The 72nd Annual Golden Globes: Why Women Ruled


Golden Globes standouts - Gina Rodriguez, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Lupita Nyongo In case you haven't heard (as if) the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards aired last night! I'm sure you've seen endless best dressed lists, accounts of who won what award and maybe even one of the memes that jumped into being after last night's broadcast.

And yes, the show itself was beautiful. There were glorious gowns and witty remarks, flawless makeup and awkward interviews.

But what made this Golden Globes different? What did I LOVE about this year's event? Answer: THE GIRL POWER.

Let's start with the hosts. Two women who I look up to as both comedic icons and seriously dedicated businesswomen, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosted the Golden Globes for the final time, bringing their undeniable chemistry to our televisions yet again.

Tina and Amy weren't afraid to throw a few punches at the glamorous attendees, integrate a few pop culture scandals into their monologue, or confess that they had a girl crush on Amal Clooney. Because, let's face it, who doesn't; The woman rules the world.

The fact that half of the entertainment world is already lamenting that Fey and Poehler will not be returning next year to host the Golden Globes shows that these women are the best in their field. They stand as great role models to women around the world.

Mentions of the empowerment of women were also found in acceptance speeches.

Both Maggie Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams expressed their excitement that Hollywood may finally be coming around to creating roles for "complicated women". Although the change has been small, each move toward increased, realistic representation of women makes a difference. Amy Adams talked about how proud she is that her daughter has the opportunity to listen to the strong, powerful women who were present in that room.

Finally, Gina Rodriguez, upon accepting her award for Best Performance in a Television Series Comedy/Musical, gave the speech that made my eyes fill with tears:

My father used to tell me to say every morning, 'Today is going to be a great day. I can and I will.' Well, Dad — Today is a great day. I can and I did.