Frances McDormand's Oscar Stolen, Suspect Arrested

What's an Inclusion Rider? Frances McDormand Asks Women to Demand Them During Best Actress Speech

"Look around, because we all have stories to tell, and we all have projects we need financed", she said.

Speaking on stage, the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actor asked all of the female nominees in the audience to stand up, to highlight to lack of female representation in the industry.

"Best Actress victor Frances McDormand and her Oscar were happily reunited after a brief separation at last night's Governors Ball", the statement read.

Inclusion riders and equity riders just got an even bigger platform after Frances' speech. Here's what two-time Oscar winning actress Frances McDormand had to say at the end of her Oscar speech, with all of the female nominees standing with her.

Also nominated in the Best Actress category were Meryl Streep (The Post), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), and Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water).

In what is perhaps the most weird story to come out of this year's Academy Awards, Frances McDormand's Oscar statue was briefly stolen from her table during the Governor's Ball, the official afterparty for the ceremony.

The concept of the "inclusion rider" has been widely popularized by a think tank at USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism called the Annenberg Inclusion initiative.

"Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight", she continued. But those last two words - "inclusion rider" - had many people reaching for their smartphones to Google the unfamiliar phrase.

Dr Smith didn't mention if any A-listers have used one of these inclusion riders yet.

In fact, the suggestion for the inclusion rider came from a 2016 TED Talk by media research Stacy Smith, who noted the imbalance of male and female characters in Hollywood movies, and that this imbalance has been unchanged for more than 50 years. And there were tender moments that resonated, like when producer Darla Anderson thanked her wife, and writer Adrian Molina thanked his husband when they accepted the Best Animated Feature award for Coco, a handsome film that celebrated Mexican culture. "I just found out about this last week", she said in the press room. We should support this for a billion reasons, but if you can't find a reason to, here's one: "it will make movies better". The whole idea of women trending, no, not "trending", it changes now.

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