Sally’s Shoutout to Moms Everywhere

If you didn't catch the 2007 Emmys, you missed Sally Field's acceptance-speech shoutout to moms — some of which got cut by Fox. Here's what she said.

If you didn’t catch the Emmys last night, you missed Sally Field‘s acceptance-speech shoutout to moms. And even if you were watching, you missed part of what she said, thanks to the Fox network censors.

Field won the Emmy for best actress in a drama series for her portrayal of the Walker family matriarch on Brothers & Sisters. Here’s part of her speech:

Surely this belongs to all the mothers of the world. May they be seen, may their work be valued and raised. Especially to the mothers who stand with an open heart and wait. Wait for their children to come home from danger, from harm’s way, and from war. I am proud to be one of those women.

If mothers ruled the ruled the world, there would be no [censored] goddamned wars in the first place.

Rock on, Sally! I don’t like your show that much, but I love your spunk and your recognition of the hard work moms do. Congrats.

More “shoutout to moms” quotes

“Because of my unique experience as my mom’s child, the beginning of my journey was more about me trying to figure out who I was on my own. My mom is one of the greatest moms and so supportive of all my siblings and of all of us being who we are, and not who she wanted us to be.” — Tracee Ellis Ross

“I do think moms should be given a break, all across the board. And I think that the most important thing is that you’re healthy. After I had my little girl, I wanted to be healthy for her and have a healthy body image so that she hopefully grows up to see that her self worth isn’t defined by how thin she is.” — Busy Philipps

“There are so many women out there who are single moms, really not by choice, and doing it and making it work every day. I think it’s becoming much more a part of our culture and I hope that it will become more accepted and that those women are going to be more and more appreciated, respected and supported.” — Connie Britton

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5 thoughts on “Sally’s Shoutout to Moms Everywhere

  1. Coffee Mom says:

    This is my first time on this site, GOOD JOB!!!

    And on the topic of Sally, being a hard working mom myself it sure feels great to actually get some recognition for all the work I do, even if it is a message for ALL moms and from someone I don’t even know.

  2. Selfmademom says:

    I thought it was a great speech as well. What was up with that globe censor thing-y? That was absurd.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I enjoy watching Sally ever since I was a small child. Now that I am a military member and mother of four wonderful children- I want to say thank you and thank you some more.

  4. Of course I agree with Sally in her anti-war sentiments, but I had to laugh at Patricia Heaton’s response, which was something along the lines of, “I think I’ve become more violent since becoming a mom. If anybody tried to come between me and my kids, I’d rip them apart.”

    Or something like that. Actually, this gives me an idea for a post…

  5. LOVE Sally, LOVE the show!
    Shout it out Sally!!

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