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Friday, January 15, 2010
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The women of Hollywood were shown a lot of love at this year's Critic's Choice Awards, particularly Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock.
The stars gave audiences an eyeful Friday night when Bradley Cooper announced that they had tied to win Best Actress: Streep for "Julie & Julia" and Bullock for "The Blind Side."
Streep and Bullock took to the stage and proceeded to give each other a spontaneous open mouthed kiss, much to Cooper's enjoyment.
The smooch was no doubt an homage to the Adam Lambert's controversial same sex kiss at this year's MVMAs. And if anyone wants to complain, they'll no doubt get the kiss off.
Both Streep and Bullock have been making waves in Hollywood for disproving the belief that female-driven films cannot bring in the big bucks. Streep became a top earner with the summer hit "Mamma Mia!", while "The Blind Side" is the first movie in history to pass $200 million with only one female A-list star to support it.
Later on in the ceremony, Kathryn Bigelow officially ousted the boys of Tinseltown by becoming the first woman ever to take home the Best Director award.
An unofficial member of the boys club, having directed the likes of "Point Break" and "K-19: The Widowmaker," the 58-year-old Californian took home the gold for "The Hurt Locker." Her gritty take on an elite bomb squad unit in Iraq beat out "Avatar," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Precious."
Other ladies who ruled the ceremony included talk show host Mo'Nique, who won best supporting actress for her terrifying turn as an abusive mother in "Precious." Best Young Actress went to Irish starlet Saoirse Ronan, whose poignant turn as a raped and murdered school girl lit up the otherwise flawed, "The Lovely Bones."
One of the highlights of the evening was a tribute to John Hughes, the 80s film director who died in August.
John Krasinski and Amy Poehler appeared dressed as Andie and Duckie from "Pretty in Pink" to remember the late director whose teen fims - including “Ferris Bueller's Day Off?a>?? and “The Breakfast Club” – changed the depiction of teenagers on the big screen forever.
"To call anyone the voice of a generation sounds overblown and cliché," Poehler said. "It's hard to think of a filmmaker who made so many movies so many of us know by heart."