She explained: "I don't work for awards but when you receive support and encouragement, it opens me up more, it helps me be vulnerable.
"I think that's why I got so emotional at the Golden Globes - to feel the support I was getting at that moment made me feel like I could do anything."
Since soaring to fame after playing ditzy housewife Celia Foote in 2011's 'The Help' - which she won numerous Best Supporting Actress awards for - Jessica ensures she focuses more on her career and avoids causing any drama in her personal life.
She said: "I really made an effort to not put myself in situations where my private life becomes more interesting than my work.
"Like being seen dancing on a table in a nightclub. I'm not interested in that kind of, er, acknowledgement."
After a busy year of promoting and filming several different movies, Jessica, 35, plans to take a well deserved holiday to Europe in March.
She added in an interview with the Metro newspaper: "I'm going to go to Italy. Mostly, I'm going to spend time in Milan and hang out and eat a lot of pasta.
"I love the cinema in Europe, I love the museums. I would be so happy if I spoke three languages."