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Jennifer Coolidge Won this Year’s Golden Globe Awards, Plus 13 Feminist Moments From the Ceremony that Made Us Smile

by Emily Lauletta

From Jennifer Coolidge’s heartfelt and hilarious acceptance speech, to Laverne Cox’s impressive red carpet interviewing skills, women ran this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Here are some moments that made us say, “thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press”:

Jennifer Coolidge winning her first Golden Globe for her role in HBO’s The White Lotus. In her speech, Coolidge thanks show creator Mike White and states that because of him, she’s finally being invited to her neighbor’s parties.

Dolly de Leon walking the red carpet as the very first Filipina Golden Globes nominee.



BUST’s fall 2022 cover star Regina Hall hilariously accepting a Golden Globe on Kevin Costner’s behalf. Costner had to miss the ceremony due to inclement weather in Los Angeles. 



The newest scream queen and Wednesday Addams herself, Jenna Ortega talking about that insanely viral goth dance sequence and her upcoming film, Scream 6.

Angela Bassett being the first actress to win a Golden Globe for a role in a Marvel movie. Basset played Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In her speech, Bassett remembered the late Chadwick Boseman, stating, “We have joy in knowing that this historic Black Panther series is a part of his legacy that he helped to lead us to. We showed the world what Black unity, leadership, and love looks like beyond, behind, and in front of the camera.”

Laverne Cox running the red carpet. Check out some of her highlights in this video, including an interview with first-time Golden Globe nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph on her iconic Emmys acceptance speech.

Ryan Murphy shouting out MJ Rodriguez, who became the first trans actress to win a Golden Globe at last year’s canceled ceremony for her role in the FX series Pose. She finally received her well-deserved standing ovation!

Quinta Brunson winning Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series for her role in ABC’s Abbott Elementary. In her speech, she gives a loving shoutout to her family group chat named “The Butts”. 

The majority female-led cast of Abbott Elementary also won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy! In her second speech of the night, Brunson gets distracted by Brad Pitt. (And we definitely get it). 

Michelle Yeoh winning Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy Motion Picture for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once (rightfully) reclaiming her time during her acceptance speech. In her speech, Yeoh refers to getting to play the role of Evelyn Quan Wang as “the most amazing gift”. 

Julia Garner winning Best Supporting Actress for Ozark (and maybe auditioning for the upcoming Madonna biopic with her True-Blue era haircut?)

Not necessarily feminist, but Mike White’s drunken acceptance speech, calling out all the members of the audience who passed on his project The White Lotus, is just the best. We *heart* him so much.

Honorable mention: This photo of Jamie Lee Curtis being just as excited as we were seeing Michelle Yeoh win.



Click here for a complete list of this year’s winners.

Top photo: Rich Polk/NBC, courtesy of NBC

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