Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
BEST ACTRESS ‑ MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Frances McDormand ‑ “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
FRANCES McDORMAND: Well, I have a few things to say. I’m going to keep it short because we’ve been here a long time and we need some tequila. All you ladies in this category, bar. Tequila’s on me.
Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I’m still not quite sure who they are when I run into them over the last 35 years, but I love seeing their faces. And let’s face it, they managed to elect a female president.
I’m just saying. Martin McDonagh, you know how I feel about being your Mildred Hayes, her every ragged inhalation and tearous exhalation is evidence of my gratitude. Our producer, Graham Broadbent, thank you for listening to me and valuing my input. To Fox Searchlight, for ‑‑ who allowed our film to find its audience. And we are still putting people in the seats of brick‑and‑mortar cinemas around the country. Call me old‑fashioned, but I love that.
And if I mention my two favorite cowboys, Sam and Woody ‑‑ because they are ‑‑ then I will have to list the entire cast and crew of our film because everybody brought their best game to this one, their very best game. For instance, I cannot throw a baseball for shite. (Loss of audio) one building to another across a two‑lane street. That was really fun, but don’t try it at home.
So many of you know I keep my politics private, but it was really great to be in this room tonight and to be a part of a (loss of audio) in our industry’s power structure. Trust me, the women in this room tonight are not here for the food.
We are here for the work. Thank you.
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