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.
in "The Hundred-Foot Journey."
Francis McDormand and Julia Louis Dreyfus
in "Olive Kitteridge" and "Veep."
in "Into The Woods" and — COME ON IT'S MERYL STREEP, 'NOUGH SAID PEOPLE.
And let's not forget...
in "The Honourable Woman," who even spoke to the issue last night in her own acceptance speech.
And then there's...
in "Orange Is the New Black."
in "The Good Wife."
in "Nurse Jackie."
And that's before we get to all the incredible women of color dominating TV right now.
in "Jane the Virgin."
And then of course...
in "How to Get Away with Murder."
in "Sleepy Hollow."
Tracee Ellis Ross
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.
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