Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams was feted by the American Cinematheque at its annual awards ceremony Friday night, and took the chance to remind everyone about the power of cinema to grow the imagination.
Adams was introduced by a string of A-list collaborators, headed off by her “Charlie Wilson’s War” co-star Tom Hanks, who was in a particularly playful mood.
Hanks’ introduction took the packed audience inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom along the “butt-kicking” adventure of Amy Adams’ career, going all the way from her brief stint working at Hooters to the wide-reaching Hollywood success she’s achieved today, through a “struggling actress in Hollywood montage,” which concluded with a brief Harvey Weinstein-related quip.
“Oh there, Amy is pulled into town. Oh, she’s found an apartment. Oh, she’s moving in. Oh, that couch isn’t gonna fit through the door. Oh, she’s reading the trade magazines. Oh, she’s working the telephones. Oh, she’s working on audition pieces. Oh, she’s auditioning, and auditioning, and auditioning. And oh no, she’s not gonna audition up in a hotel room,” Hanks joked, producing a loud groan from the room