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Natalie Portman and gun safety law activist Emma Gonzalez addressed the annual Variety's Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire hotel on Friday (October 12).
The event took place a week after Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court - a move which has riled many women, something Portman referenced in her speech to rapturous applause.
"I am so tired.
Oh my God.
My son asked me the other day why it looked like I'd been wearing goggles.
I was like, 'Baby, Kavanaugh!
I don't sleep!'
It's been a rough couple of weeks," she said.
The annual Power of Women event honours women who have made significant differences in the world through their philanthropic efforts.
This year, the nominees included comedic actress Tiffany Haddish, actresses Natalie Portman, Regina King, Lena Waithe and Parkland activist Emma Gonzalez.
The gun law reform campaigner told guests: "You can and have inspired peace and understanding and most importantly right now you can inspire your audience to vote.
Now more than ever women need to continue to rise up."