America Ferrera Delivers Empowering 2024 Critics Choice Awards Speech That Leaves Audience Cheering

America Ferrera brought down the house at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards! The “Barbie” star left the audience cheering after her powerful speech at the Jan. 14 show, where she accepted this year’s SeeHer Award. America took the stage to share gratitude for the honor and reflect on her experience growing up as a first-generation Honduran American with big Hollywood dreams. The 39-year-old noted that she “desperately wanted to be a part of a storytelling legacy” that she never felt “reflected” her and noted how much she “yearned to see” people like herself on screen. America shared how inspired she’s been to find more “deeply layered Latina characters” over the years and gave “Barbie” producer and star Margot Robbie and director and co-writer Greta Gerwig a special shoutout for doing their part to empower and inspire with their blockbuster hit.