Frances McDormand gave a heartwarming speech while accepting her Oscar for Best Actress on Sunday night.
The “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” actress asked every female Oscar nominee in every category in the audience to stand and then gave an impassioned plea to Hollywood to include more female stories.
“So I’m hyperventilating a little bit so if I fall over pick me up cause I got some things to say,” McDormand joked at the beginning. “I think this is what Chloe Kim must have felt like after she did back to back 1080s.”
McDormand continued, “We all have stories to tell. Invite us into your offices and we’ll tell you all about them.”
The Oscar-winning actress finished her speech by placing her statuette on the ground and made a powerful statement to the audience: “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentleman – inclusion rider.”
Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel arrived back on stage shortly after McDormand’s speech, applauding her for her wise words.
“She deserves an Emmy for her speech at the Oscars. That was unbelievable… I wish I was a woman, I really do,” Kimmel said.