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Better than a Globe or Oscar? The Awards

Forget those obvious Golden Globe categories. We honor 10 stars for the talents that REALLY deserve attention

Salma Hayek

(Salma Hayek: Jeffrey Mayer/

Salma Hayek
Image credit: Salma Hayek: Jeffrey Mayer/

The Best One-Up of J. Lo Award goes to…

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek wins an Award

FOR ”Frida”

WHY? It’s hard to believe so many actresses were competing to wear excess facial hair. Jennifer Lopez, Laura San Giacomo, Hayek, and even Madonna have considered Frida Kahlo biopics over the years. But in 2000 only Lopez and Hayek were in the final round. The Mexican firebrand smoked the competition by stepping up as a producer, recruiting Miramax to foot the bill, signing Broadway director Julie Taymor to direct, and asking a cavalcade of stars (Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, Edward Norton, Geoffrey Rush) to provide cameos. J. Lo never stood a chance. She’d better hope Salma doesn’t set her sights on Ben.

(Golden Globe nomination: Actress in a Leading Role – Drama)