Hollywood’s most dazzling women stole the show at the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday. The best women’s moments of the night were led, of course, by burgeoning awards show queen Jennifer Lawrence, but these Globes were full of female power beyond even J. Law.
Jennifer Lawrence yells at a reporter, pals around with Amy Schumer
Lawrence and new friend Amy Schumer, who are writing a movie together, had the Globes crowd in stitches during their on-stage bit about Schumer’s new nickname (A.Schu), their dream dates (all of the Hemsworths), and the struggle of being popular in Hollywood.
But Lawrence went on to beat out Schumer for a Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role in Joy, and told director David O. Russell in her acceptance speech she loved him and wanted to be buried next to him. The audacious actress, never one to mince words, proceeded to scold a reporter at a backstage press conference, telling him to stop staring at his phone while asking her questions.
“You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro,” she said, steel-faced. “You can’t do that. You’ve got to live in the now.”
America Ferrera and Eva Longoria mock confusion over Latina names
When the Golden Globe nominations were announced last month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association mistakenly identified actress Ferrera as Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez. Last night, a smirking Ferrera got her revenge alongside Longoria.
“Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” Longoria began.
“And hi, I’m America Ferrara, not Gina Rodriguez,” Ferrara said, to laughter from the crowd.
“And neither one of us are Rosario Dawson,” Longoria said.
“Well said, Salma,” Ferrera said as the crowd cracked up.
“Thank you, Charo,” Longoria responded.
Empire star Taraji P. Henson makes friends by handing out cookies
The Golden Globes crowd went wild for Henson, who won Best Actress for her role as Cookie in the Fox drama Empire, and not just to show support for the actress’s supreme talent (the Emmy’s snubbed Henson last time around). Henson made her way to the stage handing out cookies to her fellow actors, including Leonardo DiCaprio.
Lady Gaga wins for acting, which Leonardo DiCaprio may have found amusing
When Lady Gaga’s name was announced as the winner for Best Actress in a Limited Series for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel, the camera caught uber-serious DiCaprio cracking up. Twitter went wild trying to figure out why, but Gaga brushed right by him on her way to the stage. The singer tearfully told the crowd that she felt like Cher in Moonstruck, and that it was one of the best nights of her life.
“I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer, but music worked out first,” she said, seemingly stunned to have won, and thanked AHS director Ryan Murphy, saying he was a wonderful human being who had believed in her.
DiCaprio later told Entertainment Tonight he “just didn’t know what was passing him” when he was caught laughing.
Kate Winslet talks “girl power”
Winslet was shocked she won a Globe on Sunday for her role in Steve Jobs, and said she had no speech prepared. Instead, she said how impressed she was with the year that women were having in Hollywood. “Women are doing such great work. There’s a lot of us out there still in the game,” she said. “There’s a real sense of girl power this year in terms of performance.”
The red carpet moved beyond just fashion
After pushback from Hollywood starlets and the public over the past year, including the #AskHerMore campaign from Amy Poehler aimed at changing the red carpet conversation, women at Sundays’ Globes were talking about more than just what designer they were wearing. L’Oreal even got in on the action, sponsoring a campaign called #WorthSaying that had actresses including Longoria, Susan Sarandon, Julianne Moore, and Blake Lively Tweeting the hashtag during the runway.