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Frances McDormand took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a motion picture drama on Sunday night for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
“Well, I have a few things to say,” McDormand was quick to joke when beginning her acceptance speech, before adding, “I’m gonna keep it short, because we’ve been here a long time and we need some tequila. All you ladies in this category … tequila’s on me.”
The actress then joked that while she’s thankful for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation, she is unsure on who they truly are: “I’m still not quite sure who they are when I run into them, for the last 35 years, but I love seeing their faces and, let’s face it, they managed to elect a female president.”
McDormand also took a moment to address the Time’s Up movement, saying, “Some of you may know, I keep my politics private, but it was really great to be in this room tonight and to be part of a tectonic shift 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.”
Backstage, Three Billboards director Martin McDonagh explained that McDormand’s character wasn’t meant to be “flawless.” “I didn’t want anyone to be completely the hero, and I didn’t want anyone to be completely the villain,” he said. “The supposed heroine, I didn’t want to make her flawless. We wanted to make her strong. … It was more about looking at the character attributes rather than appealing to demographics.”
Seth Meyers hosted the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton.
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