Amy Adams confirmed her status as one of Hollywood’s best modern actresses by picking up the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy last night.
Adams was awarded the gong for her turn in David O Russell’s highly celebrated, American Hustle. This was Adams’ first ever win at the Golden Globes from her fifth nomination.
Earlier in the night her co-star in the 70s drama, Jennifer Lawrence, also won the Best Supporting Actress accolade for her role as Christian Bale’s wife.
Adams was clearly moved by her success, and as she finished her acceptance speech she made sure to thank her 3-year-old daughter, Aviana.
Even though her allotted speech time had expired, which was signalled when the orchestra began to play her off, Adams stood firm and exclaimed, “And most of all, you cannot play me out of talking about my daughter.”
She continued, “My daughter Aviana who’s not old enough to understand this, but I love you so much… thank you for teaching me to accept joy and let go of fear.”
Adams also made sure to thank Russell, who both wrote and directed American Hustle. “David, you write such amazing roles for women,” she remarked. “Thanks for letting the world know that a princess can punch and wear an amazing dress.”
Adams speech also saw her reveal that she was in the midst of celebrating the 15th anniversary of her relocation to Los Angeles from Minneapolis. The Man Of Steel actress admitted that she didn’t expect much to come of her move, joking that she thought at the time, “I don’t know, maybe I’ll get a commercial or something.”
Adams was actually convinced to move to Los Angeles by Kirstie Alley. The pair starred alongside each other in the 1999 comedy, Drop Dead Gorgeous, which was filmed in Minnesota, and Alley clearly saw talent in Adams and insisted that she should move to LA in order to have a true shot at excelling as an actress.
Despite her emotional acceptance speech, people across Twitter were clearly moved by Adams’ words:
— Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennaldewan) January 13, 2014
I don’t love American Hustle but I love Amy Adams and any recognition she gets is well worth it. Somehow, she remains underrated.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) January 13, 2014
Best Actress comedy goes to Amy Adams, wearing an American Hustle deep V; gives moving speech, adds momentum to Oscar frontrunner Hustle.
— Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) January 13, 2014
Hey, I love her! Amy Adams wins Best Actress (Musical/Comedy) for American Hustle. Though she should get it for Her, too. #GoldenGlobes
— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) January 13, 2014