Frances McDormand's Best Actress 2018 Oscar Speech
Frances McDormand is a Best Actress 2018 Oscar winner for her performance as Mildred in the film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. This is the fifth Academy Award nomination for Frances McDormand. She was previously nominated for Actress in a Supporting Role for NORTH COUNTRY (2005), ALMOST FAMOUS (2000), MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988). In 1996, McDormand was an Oscar winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role for FARGO. McDormand delivered a powerful speech, asking every female nominee to stand with her in solidarity. "If I may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight," she stated. See the full transcript below:
So, I think this is what Chloe Kim must have felt like after doing back to back 1080s in the Olympic half pipe, did you see that? Okay, that's what it feels like. I want to thank Martin McDonagh, look what you did. We are a bunch of hooligans, and anarchists, but we do clean up nice. I want to thank every single person in this building. And my sister, Dorothy, I love you, Dot. And I especially want to thank my clan.
Joel and Pedro McCoen, these two stalwart individuals were well-raised by their feminist mothers. They value themselves, each other and those around them. I know you are proud of me, and that fills me with everlasting joy. And now, I want to give some perspective. If I may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight. The actors—Meryl, if you do it everyone else will—the filmmakers, the producers, the directors, the writers, the cinematographers, the composers, the song writers, the designers. Come on! Okay, look around everybody, look around, ladies and gentleman because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight. Invite us into your office in a couple days or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best, and we can tell you all about them. I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentleman, inclusion rider.As Mildred, a grieving mother who devises a provocative method to motivate the police investigating the unsolved murder of her daughter.