I also want to thank all those folks at Standing Rock, and all those people supporting them. The movie deals with the consequences of looking out only for your own self-interest, what that costs not just to you, but everybody. And those folks at Standing Rock, they’re looking out not only for their own interests, but for all of our interests, making sure we live on a healthy planet. I support them, I applaud them, and I accept this award on their behalf.
Bridges received the award for his work as Texas ranger Marcus Hamilton in the neo-Western film Hell or High Water, in which he tracks down two brothers who are robbing banks that are forcing them to foreclose on their property.