We all know that I’m a major awards show geek, right? I get super excited about it (even in years when I haven’t heard of half of the stuff they’re talking about, like this year). I camp out on my couch all eager and squirmy. I suddenly become super opinionated and love and loathe all of the dresses. In fact, the dresses are generally my favorite part—except for acceptance speeches that make me cry (Michael Keaton!). Those are good too.
But this year was different. This year, there was an undercurrent of feminism running through the night that was so awesome to see. In case you missed it, I picked three of my favorite girl power moments to highlight.
1. Tina Fey tells the world that the impossibly handsome and totally talented George Clooney has a wife who is way more awesome than he is.
2. Maggie Gyllenhaal talked about the wealth of roles about actual women this year and how it’s “revolutionary and evolutionary and it’s what’s turning me on.”
*her speech starts at about 1:18
3. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin joked about how great it is for men to finally be recognized for being funny.
My one complaint? NOT ENOUGH Amy and Tina! It’s so much fun to watch BFFs do what they love best together in a room full of their peers. I just wished we got more of them!
Did you watch last night? If you missed it, you at least have to watch the opening monologue. And if you did watch it, what was your favorite part? Dresses totally count.