Frances McDormand’s Oscars acceptance speech just further proved how much of a legend she truly is. When the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actress took the stage to accept the award for best actress, she began her speech looking like she was so overwhelmed she was about to spout illegible nonsense, but oh lord did she pull it back.

Placing her golden statue on the floor, Frances invited every woman nominated in every category to stand with her and, for just a moment, to celebrate each other. She said “Meryl, if you do it everybody else will; come on.” After the crowd erupted into a round of applause for her empowering move, she added, “Look around, everybody . . . because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed.”

Watch the speech in full below, and please be appreciative of the finest curtsy of all time from a woman who is Hollywood royalty…




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