Sunday, September 16, 2007
Emmys backstage: Why we still really, really like Sally Field
Sally Field, who won outstanding lead actress in a drama for her work on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," made a big impact on stage during an acceptance speech by making the only politically charged remarks during the Emmys' live telecast.

Asked how she felt about the possibility that her speech would be the subject of much discussion in the press the following morning, the actress simply said, "Oh well ... I've been here before."

In her role on the series, Field plays Nora Walker, a woman whose son is in the military in Iraq. She took the opportunity to pay tribute to real-life mothers, saying, "If the mothers ruled the world, there would be no g--damned wars in the first place."

Backstage, there was speculation that Field's remarks would be censored during the rebroadcast of the show in the West. Her response, again: "Oh, well."
Everyone has the right to their opinion especially on this war.
Everyone has the right to do and say what they feel. The difference here is saying it in front of a small group of friends vs. millions of viewers of all ages.

I personally am glad they have censored Sally Field's and Kathy Griffin's remarks. Being a fan of both women, I can’t say using God's name in vain is not appropriate for either acceptance speech. It is hurtful to God to hear this whether it is done in front of one person or a million. While not everyone believes in God or Jesus we do need to censor comments that are involved with profanity. .

In each moment of your life there is an opportunity for goodness. Find these opportunities and try to say something good not negative.
They should have also edited out the Heigl woman. She said an inapropriate word when the camera went to her after they announced her name and she turned to her mother (you could read her lips). Then she said a few inapropriate things on stage. Not very classy.
Re the comment from Anonymous - essentially what you are saying is its ok to have free speech if it is in a small group of friends, but not in front of the world. The funny thing is - what you just said is in front of the world and is the beauty of free speech.

Both women are intelligent and bright and right on target. It is a sad time in our nation’s history when we have begun censoring the freedoms that we live by just because we don't want to offend. The truth is life is offensive and it is the responsibility of those who can to bring issues like this front and center. The foundation of the war we are fighting (so we are told) is to bring the FREEDOMS we have to other countries and nations, if that really is the truth, let's stop preventing our own citizens from expressing their freedoms.

Congrats to those that were censored – they ignored the threat of fear from not being heard, because those of us that agree, heard you loud and clear.
Good for her! If more people spoke out maybe it would get someone's attention to the mess we're in.
I didn't watch the Emmies,but I salute Sally Field.It's her right to criticize war and still be beautiful at 65.
I don't understand how some people think it's worse to use profanity than it is to kill a person.
I don't understand those people and I pray than I never do.

Laura
Toledo, Oh
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