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America Ferrera Triumphs at Critics Choice Awards with Inspirational Speech; Margot Robbie Hails 2024 as ‘Year of the Woman’

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America Ferrera Triumphs at Critics Choice Awards with Inspirational Speech; Margot Robbie Hails 2024 as ‘Year of the Woman’

At the prestigious 29th Critics Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, America Ferrera captured hearts with a powerful speech, while Margot Robbie declared 2024 as the ‘Year of the Woman’. Ferrera, adorned in a stunning brown evening gown, was presented the esteemed SeeHer Award by her ‘Barbie’ co-star and Australian actor Margot Robbie.

Ferrera’s speech highlighted the strides made in representing diverse women in film. She reflected on her 20-year career, emphasizing the importance of portraying Latina characters as fully dimensional beings. Her comments resonated with the audience, drawing attention to the need for inclusivity across all racial, gender, and physical spectrums in storytelling.

Robbie, dressed elegantly in a red evening gown, praised Ferrera for her groundbreaking role in reshaping the narrative for Latina actresses. She also acknowledged Ferrera’s influence in both their film ‘Barbie’ and the industry at large. According to critics, Ferrera’s memorable Barbie monologue from the movie was a significant factor in shifting perceptions.

The event also celebrated the film ‘Barbie’ for its impact, with director Greta Gerwig and Robbie being recognized for their contributions. The movie was awarded Best Comedy, though not televised, and the song ‘I’m Just Ken’, performed by Ryan Gosling, won Best Song.

The SeeHer Award, established in 2017, honors women who have played authentic roles that challenge traditional boundaries and advocate for gender equality. Past recipients include Viola Davis (2017) and Halle Berry (2022).

Ferrera’s achievement at the Critics Choice Awards marks a significant moment in her career and for representation in Hollywood. Her speech and the accolades for ‘Barbie’ signify a turning point in recognizing diverse and powerful female narratives in cinema.

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