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Globes: McDormand wins Best Actress Drama, praises tectonic

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

today won the the Best in a Motion Picture - Drama for her performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and she took the opportunity to praise women's unity after Hollywood was rocked by a series of sexual harassment scandals.

In the movie, the plays the role of Mildred, a disillusioned and extremely angry mother of a young woman, whose has gone unsolved in her small-town American community.

When local cops fail to catch the culprit, Mildred puts up a series of billboards in her neighbourhood calling out the police for their indifference.

McDormand was up against ("Molly's Game"), ("The Shape of Water"), Meryl Streep ("The Post") and Michelle Williams ("All the Money in the World").

The was her sassiest best as she accepted her award and gave a shout-out to women for bringing about a "tectonic shift" in power structure of the entertainment industry.

"Well I have a few things to say," McDormand was quick to joke when beginning her acceptance speech, before adding, "I'm gonna keep it short, because we've been here a long time and we need some tequila. All you ladies in this category... tequila's on me."

The then joked that while she is thankful for the (HFPA), she is unsure on who they truly are.

"I'm still not quite sure who they are when I run into them, for the last 35 years, but I love seeing their faces and, let's face it, they managed to elect a female (referring to Indian Meher Tatna)."

McDormand, 60, also addressed the Time's Up movement, saying, "Some of you may know, I keep my politics private, but it was really great to be in this room tonight and to be part of a tectonic shift in our industry's power structure. Trust me, the women in this room tonight are not here for the We are here for the work."

McDormand has been nominated six times for a Globe, including for her Oscar-winning role in "Fargo," but had never won an individual award. She was part of the "Short Cuts" cast that won a Special Award in 1993 for their ensemble acting.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 10:25 IST