The four months she spent making the movie, Woodley said in accepting the award, were "four months that shaped my young-adult life."
"As an 18-year-old," she added backstage, "it was kind of a catalyst for me coming into my own."
Woodley, who played the headstrong teenage daughter of
She labelled Clooney "the head of all happiness," and credited him for urging her to "look beyond the bubbles we associate with ourselves everyday."
Woodley, heretofore best known for starring in the TV series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," would emerge as the lone Spirit winner among the actors who would not be competing for an Oscar Sunday. Not that that seemed to bother her all that much.