The Powerful Best Actress Oscars Huddle You Didn't See on TV
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Just when you thought you've seen everything there was to see at the Oscars, along comes a moment so poignant and pure that it's enough to induce serious FOMO in the most die-hard of award season watchers. And more importantly, also a sign that Hollywood might finally get it? At the 2018 Oscars on Monday, all eyes were on Frances McDormand as she accepted the award for Best Actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. During her impassioned speech that called for greater female representation in film, fellow best actress nominees — Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Sally Hawkins and Meryl Streep — all huddled together in a group hug off-stage.
While the four of them may have missed out on the coveted award, they showed there was something so much more powerful than recognition, and that the impetus for change is everyone's responsibility. The sweet moment — their faces say it all — didn't just personify McDormand's speech, but also served as a rallying cry for female solidarity and the importance of women everywhere in empowering their fellow gal pals. So much so that look, even Best Director winner Guillermo del Toro didn't know what to do with himself as he walked past.