Variety and Women in Film saluted television's leading ladies at a pre-Emmy bash, presented by Saint Vintage, on Friday night in Beverly Hills. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who went on to win a best actress Emmy on Sunday for Veep, humbly surrendered to Amy Poehler's comedic genius.
"I think to a person, every one is off the charts talented, so I'm really happy to be locked arms with them in this category," the Emmy winner told ET. "I'm gonna wing [the acceptance speech] because Amy Poehler's winning this and she should." In a funny sketch at the awards gala, Julia accidentally began to read Amy's speech and Amy rushed to the stage to swap notes.
Martha Plimpton, who won for best guest actress in a drama series for The Good Wife, was recruited to root for best friend Julia, praising, "She's the funniest woman in television." Julia is also kind-spirited. ET exclusively went inside to watch her create a custom Saint Vintage LoveStrand necklace with designer Paige Jansen-Nichols to be sold on www.saintvintage.com with 100% of proceeds benefitting cancer research. She took the cause close to heart, having recently lost a "dear friend" to pancreatic cancer.
Political TV dramas aside, Emmy nominee Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) likes women in high places in real life. "I just think in general, if there were more women in powerful positions, the world would be a better place," he says. He went on to endorse Hillary Clinton for the Oval Office in 2016.