Blake Lively's Two Favorite Things Are Girl Power & Ryan Reynolds, Obviously

In today's world, we can always use a good dose of girl power! Blake Lively did not disappoint during her refreshing acceptance speech at the People's Choice Awards for her performance in The Shallows. The actress scooped up the award for "Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress," a category which featured fellow lady-boss nominees Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Kicking off the speech with a shout-out to her mama, Blake sent us all into a whirlwind of girl power.


Blake explains how she was an ambitious kid who set a goal for herself, "and I knew if I could accomplish this that I would be successful and I would be happy and that was to meet the Spice Girls." Us too, Blake. Us too.

Blake then goes on to say that the Spice Girls are "all so distinctly different and they were women and they owned who they were and that was my first introduction into girl power and I'm watching this movie and the women nominated in this category and when you guys voted for this, you didn't just vote for this movie or me but you voted for girl power." She also takes a moment to point out the fact that "men voted for girl power too and you guys are awesome for that!"

Excuse me while I go take a few deep breaths for Blake Lively and cry a little bit over how amazing her speech is.

Blake ends her speech with some inspiring words about allowing our stories to be heard and that no one can limit us—and of course, one last shout-out to Ryan Reynolds. "Thank you to my husband who's everything to me," she says with a smile, aggressively sneaking in at the end, "You can't have him, he's mine!" Note taken!

I'm pretty sure if you searched "perfection" in the dictionary, you'd find a picture of Blake Lively in the beautiful fringe dress she wore last night. Congrats on your award, and thank you for your wise words on girl power!