During her acceptance speech, Sandra also recognized the women nominated alongside her for Best Actress—Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helen Mirren and Gabourey Sidibe.

To lighten the mood, Sandra referenced a kiss she and Meryl shared at the Critics' Choice Awards and joked that they might just be more than friends. "In this business, they pit women up against each other all the time. They don't to it to the men, and I'm so tired of it," Sandra says. "I said: 'You know what, how do we diffuse this? I'm gonna kiss her.'"

Sandra says she and her fellow nominees have become like a sorority of sorts over the past three months. "We're all so different. I don't know how you can pick one. You can't. So I represent all five of us," she says. "Look at Carey and Gabby: They just started, and look at how impactful they've been."


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