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Emma Thompson’s Award Season Antics: 8 Times She’s Stolen the Show

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Emma Thompson has stolen the show and won our hearts this awards season. Kevin Winter/WireImage

Many recognize her as the batty Professor Trelawney from the Harry Potter films or the heartsick mother from Love Actually, but in 2014 Emma Thompson is making a new name for herself — awards show favorite!

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The 54-year-old British actress is quickly being more buzzed about than America’s sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence or even Golden Globes cohosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

From her booze-filled presenter’s duties to her BFF status with Meryl Streep, here’s 8 ways Emma Thompson has ruled the awards season circuit in 2014:

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Emma Thompson presents while holding her heels and a martini during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

1. Her Golden Globes presenter’s duties: Thompson took the stage to present the award for Best Screenplay with her Christian Louboutin heels in one hand and a martini in the other. “I just want you to know, this red,” she said indicating the bottom of her heels, “is my blood!” And when it came time to open the envelope revealing the winner, she tossed her painful stilettos behind her.

Emma Thompson and Lupita Nyong'o
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2. Her Lupita Nyong’o photobomb: Forget J Law’s photobombing of Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes! Emma Thompson found the red carpet’s most buzzed-about fashionista — 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o — and popped out from behind her for the most epic of awards season pictures.

Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson throws shade at a photographer while talking to her daughter and Meryl Streep at the Critics Choice Awards. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

3. She channelled her inner Regina George: While a photographer tried to capture a moment between Thompson, Meryl Streep, and Thompson’s daughter Gaia Romilly Wise, the Saving Mr. Banks star gave her best “You can’t sit with us” expression.

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Emma Thompson arrives at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in flats. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

4. She rocked flats on the red carpet: After her painful heels from the Golden Globes, Thompson hit the red carpet at the SAG Awards rocking flats and loving it. She showed off the sparkly shoes in a series of hilarious poses.

Emma Thompson & Ewan McGregor
Emma Thompson dances onstage with Ewan McGregor to present during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

5. Her onstage dancing: When it came time for her to present at the SAG Awards, she danced on stage with Ewan McGregor, asking, “Is this music available on CD at all?”

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Emma Thompson sips out of a blue Solo cup while her name is called for a Best Actress nominee at the SAG Awards. TNT

6. She asked for a refill at the best time: While Robert DeNiro announced the nominees for Best Actress at the SAG Awards, Thompson was busy sipping out of a blue Solo cup when her name was called, and comically asked for a refill.

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Emma Thompson cuddles with Bryan Cranston at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Jeremy Renner at the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

7. She cuddled with Bryan Cranston and Jeremy Renner: Though her daughter has been her date for the latest award shows, Thompson has had no trouble finding arm candy. First she cozied up to Jeremy Renner at the Critics Choice Awards and then she snuggled up to Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, who admitted in his acceptance speech that the British star intimidated him.

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Emma Thompson and Meryl Streep ham it up at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Steve Granitz/WireImage

8. She’s besties with Meryl: The new Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? Thompson and Streep’s BFF status is off the charts this season. Next year, we’d like to see them host the Golden Globes!

Sadly, Emma Thompson was not nominated for an Oscar this year, so it’s unclear as to whether or not she’ll attend the March 2nd show. But hopefully she’ll grace us with her presence and a few more noteworthy moments.

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