Oscar 2018 : Frances McDormand bags best actress award

Frances Mc Dormand at 2018 Spirit Awards

Frances McDormand beat Meryl Streep and Sally Hawkins to be named the best actress at the 90th Oscars for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Having examined the data on diversity in US-produced films, Smith discovered that casting was not representative of the population as a whole and proposed that the inclusion rider could be part of the solution. If I may be so honoured, to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight.

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the University of Southern California explained the concept in a December 2017 paper.

"And now I want to get some perspective", she said, putting her Oscar on the floor. Apparently McDormand was seen crying at the Governors Awards Ball after-party she gave up looking for her statue and left with her husband Joel Coen.

Backstage, McDormand said she just learned about inclusion riders last week, even though such provisions have always been available.

Support for McDormand's rallying call poured in on social media, including from the Twitter handle inspired by her words. "And so the fact that I just learned that after 35 years of being in the film business. we're not going back".

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In Frances McDormand's impassioned Oscars acceptance speech for Best Actress, she plead with film industry heavyweights in the room to pay attention to the women around them - whose stories need telling and financing.

Just hours after winning her second best actress Oscar, Frances McDormand may have wanted to put up three billboards to find her golden statuette. "An equity rider by an A-lister in their contract can stipulate that those roles reflect the world in which we actually live".

The Best Animated Feature Film award was given to Pixar's box office hit "Coco", which also won the Best Original Song award this year. Imagine an A-list actor, actress or director whose agent is negotiating a contract for a big project. Smith believes that the inclusion rider would set the benchmark for diversity in staffing in upcoming days. "It wouldn't necessarily mean more lead roles for females, but it would create a diverse onscreen demography reflecting a population comprised of 50 percent women and girls".

We may not know much about McDormand's son, but the way in which his mother talks about him and her own experiences in motherhood strikes a chord in all of us. You and I are gonna be tied together.

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