French and Saunders’ turn on the podium at the Glamour Awards this week was so joyous, it led us to a nostalgic YouTube session featuring more smashing speeches from more smashing women. Enjoy.
Dawn French gives her best mate and piss funny comedy partner Jennifer Saunders an Outstanding Contribution Award at the Glamour Awards. We’d have given them a standing ovation too.
Rebel Wilson’s straight-faced strut into the Oscar diversity controversy at the Baftas in 2016 saw her proclaim she had “never been invited to the Oscars, because as you know, they are racists.”
Fever Ray embraces the Little-Red-Riding-Hood-with-a-melted-face motif while receiving the prize for the year’s best dance artist at P3 Gold in Gothenburg.
Patricia Arquette sounds the horn for equal pay for women while picking up the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2015.
Tina Fey was the youngest person to be given the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour in 2010 and said in her brilliant speech: “Apparently I’m only the third woman to ever receive this award, and I’m so honoured to be numbered with Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg, but I do hope that women are achieving at a rate these days that we can stop counting what number they are at things.”
Jennifer Saunders presenting Amy Schumer with the Trailblazer Award at last year’s Glamour Awards is another corker, from both the presenter and the recipient. Hence the two clips.
Jodie Foster provoked tears from the audience and a facial expression from Mel Gibson we won’t be not seeing for a while, when she memorably accepted the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award at the 2013 Golden Globes.7020 Views