Elle's gorgeous women of Hollywood celebrated themselves last night, but the night was about more than just showing off their red carpet looks. As each of the ladies took their turn at the podium, they expressed their gratitude for the award, their thoughts on Hollywood, and their sense of admiration for their fellow winners. Here are highlights:
- Lauren Bacall: "It's great that the focus is on women, who are functioning, who are all working, who are productive. I've always been in favor of that, and I've always known that women are capable of going as high as they want to go."
- Amy Adams: "I'm so in awe. I'll be the person sneaking in back to try to get a photo."
- Diane Lane: "There's a lot more opportunity for young women, and that's great, and I like to think that I was there to help pave a few stones. It's wonderful to have all the different stages of a woman's life acknowledged and appreciated."
- Scarlett Johansson: "There's this idea (Hollywood) is this deep, dark place. In reality, I think that it's a reflection of society in general."
It's always wonderful when strong women are recognized for their talents, but it's even more fabulous that they love sharing the honors.
Lots more pics including Alan Arkin, Elizabeth Perkins and Topher Grace so just
Images inlcude Alan Arkin, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Elizabeth Perkins, Jennifer Connelly, Julie Taymor, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Bacall, Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace and Wanda Sykes.