Olympic Snowboarder Chloe Kim Responds to Frances McDormand’s Oscars Shoutout: ‘Hey Frances…’


When Frances McDormand brought home her second Best Actress Oscar last night, she shouted out a specific Olympic snowboarder. Now, that snowboarder has responded.

Chloe Kim, who brought home gold in the Women’s Half Pipe competition, tweeted at McDormand after the actress compared her feelings to that of the Olympic champion.

“I think this is what Chloe Kim must have felt like after doing back-to-back 1080s in the Olympic half pipe,” McDormand said at the dais (watch above).

Kim was totally about it, and invited McDormand to come hang out with her on the slopes:

McDormand’s speech gained a ton of buzz after she asked every woman nominated for an award to stand with her and be honored.

“We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed,” she said. “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider.”

McDormand’s reference to an “inclusion rider” left many viewers baffled, and she didn’t bother to explain, concluding “No, I’m not going to explain what that means —you’re going to look it up, and you’re going to like it.”

An inclusion rider is an equity clause for contracts that allows stars of films to demand diversity in cast and crew on their film sets.

[images via screengrab]

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