Frances McDormand champions ‘inclusion riders’ during her Best Actress speech

Frances McDormand won the 2018 Oscar for Best Actress for her starring role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. During her acceptance speech, she set her statuette down on the floor beside her, then commanded all the other women nominees in the room to stand up in solidarity.

“If I could have all the women stand up with me in this moment,” she said, waving them to their feet. “Look around, everybody, look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell, and we all have projects we need to finance.”

She encouraged people to discuss future women-centric projects seriously during meetings, rather than during drinks tonight. “I have two words to leave with you tonight: ‘inclusion rider,’” she said. The words refer…

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Author: Shannon Liao

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