Meryl Streep leads the charge.
Meryl Streep leads the charge.

Oscars speech sends stars wild

IN A moment of power, Oscar winner Frances McDormand used her acceptance speech at the 90th Annual Academy Awards to make a bold statement.

"So, I'm hyper ventilating a little bit. If I fall over pick me up because I have got some things to say," she began her speech after being named Best Actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

"If I may be so honoured to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight. Meryl [Streep] if you do it everybody else with, come on. The film makers the producers, the directors, the writers, the cinematographer, the composers, the song writers, the designers."

One by one, the women who make up Hollywood stood up in the crowd at the Dolby Theatre as the crowd erupted with applause.

Frances McDormand's electrifying Oscars speech.
Frances McDormand's electrifying Oscars speech.

After the speech, host Jimmy Kimmel returned to the stage and said: "I really hope Frances McDormand gets an Emmy for the speech she gave at the Oscars because that was absolutely unbelievable."