Frances McDormand Delivers Rousing Acceptance Speech Honoring Women: ‘We All Have Stories to Tell!’


Frances McDormand took a moment during her acceptance speech to praise all the female nominees in attendance at this year’s Academy Awards.

McDormand, who had just won her second Oscar for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, took to the stage and thanked several people including her husband and son, who she said were “well-raised by their feminist mothers.”

“If I may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand up with me in this room tonight,” McDormand said. “Meryl, if you do it, everyone else will!”

All the female nominees began standing including Meryl Steep, Margot RobbieAllison Janney, Laurie Metcalf, writer/director Greta Gerwig, cinematographer Rachel Morrison, among many others.

“Okay, look everybody. Look around, ladies and gentlemen,” McDormand continued, “because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Go talk to us at the parties tonight. Invite us into your office in a couple of days… or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best, and we will tell you all about them.”


Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel later added he hoped she’d win an Emmy for her speech.

Watch the clip above, via ABC.

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