Olivia Wilde, Sydney Sweeney Honored at Elle Women in Hollywood Event – The Hollywood Reporter
Ariana DeBose, Anne Hathaway, Issa Rae, Sydney Sweeney, Sigourney Weaver, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Yeoh were honored at ElleWomen’s Celebration in Hollywood on Monday, along with a star-studded lineup of presenters and attendees.
The event, held at the Getty Center and to coincide with the magazine’s eight honorary covers, was hosted by Nick Kroll, with opening remarks from Elle Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia. (Zoe Kravitz was also among those honored but did not attend.)
Mindy Kaling started the awards ceremony with a speech dedicated to her Ocean 8 Costar Hathaway, calling her “one of my favorite actresses and indeed one of America’s favorite actresses – perhaps because the sheer importance of talent forces people to Take women’s stories seriously. Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for her role as Fantine in Les Misbut honestly, I gave her an Oscar for Devil wears Prada. ”
Hathaway used her time in front of the mic to reflect on the criticism she’s received during that time. Les Mis era, notes, “Ten years ago, I had the opportunity to look at the language of hatred from a new angle. For context, this is the language I’ve been using since I was 7 years old. And when your self-inflicted pain is suddenly somehow amplified back to you, like an entire volume of internet, that’s one thing. When it happened to me, I realized that this is not it. This is not the location. ”
“When that happened, I realized that I wanted nothing to do with this energy flow, on any level,” she continued. “I will no longer create art from this place. I will no longer hold space for it, live in fear of it, nor speak its language for any reason – to anyone, including myself. ”
Keke Palmer presented Rae with her honor, declaring, “I know how the old saying goes that you should never meet your heroes, but in this case, you really should. ,” while Rae compares women forgetting the pain of childbirth to become a Hollywood woman.
“Forget the anxiety, the disrespect, the objectivity, the scrutiny, the sexism, the racism, the exclamations, the explanations, the double standards, the limitations, vandalism, suspicion, opposition, dumbness, contempt and so many other bad things that we forget just to survive and prosper and do it all over again,” Rae talks about the challenges of working in the industry.
Kristen Bell dropped by to introduce Weaver, whom she collaborated with It’s you againlike Alien The star used her platform to share a political message.
“This fall, we have a lot to accomplish in our country. The doors that we broke down 50 years ago have been slammed in our faces, endangering families and hurting women across this country,” Weaver said. “That’s not acceptable. But we have an incredible opportunity over the next few weeks in these elections.”
“You know, a long time ago, I played an ass kicker and tried to save the world. In fact, I’ve played her about 400 times, that’s just a rough estimate. And because I had this particularly unique experience, I know that if one woman can stop the apocalypse, think what we can all do,” she continued. “Think about what Kansas women did — beat that abortion ban by a whopping 59 percent. It’s really frustrating and difficult for women in this country, but I know that if we stay together, we’ll get through the ERA. And we will pass legislation that absolutely guarantees our rights at all times.”
Comedian and Don’t worry, baby actress Kate Berlant presented Wilde, who in her speech joked, “Let’s face it, you’re not a woman in Hollywood until you beg to be put into a coma medical reasons until your press tour is over. Until then, you’re just a woman residing in or around the Hollywood area. “
“Sometimes it’s tempting to excuse yourself from the burning hellfire because of the perversion that defines this business and say ‘Good night, good luck, I’d rather eat glass to make a living,’ Wilde said, but added that women in the entertainment industry shouldn’t ‘don’t let each other give up, and she has recently received encouragement from other Hollywood women in the form of ‘shoulder squeezing’. you and look you in the eye and challenge, ‘Don’t let them make love to you.’ And it’s really tempting to reply, “Well if I didn’t know things were bad before, I do now.” Though she confirmed, “I love my life; I love my job; What more could I ask for? ”
Kerry Washington told DeBose, when she remembers meeting her on set The Prom and immediately fell in love with the star.
“As a Latino, I don’t see myself growing up on screen much, and as an odd woman, I know this moment is important,” DeBose said, recalling her. West story Won an Oscar earlier this year. “When I won, my biggest fear was that I was a poster child for all this, that [I’d] somehow being told, ‘Thank you for ticking all those boxes for us, and now take your Oscar and go away.’ But that didn’t happen, and for some strange reason, I’m still here, still being asked to do important parts, and still invited to some of the most impressive and fun gatherings. like this time. ”
One Happiness The reunion was also in progress, as Maude Apatow presented to Sweeney, and Sweeney read a letter to his youngster from the stage.
“I am still learning today, and I will still be studying tomorrow. And that’s okay, because no one can figure it all out,” she read. “And you’ll be asked who you want to be when you grow up, and I really hope you’re proud of who we are now.”
For the final award of the night, Charlize Theron presented Yeoh, noting in her introduction “if there was justice in the world, she would probably win her first Oscar nomination” this year for Anything Anywhere Anytime and joked, “she’s also currently joining Pete Davidson in Transformers great movie, but Michelle please don’t date him. It’s a trap.”
Referring to that Oscar buzz, which Hathaway also mentioned in his speech, Yeoh said it was something “I waited 40 years to hear. Maybe dreams will come true. We will see. Miracles can happen.”
“There are so many of us who have had the best times of our careers after our early years,” she also notes, “which is why it feels like a dream. dream to stand here with all of you. Still, here I am, which is probably a sign that things are in fact changing.”