Mariska Hargitay Honored at Gotham TV Awards for Iconic Role as Olivia Benson

Mariska Hargitay, known for her portrayal of Olivia Benson on ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, was celebrated at the 2024 Gotham TV Awards with the Anniversary Tribute. The event took place at Cipriani Broadway in New York City, where Hargitay was praised for her 25-year run as the iconic character.

During her acceptance speech, Hargitay expressed gratitude for being part of a show that highlights women’s stories and survivors’ experiences. She emphasized the importance of treating those who have been harmed with care, dignity, and compassion, reflecting on the impact of the series in making people feel less alone.

Hargitay described her character as a complex and dimensional woman, equal parts outrage and compassion, strength and vulnerability. She acknowledged the show’s commitment to telling survivors’ stories and the significance of not letting them feel isolated or negated.

The actress also dedicated the award to survivors everywhere, emphasizing their resilience and inspiration in her work. Along with Hargitay, other honorees at the event included Peter Morgan and Lulu Wang, who were recognized for their contributions to the television industry.