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Frances McDormand's #Oscar 2018 Acceptance Speech (Transcript)

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SPEAKERS

JL — Jennifer Lawrence

Fem — Female

FM — Frances McDormand

JF — Jodie Foster

TRANSCRIPT

JL: And the Oscar goes to…

JF: Frances McDormand, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Fem: This is the second Oscar and fifth nomination for Frances McDormand. She took home her first Oscar for her leading performance in Fargo.

FM: Okay, okay! So, I’m hyperventilating a little bit. If I fall over, pick me up because I’ve got some things to say.

FM: So I think this is what Chloe Kim must have felt like after doing back to back 1080s in the Olympic halfpipe. Did you see that? Okay, that’s what it feels like.

FM: 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.

FM: 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 get some perspective.

FM: 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, everybody else will, come on — the filmmakers, the producers, the directors, the writers, the cinematographers, the composers, the songwriters, the designers, come on!

FM: Okay, look around, everybody, look around, ladies and gentlemen, 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’ll tell you all about them. I have two words to leave with you tonight: Ladies and gentlemen, inclusion rider.

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