic.

It was a seemingly small moment, but for many Arab-Americans hungry for representation, it was one that couldn't come too soon.

Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images.

Here's Esmail, an Egyptian-American writer and director, accepting one of Hollywood's biggest awards for the show he created, which also stars Malek, an Egyptian-American leading man.

Needless to say, fans on social media were beyond excited.



But Arab-German filmmaker and director (and Twitter must-follow) Lexi Alexander may have said it best.

The evening was another poignant reminder about the importance of representation in Hollywood.

If fans want to see more diverse narratives and characters on the small screen, then a major shift needs to occur behind the scenes. As actress Viola Davis said in her passionate acceptance speech at last year's Emmy awards, "You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."


GIF from the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards/Fox.

So here's to Sam Esmail and the growing band of writers, directors, producers, and executives from traditionally underrepresented groups taking their spot at the table.

They're changing minds, setting new norms, and creating some of Hollywood's most unforgettable characters and stories in the process.

Christian Slater (third from left) also snagged a Golden Globe for "Mr. Robot" for Supporting Actor in a Series Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television. Photo by Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

Take a minute to watch Esmail's speech in its entirety. Warning, you may cheer/cry without warning.

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Since March of 2020, over 29 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the CDC. Over 540,000 have died in the United States as this unprecedented pandemic has swept the globe. And yet, by the end of 2020, it looked like science was winning: vaccines had been developed.

In celebration of the power of science we spoke to three people: an individual, a medical provider, and a vaccine scientist about how vaccines have impacted them throughout their lives. Here are their answers:

John Scully, 79, resident of Florida

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When John Scully was born, America was in the midst of an epidemic: tens of thousands of children in the United States were falling ill with paralytic poliomyelitis — otherwise known as polio, a disease that attacks the central nervous system and often leaves its victims partially or fully paralyzed.

"As kids, we were all afraid of getting polio," he says, "because if you got polio, you could end up in the dreaded iron lung and we were all terrified of those." Iron lungs were respirators that enclosed most of a person's body; people with severe cases often would end up in these respirators as they fought for their lives.

John remembers going to see matinee showings of cowboy movies on Saturdays and, before the movie, shorts would run. "Usually they showed the news," he says, "but I just remember seeing this one clip warning us about polio and it just showed all these kids in iron lungs." If kids survived the iron lung, they'd often come back to school on crutches, in leg braces, or in wheelchairs.

"We all tried to be really careful in the summer — or, as we called it back then, 'polio season,''" John says. This was because every year around Memorial Day, major outbreaks would begin to emerge and they'd spike sometime around August. People weren't really sure how the disease spread at the time, but many believed it traveled through the water. There was no cure — and every child was susceptible to getting sick with it.

"We couldn't swim in hot weather," he remembers, "and the municipal outdoor pool would close down in August."

Then, in 1954 clinical trials began for Dr. Jonas Salk's vaccine against polio and within a year, his vaccine was announced safe. "I got that vaccine at school," John says. Within two years, U.S. polio cases had dropped 85-95 percent — even before a second vaccine was developed by Dr. Albert Sabin in the 1960s. "I remember how much better things got after the vaccines came out. They changed everything," John says.

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Figuring out what to do for a mom on Mother's Day can be a tricky thing. There's the standard flowers or candy, of course, and taking her out to a nice brunch is a fairly universal winner. But what do moms really want?

Speaking from experience—my kids range from age 12 to 20—a lot depends on the stage of motherhood. What I wanted when my kids were little is different than what I want now, and I'm sure when my kids are grown and gone I'll want something different again.

We asked our readers to share what they want for Mother's Day, and while the answers were varied, there were some common themes that emerged.

Moms of young kids want a break.

When your kids are little, motherhood is relentless. Precious and adorable, yes. Wonderful and rewarding, absolutely. But it's a LOT. And it's a lot all the fricking time.

Most moms I know would love the gift of alone time, either away at a hotel or Airbnb or in their own home with no one else around. Time alone is a priceless commodity at this stage, especially if it comes with someone else taking care of cleaning, making sure the kids are fed and safe and occupied, doing the laundry, etc.

This is especially true after more than a year of pandemic living, where we moms have spent more time than usual at home with our offspring. While in some ways that's been great, again, it's a lot.

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"I love being a nurse because I have the honor of connecting with my patients during some of their best and some of their worst days and making a difference in their lives is among the most rewarding things that I can do in my own life" - Tenesia Richards, RN

From ushering new life into the world to holding the hand of a patient as they take their last breath, nurses are everyday heroes that deserve our respect and appreciation.

To give back to this community that is always giving so selflessly to others, CeraVe® put out a call to nurses to share their stories for a chance to be featured in Heroes Behind the Masks, a digital content series shining a light on nurses who go above and beyond to provide safe and quality care to patients and their communities.

First up: Tenesia Richards, a labor and delivery nurse working in New York City who, in addition to her regular job, started a community outreach program in a homeless shelter that houses expectant mothers for up to one year postpartum.

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Upon learning at a conference that black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health, Richards decided to take further action to help her community. She, along with a handful of fellow nurses, volunteered to provide antepartum, childbirth and postpartum education to the women living at the shelter. Additionally, they looked for other ways to boost the spirits of the residents, like throwing baby showers and bringing in guest speakers. When COVID-19 hit and in-person gatherings were no longer possible, Richards and her team found creative workarounds and created holiday care packages for the mothers instead.

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