Critics’ Choice Awards 2020: Kristen Bell was short of words While Accepting the #SeeHer Award

An emotional award. Kristen Bell Opens in a brand new Window.was moved throughout the 2020 Critics’ Choice AwardsOpens in a brand new Window. in Santa Monica on Sunday, January 12. Ted DansonOpens in a brand new Window., who stars alongside the 39-year-old actress in NBC’s The Good Place, introduced the #SeeHer Award to the star.

The Cheers alum, 72, highlighted Bell’s roles in The Good PlaceFrozen and Veronica Mars in his opening remarks, earlier than a reel of some of her largest components in performed. “She’s become a voice of people who feel voiceless,” he added of his good friend earlier than welcoming her to the stage.

“Sometimes I do get asked, What does it mean to be a woman today? And I respond always by asking them to repeat the question so I can buy more time because it’s a really, really hard question,” the actress, 39, mentioned at the Barker Hangar theater. “It is just about giving yourself permission to be the things that you really are, which seems very easy but it is not because women have been conditioned to fit into boxes.”

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star additionally spoke about the complexity of her roles. “The idea of womanhood is someone who sheds the perfect little box and owns their complexity and I’ve been really lucky to be able to play some really complex women,” she said. “No one is only one factor. We’re all all of the issues. So thanks for this, the reminder to see her and see myself in complete, the courageous components, and the cowardly components and even the components that cry at sloths.”

The #SeeHer award “recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the SeeHer movement, to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and acknowledge the importance of authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape,” the SeeHer group mentioned in an announcement.

Forward of the honor, the Veronica Mars alum opened up about Danson presenting her with the award. “He’s one of my best friends, it couldn’t mean more to me that he’s showing up,” Bell informed KTLA on the blue carpet. “I think that the award is a very cool acknowledgment.”

Bell, who wore a brilliant inexperienced Cong Tri jumpsuit, Forevermark jewellery and Brian Atwood heels, joins previous recipients Viola DavisOpens in a brand new Window.Gal GadotOpens in a brand new Window. and Claire FoyOpens in a brand new Window..

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