Gal Gadot proves she's a real-life Wonder Woman with inspiring Critics' Choice Awards speech

Genuine wonder woman Gal Gadot delivered one heck of an inspiring speech at the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday.

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins presented the Marvel star with the #SeeHer Award, which recognizes actors who present female characters with accuracy and integrity, challenging female stereotypes both on screen and within the entertainment industry.

"She didn't do it for the glory. She didn't do it for the fame. She's not here for the money. She did it for us. She knew the great importance of this character and what she could mean to the world if well done," said Jenkins before presenting the award to Gadot, who led the film that would cross the $5 billion mark at the global box office in 2017.

"Throughout my career, I was always asked to describe my dream role," began Gadot. "It was clear to me that I wanted to play a strong and independent woman — a real one."

See her speech in the video below:

 

Gadot says she found these qualities in her role as Wonder Woman.

"She's full of heart, strength, compassion, and forgiveness," she said of her on-screen counterpart. "She sees wrong that must be made right. She takes action when everyone around her is idle. She commands the attention of the world, and in doing so, she sets a positive example for humanity ... She gets confused, insecure, and she's not perfect — and that's what makes her real."

"We wanted her to be universal, to be an inspiration to all people all around the world, and our plan was to make sure we didn't give too much attention to the fact that she's a woman." 

Gadot then brings it back to reality, and the challenges she has faced, noting that although Hollywood seems progressive, we're not there yet in terms of total equality.

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Kaley Cuoco attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
Actress Nicole Kidman, recipients of the Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series attends the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards Press Room at the Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, California. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor-director Angelina Jolie attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Actress/director Angelina Jolie arrives for the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, California. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Margot Robbie attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Laura Dern attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Singer/actor Mary J. Blige attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Alison Brie attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor-producer Reese Witherspoon attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Allison Janney attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jessica Chastain attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Octavia Spencer attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Sarah Hyland attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Milo Ventimiglia attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Nick Jonas attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Emma Roberts attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Timothee Chalamet attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Elisabeth Moss attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Laurie Metcalf attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Sutton Foster attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Armie Hammer (R) and Elizabeth Chambers attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Liev Schreiber attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Emilia Clarke attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Zoe Kazan attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Alexander Skarsgard attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Diane Kruger (L) and Norman Reedus attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Director Patty Jenkins attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Gal Gadot attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: TV personality RuPaul attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Leslie Mann attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Writer-director Greta Gerwig attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jessica Biel attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Aziz Ansari attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Allison Williams attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Kate Bosworth attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Leslie Mann (L) and producer Judd Apatow attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Niecy Nash attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Olivia Munn attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: TV personality Lori Greiner attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Chrissy Metz attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Susan Kelechi Watson attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Rachel Brosnahan attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: TV personality Heidi Klum attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Yvonne Strahovski attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Sterling K. Brown (L) and Ryan Michelle Bathe attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Samara Weaving attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Millicent Simmonds attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jackie Hoffman attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Amber Nash attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Natalia Dyer attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor-comedian Jim Gaffigan attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Madeline Brewer attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor O-T Fagbenle attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Mckenna Grace attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Audrey Moore attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Skeet Ulrich attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Haley Bennett attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Rachel Bloom attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Maria Dolores Dieguez and Joseph Fiennes attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Audrey Moore attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Benito Martinez attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor David Thewlis (R) and guest attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Madeline Brewer attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: TV personality Carrie Keagan attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji (R) and guest attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jaimie Alexander attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Tyler Alvarez (R) and guest attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jacob Tremblay attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Justin Hartley attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Lil Rel Howery attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Betty Gabriel attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Holly Hunter attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Margo Martindale attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor David Harbour attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Alexis Bledel attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jessica Biel attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Brooklynn Prince attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Evan Peters attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Ted Danson (L) and Mary Steenburgen attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Kiernan Shipka attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Betsy Brandt attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Walton Goggins attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Mary Elizabeth Winstead attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Honoree Gal Gadot attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Yara Shahidi attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor-writer Emily V. Gordon (L) and actor-writer Kumail Nanjiani attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Gisele Schmidt (L) and actor Gary Oldman attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Dacre Montgomery attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Allison Williams attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Marin Ireland attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Alison Sudol attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Ann Dowd attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Freddie Highmore attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Sebastian Stan attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Asia Kate Dillon attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Thomas Middleditch attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Samira Wiley attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Alessandra Mastronardi attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Patrick Schwarzenegger attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Marin Hinkle attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Cush Jumbo attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jenifer Lewis attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Alison Wright attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Ian McShane (L) and Gwen Humble attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Tiziana Rocca attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
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"When I started acting, there were very few female-led movies, and even fewer female directors. This year, three of the top-grossing films were female-led, and one of them was directed by my wonderful Patty Jenkins. There were eight other films in [the] top 100 which were directed by females. So although this is progress, there is still a long way to go." And she's right — the percentage of women behind the camera has not changed in 20 years.

Turning her attention to the Time's Up and #MeToo movements, which strive to quash systemic sexual harassment and abuse running through Hollywood and other industries, Gadot pledged her support.

"In the past weeks and months, we've been witnessing a movement in our industry and society, and I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right: Standing for those who can't stand or speak for themselves. My promise and commitment to all of you is that I will never be silenced, and we will continue [to] band together to make strides, uniting for equality."

Alongside Gadot's award, Wonder Woman received three Critics’ Choice nominations, for costume design, visual effects, and best action movie. Gadot will team up with Jenkins again for Wonder Woman 2, set for release on Nov. 1, 2019.

Go get 'em, Gal.

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