emma stone, ascending the stage to accept her inevitable best actress oscar:
oh wow thank you so much for this award. here’s to the ones who dream or some shit
Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. She was named one of 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2014 and is among the highest-paid actresses in the world. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for five Academy Awards, and six BAFTA Awards.
Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theater and went on to make her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). After moving to Los Angeles, she made several appearances on television and in B-movies, before starring in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can. Adams’s breakthrough role came in the 2005 independent film Junebug, in which her portrayal of a young pregnant woman earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination. In 2007, she starred as a princess in the commercially successful Disney musical film Enchanted.
Adams received three more Oscar nominations for her supporting roles in Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010), and The Master (2012). She played reporter Lois Lane in the 2013 superhero film Man of Steel and a troubled con artist in David O. Russell’s film American Hustle; for the latter, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She won a second consecutive Golden Globe Award for portraying artist Margaret Keane in the comedy-drama Big Eyes (2014). In 2016, Adams reprised the role of Lois in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and garnered acclaim for her performances in the science-fiction film Arrival and the crime thriller Nocturnal Animals.
Before ever meeting Priyanka Chopra, I had heard her name coming out of Bollywood and was impressed: she was beautiful, talented, had made nearly 50 movies, earned multiple awards—a massive star. When we connected around the time she started Quantico, we immediately hit it off. She has drive, ambition, self-respect, and she knows there’s no substitute for hard work. We always quote the saying “Wear your success like a T-shirt, not like a tuxedo,” and she really does—as big a star as she is, as global as she is, as beautiful as she is, there’s this interesting quality of relatability.
Now I’m lucky enough to be working with her on Baywatch. It’s an amazing time to watch as she pierces the U.S. market. She has an ability to inspire people to do more and achieve more. When I look at her success from the 50,000-ft. view and see everything that Priyanka has already done, is currently doing and has the desire and the bandwidth to do, I can see that her impact is going to be invaluable.
Hillary Clinton is a symbol of
strength for women across the world. It was she who famously said,
“Women’s rights are human rights.” She not only spoke those words, but
also dedicated her life to empowering women around the world through
politics and philanthropy. She has been a source of strength for many
women leaders, including myself, my family and those who stood by me
after I was attacked. “Continue your mission, be strong, we believe in
you” is what she said to me, my father and the rest of the Malala Fund
team when we met her last year at the Clinton Global Initiative awards.
Her life and leadership show women what we can achieve if we believe in
our own strength and if we channel our inner creativity, compassion and
determination. A world with more women leaders will be a better world,
and Hillary Clinton is helping make that possible. -Malala Yousafzai
Gael García Bernal is a Mexican film actor, director, and producer. He and Diego Luna founded Canana Films in Mexico City. He is mostly known for his performances in the films Bad Education, The Motorcycle Diaries, and Babel, and in Amazon Studios’ web television series Mozart in the Jungle.
García Bernal was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Motorcycle Diaries in and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for Mozart in the Jungle. In 2016, Time Magazine named him in the annual Time 100 most influential people list.
I adore Taylor, and I admire her enormously. I was so flattered that she chose to work with me. We did this photo shoot together which was just one of the fun days of my life. It was just unbelievable. She’s a very good cook, and she loves to cook. She’s incredibly busy and incredibly in-demand, that she’d take the time to write about me [Taylor penned a doting essay on Ina for TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2015] it meant that she thought that we had a special relationship, which I feel we do. When I’m cooking, I listen to Taylor, and when guests come, [my husband Jeffrey and I] put on something classic like Ella Fitzgerald.
“As a model, a businesswoman, a young philanthropist and a force on social media, she doesn’t just connect with her generation—she leads it, inspiring young women around the world to become the women they want to be, just as she has done so beautifully.”
YOUR VOTES HELPED OSCAR BE ONE OF TIMES 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE!!!!!
Before he was Poe Dameron of The Force Awakens or the obsessive inventor of Ex Machina, I had the good fortune to direct Oscar Isaac in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero. Oscar dug into David Simon and Bill Zorzi’s terrific scripts with his teeth and spat the character out—it was thrilling to watch. While his instincts were great, he was also brave enough to take real risks. One day, the location we chose for an emotional scene wasn’t available. I looked around and picked an unlikely place—the glass-walled foyer of a diner. Oscar immediately said no—this was not at all what he envisioned. I agreed, but said that in life important things almost always happen in the wrong place. In fact, I was going to make it worse by sending people through that doorway and into the scene as he was having this private moment. Everything in him told him this was wrong, but he trusted me and we shot it. Afterward he turned and nodded—it was the wrong place for it to happen, and so the perfect place for the scene. A director can’t ask for more than that in an actor.