The English actor spoke out against the recent case in the US Supreme Court that ruled in favour of Colorado's Masterpiece Cakeshop, which had been taken to court over its refusal to bake a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.
With 'Angels in America' - a play tackling homosexuality and the AIDS epidemic in the US in the 1980s - proving a Broadway hit, Garfield took the opportunity to speak out in favour of LGBT+ rights.
While accepting his award, he said: "We are all sacred and we all belong - so let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked."
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 11, 2018
He also told Variety on the red carpet that the Supreme Court's decision "will only embolden other human beings to think it's okay to hold on to their old, bigoted ideas". He added: "The new generation is diverse as hell. And it's not something to be afraid of. It's not a threat. It's a f***ing party."
Andrew Garfield blasts the Supreme Court's same-sex wedding cake ruling: "The new generation is diverse as hell. And it's not something to be afraid of. It's a f---ing party." (Watch) #AngelsInAmerica #TonyAwards https://t.co/LamF9oUrrv pic.twitter.com/yliTGlTK3V
— Variety (@Variety) June 10, 2018