Critics’ Choice Award Winner Emily Blunt Is Ecstatic She Isn’t a ‘Damsel in Distress’ (Video)

The “Edge of Tomorrow” star said what women have been thinking for decades


Action heroines were among those recognized at Thursday night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, and “The Edge of Tomorrow” star Emily Blunt said what they were all thinking when she accepted the award for Best Actress in an Action Movie.

“It’s the greatest thing not to be a damsel in distress in an action movie and I will forever be so grateful for the title of ‘Full Metal Bitch,’” Blunt, who starred in sci-fi adventure opposite Tom Cruise, said.

Cruise beat out “Lucy” star Scarlett Johansson, “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Zoe Saldana and “Divergent” star Shailene Woodley to take home the trophy.

All of the movies the actresses took the lead in were box office hits in 2014, proving audiences around the world are craving female characters that don’t wait for men to save them.

Blunt’s Critics Choice Awards win comes just days after losing out a Golden Globe for her performance in “Into the Woods” to “Big Eyes” star Amy Adams in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical category at the ceremony on Sunday.

Although Hollywood has recently warmed up to the idea of mixing up the field of heroes in the action genre, Thursday’s Oscar nominations proved to many that the biggest club in the industry still has a diversity problem.

Watch Blunt’s acceptance speech.