Frances McDormand a Best actress in 2018, Oscar-winner for her performance as Mildred in the film, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI.
This is the fifth Oscar nomination for Frances McDormand. She was previously nominated for actress in a supporting role NORTH COUNTRY (2005), ALMOST FAMOUS (2000), MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988). In 1996, McDormand, Oscar-winners for Best actress in a leading role for FARGO.
McDormand gave a powerful speech and asked each candidate to stand in solidarity with her. “If I can be honored like this, all female candidates in each category have standing with me in this room tonight,” she said. Watch the full Oscar acceptance speech below:
See the full transcript below:
So, I think that’s how Chloe Kim felt after he was back in the Olympic Halfpipe in the 1080’s, did you see that? Okay, that’s how it feels. I want to thank Martin McDonagh, look what you did. We’re a bunch of hooligans and anarchists, but we’re kind of cleaning up. I thank every single person in this building. And my sister Dorothy, I love you, Dot. And above all, I want to thank my clan.
Joel and Pedro McCoen, these two brave individuals were raised by their feminist mothers. They appreciate themselves, each other and those around them. I know you’re proud of me, and fills me with everlasting joy. And now I want to give a perspective. If it is an honour for me that tonight all the nominated women in all categories will be in my room.
The actors-Meryl, if you do it, do it-the filmmakers, the producers, the Directors, the writers, the cinematographic count, the composer, the songwriter, the Designer. Come on! Okay, look around, look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we have all the stories to tell and projects we need to Fund. Don’t talk to us tonight at the parties. Invite us in for a few days in your office or you can come to us depending on what suits you best, and we can tell you all about it. I have two words tonight, ladies and gentlemen, inclusion rider.