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If we had to sum up the theme of last night's Golden Globes acceptance speeches in two words it would be: Girl Power. Some of Hollywood's brightest actresses including Julianne Moore, Amy Adams and Maggie Gyllenhaal took the opportunity to discuss female empowerment during their Golden Globes' speeches.

Amy Adams, who scooped the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her role in Big Eyes, started her speech by thanking those that have inspired her saying: "I have so many wonderful female role models here tonight."

She continued, "It's just so wonderful that women today have such a strong voice and I have a 4-and-a-half-year-old and I'm so grateful to have all the women in this room. You speak to her so loudly. She watches everything, and she sees everything and I'm just so, so grateful for all of you women in this room who have such a lovely, beautiful voice."

But it wasn’t just Adams who gave props to her fellow female actresses. Fellow Golden Globe winner Maggie Gyllenhaal also touched on female empowerment during her acceptance speech.

Gyllenhaal who was awarded for her performance in The Honourable Women said, "What I see, actually, are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not, sometimes sexy and sometimes not…what I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual women in television and film. That's what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary, and it's what's turning me on."

She went on to thank the "wonderfully complicated" women in her life, as well as her husband who she admitted was a lover of "complicated women" before rushing to finish her acceptance speech.

Sharing Gyllenhaal’s sentiments about the importance of seeing a variety of women in film, Julianne Moore, who bagged the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for her role in Still Alice, seized the opportunity to speak out about the difficulties in getting the movie made. Moore said:

"When Lisa Genova wrote this book, she told me that no one wanted to make it into a movie because no one wanted to see a movie about a middle-aged woman," the Golden Globe winner stated.

We're glad to see that wasn't so...

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