Frances McDormand is an enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in comfortable clothing and scented with Ivory soap. She also gets lots of awards (she’s a G away from that EGOT), but may be getting tired of winning awards over the youngins’.
Last night, Frances added another award to her collection after winning the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Frances, wearing one of Mrs. Roper’s more understated gowns, used her acceptance speech to talk about representation, and thanked Three Billboards writer and director Martin McDonagh. She wrapped it all up by saying that it’s time for the youth to win some doorstops.
“This is really great and I thank you, but there’s a lot of young ones comin’ up and they need doorstops too. Let’s think about that.”
60-year-old Frances was nominated alongside Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Margot Robbie, and Saoirse Ronan. 59-year-old Gary Oldman, who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, was nominated with Timothée Chalamet, James Franco, Daniel Kaluuya, and Denzel Washington. I really wish Frances got a bit more specific, because I think we all would have loved to have heard her say, “I mean, come on, let the bird lady and the kid who fucked the peach get a turn up here.”
Sadly, no more awards for Frances would be a loss for the rest of us. Whenever Frances gets in front of a mic, we usually get a performance better than what she won for.
Here’s more of Frances in the press room after the ceremony.
Pics: TNT, Wenn.com