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Hawn tribute as Hudson gets award

Published 03/06/2015

Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Hollywood actress has Kate Hudson paid tribute to her famous mother as she picked up a gong at this year's Glamour awards.

Hudson, whose mother, actress Goldie Hawn, put in an appearance, said: "I grew up with an incredibly ambitious mother, but her ambition was for a greater purpose.

"In true Goldie form she was doing it for all women. We are all here together and we need to support each other, we need to create a support system. We are more powerful together."

Hudson - who split from British Muse frontman Matt Bellamy last year - won the Entrepreneur of the Year gong at the Glamour Women of the Year awards, presented by Sir Philip Green. Hudson founded her online clothing company, Fabletics, last year.

She told the audience: "Thank you to Glamour... I started this company and the core comes from something I'm passionate about... It was one of the most rewarding things I've ever been a part of... I couldn't do that without an incredible team of people. It's fun and I get to express myself."

Former flames Rita Ora and Calvin Harris were also named winners at this year's awards.

DJ Harris - now said to be dating Taylor Swift - was presented with the Man of the Year gong by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Harris said: "My mum is going to be so impressed - I've never been to anything like this in my life. I feel like I should make the worst speech of the night, being the sole male speech."

The Voice coach Ora stayed away from the ceremony, accepting her award for best TV Personality via video link.

Meanwhile, Fearne Cotton was named top Radio Personality - just days after airing her final show on Radio 1.

Claudia Winkleman - who was hosting last night's glitzy London ceremony - was named best Presenter alongside Tess Daly for their Strictly Come Dancing roles.

The Theory of Everything star Felicity Jones took home the Film Actress trophy.

Gillian Anderson, who won plaudits for her stage role in A Streetcar Named Desire, was presented with the Theatre Actress award. She also announced the play would also be going to New York.

Other winners included The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco Sweeting (Comedy Actress), Scandal star Kerry Washington (International TV Actress), model Suki Waterhouse (Breakthrough) and singer Ellie Goulding (Solo Artist).

Stars attending the event included Poldark actresses Eleanor Tomlinson and Heida Reed, former X Factor presenter Dermot O'Leary, comedian Jennifer Saunders, chat show host Alan Carr, pop group Little Mix and actor Douglas Booth.

Host Winkleman opened the ceremony saying: "You are the very best at what you do - they've had over a half a million votes. I am not glamorous but I have good news, I have some very glamorous friends."

Goulding, who was awarded the Cointreau Solo Artist award, attended with her boyfriend, McFly's Dougie Poynter.

"I'm quite confused as to why I'm still here doing what I Iove. Thank you for supporting real women. Also my boyfriend who might be the coolest person ever, punching above my weight... Thank you so much," she said.

Saunders presented the Glamour Trailblazer award to American comedian Amy Schumer.

Schumer said: "Thank you, Glamour has given me a voice. I'm not going to apologise for who I am. I make fun of women's magazines a lot. I want to thank Glamour, and my younger sister. Man I want to really thank Goldie Hawn, it's been so inspiring."

Shoe designer Christian Louboutin presented Scandal actress Washington with the International Actress award.

And Caitlin Moran was presented her Columnist award by Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams and Iwan Rheon and said: "I am fan girl freaking out here."

:: Glamour Women of the Year award winners

Columnist: Caitlin Moran

Comedy Actress: Kaley Cuoco Sweeting

Radio Personality: Fearne Cotton

Accessories Designer: Anya Hindmarch

Next Breakthrough: Suki Waterhouse

TV Personality: Rita Ora

Presenters: Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

Sportswoman: Laura Trott

Clothes Designer: Mary Katrantzou

Writer: Paula Hawkins

Cointreau Solo Artist: Ellie Goulding

Film Actress: Felicity Jones

Glamour Trailblazer: Amy Schumer

Theatre Actress: Gillian Anderson

Man Of The Year: Calvin Harris

Editor's Special Award: Ellie Kemper

International TV Actress: Kerry Washington

Entrepreneur: Kate Hudson

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