“Why celebrate women in film? Because we’re f–kin’ great,” chanted actress Patti LuPone at Friday night’s Women in Film pre-Oscar cocktail party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails. Host Jennifer Hudson, standing in the company of 30 of this year’s 44 female Oscar nominees, echoed the sentiment.
“I feel very inspired,” the Oscar-winning actress and recording artist said. “So many of these ladies have inspired my life and my career. I come from a very powerful background of women, and this is an extension of that.”