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Not Many People Are Talking About Amy Adams' Golden Globes Speech, But It Deserves To Be Seen Again

Usually when an actor wins a prestigious award, about halfway through they start grudgingly thanking their competition. Cut to half-hearted applause and grimacing by a losing actor and repeat until done. Amy Adams doesn't do that because she doesn't consider other awesome women getting big-time roles competition at all. The good part starts about a minute in.


So yeah, this is 100% on point. What's important is not that one woman won one award but that we're seeing more baller women in more interesting, more prominent roles in more TV and movies. So that people like Amy's 4-year-old daughter grow up seeing themselves represented as real, complex people, not just as somebody's wife or girlfriend or object of desire.

And women really are killing it right now. Let's run down the list, starting with just the people in the room.


Helen Mirren

in "The Hundred-Foot Journey."

Francis McDormand and Julia Louis Dreyfus

in "Olive Kitteridge" and "Veep."

Meryl Streep

in "Into The Woods" and — COME ON IT'S MERYL STREEP, 'NOUGH SAID PEOPLE.

And let's not forget...

Maggie Gyllenhaal

in "The Honourable Woman," who even spoke to the issue last night in her own acceptance speech.

And then there's...

Taylor Schilling

in "Orange Is the New Black."

Julianna Margulies

in "The Good Wife."

Edie Falco

in "Nurse Jackie."

And that's before we get to all the incredible women of color dominating TV right now.

Gina Rodriguez

in "Jane the Virgin."

And then of course...

Viola Davis

in "How to Get Away with Murder."

Kerry Washington

in "Scandal."

Nicole Beharie

in "Sleepy Hollow."

Tracee Ellis Ross

in "Blackish."

Women are still very underrepresented in the entertainment industry, especially in positions of power and influence, and many would argue that more visibility isn't enough to make real change happen. Still, it's hard to deny that a real shift is taking place.

What do you think? Let us know @Upworthy!

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