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2017 Was The Year Of Laura Fucking Dern

ALL HAIL LAURA DERN!!!

In case you live under the saddest rock, Laura Dern is one of the greatest actresses of our time.

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What a goddess.

You probably know her from a little movie called Jurassic Park...

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Ever heard of it?

...or, you know, one of the other 80+ films and television shows she's been in.

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Blue Velvet, Wild, and Enlightened TO NAME A FEW.

However, nothing quite compares to the year Laura Dern had in 2017. SHE WAS A FUCKING BOSS KWEEEEN.

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Here she is, onstage at ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration.

Let's recap...

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SO. MUCH. DERN.

First, she made appearances on some of our favorite sitcoms.

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Oh, you know, just popping into The Last Man on Earth and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

And she continued voicing one of the main characters on Netflix's F is for Family.

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Don't fuck with Sue Murphy.

But she REALLY set the tone for her grand year when she co-starred as Renata Klein in Big Little Lies.

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Renata was fierce AF. She was a badass working mom who didn't take shit from ANYBODY.

This moment alone was enough to solidify her METAL status.

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Let it out, girl.

Oh, and she WON AN EMMY for her performance.

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Boom.

If that wasn't enough, she also starred in the most underrated (and arguably best) show of the year, Twin Peaks: The Return.

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"Fuck you, Gordon."

During the show, she rocked these wigs, which set a precedent for her grand finale of 2017...

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Want.

Admiral Fucking Holda.

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WHAT AN EMPOWERING WOMAN. Also, her friendship with Leia is beautiful and legit the first real female friendship we've ever seen in Star Wars.

Thought 2017 was done with the Dern? Think again! You can catch her in Downsizing, which comes out on December 22nd, 2017.

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WHAT. A. CHAMP.

THANK YOU, LAURA DERN, FOR BEING THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT OF 2017!!!

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Here's to a Dern-filled 2018.

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