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Frances McDormand took home the honor for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
And given the opportunity to take the stage, she did indeed seize it to get promotional.
“This is really swell and everything, but I wish that we could all get some really cozy slippers, a box of See’s Nuts & Chews, hang out and watch more of our work, because every little snippet that I see, I just want to see more and more,” the HBO movie lead said in reference to the clip that screened before the winner’s announcement.
The Olive Kitteridge actress took home the award over fellow nominees Ellen Burstyn of Flowers in the Attic, The Honorable Woman‘s Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Normal Heart‘s Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson of The Trip to Bountiful.
“This is a celebration — right? We’re celebrating? Also, it’s a proclamation,” McDormand continued. “I’m proclaiming if you haven’t seen Olive Kitteridge, you need to. You can stream it — I don’t know how. You can watch it on an intercontinental flight, I’ve been told. You can get the DVDs on Feb. 9. Give it to someone as a Valentine’s Day present!”
She closed her speech by noting, “And I’m doing a show down at the Red Cat with the Wooster Group called Early Shaker Spirituals — come see!”
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