Earlier in the evening, a Max Mara-clad Ginnifer Goodwin accepted the Fresh Face of the Future award. The cherubic-faced Big Love ingénue said she felt empowered by the industry heavyweights in the audience, which included Cameron Diaz, Meg Ryan and Debra Messing. But while Hayek credited adversity for the strength it gave her to be a successful woman in the industry, Goodwin warned that as women, "we can be our own worst enemy." Her final words were greeted with cheers: "Here's to not wasting our brainpower on counting the calories in our suppers!"

Hayek, wearing Alexander McQueen, at the awards.

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