Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Man arrested for stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar

Man arrested for stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar

Frances McDormand made "inclusion rider" a Hollywood buzzword after the best actress victor emphasized the contract language calling for more diversity in front and behind the camera during her acceptance speech at Sunday's Academy Awards.

"I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen", Frances McDormand said last night while accepting her best actress Oscar.

McDormand reportedly told the media backstage that she had learnt of the phrase just a week ago.

Simply put: It's a stipulation that actors and actresses can ask (or demand) to have inserted into their contracts, which would require a certain level of diversity among a film's cast and crew. "We're not going back", she said. McDormand rejected the idea that women and minorities were a "trending" issue, saying that rules have power and the potential to prompt permanent cultural change. And if it will help change a Hollywood culture that has often lagged the larger culture in inclusion, that's good (there's a reason it took 90 years for the Oscars to feature a woman and an African American simultaneously in the Best Director category). What is an "inclusion rider" and why Frances McDormand wants A-list stars to have oneAccording to police, 47-year-old Terry Bryant, of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft around 11:50 p.m. on Sunday.

By Inclusion riders, McDormand referred to the use of business contracts as a driver to enhance racial and genetic diversity in Hollywood through the addition of a clause that mandates it. "If I fall over, pick me up cause I've got some things to say".

Inclusion riders and equity riders just got an even bigger platform after Frances' speech. "OK, so I'm hyperventilating a little bit".

McDormand gave a rousing acceptance speech, asking all the female Oscar nominees in attendance to rise from their seats.

- (((Matt Lieb))) (@lieb123456789) March 5, 2018And Google breaks from too many "inclusion rider" searches.

"Look around everybody, because we all have stories to tell and projects that need to be financed", McDormand said, urging the decision-makers not to talk about proposals at the post-show parties but to meet in the office. 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".

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