Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand Wins Best Actress

Gina Carbone

Somebody put up a "Congrats - again!" billboard. (Actually, some folks already did.)

Frances McDormand -- who already has an Oscar for "Fargo" -- won a second one in the same Best Actress category during the 2018 Academy Awards.

McDormand won for her lead role as Mildred Hayes in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The film itself was polarizing, but McDormand is a goddess, and she was the frontrunner in this category.

McDormand had all of the women who were nominated stand with her. She told everyone to look around. "We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed." She left the audience with two words: "Inclusion rider." Meaning, push for inclusion in your contracts.

THR goes into detail with more on the idea of inclusion riders.

Here's that part of Frances McDormand's speech:

Here are the other nominees she beat:

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"

  • Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"

  • Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird"

  • Meryl Streep, "The Post"

Very tough category. Hopefully we see all of those ladies back again in future years. OK, maybe not Meryl. Love you, Meryl, but 21 Oscar nominations might be enough. Plus, we totally believe you tripped Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence.

Here's the full list of 2018 Oscar winners.

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