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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.

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


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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Army Capt. Justin Meredith used the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program to read to his son and family while deployed in the Middle East.

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One of the biggest challenges deployed service members face is the feeling of being separated from their families, especially when they have children. It's also very stressful for children to be away from parents who are deployed for long periods of time.

For the past four years, the USO has brought deployed service members and their families closer through a wonderful program that allows them to read together. The Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program gives deployed service members the ability to choose a book, read it on camera, then send both the recording and book to their child.

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Jimmy Fallon #MyFamilyIsWeird.

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is when we get the pleasure of spending way more time than we’re used to with our families. For those of us who’ve moved away from our immediate families, the holidays are a great time to reacquaint ourselves with old traditions and to realize that some of them may be a little strange.

Every family seems to have its own brand of weirdness. In fact, I wouldn’t trust anyone who says that their family is completely normal.

On November 18, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon gave everyone a reason to celebrate their unique families by asking them to share their favorite stories under #MyFamilyIsWeird. The responses were everything from odd holiday traditions to family members that may have a screw (or two!) loose.

Here are 17 of the funniest responses.

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Representative Nancy Mace on Fox News and CNN

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) is the subject of an embarrassing viral video where she downplays the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine on Fox News and then, an hour later, touts their importance on CNN.

On Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Mace made some misleading and dangerous statements about why “natural immunity” is better than immunity provided by vaccines.

“One thing the CDC and no policy maker at the federal level has done so far is take into account what natural immunity has done,” Mace said. “That may be what we’re seeing in Florida today. In some studies that I have read, natural immunity gives you 27 times more protection against future COVID infection than vaccination. We need to take all of the science into account and not selectively choosing what science to follow when we are making policy decisions.”

This may sound scientific, but Mace leaves out the part where to get “natural immunity,” you have to survive the virus first. The goal, for most people during a pandemic, is not to get sick in the first place.

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Cayce LaCorte explains why virginity doesn't exist.

The concept of virginity is a very loaded issue in American culture. If a woman loses hers when she's too young she can be slut-shamed. If a man remains a virgin for too long, he can be bullied for not being manly enough.

There is also a whole slew of religious mind games associated with virginity that can give people some serious psychological problems associated with sex.

Losing one's virginity has also been blown up way beyond proportion. It's often believed that it's a magical experience—it's usually not. Or that after having sex for the first time people can really start to enjoy living life—not the case.

What if we just dropped all of the stigmas surrounding virginity and instead, replaced them with healthy attitudes toward sex and relationships?

Writer Cayce LaCorte is going viral on TikTok for the simple way she's taught her five daughters to think about virginity. They don't have to. LaCorte shared her parenting ideas on TikTok in response to mom-influencer Nevada Shareef's question: "Name something about the way you raised your kids that people think is weird but you think is healthy."

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