Blake Lively
Blake Lively’s speech at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards was a hit. Pictured: Lively at the CBS award show on Jan. 18, 2017 in Los Angeles. Getty Images/Kevin Winter

On Wednesday night, Blake Lively took home the award for favorite dramatic actress at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards, beating out Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, but it was Lively’s speech that caught everyone’s attention on Twitter.

Celebrating her first People’s Choice award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Lively made a plea to women to continue telling their stories and made it known that the stories of women are worthwhile. Recalling her time as a Spice Girls fan, Lively said it was her first introduction to “girl power.”

Lively added, “When you guys voted for this, you didn’t just vote for this movie or me, but you voted for girl power… And men voted for girl power too, and you guys are awesome for doing that. So, thank you for sending a message to Hollywood that people want to hear stories about women, and we want to hear your stories... Tell your stories, now more than ever. You need to be heard. You are valuable, and no one can limit you.”

The actress’ acceptance speech quickly became a hit on Twitter, with one user calling her message “empowering and inspiring” and others congratulating her on the win.

The 2017 People’s Choice Awards airs live on CBS at 9 p.m. EST. Check out the full list of nominees HERE and find out how to tune in online and on TV HERE.