3. And the MOST FUN EVER at awards shows.
Remember when she outdrank everyone at every awards show this year, and apologized to no one?
4. Her daughter was her date to the Golden Globes this year.
Too much adorable.
6. She dedicated her 1992 Oscar to “the heroism and the courage of women.”
“…and to hope that it inspires the creation of more true screen heroines to represent them.” BOOM.
7. When it comes to pressure put on young women to look a certain way today, she “wouldn’t have put up with a single bloody minute of that” in her 20s.
8. She’s single-handedly made it socially acceptable for women to drunkenly toss their heels.
In the pre-Emma era, this move would have made you feel like a real HEEL.
9. Once, she wrapped Colin Firth in a faux fur boa, and the world was a brighter place.
She made Mr. Darcy giggle. GIGGLE.
12. She is officially the only person in history to rock overalls at Disney World.
16. In 1993, she was nominated for TWO Academy Awards at the same time.
Best Actress for The Remains of The Day and Best Supporting Actress for In The Name of The Father.
17. She also has an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility because SHE CAN DO ANYTHING.
And she dedicated the award to the film’s director, Ang Lee.
18. AND THEN SHE MARRIED WILLOUGHBY.
Yes, in 2003 she married that charming villain who broke Kate Winslet’s heart in Sense and Sensibility.
19. She’s a humanitarian who tackles serious issues.
Back in 2009, she was part of an exhibit called “Journey” that travelled around the world, shining a spotlight on the atrocities of sex trafficking.
20. And she’s generous. This week she got treats for the entire cast and crew of her current show.
She’s playing Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic concert version of Sweeney Todd.
We need her guiding light, we need her to lead us.
Part humor, part alcohol, part humanitarian, ALL AWESOME.