LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Lawrence fell in love with Wonder Woman, Justin Timberlake was roasted by Angelina Jolie and Sarah Silverman addressed the elephant in the room.
Such highlights abounded in the Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast, where A-lists and powerful producers meet annually to support each other and award scholarships to disadvantaged young women.
Like the male token on stage, Timberlake made a joke on the podium. "I would like to tell all women, strong and beautiful souls, that I am happy to be here to be their sweet arm," he said, to laugh. "Angelina warned me that basically I was only here to be objectified, I said it's absolutely fair."
The fires that ravaged the city were also the most important; it was announced that Honorable Amy Pascal could not attend due to area closures.
Silverman went dry to the omnipresent issue of sexual harassment in Hollywood when he opened breakfast. "I just want to say before I started that I've been asked about my stance on sexual assault in Hollywood," he said from the podium. "And this is as good a time as any to express exactly how I feel in him." (Pause) I'm against OK – hello!
In fact, the tone seems to have changed from sharing personal stories, as seen in recent events, to general messages of great solutions as we strive for equality and progress.
When Jolie took the stage, she started on a lighter note, saying that, like many, her morning started with mom-typical things, like supervising "last-minute duties … and debating the importance of brushing her teeth. "
But he finally implored those in the room to help oppressed women around the world tell their stories. "We have a level of freedom that is unimaginable to millions of other women around the world," Jolie said. "Women who live with conflicts and terrorism and displacement and poverty, their voices are always silenced."
Silverman said she is tired of being the only comedic woman invited to participate in comedy shows. She knocked down "this toxic drug that is in the air that makes us feel that the success of one woman can only come through the failure of another." It is not true.
Later, while announcing scholarships from the stage, Timberlake was visibly moved by the tearful excitement of the assembled young women who had been instructed by Hollywood professionals. Each was awarded a $ 10,000 scholarship and four women were granted full trips to Loyola Marymount University. "My God, I have to have a daughter," he said. "I'm ruined after today."
Then came Gadot, who was surprised in the middle of breakfast with a new Wonder Woman scholarship provided by Warner Bros. He wiped the tears from his eyes after the young student Carla Arellano received funds to finish her schooling.
J-Law mocked Gadot, just a little. "She really is the Wonder Woman," said the actress on stage. "She came up to me at an awards show and I left (without words) She was so beautiful I did not recognize her It was like who she is, what's that?"
Lawrence, who received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, finished breakfast saying she was determined to use her voice forever, and recited a quote from Elie Wiesel.
"It is not easy to speak clearly," he said. "It is not easy to face criticism on a global scale, but the fact is that they gave me a platform and I feel that if I do not use it, I do not deserve it."
"Let's be frank," said Lawrence. "Let's be resilient, let's all be icebreakers."
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