Written by Charlie Brooker, the movie stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis. The speech was Brooker’s second the evening after winning the category for writing for a limited series, movie or drama as well.
“I have heard 2017 described as being trapped, like being trapped in one long unending ‘Black Mirror’ episode,” Brooker said. “But I like to think if I had written it, it wouldn’t be quite so on the nose with all this sort of Nazis and hate.”
He added, “‘San Junipero’ was a story about love and love will defeat hated, love will win. But it might need a bit of help.”
He then shared a somewhat absurd request: “So maybe if all the beautiful people in this auditorium could start to physically make love with each other, or yourselves, on the count of three, this world would be a far better place, three, two, one, go.” The audience laughed nervously. “Okay, fine, suit yourself,” Brooker said.
“San Junipero” won the award over NBC’s “Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love,” HBO’s “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks,” “Sherlock: The Lying Detective,” and HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies.”