Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Diane Kruger and Hilary Swank were honoured at Elle magazine”s annual Women in Hollywood awards in Los Angeles on 18 October, 2010.
The extravagant ceremony paid tribute to the female stars for their impact on the film industry.
Others who received a nod included Jodie Foster, Diane Keaton, Sofia Coppola and Kerry Washington.
Paltrow was presented with her prize by her Proof co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, who took the stage and told the crowd about working with the multi-talented actress.
“Bottom line, she is not a mere mortal like the rest of us… She is an internet-savvy, award-winning, lifestyle guru, making all of us look lazy. She doesn”t just find a nice guy to settle down with – she marries a rock star and then domesticates him. She doesn”t just cook – she goes to Spain with Mario Batali and then domesticates him! She is not just a lifestyle guru, but she invents a whole new fitness movement and then convinces me to try it, and I do it, and I am, therefore, domesticated… sweating my a** off in spandex, which is humbling and embarrassing,” the Daily Star quoted him as saying.
Harrison Ford admitted he was overwhelmed by the star-studded ceremony, because it serves as proof that women have secured their place as major players in Hollywood.
He said: “(This event) came to be back in the days when they said, ”There were no good parts for women” and ”Women aren”t highly regarded.” (Now) women run Hollywood. Absolutely run Hollywood. And I”m glad.”