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Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington feted at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington were among the top honorees at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday (02Jun15).

The Almost Famous beauty, who arrived hand-in-hand with her actress mom Goldie Hawn, was presented with the Entrepreneur prize, in recognition of her company Fabletics, a fitness brand and membership program which she co-founded in 2013.


During her acceptance speech, Hudson paid tribute to her famous mom for helping to pave the way for her to become a successful actress, businesswoman and mother.


Hudson 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."


Meanwhile, Scandal star Washington was presented with the International TV Actress prize from acclaimed shoe designer Christian Louboutin, and The Theory of Everything actress Felicity Jones was given the Film Actress prize.


Other awards were also presented to Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (Comedy Actress), model Suki Waterhouse (Next Breakthrough), singer and The Voice UK mentor Rita Ora (TV Personality), Ellie Goulding (Cointreau Solo Artist), comedienne Amy Schumer (Glamour Trailblazer), Gillian Anderson (Theater Actress), and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper (Editor's Special Award).


Scottish DJ Calvin Harris was the only male to be handed a trophy, and upon receiving the Man of the Year prize, he told the audience, "My mom 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 12th annual prizegiving was held at London's Berkley Square Gardens, and singer James Bay, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, and comedienne Jennifer Saunders were among the other guests at the star-studded ceremony.