Glamour magazine closed its 26th annual celebration of trailblazing women with a star-studded tribute to Hillary Clinton.
Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Banks, Chelsea Handler, Ted Danson and Constance Wu were among the entertainers who paid homage to the Democratic presidential candidate at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards Monday in Los Angeles. They listed Clinton’s achievements and thanked her for her leadership as a guitarist played a somber tune.
“We thank you for your composure, your compassion and your grace,” Banks said, “and for always looking so darn fierce in those freaking pantsuits.”
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Glamour‘s 2016 Women of the Year Awards concluded Monday night with an emotional tribute to Hillary Clinton—and all that she’s done throughout her illustrious, and longstanding, career in public service.
Host Tracee Ellis Ross was joined on stage by Shonda Rhimes, Lena Dunham, Constance Wu, and more as they all expressed their gratitude to Clinton for being a source of inspiration for nearly four decades.
“She was the first woman to win a major party nomination. The first woman to win the popular vote for the presidency,” Ross began. “We talk about glass ceilings. Hillary Rodham Clinton may not have shattered it. But what she did do, was this.”
“She had the courage to be the one to raise her hand and say ‘I will do this,’ for all of us,” Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes added. “She was outspoken and noisy and opinionated. For all of us. She had the audacity to believe she could be anything she wanted. For all of us. She went toe to toe with any bully trying to make life harder. For all of us.”
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