We really needed a little boost this week, and it’s come in the shape of Blake Lively’s amazing acceptance speech at the People’s Choice Awards.

In a move that has surprised some, Blake Lively beat out the likes of Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Julia Roberts to pick up the gong for Favorite Dramatic Actress at the People’s Choice Awards for her role in the shark thriller The Shallows.

The movie saw Lively, well, take on a shark. The 29-year-old actor plays a medical student who, after becoming trapped on a rock while surfing in Mexico, has to navigate her way back to shore. However, a great white shark has decided that it’s dinner time, so Lively’ character has to try and make it out alive. Exciting stuff, we think you’ll agree.

Well, given that she totally rocked her performance in the film, it’s no surprise that Blake Lively picked up the People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Dramatic Actress.

However, following a string of incredible speeches in Hollywood recently, it’s Lively’s acceptance speech that has us truly inspired.

While Blake went on tot say that hasn’t yet met the Spice Girls (boo), she did explain what it was about the group that meant to much to her, and we have to say we agree.

Lively then went on to say that that Hollywood needed to hear the stories of more girls.

We have to say, we’re pretty darn inspired by Lively’s speech. It’s so great to see her using her platform to encourage women (and men) everywhere. Also, we’re pretty stoked for her for picking up an award, too! You go, girl!