Laura Dern reflects on growing up in the industry and being Miss Golden Globe ...

Laura Dern reflects on growing up in the industry and being Miss Golden Globe in 1982: 'There was something very beautiful about knowing this community at such a young age'

By Dan Heching For Dailymail.com

Published: 01:40 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 01:41 GMT, 7 January 2020

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She's now a five-time Golden Globe winner, but her experience with the awards event spans back even further to when this brilliant actress was but a young teen.

Laura Dern, who won the Best Supporting Actress trophy on Sunday night for her biting portrayal of a high-profile Los Angeles divorce lawyer in 's Marriage Story, began her acceptance speech by saying, 'My first time here I was 14 years old, it's a great honor to be with you again tonight.'

The actress, now 52, was referring to her stint back in 1982 as Miss Golden Globe (now renamed the more PR-friendly Golden Globe Ambassador), a position held by a child of stars who aids presenters in handing out trophies and shepherds winners offstage during the telecast.

Little Laura: Laura Dern, who won the Best Supporting Actress trophy on Sunday night for Marriage Story, reminisced after winning about her stint back in 1982 as Miss Golden Globe

Little Laura: Laura Dern, who won the Best Supporting Actress trophy on Sunday night for Marriage Story, reminisced after winning about her stint back in 1982 as Miss Golden Globe

Dern, who is the daughter of actors Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, reflected on that moment long ago, and how the industry has changed considerably since, when she spoke in the press room after receiving her award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

'I remember how simple it seemed, with my grandma driving me up to the Hilton in her gray Toyota Corolla and I changed in the bathroom,' she reminisced to reporters. 'I feel like there were eight of us here, so this is very glamorous, which is also very fun.'

Ten years after serving as Miss Golden Globe, Laura was nominated for her first trophy in 1992 for her

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