Amy Adams just got the best 15th anniversary present: a Golden Globe.
Just as she was celebrating her career-making move to Hollywood a decade and a half ago, the fiery-red actress took home a statue for Best Performance By An Actress In a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her work in “American Hustle.”
Taking the stage in a low-cut, red Valentino gown, similar to the looks she rocked in the ’70s-set flick directed by David O. Russell, she recalled her move to Hollywood and how it all culminated into her win Sunday night (January 12).
“I always cry when I’m not supposed to and then when a director asked me to cry, I can’t cry. It really sucks. Thank you so much Hollywood Foreign Press; thank you,” she told the room. “Thank you to all the nominees in the category with me and all the actresses out here, you guys are awesome. I love you.”
Adams beat out Julie Delpy (“Before Midnight”), Greta Gerwig (“Frances Ha”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Enough Said”) and Meryl Streep (“August: Osage County.) In addition to thanking the usual suspects of Hollywood insiders, she also got personal.
“David, you write such amazing roles for women,” she told Russell, adding, “Thank you so much for letting the world know that a princess can punch and wear a low-cut gown.”
She continued, “And, you know, my amazing team. I have to say, today is my 15, well not today exactly, but close, my 15-year anniversary of moving out to L.A. and thinking like ‘I don’t know, maybe I’ll get a commercial or something.’ And I walked into this woman’s office, Stacy O’Neil, who’s here tonight, and she sent me on my first audition. She’s still my manager and I still ask her, ‘What made you pick me?’ And she said she had a feeling. And I just want to thank her so much for that feeling and so many more feelings.”
And as the music played her out, she sneaked in a few more shout-outs, including one to her daughter. “And most of all you cannot play me out of talking about my daughter, my daughter Aviana, who is 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.”
Earlier in the night, her co-star in the Golden Globes-nominated pic also took home a prize. Jennifer Lawrence took the stage at the top of the show to take home the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture trophy.