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Sandra And Meryl Prove The "Over 40" "Old Gals" Still Have It

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January 05, 2014 AT 9:06 AM
Women were in the spotlight last night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala, where Sandra Bullock , Julia Roberts , Meryl Streep and 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o all earned honors. Sandra gave one of the evening's most memorable speeches, explaining that she Googled herself while trying to craft her address, cobbling it together based on what online commenters had to say about her: “From this not-particularly-talented, mediocre, over-40 woman, I’m so grateful and so appreciative.” Meryl, who was the night's last honoree, was similarly self-deprecating, but used her time in the spotlight to remind the crowd that her career is proof you "can't put those old gals out to pasture. We've got a lot to say."