"I look at my Golden Globes and other awards on my bookshelf as I walk by them every day and I'm in awe of the fact that I get the opportunities to play such rich, deep emotional people," she told HFPA members when she met them at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills recently.
"There's not a lot of these great roles yet somehow I've found them. I'm truly beyond grateful for the awards and the recognition for doing what I love."
The 36-year-old actress won her Golden Globes in 1999 for Boys Don't Cry and in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. That same year she was also nominated for her performance in the made-for-television movie Iron Jawed Angels.